This Woodfordes Norfolk Merit Table Division 3 game was an excellent example of how to play rugby with good spirit and humour and was a pleasure to watch. Norwich had definitely the better of the early encounters winning both the majority of the line-outs and scrums and enjoying the territorial advantage from the possession they gained. A mixture of good defence from Fakenham and poor handling from Norwich, however, turned the ball back over to Fakenham and their younger running backs counter attacked against the run of play to score through Steven Clay and converted by Tim Syer (0-7).
Fakenham held the first of three free taster sessions for young children to try rugby for the first time in many cases. These sessions are aimed at infant and junior school age children between 5 and 11 years of age and run between 11am and 12:30pm on Sunday mornings in September. The photograph is of some of the activities arranged for the children by Merwyn Watson a RFU qualified coach with many years of coaching sport to junior and infant school children along with three of the club's young volunteers. The next session will be Sunday 22nd September at the rugby club. You can find a map and contact us via the club website at www.fakenhamrugby.com or you can phone Alan Young on 07859 806130 for further information.
The dates for the Match Luncheons this season are
12/10/13, Mistley EC2, N Walsham 3rd MT3
30/11/13, Medics EC2, Southwold 2nd MT3
11/01/14, Mildenhall EC2, Watton 2nd MT3
01/03/14, Felixtowe EC2, Lowestoft & Yarmouth 3rd MT3
19/04/14. Thetford Crowley Hogston Cup