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| 27/04/2018

Older Bridgwater & Albion members will have been sad to learn of Charles (Chas) Furzeman’s (Fuzz) death at the end of February at the age of 77.


Chas had a long connection with rugby football having appeared for both Bridgwater & Albion and later Morganians.

Chas played for Bridgwater & Albion as a Colt and graduated into the senior ranks – making the 1st XV in the late 1950’s and being prominent in Albion 1st XV’s for several seasons from around 1959 onwards. In 1963/64 he played in the match to commemorate the opening of the new clubhouse against Reg Quick’s invitation XV. He continued to play for Albion up until 1964/65 when he then threw in his lot with the Morganians Club where he remained for several seasons giving some stalwart service.

Chas played at hooker and featured in some Albion sides containing the likes of Butch Hawkins, Dave Hodge, John Coleman, Cyril Moate, Geoff Paisey, Brian Scott, Bobby Collard and Colin Ball. Although a hooker, he was also a very competent goal-kicker.

Chas – having been employed by Bridgwater Town Council and later Sedgemoor District Council – organised the local NALGO Rugby 7’s side which was successful in several local government competitions in the late 1960’s.

Bridgwater & Albion offers its sincere condolences to Chas’ family and friends.


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