CHRIS GILLHAM'S FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
The funeral of our late friend Chris Gillham will take place at The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Unthank Road, Norwich NR2 2PA at 11:30am on Friday 10th June 2022.
The main entrance is on Earlham Road. Those attending the service are welcome to join Chris’ family and friends afterwards to celebrate his life at Norwich Rugby Club.
Parking near the Cathedral is very limited but within walking distance there are public car parks such as Chapelfield Mall, Bethel Street, St Giles or St Andrews.
INTERNATIONAL TICKETS - SOME STILL LEFT FOR SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN AND ARGENTINA. SEE FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE FOR DETAILS
MIKE EVANS - FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
The funeral of our late friend Mike 'Boyo' Evans will take place at St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith, Norwich on Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 2:00pm and afterwards at Norwich Rugby Club.
CHRIS GILLHAM RIP
The sad news just keeps on coming at the moment. Today we lost our very dear friend, former President, Chris Gillham after a lengthy and brave fight against cancer.
Chris was the heart and soul of Norwich Rugby Club, dedicated, hard working, generous and entertaining in equal measure. The clubhouse will feel so empty without his charismatic preence and cultured voice. he will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him.
He was held in cult status by the senior Squad, being supportive and encouraging, even when things were not going so well. he was one of a small and dedicated group that followed them to away games and could always be relied upon to put things into perspective over a pint in the bar, or red wine in his case.
The senior players introduced him to the art of Beer Pong just a few months ago and he turned out to be rather good at it.
We will construct a proper obituary for Chris in due course. For now, the club family simply extend their heartfelt condolences to Christine and the rest of C.J's family. He will be missed beyond measure. RIP.
C.J.'s recent introduction, by the senior players, to Beer Pong - he aced it!
MIKE 'BOYO' EVANS - RIP
It is with the greatest sadness that we report the death or Mike ‘Boyo’ Evans who passed away aged 84, unexpectedly in his sleep last night. Mike joined Norwich RFC in the 1960’s when he was stationed locally in the RAF. He played for the club when we were at the Fifers Lane ground and when he retired from playing, was involved in running the 1st XV.
An utterly charming and gentle man, Mike was a hugely popular character at the club and a regular presence at 1st XV games until very recently and much loved by Senior players that had enjoyed his support for many years.
Reflecting on his passing, former President Roy Bishop said “My buddy at the front of the bus when we looked after the First Team together, my buddy when I ran Norwich Colts and always needed a referee, my buddy when we played in the A and Extra A together, my buddy who never forgot my birthday even though I never remembered his, my buddy at the bar. I will miss him terribly.
Deepest sympathy to his wife Maureen and the rest of his family.
Mike is pictured on the right with fellow Welshman and Cardiff/Wales/British & Irish Lion, the late Haydn Morris
AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL TICKETS
We now have details of the Autumn Series and pricing.
England v Argentina Sunday 6th November 2022 14.15
England v Japan Saturday 12th November 2022 15.15
England v New Zealand Saturday 19th November 2022 17.30
England v South Africa Saturday 26th November 2022 17.30
Please complete the order form in the download section of the website.
Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis up the the limit the Club has been allocated by the RFU.
No payment is required, but you will be notified by text or e-mail (please make sure you enter clear and accurate information on the order form). Your tickets will then need to be paid for directly to the RFU through the "Twickenham Stadium App" on your mobile phone. The tickets will be delivered direct to your phone nearer the date. This simpler process means you will know about your tickets much quicker.