Safeguarding the Amateur Game

By Malc King

During the 1936/7 season, “Bumps” Carpenter, the Gloucester hooker, played his 50th match for the County. His record included 5 appearances for Gloucestershire in a County Championship Final, of which 4 were won. The Citizen suggested that a photograph and illuminated address might be presented to “Bumps” to mark this outstanding achievement, but it would have to be procured within the £2 limit set down by the Rugby Union, and even then would require their approval.

This page was added by Dick Williams on 22/12/2010.
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During his rugby career my grandfather, Arthur Hudson, was questioned about his amateur status when he won a cup in the Midland Counties Athletics Championships, as its value was in excess of the maximum value allowed to be won as an amateur sportsman.

By John Hudson
On 27/12/2010