Bognor RFC Bognor RFC was originally formed in 1922 as Bognor and Chichester Rugby Club with games played in the Sussex coastal town. The Second World War saw play suspended and on resumption in 1946 rugby moved to Chichester to be rebranded Chichester Rugby Club.   In 1965, the current Bognor RFC arose from enthusiastic rugby players within Bognor Cricket Club. The rugby club continued to use the cricket club facilities until it moved to the current home in Hampshire Avenue in 1992.  Bognor RFC is a great example of a club which plays a key part in the local community and is a focus for both sporting and socialRead More →

Lochaber Rugby Club Lochaber Rugby Club was formed in 1969 by a group of rugby enthusiasts. Over the years they gradually managed to encourage some of the locals to give this magnificent game a try. With the Lochaber area being one of the main hotbeds of Shinty this was no mean feat.  The club’s turning point was in 1984 with the local council commissioning an official rugby pitch. Over the next three years a huge amount of hard work and fundraising by players and committee members resulted in 1988 with the official opening of our first clubhouse.  This building was only ever going to be temporary and was replaced by ourRead More →

Bowdon RUFC Bowdon RUFC is a fantastic example of the important role that a club can play in their local community. Rugby Club Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Mark Jordan to find out more about the good work that has been going on at the club lately.   He told us, “I’ve been here for around 25 years and have been chairman for the last three years. Seeing the club grow has been terrific. If you go back to 1993 we had a very old clubhouse – it was a great place for a bunch of blokes to socialise but as time has moved on we nowRead More →

Howe of Fife RFC Howe of Fife RFC does a fine job of providing people in their area with an opportunity to enjoy the game and has been developing well in recent times. Rugby Club Magazine recently caught up with Club President Chris Reekie to find out more.   RC: How long have you been involved and what first attracted you to the club?   CR: It was my local club for which my brother played and for (as he was 10 years older than me I was desperate to play against him) who Dave Rollo was our first International Cap, and as a young boy I followed his career. I started playingRead More →

Newton Aycliffe RUFC Newton Aycliffe RUFC has not had an easy season this time around but the club remains fully committed to playing an important role in their local community. Rugby Club Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Ben Merritt to find out more about the club.   RC: How long have you been involved and what first attracted you to the club?  BM: I have been playing for Newton Aycliffe for two years this season. I joined when I returned to the U.K. from living abroad and was looking for a new club having just moved into the area. I was impressed by the attitude of the players and coaches and it felt likeRead More →