It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the recent death of a great Old Sulian, Mick Moore, who was regarded by all as a friend, a club legend and who will always be fondly remembered at Lansdown.
Mick played his first game for the Old Sulians on the 16th September 1965, away at Frome and continued until 1976, when he hung up his boots. He made an outstanding contribution to Sulians both on the field, as a player and very importantly as an active committee member over many years. Mick also made a huge contribution to the Old Sulians Association, where he also held the position of President. He’s well remembered for the rugby tours he organised to Germany and Ireland, and for the annual trips to Twickenham for the Varsity rugby fixtures he organised for the older members, “oldies”.
From 1965 to 1976 Mick played an amazing 321 games for the Sulians, his best season being 1973/74 when he scored 171 points made up of 10 tries, 46 conversions and 13 penalties. Mick was 2nd XV Captain in the 1967/68 season, and was 3rd XV Captain from 1970 to 1976. After Mick retired from playing, he was Club chairman from 1977 to 1979 and from then onwards was a regular on the touchline at home fixtures at Lansdown, often meeting up with other “oldies” local to Lansdown for lunch and a catch-up before the game.
As well as his time with the Sulians, Mick was “mine host” of The George Inn at Norton St Phillip, where many nights were enjoyed with him at the bar. Mick was also a very keen golfer and will be fondly remembered by his friends at the Bath Golf Club.
Mick, a true Sulian legend, will be greatly missed by all at Lansdown. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and will all raise a glass and remember him fondly.