Jake Van Poortvliet - RIP
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of former Holt RFC player Jake Van Poortvliet after a battle with MND. The sympathy of all at Norwich RFC is extended to Jake's family and friends and to Holt RFC.
More detail on Holt's Facebook page.
Autumn Internationals 2021
Text as per the RFU communication:
England’s Senior men's team will be playing the following matches this autumn:
Saturday 6 November – England v Emerging Nation (TBC)
Saturday 13 November – England v Australia
Saturday 20 November – England v South Africa
Should we be back at full capacities, clubs will be able to purchase their allocations at the lower entitlement rate during the first on sale window; dates to be confirmed. After which time tickets will be charged at the standard rate as will any additional tickets, subject to availability.
Donation to the IPF
Due to the global pandemic, the RFU's charity, the Injured Players Foundation (IPF), has, like many, struggled to raise much needed funds. In order to help support the great work they do £2 per ticket will be donated to the IPF. For more information on IPF please visit their website.
Ticket prices for the Autumn matches are shown below:
Junior tickets (15 years old and under) will be available at £27* or £22** on all price categories, except for Premium, during the initial on sale window.
The order form is on the download page (top menu bar). Emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
POPPY CLEALL VISIT
Norwich Wildcats (Our girls section) had their end of season session and were treated to an appearance by a very special guest, Saracens and England No 8 Poppy Cleall.
Poppy spent a couple of hours at the club, joining in some touch rugby and answering many questions that the girls had for her. Many thanks to Poppy and to Darrell Roper of Broadland Radiators who sponsored her visit. Interestingly, Poppy was born in Norwich, though she didn't spend much time here before moving to South Norfolk and then on to Hertfordshire. An evening the girls will never forget and a special end to the season.
THE 7's FESTIVAL
From Matt Cole-Wilkin, Tournament Director Norwich 7's Festival
Tickets for the Norwich 7s Fest are flying out and the party looks to be getting bigger by the day. With many of our team already committed to camping, our night time shenanigans on both the night before and the night of the tourney promise to be full of merriment.
Booked in as headliners for the music are the Hot Crumbs, a fantastic three-piece from Norwich with a set list of party classics and a genuinely exceptional sound. They will certainly see you through the latter part of the evening while some other fantastic acts get you warmed up throughout the day.
Blueprints for the outside bar are in place for you all to get adequate hydration throughout the day, one major feature of which will be Tuilagi! Tuilagi Gin; the magical creation of Freddie Tuliagi and Bro's will be our exclusive supplier of Gin and Rum for the day and with the promise of a sunny day, it's suspected that G&T's will be in high demand! Make sure you get along to try out the spirit of the Samoan international.
Our food and trader village is coming together nicely with a great range of meals for a delicious feed available on the day. With the likes of Churros and Chorizo, Phat Kao, and many more TBA... Not to mention Ronldo's Ice cream to satisfy that sweet tooth...
The next few weeks will see many more developments as we close in on Festival day and the treats we are laying on for you all will be the talk of the County - make sure you get your tickets booked now to avoid missing out!
Tickets | Norwich Rugby 7s Festival - Saturday July 31st 2021
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