Dons can take positives from Cup setback

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TO the supporters who went to Featherstone in the atrocious conditions last Friday night for our opening Northern Rail Cup Pool A game, a big ‘thank you.’

Although the final score line would suggest that we weren’t in the game, we were unlucky on a couple of occasions in the first half and there wasn’t much between us, and the boys can be proud of their efforts. We won’t come up against teams like Featherstone every week and we must learn from it, take some confidence and kick on.

Last week we held our first Dons Road Show when I went with Stewart Piper and Ray Green to the Queen Victoria pub in Thorne. Ray and Stewart told their tales of Tattersfield, which had everyone who attended in stitches, myself included. I gave an update on club affairs and how we intend moving forward.

Hopefully the Road Show will play a big part in getting our message across.

We realise we have to go out and sell the club to the Doncaster public and let them know the good things we are doing. So look out for the next one.

I must also give a mention to Yvonne Brown, her daughter Sharon, and Tracey Broughton for turning up. It doesn’t matter what we do, or where we play, the Brown family and Tracey, along with a few others, are always there.

Believe me, it doesn’t go unnoticed. It’s people like them that makes keeping the club going all worth it.

This week myself and CEO of the Keepmoat Stadium, Shane Chalmers, are booked in to see Mayor Peter Davies with regards to the town submitting a bid to be one of the host cities for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

We are aiming to get his full support on this as I feel it would be of great benefit to Doncaster if we were to be successful in winning the vote to either host a nation in the town or stage a match here at the Keepmoat, or both.