Union keep faith with CEO Roberts

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 06 August, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 06 August, 1994, 12:00am

THE Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has extended the contract of its chief executive officer Dave Roberts.

The board of directors of the Union decided at their monthly meeting to extend Roberts' contract, which was to expire at the end of this month.

''The details have got to be worked out. But on principle, it was decided to extend Dave's contract,'' said Stuart Leckie, HKRFU chairman, yesterday.

The decision to extend Roberts' tenure as CEO, could mean that in the long run the Union could cut the number of directors on its board. At present there are 10 members on the board, including the chairman and secretary.

Peter Else, HKRFU secretary, has said that many of his duties overlap with those of the CEO.

''There has been a lot of soul-searching on how the Union will operate in the future. We will have to review the functions of the directors some time in the future,'' said Leckie.

''We want to make the administration as efficient as possible so that it will help our players,'' added Leckie.

Roberts said he was pleased that the Union had kept faith in him. ''I'm happy to continue serving the Union.'' Hong Kong international Neil Alton's disciplinary hearing has been postponed until Monday.

Lock-forward Alton, who was sent-off last Saturday in the Summer Sevens competition, was due to come before the HKRFU's three-man disciplinary committee yesterday.

But the hearing was postponed as witnesses to the incident, which led to Alton's sending off, were unable to present themselves before the committee.