Rugby Reunion Team of ’74’

The gang from top left: Lionel Weston, John Green (headmaster), Keith Woodcock, John Nelson, Craig Reynolds, Adam Courlander, Mike Madeiros, John Dudeny, Andy Nightingale, Maurice Hudson, Rob Norton, Graham White.The gang from top left:

Lionel Weston, John Green (headmaster), Keith Woodcock, John Nelson, Craig Reynolds, Adam Courlander, Mike Madeiros, John Dudeny, Andy Nightingale, Maurice Hudson, Rob Norton, Graham White.

John Green recently welcomed the victorious Seaford Rugby team of 1974 back to the college to watch the current Seaford 1st XV, who are also in fine form, for a celebration lunch.

Rob Norton Old Seafordian started his quest to find the team after almost 40 years of leaving Seaford and the turn out considering the time gap was fantastic. Here is a snippet of what Rob had to say when we asked him if the players took the same places for their picture last week as they did for the team photo back in 1974! (see photo at foot of this post)

‘Yes, we had a great day, I don’t think we did sit in the same place, it was talked about and if everyone had been there, I think we would have!’

The lunch in the Headmaster’s study was very good. He was very generous, we were very privileged! There were some references to the fact that the last time Graham White was in there was for a beating from the Head! (This was at a time when corrective punishment was deemed lawful we should add !)

Maurice made a lovely speech and I think his words made us really appreciate what we had achieved and how much it had meant to him and all of us. It was quite an achievement, they were not easy teams to beat. It’s just a shame we hadn’t arranged the reunion before. Some of us hadn’t seen each other since leaving school but we all had very fond memories of our time at Seaford. It seems we have never forgotten our unbeaten season.

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