During our last AGM as well as the appointment of a new Chair for Chesham Stags. Moray Hogg was also appointed as Club secretary following on from Stephen Morris.
On his new role Moray said “Our committee has seen its biggest re-organisation for decades, with many new members stepping into Committee roles, as familiar faces take a well-earned break from the stress and events of the last few years as they saw us into our new home.
The biggest project in our history, the building of our fantastic Clubhouse, is now complete. The Club is entering a new era where we are being challenged to grow in every area. With such a challenge, change is inevitable, and we need to be smarter in everything we do. New tools, processes and methods of working will be key. The benefit of so many new faces is that we can collectively take a fresh look at where we are and build on the great work of our predecessors with some new ideas.
We must grow to succeed and everything we will be doing will be with that in mind. Key areas of focus for me in the coming months are:-
1. Improvement our playing and training facilities,
2. Membership recruitment
3. Development of a solid and sustainable financial strategy
4. Smarter use of IT and Social tools
5. Volunteer recruitment, development and training
6. ….. Anything else needed to achieve our Goals ?”
Many of the senior players have known Moray for many years but those younger members or people new to the Club Moray said “I have been a member of Chesham since the 80’s and played in some of the first games the club had. In my day I played as a full back with an occasional turn out at just about every other position in the backs. I played for the club for 15 years before injury ended my playing days. I moved on to be a referee in Bucks society for a few years, before retiring to the side-lines to be an active supporter and match photographer.
I’m no stranger to the committee and have, over the years been, 1st team Captain, Press Sec, Social Sec and Chairman before taking a break for the last few years. I have also been running the annual social touch rugby tournament for the last 10 years.
I’m the eldest son of Morris (ex-Chesham and Bucks RFU president) and Joan Hogg (the boss of the family and came up with Deer Friends name) and one of 4 brothers who have all played for the club over the years. I am married to Emma and have lived in Chesham for more than 50 years"
The club would like to wish Moray all the best in his new role.