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.
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
WESTBUS 2021-2022 – CAN YOU ASSIST US?
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
|4th Sept||Dings Crusaders RFC||John Dilley Consulting|
|18th Sept||Leicester Lions RFC||Light Blue|
|2nd Oct||Henley Hawks RFC||Ian Francis|
|16th Oct||Redruth RFC||Fat Boyz|
|30th Oct||Old Albanian RFC||Customs Network|
|13th Nov||Esher RFC||Couno Ltd|
|27th Nov||Bury St Edmunds RFC||Friends of WRFC|
|11th Dec||Worthing RFC||Stellisons|
|8th Jan||Barnstaple RFC||Westcliff RFC U14's|
|22nd Jan||Barnes RFC||Principle Personnel|
|12th Feb||Hinckley RFC||Mike Goff|
|26th Feb||Clifton RFC||Leigh-on-Sea Cricket Club
Old Westcliffian Cricket Club
|26th Mar||Guernsey RFC||Messrs Wilkins, Noakes & Fahie-Wilson|
|9th Apr||Canterbury RFC||Fat Boyz|
|23rd Apr||Rochford RFC||HLM|
Interested in next seasons Home Lunch Sponsorship
We are promoting joint sponsorship lunches
Sole Sponsorship is also available upon request
Info Updated to Include Away Matches
|16th Oct||1st XV||Redruth (H)||7-57|
|16th Oct||Lions||Shellford (H)||22-21|
|2nd Oct||Rhinos||Ongar RFC (A)||5-52|
|17th Oct||Ladies||Alyesford (H)||24-5|
|17th Oct||Under 18’s||Maldon (H)||12-21|
|19th Sept||Under 17’s||Epping RFC (H)||24-12*|
|19th Oct||Under 16’s||Basildon (H)||24-17|
|19th Oct||Under 15’s||Rochford RFC (H)||26-27|
|19th Oct||Under 14’s||Old Dartfordians (A)||25-30|
|10th Oct||Under 13’s||Harlow RFC (A)||25-25|
|23rd Oct||1st XV||Clifton RFC||Away||14:30hrs|
|22nd Oct||Lions||Southend II||Home||–|
|23rd Oct||Rhinos||Runwell Wyverns||Away||–|
|17th Oct||Ladies||Dartford Valley Ladies||Away||–|
|24th Oct||Under 18’s||Old Brentwood||Away||–|
|24th Oct||Under 17’s||tbc||tbc||–|
|24th Oct||Under 16’s||Upminster RFC||Away||–|
|31st Oct||Under 15’s||Sothend RFC||Away||–|
|24th Oct||Under 14’s||Bancroft RFC||Away||–|
|7th Nov||Under 13’s||Eton Manor RFC||Home||–|
|24th Oct||Mini’s||Chelmsford RFC||Home||–|
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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