Norwich tread the hallowed turf
Norwich took a squad of players to Twickenham for the Greene King invitation touch rugby tournament. A wonderful day was had by all and the team lost in the semi finals to the eventual winners Mansfield RFC. Many thanks to Greene King for a wonderful opportunity to play at headquarters.
AGM - Thurs 30th May 1930 at the clubhouse. Papers have been emailed to members
HEAD COACH SIMON HILL STANDS DOWN
Having steered Norwich rugby club to promotion into London 2 north east, head coach Simon Hill will be standing down from his post with immediate effect. The reason is the pressure of Simon’s business commitments that have prevented him from devoting the necessary time to his duties for the club.
Director of Rugby David Everitt said “We respect Simon’s reasons for leaving and he does so with our blessing. He has been a stalwart of the club as both player and coach and we wish him well. Our preparations for next season will be crucial and it is the right time to make this decision before we get into pre season training with the team, ready for what is sure to be a tough one for the city side. We will not be looking to replace Simon with an additional coach; instead we will use the remainder of our current coaching staff with Ian Fraser taking over the lead coach function with existing coaches Kevin Austin, Mike Currie and Luke Everitt assisting him. We will look to bring in specialist coaches for specific sessions. We thank Simon for his work and enthusiasm over the last two seasons and for steering us into London 2 north east.”
There are many jobs, large and small that require doing in order to make a volunteer club function. We are looking for volunteers to fill specific roles and share the load as well as just volunteering for small tasks for maybe a few times per season. President Andy Ball has prepared a document outlining some of these, please take a minute to read through it an see if you can help. Please contact the secretary, details on the 'Contact Us' page. The document is in the download section but you can link to it from here
Congratulations also to Dave Micklethwaite who was not at the 7s as he was playing for ECRU U20s in the final of the RFU National Shield at Coventry. ECRU won 17:12 and held Oxfordshire up over the line with the last play of the game to secure victory.
And Now The End Is Near - Read the final Presidential blog for the season here