He attended Ipswich School, and on arrival in the First Form, he soon demolished the reigning school champion. He is remembered by the school for his inspirational coaching of promising players in the Prep.
He played for the Ipswich Club for several years before moving to France. There will still be a few players around who remember him.
The following game was played in the Final of the Norfolk & Suffolk Cup in 1978, when Ipswich beat Lowestoft 4 - 2. Rob played on Board 3, behind Messrs Gregory and Wallis: