Each Rotary club contains a wide cross-section of members from various professional backgrounds, who use their collective talents for the good of the community. Alan Bradley, a member of the Northallerton Rotary Club, recently gave the Club a summary of his sporting life. In his early years in Pontefract, his initial love at school was football, but he soon realised that rugby and cricket were his real future. He played for both Castleford and Pontefract rugby clubs and became a regular top scorer of tries, including against a much superior Bradford team whom Pontefract beat 6-3. On moving to Northallerton in 1974 to become Group Engineer for Yorkshire Highways and Motorways, Alan joined the Northallerton rugby 1st XV. He soon realised his talent for training and coaching, not only for rugby players but also for junior cricketers, many of whom benefitted from his expertise over 25 years. For 38 years he has been the Fixtures Secretary for Northallerton, arranging all matches and match officials each week. He was made an Associate member of the English Cricket Board, and played cricket for Bedale into the 1980s. In the last 30 years he has been a golfer at Bedale, and has organised annual competitions for friends and colleagues. Alan is a man who has devoted his life to sharing his love of sport, and on joining the Northallerton Rotary Club in 1996 he has extended his service to the community even further.
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Rotary Young Musician of the Year Competition
The Rotary Clubs of Darlington and Northallerton combine to organize a
YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
competition in Darlington every November. All entrants are also invited to perform at a non-competitive Concert in Northallerton the following May.
- While many were camping under canvas on holidays or at music festivals recently, members of the Rotary Club of Northallerton erected a Shelterbox tent and contents display outside the Northallerton Town Hall to demonstrate this remarkable way of helping people displaced from their homes by natural disasters. Rotary has for many years supported Shelterbox, a […]Read More »
- A new President has taken over to lead the Rotary Club of Northallerton for the coming year. Ralph Andrew handed over to Duncan Davison (right of photo) at a meeting of Club members followed by a social gathering with partners and friends to mark the change. Duncan completed his schooling in Pickering and then worked […]Read More »
- The 70 year connection between the two Northallerton Rotary Clubs and the Town of Northallerton has been honoured by Hambleton District Council. In recognition of the valuable work in the community locally and internationally by the Town’s Rotarians, the loop road surrounding Hambleton District Council’s Civic Centre and Leisure Centre has been named “Rotary Way”. […]Read More »
- Talented young solo musicians will perform in All Saints’ Church, Northallerton, on Saturday 18 May at 7.00 pm, in a Gala Concert hosted jointly by the Northallerton and Darlington Rotary Clubs. The two clubs have been supporting youth music in the area for over 25 years by means of an annual competition and gala concert. […]Read More »