Rugby Shirt Signed by Martin Johnson and donated by Richard Shortis to be auctioned in aid of Mini Rugby at Norwich Rugby Club
Local business man Richard Shortis, of Wilco Motor Spares, has donated to Norwich Rugby Club a Rugby shirt signed by former England Captain Martin Johnson to commemorate England’s win over Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. The shirt is mounted in a black frame displayed with pictures of the England Captain, Johnson, lifting the Webb Ellis Cup. Richard, a keen Rugby fan himself, said “Having enjoyed the game myself for many years I was delighted to be able to offer this amazing signed shirt to the Norwich Rugby Club to be auctioned in aid of the mini & youth section”.
Mark Loveday (left) with Richard Shortis of Wilco Motor Spares.
The donation will be auctioned off at the annual dinner on Thursday 30th April. The proceeds of the auction will be going to support the youth and mini teams at the club. Mark Loveday, Head of Sponsorship and Fundraising for Norwich Rugby Club said “We are exceptionally grateful for the support of all our benefactors and are very thankful to Richard for his generous donation to the club. We hope the proceeds will be able to support the younger teams in their goal to be World Cup Winners one day”. Having been a player and former captain for the Norwich club himself Mark understands the need for support from local businesses and works hard to ensure the teams have the best support possible.
Richard said “It’s a pleasure to give something back to the game that I have enjoyed for so long and to encourage youngsters to join the club”.
Back to Norwich Harvey Day 28th March 2015Past Members vs Norwich Lions (amalgam of teams) 11.00am kick off
This is an open invitation from Mark Lusher to participate in this year's reunion day. Please let him know by e-mail if you would like to play and for how long (There will be rolling replacements so even if you only want 5 minutes for old time's sake that is fine - but he needs to know before the day). Also please let him know if you would like lunch (£20.00 per head payable on the day). For those who don't know you all join the main Club lunch and then support the 1st XV.
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