AS you sit back and enjoy a summer of cricket, thoughts of rugby union are probably boxed away somewhere with your winter woollies.
However, the committee and volunteers at the tradition-rich Ipswich Rugby Union Club are busy preparing for the 2018 season and the massive celebrations that come with it.
Next year marks the 50th anniversary for the Ipswich Rugby Union Club and plans are well under way for reunion from July 20-22.
Plans for the weekend include a golf day, gala dinner and plenty of wonderful junior and senior rugby.
The club has also engaged local author and historian Helen McMonagle to document the first 50 years of Rangers rugby.
The club is calling any former Rangers players, supporters, coaches and administrators who feel as though they might have something to contribute to this publication to contact Helen via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Top 50 Rangers of the last 50 years will also be named during the anniversary year.
Ipswich Rugby Union is still accepting expressions of interest for senior coaching positions in 2018.
The club's AGM will take place at the United Services Club, Joyce Street East Ipswich next Sunday at 2pm.
After the AGM, members are encouraged to join the committee for a relaxing game of barefoot bowls and light snacks.