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was nom­i­nated for the vol­un­teer of the year award at the NZRFU Stein­lager Rugby Awards in Auck­land last week.

Al­though top hon­ours went to John Ge­orge of Taranaki, Mr Wil­son said it was a night to re­mem­ber with many well­known rugby faces present in­clud­ing past All Black Tane Nor­ton and Rugby News ed­i­tor Bob Howitt.

In its first year, the vol­un­teer of the year award is awarded to a vol­un­teer in recog­ni­tion of their ef­forts to the sport of rugby over the past year.

Mr Wil­son’s in­volve­ment in rugby spans 15 years and in­cludes the re­cent Roller Mills tour­na­ment in Toko­roa. 25 years ago World champ hands over crown July 2, 1987

Over the last month mem­bers of the Toko­roa Scrab­ble Club have been com­plet­ing their own club cham­pi­onships.

As expected, the com­pe­ti­tion was much closer than in pre­vi­ous years and was in doubt un­til the fi­nal game.

Club cham­pion over the past three years, Kevin Edgeler had to be con­tent with­the run­ner-up po­si­tion this year in the wake of Florence Veld­huizen, who won six of her seven games to win the Betty Price Salver for 1987.

Edgeler, in fin­ish­ing run­ner-up won five of his seven games.

Mrs Veld­huizen’s run of good form started at the na­tional cham­pi­onships over Queen’s Birthday week­end where she won the na­tional C-grade ti­tle.

The next club tro­phy to be de­cided is the Ann Plested Com­pe­ti­tion Night Points Tro­phy, and with only five points sep­a­rat­ing Kevin Edgeler and Florence Veld­huizen, an­other epic ‘‘bat­tle of words’’ is likely. 50 years ago Not ref­er­ees – coaches are at fault May 17, 1962

When Ath­letic played Hod­derville, in the third grade com­pe­ti­tion last Satur­day, the ref­eree con­sid­ered there was too much swear­ing go­ing on.

His com­ments on the match were con­sid­ered by the South Waikato Rugby Sub-Union on Mon­day evening.

It was de­cided that any player would be given one warn­ing and, if he per­sisted, would then be brought up be­fore the ju­di­cial sub­com­mit­tee. It could then take suit­able ac­tion.

NOM­I­NA­TION: Barry Wil­son has been nom­i­nated for the vol­un­teer of the year award at the NZRFU Stein­lager Rugby Awards in Auck­land.

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