Tim Weber is the final Lacons Brewery Player of the Month for 2023, the second time in 15 months he has received the award. The prop, who at 30 is the oldest member of the squad who was also playing last season, has made 107 appearances for the Vikings. “Tim’s a key member of the squad,” said Niall Lear. “He uses his considerable experience to support other players and thrives in that role. Technically very good, he’s a great Clubman always giving of his best and going above and beyond. His willingness and capacity to play the full 80 minutes, which props rarely do at this level, is a testament to his fitness and dedication to the Club.”
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Tim’s family moved to London in 2001 where he had his first taste of rugby at Beckenham RFC. Five years later they relocated to Norfolk where he was educated at Dereham Northgate and Wymondham College. He initially played youth rugby at Norwich, but soon moved to Scottow Park and made a handful of appearances for the Vikings before heading to Cardiff Metropolitan University where he gained a BSc (Hons) in Sport & Physical Education. After graduation he returned to Norfolk and the Vikings, working first as a PE Teacher at Langley School. In 2017 he moved to Great Yarmouth Charter Academy where he now teaches Science and is Assistant Principal for Behaviour and Culture.
“Obviously it’s tough at the moment, it was bound to be losing all those players last Summer,” commented Tim. “Rebuilding is hard but I’m convinced we will be in a stronger place as 2024 progresses. We are building a new team and we absolutely have the right Coaches to lead that. Our young players are learning and getting better every week. Ever since I joined as a Colt the Club has always felt like family to me, and I’m relishing the opportunity to share my experience and pass on what it means to be a North Walsham Viking.”