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- 16/12/2018

DECEMBER SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE LAST WINE BAR

Our sponsors The Last Wine Bar on St Georges Street, Norwich, still have a few spaces in December in the restaurant. If you haven't eaten there before, the meals are absolutely superb. For availability slots please CLICK HERE

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TREVOR WARDLEY - RIP 

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It is with the greatest sadness that we announce that Trevor Wardley, Norwich 1st XV Captain in 1976/77 and the Club's President in 1994/95 died early on Tuesday morning after a long illness.

Trevor was a fearsome prop in his playing days and was a regular supporter of the 1st XV both home and away for many years. He will be greatly missed by all his friends at the club.

Our thoughts are with Betty, Debbie, Tom and the rest of his family at this sad time.

UPDATE: The funeral will be held at St Remigius Church Hethersett at 11:00hrs Thursday 20th December. That is the Church on the main road just past Steepletower and afterwards at Park Farm Hotel Hethersett.

 

NORWICH CLUB MEMBERS AMAZING SUPPORT OF WHEELCHAIR RUGBY

On behalf of Norwich Rugby Club Vice presidents, Mark Duffy (GSL Dardan) and Mark Loveday (Loveday and Partners) bought and presented a specially made wheelchair to Adam Lambert, a young man who plays for the Norfolk Knights Wheelchair Rugby team. Wheelchair rugby is a fast and furious team sport and Norwich RFC, through our generous VP's are delighted to be able to support the team in their success.

The Facebook post from Norfolk Knights reads:

"We were simply blown away by the generosity of Norwich Rugby Club this weekend...

Before our match with Woodbridge Wheeled Warriors on Saturday, we were joined by Mark Loveday and Mark Duffy - representing the VPs of Norwich Rugby Club - who presented a brand new rugby wheelchair to our youngest member - Adam Lambert.

This not only has a hugely positive impact for Adam (as the chair is custom built to fit his frame) but also supports our aim to bring Wheelchair Rugby to the widest audience possible in Norfolk whilst reducing the barriers to participation.

On behalf of all involved with Wheelchair Rugby in Norfolk we'd like to extend a heart-felt thank you to Norwich Rugby Club for this amazing show of support."

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Mark Loveday (left) with Mark Duffy and Adam Lambert 

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MORE INTERNATIONAL MATCHES

It came as a surprise, including to Steve Henson, that there are 4 international matches to be played by England a month before the World Cup in Japan. Ticket prices are on the application form on our downloads page. Click here

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ROBERT 'ROBBIE' ROBERSON

Obituary by Bill Littleboy

It was with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of former player, Secretary, President and Honorary Life Member Robert 'Robbie Roberson at the age of 88. Sincere condolences from all at Norwich Rugby Club are extended to Robbie's family and friends.

Bill Littleboy's Obituary to Robbie follows:

No doubt many of you will remember Robert 'Robbie' Roberson who died recently aged 88. He went to Langley School and afterwards joined the Royal Army Intelligence Corps for his National Service. During that period, he was posted to Malta where he was involved in training agents to infiltrate into Albania. This was something he never revealed even to his closest friends.

After that, he attended Downham College in Cambridge where he attained a degree in Land and Estate Management. On returning to Norfolk he took over the family farm at Catfield with his wife Freda and 3 children.

He joined NRFC at Bishopgate and later became Honorary Secretary, a post he held for 21 years. He was President in the 1982/83 season and became an Honorary Life Member.

One of Robbie's other interests was skiing, to which he applied his usual enthusiasm. He was also an avid Bridge player and represented Norfolk on many occasions.

Robbie will be known for his enthusiasm for life, and will be long remembered by his many friends.



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Latest 1st XV Match Report

Southwold 6 Norwich 8 - 15/12/2018

Match report courtesy of David Vaughan from Southwold RFCThe weather on Southwold Common, as it so often does, had a massive affect on this game as both sets of players battled against the cold conditions and the high winds as well as each other. It may not have affected the result but it certainly changed the game as a spectacle for the brave supporters who simply began to freeze by the end of this hard fought but somewhat mistake strewn game. They were however mistakes caused by cold hands and.....
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Latest 1st XV News

Man of the Match v Basildon - 09/12/2018

Well done to Jason Hynd who was awarded The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant Man of the Match v Basildon. Jason receives a bottle of Champagne and a meal for two at the superb Last Wine Bar on St G.....
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Latest 2nd XV Match Report

Norwich Lions 31 West Norfolk 1st XV 63 - 24/11/2018

The Lions took on West Norfolk in the Norfolk Intermediate Cup on Saturday but came out second best after leading at half-time 24-17.

As the second half wore on the visitors came more and mor.....
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Latest 3rd XV News

Outlook Creative Services to sponsor the AXV - 29/06/2018

We are delighted to announce that the AXV will this year be sponsored by Outlook Creative Services, a division of Club Captain and AXV player Ben Weaver's Outlook Publishing company.

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Latest 3rd XV Match Report

Norwich AXV 12 Lowestoft & Yarmouth 2's 5 - 01/12/2018

The AXV break a painful streak with a hard fought victory over Lowestoft & Yarmouth
With drizzle and grey skies, it was apt rugby weather and the AXV were chomping at the bit, positively .....
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Latest Colts Match Report

Holt Colts 15 Norwich Colts 17 - 11/11/2018

Norwich welcomed back 2 returning older age Colts , Joe Byram and Henry Covier however they were without the influential Adam Huggins.

There is a bit of history behind this fixture. When the .....
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Latest Girls Youth Rugby Match Report

Norwich U15 & U18 v Beccles - 04/11/2018

This was the girls first home fixture at Beeston Hyrne where they hosted Beccles RFC and a couple of girls from Wymondham RFC.
 
The U13’s who were light on numbers did a combi.....
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Latest Under 15's Match Report

Under 15's at Norfolk 10's - 30/09/2018

The Under 15s were privileged to play on the North Walsham 1st XV pitch but took a while to get into their stride. The first match was against a strong Diss 1st team and attempts to tackle their bi.....
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Latest Under 14's News

Under 14 team new shirts and training tops for 2018/19 - 05/09/2018

The U14’s started the new season wearing their new Match and Training Tops in the customary team photo. We would like to provide our thanks to Hugh Boswell and ‘Get Fit Stay Fit’ .....
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Latest Under 14's Match Report

Norwich 43 West Norfolk 26 (County Cup) - 16/12/2018

Today marked our boys second foray into the world of competitive rugby in the form of the County Cup; we warmly welcomed our opponents, West Norfolk U14’s to Beeston Hyrne for what would turn.....
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Latest Under 13's Match Report

Joint coaching session with North Walsham - 02/12/2018

Norwich hosted North Walsham on a mild winters morning in a joint training session that was concluded with a short match.

Joint sessions are something I am actively pursuing with the strong.....
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Latest Mini Squad Match Report

Latest Minis Roundup - 30/09/2018

Under 9's

Norwich U9 vs West Norfolk U9 - Match Report
Our first competitive fixture of the season saw the U9s at West Norfolk where the weather was at least 10 degrees warmer than an.....
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