Ali new chairman at Tri Club

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Ali Postlethwaite was successfully elected as chairman of Rugby Triathlon Club at the club’s AGM last week.

On appointment Ali said: “It’s an honour to lead this fantastic club, our adult and junior membership is growing year on year as more and more local people discover the great sport of triathlon.”

Outgoing Chairman John Bryant highlighted the achievements of the club and members in 2011 namely, the increase in membership, vibrancy of the junior section, the number of members representing Great Britain (including Mike Smallwood crowned World Sprint Champion in Beijing in September) and the on-going development of coaches and coaching resources for members.

n Members also took the opportunity to nominate two charities to support in 2012: Mind and Back Up Trust.

n Committee members for 2012:

Chairman: Ali Postlethwaite,

Secretary: Sam Anderson,

Race Director: Garry Haynes,

Membership: John Butter,

Social Secretary: Simon Storey and Russ Cager,

Coach Coordinator: Dave Fawcett,

Club Captain: Keith Edwards,

Press Officer: Josie Goodwin,

Treasurer: Pete Timmins,

Kit Coordinator: Bev Masterman,

Welfare Officer: Naomi Leugs,

Newsletter Editor: Greg Ashley,

Web Master: Nick Tombs,

Grants/funding: unfilled.

Head Coach: Garry Haynes.

n If you are interested in taking part in triathlon more information concerning the club’s adult and junior sections can be found at