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Tommy ‘Pritch’ Pritchard

It is with great sadness that I tell you of the tragic passing of Tommy ‘Pritch’ Pritchard.
Tommy was in a car accident on Christmas Day and from that time he was in intensive care at the John Radcliffe hospital. He was operated on several times and kept in an induced coma to control the pain. Despite all the very best efforts of the hospital staff Tommy passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday January 17th.

Tommy is known throughout Oxfordshire for his passion for Rugby, Cricket, Golf and Darts to name just a few of the activities he played. His enthusiasm for life met no boundaries and he was loved wherever he travelled. He first wore the traditional Green and Black striped rugby shirt at the age of 8 and played for Oxford R.F.C. throughout the age groups. A pupil of Abingdon School Tommy then diligently studied history at Leeds University, gaining numerous degrees and doctorates.

On his return to Oxfordshire Tommy was a popular member and scorer at Horspath Cricket Club and a fleeting member of the Oxford Harlequins Rugby Club. His return to Oxford R.F.C. filled him and the club with joy. Tommy was a legend at every venue he attended so to say he was a character, is an understatement. He lit up the bar, if not the field, he always had a tale to tell and had the gift to make anyone he was talking to feel comfortable in his presence. In time there will be many stories told about the outrageously good times people had with Tommy, but at this time we mourn his passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and in particular his parents Sarah and Paul.

Rest in Peace Tommy

John Brodley
Chair Oxford R.F.C.


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Nomads 1909 Touch Rugby Club


Nomads 1909 Touch Rugby Club is a fully diverse and inclusive section of Oxford Rugby Club, open to all genders, all abilities and anyone over the age of 15. The club is FREE for 6 weeks and takes place every Tuesday night. The first training session run by coach Zebbie Johnson is on Tuesday March 5th between 6:00 and 7:00 pm.

For those who want to take their skills further In2Touch will be organising a Touch League from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on the same nights. The aim is for the Nomads 1909 Club to grow and enter teams in their Summer League.

If you are interested in joining the club even for a taster session email: [email protected]

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Oxford RFC is a local, inclusive and grassroots club, focusing on fun and teamwork. Everyone is valued and everyone gets a game. We are welcoming new or experienced players, boys and girls, in all age groups.

We train at the club in North Hinksey from 10.30am to 12pm on a Sunday, as well as optional midweek sessions. Please turn up and ask for Dom Icely or John Brodley. Or you can message Dom at [email protected]



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The Nomads 1909 clubhouse takes its name from the original Oxford rugby club team founded in 1909. The fully renovated rooms and grounds are available to hire for a variety of modern day sports and social events.

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The nomads 1909 bar is a free-house and is not tied to any brewery. We stock an array of draught lagers, ciders and ales along with the best Guinness in town.

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