Huddersfield have put in applications for membership for Andy Raleigh and Danny Kirmond. Raleigh's application was accepted, but it's only two years since Kirmond was playing on the wing. He has a two-year probationary period to serve before full membership can be considered. We were pleased, however, by the promotion of another of the Fairbank family to the Huddersfield first team.
Our French cousins at the Catalan Dragons have applied to have Dane Carlaw's membership renewed. As a former Test prop, it was accepted, but with a warning that any repeat of him playing on the wing (Salford away in 2009, where he scored a try) will put this in jeopardy. Jamal Fakir has applied for a new membership and has proved that he's put on the requisite amount of weight. Membership accepted.
Other new members join us from our Australian counterparts - the Society of Front Rowers - for 2010. Mark O'Meley joins the Hull (West) chapter and Wakefield welcome Shane Tronc, although Joel Clinton's move to the Hull (East) chapter is still held up. All are welcome.