The problem with not knowing until the end of January whether Clubs will actually compete means that the best laid plans at the time of the AGM have to be re-drawn.
We’ve now also lost Cheshunt and Saffron Walden, reducing our Div 2 to 11 clubs. In fact had we known this before the AGM we could have booked cheaper 6 lane pools for Div 2. But it can’t be helped. It makes no sense to reduce the size of Div 1 until the total number of competing clubs drops to 24, so we retain the Div 1 plans as they were.
Please keep a constant eye on this website! As you can see from the fixtures page, I’m afraid I have had to make new choices about host clubs. We now have Chelmsford, Cambridge, Epping and Dunmow for round 1. As previously said, other clubs who offered to host – we will take you up on this in subsequent rounds.
I have now heard from all clubs – although I’m still chasing one or two for monies – I believe this is the final list of competing clubs, hence the actual draw (fingers crossed). And I now have contact names at each club so will send these out to you all by direct mail.