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2018/19 Fixtures in Gloucestershire 1

Fixtures 2018/19 Gloucestershire 1

For those that can't wait to save all these dates, here is a link to the fixtures for Cirencester Rugby 1XV in Wadworth 6X Gloucestershire 1.


I also have the dates for the 2XV games and will update the website as soon as I have a moment.

Cheers, Cat

ps - looking for a sponsor so I can print a handy fixtures card for wallets and purses!


Pre-Season Starts Tonight at 6pm

Pre Season Starts Tonight at 6pm at Cirencester Rugby, the Whiteway

Shout out to all players, new and old.
Skills and drills from 6pm til 7pm and meet the new coaches too!

It's warm out there so make sure you hydrate properly befors, during and after exercising!
Then the footie from 7pm and a cold glass of beer or cider and a cheeseburger!

All welcome! We are recruiting new players too.

Give Us A Try!


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AGM 2018 Wednesday 27 June at 7pm

Cirencester Rugby 2018 AGM
Wednesday 27 June at 7pm

Dear Members

You are cordially invited to the 2018 AGM next Wednesday 27 June at 7pm at the clubhouse.
A chance to speak with the Committee, be updated on club matters and elect / nominate officers.
Anyone with time, energy and drive and wishing to get involved please do get in touch.

Also come and see our newly floored and decorated clubhouse!

Kind regards,
Dave Reeves


FINAL AGM Agenda and Officer Elections 2018 copy

Season 2018/19 Player Recruitment

Cirencester RECRUITMENT lo

AGM 2018 Wednedsay 27 June at 7pm

Save the date!   The 2018 AGM.

Wednesday 27 June at 7pm.


Dear Members ---

Please make a note. The AGM will happen on Wednesday 27 June at 7pm. 

All welcome and further details with regard to officer elections and vacancies to follow.

Kind regards, Dave Reeves






SEASON 2018/19

All players.

I hope you are well and enjoying your summer break. This summer there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes with the club refurb, being a major project undertaken. Here is a summary of the key dates moving forward. Please make a note.
1. Saturday 9th June (tomorrow) the Roundtable “Try a Sport” event is taking place at St Michael’s Park Cirencester (10am-5pm). This event is the opportunity for local sport to show budding sports people and children what sport can offer and how to get involved. We have stand with rugby activities taking place and some flyers to hand out. Would be good to see existing members attending, in support.
2. Wednesday 13th June touch rugby will once again commence at the club.
3. Saturday 23th June NatWest Work Force (9.00am start) the work party will mainly focus on areas outside of the club, strimming, tidying, general maintenance etc.
4. Wednesday 27th June (7.00pm start) Club AGM at the club house.
5. Thursday 21st, 28th June (6.45pm start) Ahead of pre-season skill sessions will take place. This will be an opportunity for players to have a re-introduction to the ball! With skill exercises focusing on hand eye co-ordination. This will take place on the paddock.
6. Tuesday 3rd July (6.45pm start) preseason will start. A presentation will take place on the first night followed by training. The minimum requirement for players is to be in a condition to make the gains expected throughout the pre-season period. This will only be achieved if players have done their own conditioning prior to pre-season starting.
Pre-season will focus on:
Conditioning, with speed endurance being the main theme.
Skill-based games, with passing techniques, space awareness, retaining the ball under pressure.
Understanding of the game plan and having the physical and mental ability to implement the structure.

Please note: Thursday 19 July: Hartpury RFC Head Coach Mark Cornwell will be our guest coach.

A successful pre-season is under pinned by every player attending as many sessions as possible, this will enable the player/squad to make significant gains.

7. 25th /26th/27th August Cirencester RFC Beer Festival
8. Saturday August 25th first warm up game (TBC)
9. Sunday August 26th Cirencester RFC Vets v Royal Logistics Corps Vets (charity game for MND)
10. Saturday September 1st last warm up game (TBC)
11. Saturday September 8th first league game v Old Elizabethans RFC (Away)

We all know the last couple of seasons have been difficult, and something will have to change to get our club back where we all perceive it should be. To do this we must all change, becoming more committed, with a tight squad of players who all aspire to play first, second and third team rugby every Saturday of the season.

Let’s start the change now. #newbeginnings
Andy Deacon

2018/19 Gloucestershire 1 Fixtures Out

Out now! Here is a link to the 2018/19 Wadworths 6X Gloucestershire 1 fixtures list.


Our first 1XV league game is Saturday 8 September AWAY to Old Elizabethans.

Gloucester 1 2018/19 Fixtures

Here is a link to the Wadworth 6X Gloucestershire 1 Fixtures List for 2018/2019.


Our first 1XV league game is Saturday 8 September AWAY to Old Elizabethans.

Ciren Wins S&D Junior Plate

Cirencester 2XV 12 v 10 Cainscross

Stroud and District Junior Plate Final

The game started in a very scrappy way with both sides unable to hold onto the ball. Perhaps this may have had something to do with both clubs having their club dinners the previous evening!

Once the game settled, Cainscross enjoyed all the territory and the majority of the ball for the first half. They would have been disappointed not to have turned all the possession into more points, with their only score being a solitary penalty. Half time 0-3 to Cainscross.

After some strong words at half time Cirencester sparked into life with great handling, but the vital pass was always spilled. With one turn over gifting possession to Cainscross, their player sprinted through the Cirencester midfield to make the score 0-10.

Ciren had it all to do and with great character, Ciren captain Gareth Owen to the fore, they hit back with a great swerving run by veteran Matt Harman who tiptoed his way over the line to score the try. Time was running out and on the front foot, Cirencester moved the ball up field; a tiring Cainscross defence was now giving Ciren the advantage with multiple penalties.

After a Ciren onslaught at the Cainy line another penalty was awarded, with a 5m line out the obvious tactic, but the energetic Harman with quick thinking and feet, darted over from close range to score his second try.

For the first time in the game Cirencester took the lead, which they duly held onto till the end to gain the victory. The Ciren young colts that played never stopped running and contributed greatly to the victory.

Well done to all.

GDPR: CRFC Privacy Policy

Dear Member

As you may be aware the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - new rules on the way which information is handled etc – come into force on 25 May 2018. 

This regulation introduces new requirements for how organisations process personal data.

All businesses and charities, including Cirencester Rugby Football Club, will have to comply with GDPR, which is an expansion of current UK legislation.

The attached privacy notice provides information on what data Cirencester Rugby Football Club will hold, for what it is used and how it is stored.

The effect of GDPR is that going forward mail shots will be run from the central database held on the RFU’s Game Management System (GMS).  If, this season, you completed a membership form (for members and VP’s_ or provided information (sponsors) then you should receive emails about club matters, clun events and international ticket applications going forward.  If we don’t hold this data on GMS and (importantly) have your express consent to use it then you will not be contacted for any matters or tickets.  
If you are under any doubt as to whether we hold the required information and to ensure that you have given your express consent to use this data then please contact the membership secretary, Will Steel, using the email address membership@crfc.co.uk

Thank you.

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Cirencester Hosts 7s Youth Tournament

Cirencester Hosts Country’s Longest Running 7s Youth Tournament 2018

Sunday 6th May, The Whiteway, Cirencester

This Sunday over 400 boys and girls, aged 11 to Colts, are taking part in the 40th anniversary of this annual 7s tournament at Cirencester RFC.

The hugely anticipated event has attracted teams from across the county and beyond, including Bath, Bridgend, Cirencester, Cheltenham Tigers, Chippenham, Dursley, Gordano, Grove, Hucclecote, Kingswood, Old Patesians, Oxford Harlequins, Painswick, Shrewsbury, Stow and Whitehall.

The tournament is believed to be the longest running, competition of its kind in the country! A traditional event in the Cirencester Rugby calendar, it is organised by Mike Timbrell, club Treasurer.

Commenting on the Youth 7s Mike said: “We are thrilled with the uptake and registration this year where we are putting on a day of 7s rugby for around 8 age groups. Thanks also to the M&J volunteers who are helping to run the day, their support is essential for us to put on such an event of this size, providing refreshments for all visitors. The festival celebrates the end of the season and delivers a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.”

Staging such competitions is not possible without the support of local businesses and Cirencester thanks Seagar Welding, Tanners Solicitors, Alexcars and Property Pathfinder for their support.

Last year the main and oldest tournament trophy, the U18/Colts Hugh Evans Memorial Shield, was won by Dursley U18s.

The first matches start at 9.00am with the closing awards and presentations around 4.30pm/5pm. The clubhouse and bar is open all day for refreshments and a BBQ is serving food and all are welcome to enjoy the Bank Holiday festivities at the Whiteway.