Jimmy Rea - Head Coach
Jimmy joined the very successful Bishop’s Stortford club aged eleven. He was to continue to play for them for the next twenty-five years, save for three years spent down in the West country while studying, during which time he played for established Gloucester club Widden Old Boys.
Jimmy made his 1st XV debut for Stortford in 2008, and was to enjoy two promotions during his career, from level Five to National Two South in the 2012-13 season and then to National One five seasons later. Stortford have replaced Old Albanian as Hertfordshire’s premier club, having finished the most recent campaign in a highly respectable sixth place.
Jimmy enjoyed county recognition both with Hertfordshire Under 20’s and Gloucestershire Under 20’s, before enjoying further honours with Hertfordshire at Under 23 level. Possibly the highlight of his career was to be a member of the Hertfordshire County squad which reached the final of the Bill Beaumont County Championship, finishing runners-up to Lancashire in 2018
As an semi-amateur but ambitious community club Westcliff strive to offer and deliver senior rugby for players of all abilities whilst maintaining strong community links and upholding and promoting the games core values.
The development and progression of players through our youth system is the bedrock of our senior set up and has allowed the club in recent years to establish itself as the foremost club in the county. The 1st XV has become a much respected and highly competitive side at the pinnacle of regional rugby now playing in the National 2 East Division and regularly outperforming semi-professional clubs in and around the national league structure. The 1st XV are underpinned and supported by a successful 2nd XV and our other senior sides provide a platform for players of all ages abilities and backgrounds in the game to develop and enjoy their rugby in the manner that best suits them.
2nd Team Manager
2nd Team Captain
3rd Team Manager