RUGBY (SORT OF) THIS SATURDAY
Some of the Norwich senior squads are heading to Wymondham on Saturday 26th September for a touch rugby run out. If you fancy popping along to watch, they are gathering at 11:00am
WILLIAM (BILL) LITTLEBOY- RIP
The club was sad to learn this week of the death of past player and staunch NRFC supporter Bill Littleboy.
Bill was a long term member of the club having been involved for more than four decades as player and Vice President.
He brought fun to rugby and whilst he was a combative second row, he always epitomised the spirit of the game and enjoyed a hard fought tussle as much as he did the after match entertainment. Any opposition player trying to take advantage in the line out was soon shown the error of his ways but would always be the first to receive a pint in the bar after the game.
After his playing days Bill continued to support the club through financial and practical contributions and was a frequent attendee of pre match lunches.
His wife Elaine was a much respected Chair of House and supporter of the club and our thoughts are with her at this sad time.
FUNDRAISING CYCLE CHALLENGE POSTPONED
The planned Ride 4 Recovery cycling fundraiser has been postponed due to the current 'rule of six' restrictions. It is hoped that it might happen in Spring 2021
ROADMAP MOVED TO PHASE 'D'
The RFU's Return to Rugby Roadmap has been moved to phase D which allows for some limited contact activity. We still have some way to go and this will, of course, depend on whether there is a second spike as the traditional flu season arrives, and how severe it is. For now though, it's another step in the right direction.
NEW MEMBERSHIP FORM
The 2020-21 membership form is on the downlaods page. Please help your club by prompt payment, we all need to support it more than ever. Thank you.
CLUBHOUSE INTERIOR PAINTING POSTPONED
Club clean-up day will be going ahead from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday 22nd as planned. The interior painting due to take place between 21st & 23rd is postponed for logistical reasons.
RELOCATION PLAN IS OFF
This message from Bob Annable:
At the AGM I advised that the University of East Anglia had expressed an intention to withdraw from the Colney Lane development and the Club’s relocation project. I can now tell you that the University has formally confirmed its intention to withdraw by issuing us with an appropriate notice to that effect. A press release has been issued today.
Since being made aware of this likelihood, the Development Committee has been considering the alternative options that are open to us and continues to do so. Once we have assessed these options the intention is to share them with the Membership for formal feedback and views.
There is also a need to manage any financial liability this decision leaves us with. We will be starting discussions with the University next week but can tell you the relationship remains amicable and collaborative and that we have the University ‘s assurance to work with us in finding an acceptable proposal that does not leave the club in an any more challenging financial position than we currently face as a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic.
We therefore see this very much as ‘business as usual’ at Beeston Hyrne, for the foreseeable future and once the current constraints imposed on us by Covid 19 are behind us