The funeral of Trevor Woolley, a North Midlands representative on the RFU Council from 1973 to 1996, will take place in Birmingham on Monday March 15.
The funeral will be held at Christ Church Summerfield in Edgbaston at 2pm followed by a cremation at Lodge Hill at 3pm and afterwards at the Portland Hotel, Hagley Road, Edgbaston.
Trevor, who died suddenly last weekend aged 85, served Birmingham RFC, Greater Birmingham RFU, North Midlands RFU and the Rugby Football Union with distinction for 60 years first as a player then as a much-respected administrator.
On a more irreverent but no less heart-felt note I’d like to register my thanks to Megan Harris, the Sharks’ public relations manager, who excelled herself in furnishing me with an Andy Goode interview.
Ms Harris was in Durban at the time, while Worcester-bound Goode had just joined up with his new team-mates in Sydney. Yet despite the distance and ten time zones, she was able to sort out an interview in Australia for a UK-based journalist from her office in South Africa.
Which is rather more effort than her counterpart at Toulon has made with my attempts to contact Goode’s fellow new Worcester man Luke Rooney. A series of emails have garnered not a single response, so ‘Ya, boo, hiss’ to the vulgar arriviste Top 14 wannabes and Go Sharks!
While we’re pursuing personal agendas I also want to wish the British & Irish Cup and far-from-fond farewell. The pointless, time-killing, weekend-filling exercise has been a total waste of resources to my mind.
Perhaps my hostility has been exacerbated by the matches I have seen, which are as follows: Moseley 27 London Welsh 38; Moseley 21 Ulster 32; Rotherham 52 Bees 10; Bees 20 Cardiff 51; Aberavon 10 Moseley 0, Doncaster 41 Bees 8 and finally Moseley 0 Bedford 23.
A grand total of two shutouts, at least four thrashings and just one bonus point. I’m already looking forward to next season’s competition.
And finally, what would a diarist do without Twitter and specifically Marcel Garvey?
The Worcester wing is feeling rather sore with his team-mate Sam Tuitupou after he recommended and lent him the movie Tongan Ninja. “It’s the worst film I have ever seen,” is Garvey’s considered analysis.
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