The last 50 years
As part of our 150th celebration Jonathan Corfe is writing a book on the history of the club. The book will cover the last 50 years, taking up the story from where the Reed & Swan1 publication finished.
Jonno is a published author - penning Bartlett and Corfe’s Great Kiwi Pub Crawl and he is currently writing his second book, Horrible People.
On the weekend Jonno spent some time with Stephen Garguilo, going through the club archives, checking out the trophy cabinets and looking at the photos that adorn the club room walls.
As Jonno and Stephen talked, Jonno was busy cleaning and polishing the silver cups, part of his mission to contribute to the club looking ship shape (his military training coming to the fore). Thanks to Dane from Bravo team for helping out.
If you have any stories you would like to share with Jonno he would love to hear them.
A special thanks to Stephen and Sandra Garguilo for the work they put in on the weekend to make sure the archives were accessible (and the clean up of the back room)
1 Reed, W.A. & Swan, A.C. (1969). 100 Years of Rugby - the Birth and Evolution of our National Game, The Story of Nelson Rugby Football Club 1870-1969. Nelson, N.Z