Coventry Bears Rugby League


30 seconds with Ron Banks

Over the next few weeks, we’re getting to know a few of the stars of our recent season launch video a little better. Today we meet our President, Ron Banks.

The story of how Ron Banks got involved with the Coventry Bears has become something of a local legend…it was all down to an advert placed in the local paper 20 years ago.

Club founder Alan Robinson had taken out the ad, looking for people who wanted to be involved with a new rugby league side he was forming in the city.

Ron’s window of opportunity as a player might have closed, but for the rugby league-loving Barrow native now residing in the Midlands, it was a chance to get involved with his favourite sport, on his doorstep.

In the 20 years since Ron has helped the club with just about everything going.

That means selling raffle tickets, printing programmes, marking out the pitch and a whole host of other jobs too.

Now, he has the grand title of President and is someone you will definitely see on your next visit to a Bears match.

Ron said: “I’ve had some great memories from the last 20 years, but top of the list must be when we won National 3.

“I’m a lifelong Barrow Raiders supporter - originally. Now, I’m Bears through and through.”

Ron is also excited about where the club might go next, particularly after such a successful season in 2018.

He added: “I feel that we’re on a journey and that we could go right to the top in this game.”

If you’d like to follow in Ron’s footsteps and volunteer with us, then please get in touch!


If you want to join us for the next year of rugby league in Coventry, then snap up your season ticket now. They include access to all of our Betfred League 1 home matches, any home pre-season games, access to a members’ bar and free parking at all home games.

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