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Newark Rugby Club pays tribute to all-round sportsman Alan King



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Newark Rugby Club have paid tribute to one of its most distinguished players, who has died after a long illness aged 63.

The rugby club said it was sad to announce the death of Alan King, aged 63, after a long illness.

King captained the club for two seasons during 1987 and 1989 and enjoyed success throughout his playing career.

ALAN KING’s 1988 Notts Cup-winning team celebrate at Nottingham RFC, Beeston, where they used to play.
ALAN KING’s 1988 Notts Cup-winning team celebrate at Nottingham RFC, Beeston, where they used to play.

A spokesman for the rugby club said: “He was an outstanding fly-half and goal-kicker and played a big part in the successful Newark teams starting in the cup triumphs of the early 1980s.

“Alan also played for Nottingham and represented Nottinghamshire and Notts, Lincs & Derbys.

“He joined the club from Hykeham and was an all-round sportsman apart from his prolific contribution as lead kicker to the club’s winning teams.

“During this period the club’s first team enjoyed success in the Notts Cup, Notts, Lincs & Derbys Cup and reached the then national cup competition on four occasions.

“Thoughts and prays from all members and supporters go to wife Fiona and his family and friends.”

Funeral details are to be announced on the rugby club’s website.



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