People’s club is on the up

Mansfield Rugby Club chairman, Andy Foster, seated centre, with club treasurer Mike Copestake, seated right and club captain Nick Hughes, left, and some of the volunteers who have impressed the Investors in People organisation.
Mansfield Rugby Club chairman, Andy Foster, seated centre, with club treasurer Mike Copestake, seated right and club captain Nick Hughes, left, and some of the volunteers who have impressed the Investors in People organisation.
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WITH a history of success on the field, Mansfield Rugby Club is edging its way up the table behind the scenes as well.

The Eakring Road club recently enjoyed a successful review against the Investors in People Standard, and is working with an Investors in People Specialist from emb-x, the organisation that delivers the Investors in People service for central England.

“Being an Investors in People organisation has reinforced our commitment to strong leadership, communication and good business practice, explained administrator Andy Foster.

“If someone feels that what they are doing is worthwhile, they are much more willing to contribute and to contribute with a happy demeanour.

“Our volunteers are very passionate about what they do and it is our job to fuel that 
passion.

“In all there are 93 positions in the club’s organisation chart being filled by 56 volunteers.

“So you can see that some of us have more than one job,” he added.

He said the club’s ability to pull together and the thriving community spirit was shown during the August bank-holiday annual barbecue, when despite torrential rain, they managed to attract 2,200 people for which Andy described as a “superb night”.

An emb-x official said: “Mansfield Rugby Union Football Club is a great organisation and demonstrates how working with Investors in People can help build on key 
strengths to enable growth and development.

“The club is a good example of what can be achieved with strong leadership and an empowered and committed team.”