Stalwarts George and Ivor are first Hall of Fame inductees

Club stalwarts George Foley and Ivor Boehmer have become the first inductees into Bournville’s Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame has been established to recognise those who have given exceptional service to Bournville both on and off the pitch and George and Ivor are worthy recipients of the accolade of Club Legends.

Honorary Life President George was an attacking scrum-half or fly-half during his playing days during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and still enjoys showing off his skills as one of the oldest players in Bournville’s Walking Rugby team.

In his role as Life President, George is a fantastic ambassador for the club he served with distinction on the pitch, helping to form new friendships at the clubs Bournville meet – often for the first time – in the National Leagues.

Ivor Boehmer also enjoyed a long playing career as a no-nonsense front-row forward who had to wait until he was 53 before he was awarded his first XV tie for playing in 50 per cent of matches in a season.

After retiring from playing, Ivor took up refereeing and was a member of the North Midlands Society for five years before spending a similar period as a club referee, helping to ensure that matches were not cancelled for a lack of a match official.

Ivor was also a leading light in the establishment of the club’s Colts team which has since grown and developed into a flourishing Mini and Junior Section and of the flourishing Women’s Section.

He is a long-serving former Chairman of the club, and now also an Honorary Life President, but has also fulfilled many voluntary roles to help ensure the smooth running of Bournville RFC.

Ivor Boehmer (left), Club Chairman, Darren Clegg (centre) and George Foley (right). And, of course, Louis the Presidential Spaniel!

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