Football at Woolverstone Hall School

By which of course is meant "rugby football". Soccer was that other abomination that many of us secretly loved playing, too, but which had to be reserved to semi-clandestine thrashes on Orwell Side on Sundays, preferably before or after Taffy went for an afternoon stroll.

Here is a word from Jerry Page:
"When it comes to rugby, there is no doubt that, from the outset in 1951, WHS produced, and continued to do so over forty years, teams and indeed results which were both awesome and consistent. This has left a legacy of pride and fulfilment which is described in the "Rugby History of Woolverstone Hall", produced in 2002."

Jerry modestly omits to mention that this is his own opus, and highly interesting reading it makes, too. Yes, rugby was special at WHS. OK, so we didn't always exactly thrash the likes of Colchester and Wymondham, but many of our teams were practically unbeatable, and nobody involved in rugger during those years could have failed to feel they were part of something special.

Jerry Page's "Rugby History of WHS" A Wymondham boy remembers .... TEAM PHOTOS & "JANUS" REPORTS PLUS
HOUSE, MYSTERY & NON-WHS TEAMS
WHS RUGBY HALL OF FAME:    ONE     TWO
"SPORTS REPORT" MAGAZINES (73-74)
MEMORABILIA TEAMSHEETS ACTION & OTHER PHOTOS
FACEBOOK DISCUSSION re OPPONENTS DATABASE STATS RUGBY QUIZ The PHIL ANTHISTLE COLLECTION
(77-78 1st XV v St Joseph's College)
96 Middlesex 7s with Martin Offiah & Adrian Thompson (mp4 29m)