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.
- Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington, will be the new venue on Saturday 16 November 2019 for the Rotary Young Musician Competition, now in its 26th year. Organised jointly by the Northallerton and Darlington Rotary Clubs, it is a friendly but high quality event for young pianists, string players and wind/brass players aged 8 to 18. There […]Read More »
- Northallerton Rotary Club members were part of the Tuesday weekly market at Bedale recently, with an erected Shelterbox tent and a display of its contents, which include blankets, mosquito nets, solar lights, tools, cooking utensils, water purification, and even toys for children. Several Rotarians were on hand to talk to interested shoppers, including the Mayor […]Read More »
- The Rotary Club of Northallerton will hold its annual Autumn Fair on Saturday 5 October in the ground floor hall of Northallerton Town Hall from 9.00 am until noon. This is the Club’s twice-yearly opportunity to help local charities in their fundraising and promotion of their activities. Ten charities will mount stalls and displays, including […]Read More »
- 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 »