Coates Norman

by Geoff Pillinger
Player Norman Coates

Norman H Coates

Position: Centre

Born: Bridgwater





Honours: Club Captain 1911/13

Debut game: 24th December 1910 v Bristol

Final game: 27th December 1920 v Coventry

Number of Appearances: 62

Career details:

Like his brother Vincent, Norman Coates joined the Club from Bridgwater when his parents moved to Combe Down. He was a powerful centre threequarter, quick off the mark with an eye for any possible opening and expert in drawing his opposite number before giving a perfect pass to his brother on the wing.

He captained the Bath Club during the 1911 to 1913 seasons.

His work took him to Leicester after World War 1 and he played for Leicester for some years as a forward.

A great player and a great sportsman.


This page was added on 13/10/2014.

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