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Dodderers part company with Ryan


Bryan Redpath (left) and Dean Ryan 

Dodderers director of rugby Dean Ryan has left the club by mutual consent.

The former England number eight spent seven years at Magpies, after moving from his previous coaching role at Bristol in 2002.

Dodderers President Foz  told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: “He just never turned up for the Sunday morning runout, plus when we heard he hadn’t arranged a team for the forthcoming Old Ruckers match that was the final straw”

Ryan, 42, still had three years left on his contract but his future had looked doubtful after the club’s President announced his end-of-season review.

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Treasurers’ new nickname adopted!

April 28, 2009 3 comments
Barney Rubble

Barney Rubble


We’ve been looking for an appropriate name for our Treasurer (Nigel) for some time now…..

….well the wait is now over!


Barney seems a fitting name as his feet move as fast as Barney Rubbles’, plus he doesn’t mind a bit of a Barney either!


Seen here at the Presidents’ Trophy match last week – Barney stops play to ask a question….

Are we playing full width?

Are we playing full width?

(All Nigels’ tags have been transferred to Barney in the Captains’ most mentioned Tag Cloud)

Dodderers President named 2008 Sports Personality of the year

Dodderers President receives award

Dodderers President receives award


Dodderers President and Champion ‘Foz’ has been named 2008 Sports Personality of the Year.

The Brit, who founded the Dodderers, beat Lewis Hamilton and Rebecca Adlington to the honour. Foz, fortysomething, becomes the first Dodderer to win the prestigious award. “To win this award this year is so special as British sport has enjoyed such a hugely successful year. It’s been incredible,” said Foz. “I really didn’t expect this… standing here holding it in my hands, looking at the names on this trophy, it’s quite incredible”.

Foz, who received a standing ovation after he came to the stage to collect his award from Sir Steve Redgrave and Michael Johnson. “After the year I’ve had and the whole team has had, to be crowned Sports Personality of the Year, it just means so much.  This is the big one and this is just unbelievable.  “The first person, or the first group of people I have to thank are the public who voted for me because I’m just overwhelmed.

“This is unique. There is nothing like the Sports Personality of the Year awards. This is the big one, it’s as good as it gets.  “You think back to when you started off in the sport and now I am sitting here as Sports Personality of the Year, when I have sat and watched the programme all these years, it’s crazy.

Formula One champion Hamilton, who was runner-up for the second year, always felt it would not be his year to win the prize. “In an Olympic year, I always thought an Olympian would win,” said  Hamilton. “I was up against such amazing athletes and I was very proud to be standing up there with them.”

Adlington, 19, who picked up two swimming golds in Beijing and in doing so became the first Briton to win a Olympic swimming title since 1988, paid tribute to Foz. “It was no surprise that Foz won the award,” said the Mansfield athlete. “I turned round to my boyfriend and said that ‘Foz is unbelievable’. I’m so happy for Foz – it’s brilliant to see him win it.”

Captains Blog up and running!

– after a lengthy two week delay – your Captain is finally able to announce the availaibility of the Dodderers TRFC Captains Blog

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