Amber Valley Rugby Club - Rugby

The club was formed in October 1967 when Stan Moorhouse chaired a meeting he had advertised. The meeting was held at the Three Horse Shoes in Ripley and attracted 22 prospective players.
By the middle of November a practice match, an away game and a home game had been played. Home fixtures until the end of 1967 were played on Swanwick Hall School's pitch. The Palmer Morewood Memorial pitch had been discovered to be available and permission was given by Alfreton Miners Welfare Club to use it. It couldnot, however, be put to use until after the posts had been erected with much toil, sweat and swearing on Sunday December 29th. the smaller second pitch didn't apper until much later when the local council decided to clear away the rubble of the old tennis courts and bowling greens. The council, to whom the Coal Board had bequeathed the ground, allowed the club in it's tenth year, to erect the shell of an ex-Rolls Royce sectional office building, creating a special sub-lease for the space on which the building stood.
This building, which had been transported by a large number of varying vehicles from Sinfin to Swanwick, stood empty and unused execpt for the occasional sing song for a further six years. Chris Fishbourne, Tony Robbins and a handful of others, worked hard in an uncoordinated way throughout this period but no great progress was made until the close season before the 1984/85 season.


Address :
Rugby Clubhouse
    
Lower Somercotes
Town/City
Alfreton
County
Derbyshire
Postcode
DE554PD  View Map
Contact Name
Phil Tolan
Telephone
01773514308
Email


URL
http://www.ambervalleyrugbyclub.co.uk/




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