Welcome to the Burnham Rugby Club Website
Situated on the coast of the Bristol Channel just 2 miles from junction 22 of the M5, Burnham On Sea Rugby Club host all there visitors at the Burnham Association of Sports Club ground on Stoddens Road.
The rugby club guarantees that whether you are playing or visiting, you will get a warm, friendly welcome.
Burnham On Sea RFC run three senior teams, with a thriving junior and minis
section covering all age groups up to U17's.
The first XV have been transferred back to the Western Counties North
division for the 2014/2015 season, while the second XV remain in Somerset
The club is always looking to recruit new players of any age or ability. The
senior sides, and under 17s train every Tuesday and Thursday evening from
6:45pm, and the minis and juniors every Sunday morning from 10am
Please click on this link to complete our survey. It only takes a minute and can raise money for social spaces within the club which ultimately provides better facilities for the club.
Courses coming up:
Scrum Factory @ Castle Cary RFC - Monday 12th January- 18:30-21:30
Old Boys Day - November 2014
December 200 Club Winners
£50 Ian Abbot
£25 Paddy Leonard
The season so far…..
From U7’s to the 1st XV Burnham On Sea RFC have started the 2014/15 season with a whole bunch of firsts for the club. Can you spot them?.
The mini section are enjoying good playing numbers with two U8’s teams travelling away last weekend to Gordano. The 1st XV captain Russ Pike has introduced his son Austin to the game this season……. It has been encouraging that parents are stepping forward to help out with coaching and player management. If you think you can help out and support the coach and club with your time please talk to the coach of your age group.
A mention must go to ‘Scottish Steve’ who raised £1500 with a band night. This has started a fund to take all junior and mini players on a tour this season. This has never been done before. New Junior Vice-Chairman Barry Davis has the task of co-ordinating this!
A mixture of U11’s and U12’s are attracting other players and are looking forward to starting to play matches following their early season training sessions.
The junior section is working hard to encourage players to start or return to the game. An initiative with Andy Goodall and RFU Coaching Development Officer, Chris Hurd has seen a nucleus of U14’S start with the club. By working with club and schools they are hoping to fill this gap in the club and also encourage other players to join in with the age groups around them. The first inter schools game for this age group is being played at Burnham RFC on Wed 5th November at 4pm.
The U15’s have seen some new players come in to bolster the ranks. With the additional coaching support of some of the senior players they are taking shape as a team.
The U16’s are the form team with an unbeaten start to the season. Coaches Andy Fear and Glen Cutter continue to work hard at peeling their players away from all those non rugby distractions……… The Tuesday night training sessions alongside the seniors is paying off. We look forward to these lads entering the colts next season.
The U17’s have entered the Gloucester Development League this season and have played five games, winning three. This opportunity was negotiated by Team manager Steve Potter over the summer in order to offer the best level of rugby for the team in order to retain them in the game.
The second team have had their best ever start to the season experiencing some good player support for home games and wins to boot. If this was matched for away games then league promotion could be a distinct possibility. Its in their hands………
After a difficult start to the season, with multiple injuries the 1st team are finding their feet in Western Counties North. The pre-season preparation and fitness levels of the team are now overriding the fact of losing some key players to higher league teams and injury woes. Head Coach Graham Buller with coaching support from the senior players are working hard to build the team. The team has been complimented by three new players from abroad, Two New Zealanders and a Welshman! A warm welcome is extended to Beau, Jordan and Rich.
The Somerset Cup has seen us drawn against Chard. However this fixture will not take place on 08th November as Chard have given us a clear route to the next round after deciding to concentrate on the league campaign. Will keep you posted……
There will a Friday night fixture on 28th November for 2nd team, colts over the age of 17 and Vets against Winscombe 2’s under lights. Kick Off 19:30.
One thing has not changed this season. The unwavering commitment of the club supporters. We cannot thank them enough as many are also a club financial supporter.
Work is underway on the new Supporters Stand to compliment our already 1st class facilities. With the contract signed with local building contractor Andy Marsh, project manager and fund raiser Neil McKen has made it happen… On behalf of the club Thank you Neil.
Finally a reminder, the 22nd November, is Sponsors Day and Old Boys reunion at the club which I am sure a few of you can remember from last year was a great afternoon. We look forward to seeing you there….
Yours In Rugby Football.
New Coaching Initiative:
Coaching Development Officer Chris Hurd is leading a Junior coaching initiative to focus on Key Areas of the Game and encourage inter age group networking.
The following sessions are to include one coach and 4 players from each age group from U11/12's to U17's. Remainder of team to be train if possible.
Friday 14th November. 7pm to 20:30 at Burnham RFC: Coaching Through Games
Friday 5th December. 7pm to 20:30. Venue TBC: Back 3 Attack
Friday 23rd January. 7pm to 20:30. Venue TBC: Scrum half, Fly Half Play
Friday 13th March. 7pm to 20:30. Venue TBC: Front Row Clinic
Any questions Contact Chris Jones 07817 528996.
1st Team Replica Shirts
Anyone interested in purchasing a 1st Team Replica shirt, please contact Charlotte Gaylard for more details firstname.lastname@example.org & 07456 711611
Click here for the Colts Fixtures
Click here for U7 and U8 Rules of Play
Click here for U9 Rules of Play
Click here for U10 Rules of Play
Click here for U11 Rules of Play
September 200 Club Winners
£50 - Paul Vinecombe
£25 - Darren Abbott
The following courses are available to book on the new England Rugby website www.englandrugby.com and by following this link - http://www.englandrugby.com/courses/coursesearch
Click here for the current membership application form
Click here for our new "Do you Remember?" section