New Club President

By Dave Picken - June 27 2012
New Club President Dave Stubbs is the new Club President with evergreen fly half Graham Frankland the new vice-President ..

The West legend follows in the illustrious footsteps of another, of course. Reg Turner was also a player, coach, Club Chairman and a statesmanlike President before his untimely death following the Chester game in February.

Dave, who is 63, had a long, successful and unusual rugby playing career where he earned his reputation as a try scoring winger before announcing that he wanted to play in the front row. He did so with similar success.

As a coach he took West to the highest levels and also coached the North of England.

Graham Frankland has been wearing a No 10 shirt at West as long as anyone can remember.  He's happy to tell anyone that he is ten years younger than Dave Stubbs, and had announced his retirement from the game at the end of last season alongside another long server Peter Wilkinson.

However, nobody quite believes that his boots have actually gone in the bin.

Club Chairman Peter Olsen says: "The club is extremely lucky to have people like Dave and Graham on board. They have a wealth of experience both on and off the pitch and, of course, both hold down very senior positions  with the local authority.

"They have busy lives, but will share the official Presidential duties as well as making a valuable contribution at Board meetings."



New Club President
Official West Hartlepool RFC (IP Logged)
27/06/2012 11:17
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Re: New Club President (IP Logged)
27/06/2012 12:14
An excellent and well deserved choice.

Congratulations to both Dave and Graham

Re: New Club President
KOlly (IP Logged)
27/06/2012 13:54
Congratulations to both, great decision by the Board, really pleased both accepted.

Two people who have shown their passion and commitment to the club over "many" years.

Long may it continue.

Re: New Club President
27/06/2012 14:23
Totally agree with Olly.

Re: New Club President
Bigbill (IP Logged)
27/06/2012 14:41
Great choices to take your club forward. Congratulations to both of you and enjoy your time in office.

Bill Featonby

Re: New Club President
Cincinnati Kid (IP Logged)
27/06/2012 15:09
Congratulations Dave and Graham. Great step forward for the club
Mick Dutton

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S0S (IP Logged)
27/06/2012 17:38
congrats to both. Chester away week 2 Not a bad bus trip to start with GF..

Re: New Club President
Chocky's Butler (IP Logged)
27/06/2012 21:36
I am sure Reg would have approved.

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exiled west (IP Logged)
28/06/2012 15:51
totally agree with all of the above comments, congratulations to you both

Re: New Club President
Carlo03 (IP Logged)
29/06/2012 01:25
Great appointment by the club. Congratulations to both Dave and graham. Carlo

Re: New Club President
sooty (IP Logged)
01/07/2012 14:17
congratulations to both Dave Stubbs and Graham Frankland two great servants of west both on and off the field.

Re: New Club President
Peter Wilkinson (IP Logged)
04/07/2012 17:21
Congratulations to Dave and Graham both loyal and hard working volunteers of West for many years with more to come

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