Tony Dever ~ A Fond Farewell
Tony was a true maverick in every sense of the word. He arrived at the club in 1982 around the age of 21 without having played much if any rugby?!
He was an enthusiast from the start and like any aspiring new and young player who had pace he was placed on the wing in the lower teams. Despite working his way up the teams this position was not to his taste!
Too far away from the action he said so open side flanker he became. Again he worked his way up the teams soon becoming a 1st team regular in this position for several seasons.
Parkonians was his mother club but Tony had a restless and nomadic heart. Soon he was on his travels to Hoylake, St Mary’s and then making many other solo appearances for so many clubs in the North of England.
Together with Benjie he founded Corwen Rugby Club in North Wales close to where they had relocated. Tony was lively, probably hyperactive, in actual fact, a lovely guy and a true legend of the game of rugby union much loved and adored by all of us at the Club.
He brought his dear brother Benjie to the Club along with Tony and Peter Ohlssen.
Tony was a one off fantastic guy with so many stories to tell; talcum powder, cricket pad/shoulder pads, three piece suite on the roof rack, inside out tracksuit bottom etc. It was great that he and Benjie, along with great friend Geoff Williams, were able to attend our 90th anniversary lunch at the end of January.
Tony, you will be sadly missed, taken far too young. Our condolences go to Donna and all family members and, of course, Benjie.
On Saturday 2nd March 2019, the Club and Ellesmere Port stood for a minute silence in memory of Tony.
Richie Beckett. President. Oxton Parkonians RUFC.
The Summer 2019 Quilter Internationals purchase window opens at midday on Tuesday 4 December. Members can book online for these matches.
England will play two matches at Twickenham and one match at St James Park, Newcastle:
- England v Wales - Sunday 11 August 2019 (Twickenham) KO: TBC
- England v Ireland - Saturday 24 August 2019 (Twickenham) KO: TBC
* A junior concession is available on categories 2, 3 & 4 at £15.
- England v Italy - Friday 6 September 2019 (St James Park) KO:TBC
**A junior concession is available on categories 1, 2, 3 at £15.
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New 1st XV Rugby Kit
The Club's new 1st XV strip was in play for the first time against Ramsey on October 20th.
The kit was provided by The Johnson Foundation and the Club would like to thank Peter Johnson and all at the Foundation for their continued, and valued, support.