End of an era for club

Dave Frost’s resignation as chairman after 15 years in the post marked the end of an era on Sunday night as Matlock Water Polo Club’s AGM planned the way ahead in what is a transitional period for all concerned.

Citing advancing years as his main reason for stepping down, Dave will continue as an honorary member of the club and table manager with Reg Smith at matches. “I do this with a sense of sadness, but feel this is the right time.”

Dave leaves knowing that his efforts have contributed greatly to a large number of players being involved with a fabulous facility and a healthy bank balance.

He heavily denied business interests and his flamboyant playboy lifestyle as his real reasons for departure. Colin Ingley takes over the position with Andy Massey moving into the vice-president’s role. Young Will Fry won the respect of all present by volunteering to assist in the secretary’s responsibilities.

Richard Sellors signalled his intent on being awarded a one-year contract as coach for the new season. “I will play my best available side for competitive games. I want people to improve, to aspire to that. Being successful is what it’s about.”

Richard appointed Richard Massey as captain for the season to lead the side forward.

The Christmas dinner and awards night at the Red Lion on Saturday will no doubt be an enjoyable end to what has been an involved year for the club. It is a celebration that all members deserve.