Rugby

Quarterman decides to step down as secretary of Devon One club Plymouth Argaum

PLYMOUTH Argaum’s club secretary Stuart Quarterman has decided to take a back seat at the Devon One club due to work and family commitments.

Quarterman will still be a club member and act as disciplinary officer, as well as coaching the under-10s, but he feels it is time to pass on more responsibility to other people.

He admitted he found himself taking on more and more jobs and he realised earlier this year that he needed to make some changes, especially with starting a new role at work.

“I decided in January that I needed to make some changes in my life,” said Quarterman, who is also on the Devon RFU committee. “It was always the plan to hand over at the AGM.

“I will still be a member of the committee, but not the executive.”

Quarterman has held different roles at the Bickleigh Down club for at least 18 years – the last six as secretary.

“I think I will miss it, but I won’t miss the stress and worry,” he said. “It is one of those things where if you care a lot it is hard to let it go and it just becomes constant.

“I am looking forward to just rocking up to watch the guys play rather than worrying about whether we have a team or not.”

He added: “I think the plan is to review the role and break it down a bit. Richard Belli is going to become secretary. He’s done it before and he will do it very well.

“I had amalgamated a lot of things into the role and probably took too much on, but we have never been blessed with a glut of volunteers and sometimes it is just easier to do it.

“But it was coming to the point where my kids were spending all weekend at the club and they need to be able to do other things. I am also going to be a lot busier at work, so I knew I had to make changes.

“I am excited about the new committee and I am not going anywhere so they can still use me if they need me for anything.”

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