As usual, Christmas is catching me unawares - is it so soon to the big day? What is even more surprising is that we are nearly halfway through the rugby season and Lesley is reminding me that I promised weeks ago to pen a few words for ‘The Red Lion Roars’.
Our 40th season opened with a wonderful weekend of rugby, entertainment and beer! It was lovely to see some of our founder members back at their club reliving old memories, meeting old friends and enjoying a very appetising lunch so ably organised by Malcolm Robins.
The weather was perfect for our celebrations and,
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Congratulations to Wymondham RFC U10's who are through to the semi-finals of the 2013 Prima Cup!
At Welford Road, Leicester on Sunday 9th December our U10's took on two of the best young teams in the Midlands and the East and won.
Wymondham RFC Players’ Dinner - Wednesday 17th April 2013
England Coach, Stuart Lancaster & Commentator, Ian Robertson
Wymondham RFC are delighted to announce that the club has secured England rugby coach, Stuart Lancaster, and rugby commentator, Ian Robertson, to speak at our 2013 Annual Players’ Dinner on Wednesday 17 April.
The Beer Festival couldn’t have been more fun – not just for those attending but also those who volunteered to help! Plus the Past & Present Players’ Lunch, sponsored by Norwich Family Golf Centre, and organised by Malcolm Robins was both an undoubted success and well supported by past and founder members / players.
It seems a long while since that gloriously hot weekend in early September but I thought that you would just like to see some quotes and photos from those sunny days.
Norwich Family Golf Centre and Bawburgh Golf Club are delighted to become Silver Sponsors of Wymondham Rugby Club.
We provide a full range of golfing facilities from complete beginner to accomplished golfer. You can start your golfing career having lessons with one of our four PGA Professionals or practice on the 28 bay Driving Range.
This has been a very up and down year for me and my wife. The ups are the birth of our Granddaughter and imminent birth of a Grandson, moving to Norfolk and getting to settle in here in this beautiful part of the country. The downs were a loft tank feed breaking down, causing our bungalow to flood - which meant we had to stay in hotels and holiday accommodation for 9/10 weeks through the summer until the insurance had overseen its putting to rights!
On our return, my wife and a neighbour were talking and
Leathes Prior solicitors are delighted to continue to sponsor Wymondham Rugby Football Club as they move on from celebrating their 40th anniversary and move into the prime of life. The club could not be in better health with over 1,300 members now on board and a very impressive 18 different teams representing the club.
We are particularly pleased to be involved with a club which shares our values and ethos in the year that we have established our own boutique sports service, Full Contact Law
U13's - Good progress has been made since moving up from the Mini’s September. There seems to be a great spirit between the players and coaches. They have won more matches than lost.
U14's - A very healthy number of players has meant
Through some of these events we hope to raise funds that can be spent both on improving facilities for players and making the clubhouse more comfortable and appealing to all members.
We want our clubhouse to be
Wymondham RFC’s 40th anniversary year has seen the launch of a new Wymondham RFC kit for the 2012/13 season – sold exclusively through the club shop for the benefit of the club.
In May 2012, the club invited businesses to tender for sponsorship of the Mini shirts – with the prospect of their logo being displayed on the shirts of around 250 Mini players – as a two year package.
Wymondham RFC can be very proud to have raised £8,000 in our 9th Charity Funday – bringing the total raised for local charities to £46,000 over nine years! It was interesting to hear from one of the founder members, Stan Kelly, that even in the early days, almost 40 years ago, Wymondham RFC was well known for its charity fundraising. Something we can be very proud of.
Wymondham RFC are very pleased to be working with new sponsors Maretts Chariots.
Sponsors not only help cover the running costs of this club but, this year they are vital in helping the club make some dreams come true - to improve the clubhouse and facilities for both players and members.
So, we are appealing to local businesses “Sponsor Wymondham RFC and you’ll benefit not only your business but also the local community and young sportsmen and women”.
The club and I would like to welcome some of our new Wymondham RFC Sponsors.
What a fantastic raffle! Not only great prizes, but 90% of ticket sales will, this year, be shared to benefit all teams and also fund much needed clubhouse facility improvements.
The first prize is £10,000 with more than 50 other great prizes
Sally Lloyd, Wymondham RFUC and Norfolk RU Safeguarding Officer has been chosen as the recipient of the RFU President's Value the Volunteer award.
This is a national award and is not only an honour for Sally, but also for the Eastern Counties and Wymondham RFUC.
Well done Sally for all your work at grass roots level!
Kick Off 2013 with Wymondham RFC
PRESIDENT: Chris Williams CHAIRMAN: John Mackay TREASURER: Trevor Chapman SECRETARY: Frank Brumby
Wymondham RFC, Foster Harrison, Memorial Ground, Tuttles Lane, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0EN Tel: 01953 607332
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...