New, lo­cal man­ager ap­pointed for RSL

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THE Chin­chilla RSL is look­ing to push for­ward af­ter ap­point­ing a new full-time on-site man­ager.

Late last year the club ap­pointed ex­ter­nal man­agers to be on-site two days a week start­ing in Jan­uary.

But, while they made some changes, RSL Memo­rial club pres­i­dent Peter Bell­grove said it wasn’t work­ing from a man­age­rial per­spec­tive.

“All mem­bers like to see the per­son in charge around the place, the per­son re­spon­si­ble,” Mr Bell­grove said.

The new gen­eral man­ager, Christo­pher Erwin, said he was look­ing for­ward to his new role to help re­alise the club’s po­ten­tial.

“You can’t keep your fin­ger on the pulse of the club and push it for­ward and ac­tu­ally de­velop the club and run it on a day-to-day ba­sis while you’re liv­ing on the coast or com­ing up here, it’s not the other guys haven’t done what they can do, it’s just a func­tion of the role.”

Mr Erwin’s ap­point­ment is an im­por­tant step for the club, which has con­tin­ued to strug­gle this year.

“Ba­si­cally we need Chin­chilla to come out and sup­port us,” Mr Erwin said.

“We’ve got a new menu, new wine list, got new things hap­pen­ing, we’re go­ing to be look­ing at new pro­mo­tions and new entertainment but we need Chin­chilla to come out and sup­port their lo­cal.

“(The RSL’s) been here for a long time and we need the lo­cals to come help us out.”

PHOTO: BROOKE DUN­CAN

NEW JOB: Chin­chilla RSL gen­eral man­ager Christo­pher Erwin and pres­i­dent Peter Bell­grove.

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