"Gates were down last Season. This we believe was not due entirely to Television but because people were working and could not afford the time to watch Rugby Football.
We managed at times to run Four XVs, this is itself being a record for the Brixham Club. Of the Seventy or so playing members in the Club most of them live in the Brixham area and are of the 16 to 21 age groups"
from a letter written to Vice Presidents and friends in July 1962.
"During the 1962/63 season we produced a 1st XV which while showing only mediocre results from a winning point of view, gave us rugby of a very high club standard and created a very good impression on such clubs as Exeter, Oxford University Greyhounds, Worcester and Cross Keys, all strangers to Astley Park until last season.
We put out three teams regularly and very often four. However whilst we consider this to be a very creditable achievement, we have come to the conclusion that four teams is stretching our total resources too far. We intend threfore to run only three teams during the coming season.
Last year we cut down expenses considerably. Takings on the gate increased. We improved the club facilities. Unfoortunately our other sources of income, with the exception of bar takings, decreased. Again as previously we had to depend a great deal on the unstinting generosity of our Vice Presidents"
from a letter written to Vice Presidents and friends in September 1963.
Whilst our playing record over the past two seasons has been at 'rock bottom' , we are hoping for better things to come. There is only one way now and that is upwards. By economising in every possible way last season, we were able to reduce our liabilities by approximatelt £100. 'Gate' money nowadays is almost negligible and we depend even more on subscribers and members donations.
A very encouraging feature of pre-season activities, is the entusiasm with which our new committee are approaching the job of rebuilding the club. Our main aim this year is to improve the amenities at Astley Park, both for our own club and also for the benefit of other organisations who use it. Furthermore we hope to increasethe membership and revitalize the club as a result."
from a letter written to Vice Presidents and friends in August 1965.