US Roma Rugby: in three years from the failure to the promotion in B Series

I would like to thank the President Fernando Salsano, all the top management, the coach Claudio Mannucci, the manager Luigi Torresi, the team, the entire staff of the youth sector.

In three years all together with great courage and sacrifice we have built a solid rugby company, a serious and efficient leadership, a First competitive team, a new aggregation center for the youth sector for the Pietralata district. This year, well in advance of the end of the championship and with fifteen victories out of fifteen games played, we reached the B Series.

This result, however, does not repay us for the loss we have suffered for the premature passing of Pierpaolo Piersanti.
Pierpaolo was a mainstay of our club. It was with him that I advised myself when I decided to invest in this company. The values ​​of loyalty, friendship, generosity and respect for others that Pierpaolo represented most of all, which led me to promote and support this enterprise.

It took us three years to move from failure to a return to Serie B. Now, we must look to the next three years with great humility and conviction. I am confident that we can grow again. Our rugby future cannot be achieved without the development of the youth sector. We will have to improve all the technical and sports analysis tools. We will also need to strengthen internal organization and improve relations with the external environment, as well as enhance our skills to financially support this great club.

In the coming months we will meet to define the strategy and the new three-year plan of the company to achieve even more ambitious results, both at a sports and corporate level.

To all, once again, my warmest thanks.

Giovanni Ottati

Honorary President

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