May 1st 2017
Saturday saw our under 16s competing in the Ipswich 7s tournament, from which they retuned as champions in the shield competition. Their opponents in the final Southwold rather disappointingly conceding the match. Never the less a great Day for the under 16s .. On Sunday the under 12s entertained a touring side from Burnham -on -Crouch and played an excellent match, a draw would have been an ideal result but the visitors scraped ahead at the end to win by 8 tries to 7. The many parents supporting both sides were treated to a fine exhibition of junior rugby played in the right spirit and were seen to applaud good play by both teams to set a fine example themselves. The under 13s Vixens were at the Ipswich 7s and battled through to the Shield final where they had a ding dong battle with Basildon. The score being equal at 4 tries each at full time, both side were declared the winners and each club awarded the shield. On Saturday our first team play Old Rivals North Walsham in the final of the Norfolk Cup at Holt a part of the Norfolk Big Rugby Day. The third XV take on West Norfolk 3rds in the final of the 3rds XV trophy, Benny Goodman 's side kick off at 11 am and the first team at 3.30.ON Sunday the Diss under 16s play Holt in the plate final. at the same venue Also on Saturday Chis Howard plays in the testimonial match for his brother Michael at Bedford. Michael joined Bedford via North Walsham in 2008, having had four year at Diss where his talents were instantly recognised by the late David Mason a former Wasp who was his team coach. Michael at 31 has made over 200 appearances for Bedford and was praised by the Blues Director of Rugby Mike Raynor for his dedication to the cause during his time at the club and his tireless commitment to the team. We wish him well in his retirement .
Last week end Carl Jaggard, who 18 years ago suffered a broken neck in a freak accident playing against Lowestoft and Yarmouth ran his third London Marathon. He ran to raise money for the Injured Players Foundation[organised through the Rugby Union], at the time of going to press he had already raised over £1500 .Sponsorship can still be made by going on to virginmoneygiving.com/carljaggard .
Please remember the Pub 7s on August 12th entries to Alistair Sheppard via th website www.dissrugby.com
Updated 16:55 - 31 Oct 2017 by Alan Gittins