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Solihull School honours old boy Claude Coton

A DRIVING force behind the development of Solihull School’s past pupils’ association was honoured at a rugby match between two of the Midlands’ greatest rivals.

A DRIVING force behind the development of Solihull School’s past pupils’ association was honoured at a rugby match between two of the Midlands’ greatest rivals.

The Old Silhillians played Old Warwickians for the new Claude Coton Cup, named after one of the founders of the Old Silhillians’ Association (OSA).

Dora Coton, widow of the late Claude Coton, presented the trophy to Simon Bright, the Old Silhillians’ captain after his team’s 34-10 victory at Solihull School in the presence of the Headmaster David E J J Lloyd.

Claude, a pupil at Solihull School from 1931 to 1938, was a member of the OSA’s Rugby Committee for more than 50 years and played the game well into his 50s.

Now in its third year, the annual fixture was attended by more than 150 past pupils. It was followed by a pig roast organised by Solihull School’s Director of Sport, Steve Thompson, and supplied by Berryfields Farm in Meriden.

 

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