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Pavior’s action packed weekend showcases everything from dragons to flying angels


Those lucky enough to have been in Burntstump last weekend witnessed a showcase that shows why Arnold’s Paviors are one of Nottinghamshire’s favourite rugby clubs.

A weekend of frantic action started with Paviors RFC First XV progress to the final of the Notts, Lincs and Derbys Cup, defeating Glossop in a tight semi-final at Burntstump on Saturday May 13.

Paviors reward for the brilliant win over Glossop is a Senior Final on Saturday May 27, against Dronfield, at Newark RFC.

PHOTO: N Kendrick

On Sunday afternoon Paviors Under 15 Boys overcame Southwell to win their County Cup, the NLD Plate at Lady Bay.

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Meanwhile in Burntstump the large crowd, experienced not only a lovely Spring Day but got to enjoy some great entertainment and group activities for youngsters, followed by a tag rugby display from the Under 11 Squad.

Then there were two displays (pre-match and halftime) by the magnificent Dako Flying Angels Gymnastic Group, a group whose gymnastic prowess was admired and appreciated by all who witnessed it.

It was then in the ‘main event’ that the Presidents XV, otherwise know as the Carlton Le Willows Dragons, a team mostly made up of Old Boys of Carlton le Willows School put on a stunning display of aggressive rugby to comfortably beat the Paviors 3rd XV.

Club President, Neil Kendrick, was delighted by the outcome. Neil said ‘’It was great to see so many ex-le Willows students and a couple of guests, roll back the years. It made me me feel that all those cold winter night training sessions, and Saturday morning journeys all over the East Midlands, so long ago, were not in vain.

“The young player development system adopted by clubs such as Paviors and Mellish also needs singling out for praise, for although some players were playing their first game for 15 years, the ability of others who have played regular rugby, showed through on the day. The match was a great advert for junior rugby.’’

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Paviors Rugby Club play at Burntstump Hill, Arnold, NG5 8PQ and the club runs over twenty teams.

New players are always welcome – girls, boys, men & women, there is a team for all.

Further information about the club including contact details can be found on .

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