The NCA have recently interviewed Phil Woodhead about his experiences last season, playing for Leicester Tigers in the Premiership 7s and his hopes for the future. The article on the NCA web-site is available by clicking here
Wharfedale scrum-half, pocket rocket Philip Woodhead, had a very good excuse for missing last Saturday’s training: he was guesting once again for Leicester Tigers in the Premiership Sevens at Northampton, playing in every one of their matches on Friday and Saturday. Unfortunately his team were called upon to do much less attacking than defending, and it was in that department that Woody excelled. This comes from the Tigers’ website: ‘Phil Woodhead produced a superb try-saving tackle on the ankles of Sarries skipper Joel Conlon to keep Tigers in the game as the clock ticked down.’
Two of Wharfedale’s longest-serving members have been honoured at the Yorkshire Rugby Awards Dinner. Chris Baker received the Club Volunteer Award for his services to the club over many decades as player, Chairman, car park attendant, scoreboard operator and anything else that needed doing. The top honour, the President’s Award, went to Michael Harrison, player, coach, Director of Rugby and synonym for Wharfedale since his schooldays, when as an Ermysted’s pupil he captained the England Schools side. The photograph shows Past President of Yorkshire and Wharfedale member Gordon Brown receiving the presentation on behalf of ‘Clarty’, who is recovering from a serious farming accident in Pinderfields Hospital. The latest news on that front is that progress is being made, albeit slowly, but he does not expect to be discharged for some weeks. The Yorkshire Rugby Awards Dinner, held at York Racecourse, made a special point of wishing Clarty a speedy recovery.
Last September the Under 9’s took part in the filming of the new BBC food programme called ‘Top of the Shops’ which is currently being aired on BBC 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 8pm. The programme is about artisan food producers who try to sell their food at the Farm Shop at Airton so there are lots of local people and scenery featured! Tom Kerridge visited the club and chatted with the boys after their training session when they sampled a curry sauce! Filming in the Clubhouse The team was featured in last night’s programme which is now available on BBC iPlayer and by clicking here.
The NCA web-site has an article on our very own Dan Stockdale. It is available to view here.