SPORT: Dunsmore old boys raise funds in memory of team mate

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Rugby players reunited 40 years on for charity cycle ride

PICTURED: Team Captain Nick Dennis, John Partridge, Ian Kill, Kevin Murch, Steve Rollins, Andy Holmes, Digby Walker, Terry Oakes, Martin Orrill, Andy Johnson with Adele Kubicki.

In January 2015 a group of former Dunsmore schoolboys gathered for a re-union 40 years after they completed the most successful rugby team record in the history of the school.

Between 1973 and 1975 in 66 games they were beaten only twice and as Under 15s were unbeaten in any competitive match against all comers in the UK following a challenge being issued in Rugby World by their teacher coach John Shapland.

In learning a key team member Henry Kubicki had passed away a couple of years earlier they decided to visit his home town in the East Riding of Yorkshire and in his memory provide support to his local lifeboat charity for which he had been a fundraiser and volunteer lifeboat crew member.

In August they held a charity cycle ride around Draycote Reservoir and raised just over £4,000 dividing the proceeds to Warwickshire Air Ambulance and Hornsea Inshore Lifeboat.

It was appropriate for the available team members to travel to Hornsea on the week-end of the Rugby World Cup final which they enjoyed together and to present their donation and a memorial plaque to Henry’s memory.

They are grateful to generous sponsors CEMEX, British Gas, Peak Performance Rugby, Provincial Grand Lodge Warwickshire, Eastfields Lodge, SME Legal Services, Flexicare, Bryco Group, Menrica Engineering.

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