Welcome to Westcliff Rugby Football Club

– formerly Old Westcliffians Rugby Football Club incorporated 1922 – 

Westcliff RFC is a Level 4 rugby club that is a non-profit Community Amateur Sports Club whose members come from across Essex and further afield.  The members are from various backgrounds and are welcomed into an inclusive club environment where the key principles of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, and Sportsmanship are developed out in the fresh air.

Westcliff RFC Senior Teams compete in:

Mens 1st XV National 2 South (Nat 2 South)
Ladies 1st XV National Championship 2 South East – East
Mens 2nd XV Shepherd Neame Essex Mens Merit League Division 1 (SNEML D1)
Mens 3rd XV Shepherd Neame Essex Merit League Division 4 (SNEML D4)

We run Youth and Mini Teams for girls and boys from our Academy of Under 18’s and 17’s to our Under-6’s, and a girls Youth section called the Wildcats. We also run an expanding and increasingly popular Lion Cub section for children aged 2-5 on a Saturday morning.

The Club benefits from a brand new purpose-built facilities that matchs our progressive ambitions and goals for the years to come.  We take great pride in developing players from within we are also an open and inclusive club that invites players of all levels of experience and ability to join us. If that sounds like you, we would very much like to hear from you and welcome you to The Gables.

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Youth Pathway

Passing of Clive Goodwin

It is with great sadness to inform you that in early October Clive Goodwin suffered from a sudden heart attack and passed away.   Clive had been a member of the club since the early seventies and during that time he had been an avid supporter, alongside his wife Hazel.  Both in recent years could be found by the touch line on game days.  During Clive’s time at the club he played in the senior men’s sections at the same time as his brother Phil.  He was a regularly selected for the Lions, and towards the end of his playing career moved to the 4th team where he also stepped up to captaincy and coaching.  Inevitably Clive’s sons, Ian and Neil, followed their farther and joined as Westcliff youth players and later graduated through to senior rugby. Both Ian and Neil are still involved in senior rugby today. Clive’s many years of commitment to the Club, on and off the field, saw him quite rightly being elected as an Honorary Vice President of the Club.  Clive had many friends at the Gables and he will be greatly missed.

Our condolences go out to Hazel and the family during this difficult time.

Passing of Tony Brown

It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of ex-1st XV Captain, clubman and our friend Tony.  Tony passed away on the 21st of September after suffering from a heart attack.

Tony’s Funeral Arrangements

All welcome to join with family and friends for the funeral service for Tony Brown, to be held on 21st October at 13.00 in West Leigh Baptist Church.

This will be followed by committal at St Laurence and All Saints Church.

Then on to Westcliff Rugby Club at 15.00.

West Leigh Baptist Church,
1150 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea

St Laurence and All Saints Church, Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6UN

Tony’s Obituary

Tribute from Southend RFC


Dear Member/ Vice President

It certainly seems an age ago that we last saw the 1st XV in league action – to be precise, the 29th of February 2020 saw us narrowly edged out by Tonbridge Juddians in a match where we were able to pick up a bonus losing point which ultimately turned out to be vital.  A possibly unexpected but fully-deserved victory at…….Click to Continue Reading

Home Match Lunches

DateVisiting TeamSponsor/Cause
4th SeptDings Crusaders RFCJohn Dilley Consulting
18th SeptLeicester Lions RFCLight Blue
2nd OctHenley Hawks RFCIan Francis
16th OctRedruth RFCFat Boyz
30th OctOld Albanian RFCCustoms Network
13th NovEsher RFCCouno Ltd
27th NovBury St Edmunds RFCFriends of WRFC
11th DecWorthing RFCStellisons
8th JanBarnstaple RFCWestcliff RFC U14's
22nd JanBarnes RFCPrinciple Personnel
12th FebHinckley RFCMike Goff
26th FebClifton RFCLeigh-on-Sea Cricket Club
Old Westcliffian Cricket Club
26th MarGuernsey RFCMessrs Wilkins, Noakes & Fahie-Wilson
9th AprCanterbury RFCFat Boyz
23rd AprRochford RFCHLM

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16th Oct1st XVRedruth (H)7-57
16th OctLionsShellford (H)22-21
2nd OctRhinosOngar RFC (A)5-52
17th OctLadiesAlyesford (H)24-5
17th OctUnder 18’sMaldon (H)12-21
19th SeptUnder 17’sEpping RFC (H)24-12*
19th OctUnder 16’sBasildon (H)24-17
19th OctUnder 15’sRochford RFC (H)26-27
19th OctUnder 14’sOld Dartfordians (A)25-30
10th OctUnder 13’sHarlow RFC (A)25-25

DateTeamOpponentsVenueKick off
23rd Oct1st XVClifton RFCAway14:30hrs
22nd OctLionsSouthend IIHome
23rd OctRhinosRunwell WyvernsAway
17th OctLadiesDartford Valley LadiesAway
24th OctUnder 18’sOld BrentwoodAway
24th OctUnder 17’stbctbc
24th OctUnder 16’sUpminster RFCAway
31st OctUnder 15’sSothend RFCAway
24th OctUnder 14’sBancroft RFCAway
7th NovUnder 13’sEton Manor RFCHome
24th OctMini’sChelmsford RFCHome

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500 Club Winners

Sept 2021 Winners

1st Prize of £500: Mike Turner (494)
2nd Prize of £250: Paul Strutt (653)
3rd Prize of £100: Ty Harris (303)
4th Prize of £50: Brian Scarsbrook (426)
5th Prize of £25: Barry Barnes (128)

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