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KENDAL will have to find a replacement first choice fly half to fill the boots of Mike Scott who has joined their National League Three North rivals Fylde, writes Richard Daniels.
Scott has been training with the Lytham based club for some week and has now committed himself for the forthcoming season.
He has been recruited by Cumbria coach Graham Smith, who is in charge at Fylde, and secured their long term future with the 3.1m sale of a pitch and the brokering of a seven year deal worth
100,000 in sponsorship.
Dan Stephens or James Hadwin would appear to be likely candidates to take over at this stage.
Kendal have, meanwhile, signed young prop Lee Bannister, who joined www.rbsunglassesdiscount.com Bristol Shoguns academy from university after leaving Sedbergh School.
Based in Millom, he joins a forwards squad strengthened by Richard Harryman's return from Wakefield, and also Billy Coxon, who has resumed full training now a cardio vascular problem hadHead coach Neil Rollings said the club was in negotiations this week to add a further couple of players to the squad.
A deficit of 28,000 on the 2002/2003 balance sheet was due to be revealed last night at Kendal Rugby Union Club's annual general meeting.
The sheet will show that players' wages and costs were the main reason for going into the red by up to three times the average amount over the past decade during the Mint Bridge club's
unsuccessful attempt to avoid relegation into National 3 North.
However, profit from the recently completed sale of the Kendal club's semi detached house on Hallgarth is expected to more than compensate for the loss.
It will be the first annual meeting since Kendal became a limited company in April and with no new nominations received, the existing five members of the Board of Directors is expected to be
re elected. Thereafter, two of the places on the board will be up for re election each year.
James Alexander is the chairman, Colin Baker vice chairman and other board members are Geoff Swainbank, Steve Capstick and John Veevers. Fraser Rae is company secretary.
Kendal will have a new president as Derek Healey does not wish to stand for the office after valiantly serving many more than the prescribed three years. John King has been proposed to takeOn the playing front, the meeting was set to rubber stamp the players' choice of a new First XV captain in Mark Bowman with Dan Stephens as vice captain.
Back row Bowman will be available more regularly now that a manager has been put into the family's pub The Warehouse in Penrith.
n CUMBRIA'S John Owen has been appointed as chairman of the Rugby Football Union's Community Rugby Committee, which oversees the development of the game from cheap ray bans sunglasses grass roots level.
Owen, RFU Council member for Cumbria, has taken over from Eric Blackman, who was the architect of the current blueprint for the game which is being implemented up and down the country.
Cumbria county Vice President, Owen played for Cumbria to colts level, for Kendal first XV, captained Cumbria Police and English Police v Scotland and Ireland. He is an intermediate level coach,
A senior detective with Cumbria Constabulary for 32 years and a lecturer in criminal law, Owen has also been the long arm of the discount ray bans sunglasses rugby laws, serving on Cumbria Discipline Committee for a.