Doris Churchouse

by Brian Jenkins

Mrs Doris Churchouse

“Come on my Luvvers! – these cheering words of encouragement  would ring out each Saturday over the Rec, and at almost any other venue when Bath were playing.

One of the club’s staunchest supporters was 76 year old Doris Churchouse of Rosslyn Road, Bath. Her husband Fred first introduced her to rugby 50 years previously, and her enthusiasm overtook Fred’s over the years.

“Rugby is my life ,” said Doris. “Nothing makes me happier than seeing my lovely boys out there on the pitch,”

Throughout the season Doris attended all the matches, and was a familiar site waving her club scarf and shouting out her well known catchphrase.

She travelled on supporters coaches to Twickenham and was always confident that Bath would be the winners.

Her collection of club programmes date back to 1930 and she said her addiction to the game had grown over the decades .

Her son Colin , a hairdresser in London , did not share his mother’s interest, and even Fred, who played for St Mark’s some 50 years previously, couldn’t compete with his Doris’ enthusiasm.

He once said ” I drive her to the away matches but leave all the shouting to her”

 

 

This page was added on 28/07/2014.

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