Wymondham under 10s continue the run of Wymondham sides playing at Welford Road, Leicester.
Having remained unbeaten at the qualifying stages, the squad was naturally disappointed not to be playing in the main draw. Nevertheless, the chance of playing at Welford Road, more than made up for this and the boys travelled the now familiar route to Leicester full of anticipation and excitement.
Thanks to the hard work of their coaching team, led by Dave Clark, the boys knew they had every opportunity of winning their quarter final, giving them a chance of a return trip.
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Bob Sutton first started playing rugby at the age of eleven when he attended Swaffham Grammar School. One of Bob’s school memories was of his train journeys to school from Dereham to Swaffham when the boys got in to all sorts of mischief; he and his friends would slide out of their carriage and shimmy along the running board, and into the next carriage. At this time, there were but five rugby clubs in the local area: Norwich; West Norfolk; Ipswich; Norwich Union; and Lowestoft and Yarmouth. Norwich ran a Thursday team, owing to the fact that the shops were closed on a Thursday
The Wasps have progressed very nicely through the first half of the season collecting six wins out of eight.
The last game of 2011 saw the Wasps produce their first ever win against local rivals Fakenham. 2012 started in a similar vein with another win in the return leg against Fakenham and the 36 - 0 victory provided just the right start to the year!
Well, Christmas is now just a distant memory and, despite the snow and ice, we are looking forward to Spring and the days growing longer.
Shay Good and Andy Lyle have the unenviable job of deciding on the fitness of the pitches and pitch allocation. As with the referee for the recent cancelled France v Ireland game, I would ask you to support them in their task as, believe me, they want rugby to be played as much as you do.
Matt Dawson MBE is an institution in the world of rugby and Wymondham RFC’s Players' Dinner is an institution in the Norfolk sporting and business calendar!
Tickets are selling out fast and we are already approaching last year’s attendance figures – so if you haven’t already got your tickets – BUY THEM NOW!
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Mike Catt OBE to visit Tuttles Lane Wednesday 18 April
Our thanks go to Clydesdale Bank who bring Mike Catt OBE to the club on Wednesday 18 April 2012 to join in coaching sessions (4.30pm – 6.15pm) with two very lucky youth teams. One of these lucky teams will be the Under 15’s, as this arrangement was originally set up by our own Gordon Duffy, whose son plays in that team. Thank you Gordon!
In the evening, Mike Catt will join us for a Questions & Answers session in the Clubhouse (7.30pm – 9.00pm), revealing, amongst other things, how the same motivational techniques used in high performance sport can be transferred to the business world.
PRESIDENT: Chris Williams CHAIRMAN: John Mackay TREASURER: Trevor Chapman SECRETARY: Frank Brumby
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Issue 05 December 2012
Welcome to the December Issue.
Seasons greetings and Welcome to the 5th 'Christmas bumper' issue of 'The Red Lion Roars'. Wymondham Rugby Football Club’s online newsletter for players, members, supporters and...