LIONS & AXV PROMOTED
The Lions and AXV both finished second in their leagues last season. We have just learned that both have been promoted. Congratulations to both squads.
2018/19 SEASON 1st XV FIXTURES
The new season's fixtures for the 1st XV (excluding RFU & Norfolk Cup dates) are on the fixtures page beneath last season's fixtures. the others will appear as we get them.
A NOTE ON WEBSITE UPDATES
During the summer we will be progressively moving youth and mini teams up and updating various pages of the website. This will not happen overnight so some inconsistencies can be expected. As it's the closed season, you probably don't care too much but hopefully everything will be sorted by September.
AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL TICKETS APPLICATION FORM
Steve Henson has released the application form for the Autumn Internationals.
The critical date is 26th June by which time the application form and a cheque for the tickets must have been received by Steve Henson.
The games are all at Twickenham and are versus
South Africa 3rd Nov
New Zealand 10th Nov
Japan 17th Nov
Australia 24th Nov
The application form is on our download page which we have hyperlinked to (because we're helpful like that!) so please CLICK HERE
ECRU LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR GRAHAM HILTON
We are delighted to announce that Graham Hilton will be this year's recipient of the ECRU Lifetime Achievement Award which he will receive at their annual dinner. The citation reads...
Graham arrived in Norwich in September 1966 and started his playing career with Norwich RFC in November 1967 after recovering from a damaged ankle ligament caused in a skiing accident.
He played for the club’s 1st XV or 2nd XV from 1968 to 1980 and then played for the club’s 3rd, 4th and veteran’s teams until 1983 when a back injury forced him to end his playing career.
He became the Secretary for the Norfolk County Colts team in the early 1980s, a post which he held for over 15 years until age group re-arrangements meant that the county no longer had an Under 19s team.
He has served as the club’s County Representative for over 15 years and was elected as the Norfolk RFU President for the 2007/08 season.
However his most notable contribution has been as the club’s groundsman. Whilst still playing he joined the club’s grounds committee in 1971 as an adviser because of his expertise as an agricultural researcher. At that time the club employed people to cut the grass, mark out the pitches and undertake weed control. As those people retired the grounds committee took on the tasks themselves although this largely meant that Graham did them. For the last 18 years Graham has been the club’s sole volunteer groundsman undertaking all the tasks himself which he still does today at the age of 75.
Members of the club were delighted when he agreed to become its President for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons in recognition of the value of his immense contribution.
The club is delighted and very proud that this award goes to such a deserving person. Many congratulations Graham.
HERITAGE WILL WRITERS CHARITY GOLF DAY
Our sponsors Heritage Will Writers are hosting their Annual Charity Golf Challenge on Tuesday 11th September2018 at Royal Norwich Golf Club. Details below. For the PDF application form Click HERE