Bon Voyage to Frazer

A large crowd assembled at the Mannings on Thursday 23rd July to wish retiring coach
Frazer McArdell the warmest of send offs.
Club Captain Ben Large presented Frazer with a framed Drybrook shirt and emblazoned around
the outside were a number of brass plaques listing his considerable achievements in his
short time at the club.
Ben outlined in his speech what Frazer had help to achieve at the club in his three and a
half year stint but went on to say what a great coach, ambassador and friend Frazer had
become to everyone at the club. On behalf of the club Ben wished Frazer all the best in
his new role in Singapore.
However, for all his prowess as a rugby coach, Frazer was found sadly lacking in the
customary yard of ale send off with an embarrassingly feeble effort in front of his
adoring public.
Many thanks to Mel and Richard Gaye for providing the refreshments.

For the record Frazer’s achievements were as follows;

RFU Senior Vase
Finalists v Selby 4/5/13

English Clubs Championship
Western Counties North League Champions 2013/14

Gloucestershire Premier League Champions 2012/13

Gloucestershire Premier League Runners-Up 2011/12

Western Counties League Play Off Finalists 2011/12 v Wells

RFU Level 7 Intermediate Cup
Gloucestershire County Intermediate Cup Winners 2013/14 v North Bristol

RFU Level 8 Senior Vase
Gloucestershire Senior Vase Winners v Bristol Saracens 2011/12
Gloucestershire Senior Vase Winners v Bristol Saracens 2012/13
South West Senior Vase Winners v Teignmouth 2012/13

Forest of Dean Combination
Senior Cup Runners-Up 2012/13, 2013/14, Junior Cup Winners 2014/15, Minor Cup Winners

Forest of Dean Combination Sevens
Winners 2014/15

Citizen Merit Tables/ Reserve Leagues
“GRFU Citizen Merit League 1 Champions 2012/13 (2nd XV)
Premier Reserve League Cup Finalists 2014/15 (2nd XV)