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REMEMBERING GORDON SIMPSON - SHRIMP
We (former Worthing Boys High School pupils and former Worthing Rugby Club players) are getting together in memory of Gordon Simpson (aka Shrimp) who died from cancer prematurely in his mid-50s last September.
Shrimp came to "grown up" rugby through the ranks of the High School, WRFC and Sussex under 19's and 21's before graduating to Worthing seniors, where Shrimp regularly played as full-back for the 1st team during the mid-1970s and early 80s.
Shrimp broke into the 1st XV in the final season at the Castle Road ground and continued to make his mark as both a player and personality during the following seasons at the 'new' ground in Angmering. In the 1980s he married and went to live in Canada, where he died last September. His passing has not yet been marked in Worthing, the town where he made his mark as a teenager and young man.
A number of his old school friends and sporting mates (Shrimp was also a talented footballer and was still playing for Canada over 45’s in his early 50’s) are organising a gathering at the (former) Thieves Kitchen pub, now the Vintners, on Friday evening March 21st at 7.30 (upstairs bar) and again the following day at Worthing Rugby Club to coincide with the Richmond game, those who can join are welcome to an informal pre match lunch at the Spotted Cow. All friends of Shrimp are very welcome to share some memories, photos and beers! For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FEBRUARY 500 CLUB GRAND DRAW WINNER
Congratulations to Brian Allen who won the Grand Annual Draw in February for the 500 Club - well done!
Also, WRFC would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the 500 Club for their support – without the donations made, many much needed repairs and improvements would not have been possible, to the general detriment of the membership – Thank You All!!
Also please look out for news shortly to be announced on the addition of extra prizes in the monthly draws.
Cinderford 32 - 31 Worthing Raiders
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WORTHING U9s PRESENTED WITH NEW SHIRTS BY THE WORTHING MAYOR
Worthing U9s were presented with their new sponsored shirts by the Mayor of Worthing, Councillor Bob Smytherman. A big thank you to Andrew & Donna Sparsis of the Proto Restaurant Group for sponsoring the shirts.
Worthing U10's sent 2 squads to the Pulborough festival today and returned with 2 trophies.
Worthing U10 Golds beat Petersfield 4:0 in the Cup final.
Worthing U10 Blues they beat Hove 4:1 in the Plate final.
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Kiba scoring his first try. Warwick Baker pictures
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South south east 2 league
Worthing ladies 12 - 22 Barnes Ladies
SUMMER TOUCH - VOLUNTEERS WANTED
The club is looking for volunteers to run this year’s Summer Touch tournament. The tournament starts in May with Registration and runs through to the Finals in July. The team of volunteers’ main duties would be:
• Organise and co-ordinate Registration day.
• Run the tournament evenings. One evening per week (historically Wednesday).
• Generate & maintain the tournament leagues fixtures.
• Contact team captains on a weekly basis.
• Run and update the tournament Facebook page.
• Organise, setup and run Finals day (19th July).
Please contact the office - 01903 784706 or email@example.com.
Billy Whizz in action again. Pictures Colin Coulson
On Monday night a combined Raiders squad went to Aldershot to play the British Army’s second string at their Aldershot stadium. This was the Army’s first of two trial games for the Army Navy game to be played next month. For the Raiders it was an opportunity for the coaches to assess the fitness of key players like Ben Dudley, Matt McLean and Alex Nielsen before today’s vital fixture against our visitors Hull Ionians. It was also an opportunity to give the Raiders’ bench valuable game time and younger players like Elliot Luke, Paul Burns and Ben Wilcockson the opportunity to play alongside their training partners from the full Raiders squad. more...
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