After an astonishing 12 years as Editor of Stand Up,

Ken Arthur is standing down!

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Design skills are not required as we have an excellent graphic designer who has worked with Ken almost from the start and who will continue to make the magazine look as good as it does.

I think you will all agree that Ken has done a wonderful job over this time in producing a really well put together URSC magazine 3 or 4 times a season.

Whilst for Ken it has, for the most part, been a labour of love – it can certainly be hard work, but it is interesting, there are plenty of opportunities to meet and interview Ulster Rugby players and staff and get a better understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at the Kingspan, and of course the latest edition of Stand Up provides a tangible output for those efforts.

We now wish to make arrangements to find Ken’s successor. Accordingly the URSC Committee would like to know if there is anyone known to the membership who would be interested in taking on this role anytime between now and the start of next season. Journalistic skills would be helpful, but not essential. Enthusiasm, a love of rugby … and hard work are required.

Ken will happily work with the new Editor initially to show them the ropes.

If you are interested in taking on this role, or know anyone who might be, please email putting “EDITOR” in the subject line, or speak to any of the Committee.

Jonathan Bill
Chair URSC