“I would never be critical of our club as I know all of its people truly have the organisation’s best interests at heart but I still believe we can improve our levels of inclusiveness and communication, staff and player development-education programs, our reach into other demographic corridors, levels of support to past players and the building of wider commercial and industry relationships.”
As someone who isn’t a part of a coterie, what’s been mentioned here is well beyond the reach for most fans and members anyway.
If anything since the saga the club has remembered that it’s not just about the suits and dollars but to respect all demographics and backgrounds that support this great club.
I will never forget the line ‘those who love the club will donate more’ when it came to donating to the flight plan. It was never about the donation to the flight plan, but more about that fact they made it automatic and you had to call the club if you wanted to opt out. Responding above to a members question at that time showed me the club was out of touch and needed fresh talent. It was really good when @Catherine_Lio and @Paul_Cousins started not only listening to us but actually being part of the general community.
Love of the club should never be benchmarked by how much you can donate or what membership package you have.
Every fan, supporter and member is important.