Westcliff RFC 1st XV competes in National 3 L&SE, its 2nd XV competes in the Zoo Shield D2 and the 3rd & 4th XV in the Shepherd Neame Merit Tables.
We run Youth and Mini Teams at every age group from Under-6, each with a Manager and Coach on Sunday mornings during the season. We also run an expanding and increasingly popular Cub section for children aged 2-5 on a Saturday morning.

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PLAYING

Players of all ages abilities and experience are welcome. Training for senior rugby is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with matches played on a Saturday afternoon. Youth teams train on a Wednesday evening and play on a Sunday when the mini age groups also train and play. Relevant age group and team contact details are available on our contacts page or Rick Compton our director of rugby can be reached at rick.compton@blueyonder.co.uk.

LUNCHES 2017/18

Please support the 1st XV in the National Leagues at a pre-match lunch. Delightful four course meals to be enjoyed by friends colleagues and associates with excellent opportunities to sponsor via your business. Click to view dates & book a table by email hapacey@btinternet.com

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£250   –   Peter Jones
£500  –    Colin Jones

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NEWS & EVENTS

Legacy Fund – Future of WRFC

As most of you know, this season is likely to be the last year we will be playing rugby at ‘The Gables’ as we prepare to move homes.

We as an Exec, see this move as a way to secure the future of the club and as such, are looking to extend the lease of the clubhouse. This is essential for the survival of the club, as has been outlined by the relocation committee many times in their updates. The current lease runs out in 2045 and we wish to extend this to 2075 securing the club for another 58 years…..at least.

To do this, it is going to cost the club £65,000 plus VAT but we feel this worth doing now, so we move to our new home with the future of the club safely secured.

We are asking for all our members to help raise part of this money and so for this, we are launching a Legacy Fund, where we will be giving regular updates on how much we have raised and who has been involved in raising money for this.

We are asking you to think of events, fund raising ideas and anything you can do to help raise funds to secure the future of our great club. We will be asking all senior teams, youth teams and mini teams to run events and raise money for this.

To start with, we will be putting a box on the membership forms and you can select this and opt to pay an extra £25 when you pay your membership this year. This will go into the fund and will help to kick start the fundraising.

So please tick the box and give an extra £25 in your payment of your subs this year to make sure you are doing your part to secure the future and legacy of our prodigious club.

If you have any fundraising ideas, please email Chris Whiston or Ty Harris. Click here for the membership form.

Changes to The Executive Committee

At this year’s AGM, held on the 12th of July, the Executive Committee members were elected.
John Pacey continues as President. Our Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary remain the same with Pete Jones, Nigel Roskams and Marcus “Monty” Peters respectively continuing their roles. Chris Whiston, James Evans and Darren Morrant remain on the board and we welcome Ty Harris and Peter Mahoney. We say goodbye to Will Hill and Lewis Harvey and thank them for their service.

Club Relocation Update

As club chairman, it is very pleasing to report that the clubhouse relocation project is making good progress as many of you heard first hand from Bob Smith and Chris Bard at the update prior to the AGM. Members will have seen the first phase of the new business park spine road has now been constructed. This road will provide access to the new clubhouse location. The next major activity is the laying of the utility services and these should be completed by the end of the year.

Our new pitch area has already been seeded and looks fantastic (below), and the new grass is well established. Planning consent for the construction of the new clubhouse was finally obtained from Rochford District Council on the 15th of June and the main construction contractor for the new clubhouse has been selected by the site developer.

It is expected that the build programme for the new clubhouse and car parks will take 47 weeks and the contractor is expected to start in early September. The new clubhouse should be operational for the beginning of the 2018/19 season and the finer details of the new clubhouse design are close to being decided. Final proposed details of the interior will be made available for members shortly.

Three key legal agreements are needed with Southend Borough Council; a new clubhouse lease agreement, a new pitch license and an over-arching relocation agreement. These agreements are already well progressed and discussions continue daily.

To safeguard the long-term security of tenure for Westcliff Rugby Club, I have been decided to extend the clubhouse lease back to a duration of 60 years. The associated lease extension of 30 years needs to be purchased from Southend Borough Council and the cost for this has been established as around £65,000. A club fundraising campaign will be undertaken during the coming months to help raise the necessary funds and it is hoped that members from all areas of the club will make donations.

These are exciting times for Westcliff Rugby Club, we will soon have the best rugby playing facilities in the region and a fabulous new larger clubhouse will allow the club’s playing membership to grow even larger.

Pete Jones and the Steering Committee

League Fixtures for Diary

First League game (Away vs Dorking) – Saturday 2nd September
WRFC Vs Southend Saxons (Home) – Saturday 9th September (Email Hayley Pacey to book lunch)
WRFC Vs Southend Saxons (Away) – Saturday 16th December

CALLING ALL PLAYERS – Bulldogs Touch and Training

There is pre-season training every Tuesday evening. Get there for 19:00 to start at 19:15-19:30. We will start with touch rugby and then look at skills, ball handling and some fun fitness as well as game development as the weeks progress. ALL PLAYERS are welcome to join in.

WRFC Club Shop

We need volunteers to run the WRFC Shop on Sundays during the rugby season.  If we have a small team the commitment can be shared.  Please contact Pete Jones Club Chairman if you are interested on 07968 970690

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