Vikings Lacons Brewery November Player of the Month

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POTM November

Charlie Fethney is November’s Lacons Brewery Player of the Month. “Charlie’s the epitome of what you want in a back row forward,” commented Niall Lear. “Put’s his body on the line every week and is consistently amongst the top performers every match. As a vice captain he’s growing rapidly as a leader and is a massively positive influence on the team.”

The 26 year old Physiotherapist is in his third season at Scottow Park, having made his Vikings debut at Maidenhead in the opening match of the 2021 – 22 season. Brought up in Devon – he went to the same School (Ivybridge) as Archie Bryan – Charlie began his rugby career with Tavistock Minis aged seven. A decade later he was in Exeter Chiefs’ Academy Squad and spent the Summer of 2018 playing for False Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. Charlie then did a degree in Sports & Medical Sciences at Exeter University, whilst there playing for the University team including, in his final year, their British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Super Rugby side. After graduation he came to the UEA to do a Masters which is when he joined North Walsham. His time at UEA included a 12 week return to South Africa working in the Physiotherapy teams for the Stormers and Western Province.

Charlie’s debut sadly only lasted 15 minutes as he was badly injured but he has now made a total of 30 appearances, scoring eight tries, and is thoroughly enjoying his time at the Club. “I was made to feel very welcome, right from the start, it’s such a sociable Club,” said Charlie. “Obviously it’s been a tough season so far but we’re pulling together as a team and as a Club. We’re well supported from the touchline and I’m very much enjoying my rugby and the socialising that goes with being at North Walsham.”

 

Paul Morse

11/12/23

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