Attended by about 40 participants on Sunday 31 July 2016 at The Meadows, this workshop had a unique format, with no panel and an extended open forum session.
The day began as usual with a welcome from GRV’s CEO, Alan Clayton, followed by a presentation by Craig Armstead, General Manager, Club Development & Member Services on the results of a survey about issues of concern to participants, as well as a proposal currently being developed by GRV to reallocate prize-money.
The floor was then opened up to questions from participants, with Alan, Craig & other Senior GRV staff providing answers on topics ranging from Policy to Prize-money.
After the lunch break, everyone broke into groups to workshop three questions:
- What changes could be made to the racing program and grading system to allow a higher percentage of your greyhounds to have a racing career?
- What facilities, services or advice would allow you to get a higher percentage of your greyhounds making the track and having a healthy racing career (please explain in detail the related issues that affect smaller scale participants)?
- In terms of breeding, what are the current issues that affect smaller scale participants and what solutions need to be implemented to fix them?
It was a stimulating workshop and gave GRV much food for thought in its ongoing considerations of the ideas thrown up by all the workshops so far.
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