Dursley Rugby Football Club
Registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club CASC since 2004
DURSLEY RUGBY SUMMER BALL GOES WITH A BANG
9th June 2006
More than 180 people attended the annual rugby club dinner dance on Friday 9th June – a record turn-out for what all agreed was the best yet.
It was also a first for another reason – being held in the marquee at the club’s Stinchcombe Stragglers home ground.
In glorious evening sunshine, the crowd of members from all sections of the club entered into the spirit of the event by taking heed of the ‘black-tie’ dress code making it a real spectacle.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Whirlpool
The success of the club’s season was celebrated, recognising the achievements across the mini and junior age groups, including the u8s success as
With an impressive number of players also representing district, county, and academy teams and England B and full England International honours at u16 level (the first full honours for the club through the outstanding achievement of Oliver Winterbottom) the future certainly looks bright for the club.
Not wanting to be outdone, the men’s teams all had a good season, and the 1sts, 2nds and 3rds all reached their respective combination cup finals. The Dursley Ladies also re-established themselves, helped by a successful recruitment drive.
The total list of honours is summarised in the attached table.
The evening also included the annual presentations for the senior men’s rugby awards, as well as the awards for outstanding contribution to the welfare of the club as a whole.
1st team player of the season went to club stalwart Tony Niblett, who also won the prestigious Player’s Player award in memory of Keith Harding. 2nd team player was Steve Thompson, with 3rd team player going to Tony Powell and most improved player going to youngster Simon Cole.
Clubman of the year went to Mark Perry who is standing down after 2 years as club captain, in recognition of his commitment over this time, and the Jack Heaven memorial trophies, presented in memory of the club’s late-President for outstanding service for Senior and Junior rugby, went to Roger Batty and Bill Grant respectively for their huge efforts in progressing the club’s development plan.
Thanks to a combination of good food, ale, wine and company the evening was a great success with dancing into the night.
Thanks were expressed to event organiser Lorraine Hollingworth for her sterling efforts which made it a real night to remember.
RUGBY CLUB ‘HONOURS’ Season 2005-06
1st XV Stroud Combination Senior Cup Runners up
Powergen Gloucester Div 2 Joint 4th
3 x Stroud Combination Representation
United Stroud Combination Junior Cup Winners
Gloucester Citizen Mrit Table Div 3 3rd
Nomads Stroud Combination Bill Adams Trophy Runners up
Gloucester Citizen Merit Table Div 4 Runners up
Colts 1 x Scottish Exiles Representation
U17s South West Region Bowl Winners
1 x County Representation
U16s Dursley 7s Plate Winners
1 x England B u16 International
2 x South West Representation
1 x County Representation
10 x District Representation
U14s Gloucestershire County Plate Runners up
8 x District Representation
Semi-Finalists County Cup
Cirencester 7s Plate Winners
U10s Gloucestershire County Plate Runners up
U8s ‘A’ Gloucestershire
Stroud Night Festival Winners
Dursley Festival Runners up