We are sad to announce that Newark RFC member, Roger Whittaker, died last Thursday after a brief fight against cancer.
Roger was a well known face in NLD for many years, both as Player & Coach. He played for Nottingham from 1968-1971 before joining Mellish Old Boys. His job then took him to Lincoln where he played for both Lincoln and Lincolnshire for several years, before injury intervened.
His illustrious coaching career started at Lincoln, before moves to Newark, Nottingham and Tigers. He eventually coached the Scottish Exiles and became Director of Rugby at Heriots, one of Scotland’s most prestigious clubs.