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

Thank you.

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.

Cirencester 12 v 15 Dursley; S&D Combination Cup Final

Cirencester 12 v 15 Dursley

S&D Combination Cup Final, Cirencester

The final of the Stroud & District Senior Combination final was a very tight affair played out on the Whiteway ground. Unusually for Ciren they started the game in lack lustre fashion, allowing Dursley to gain the upper hand. Ciren were struggling to hold onto the ball which did not help the cohesion of their play. From a penalty Dursley took a deserved lead with a penalty kick, this was followed by a try whilst the Ciren skipper James Renowden was in the sin bin for a high shot.

With Dursley very much in the driving seat they scored their second try, making the score 0-15 as the half time whistle approached. Finally Ciren managed to get some territory and possession, the ball was fed into midfield to the very impressive Ciren centre who Ben Ramsey who ghosted through several defenders to score under the posts, with the conversion kicked by Ciren fly half Iwan Thomas, making the half time score 7-15.

The second half was the reverse of the first with Ciren dominating the possession and territory. However they were struggling to convert their dominance into scores; several times dropping the ball at crucial times, or making an incorrect decision. Ciren did score the try of the game from deep through Iwan Thomas who broke, a great run with some inter-passing with winger Tom Woodward, who finished off the move to score 12-15.

The game then entered a period of tense rugby with both sides trying to finish off the game and gain the victory and cup. It was Dursley who held on to secure another fine cup final win, with a good effort from Ciren.

Cirencester v Dursley in S&D Cup Final Sat 28 April

Cirencester v Dursley
Competition: S&D Senior Combination Final

Location: Whiteway
KO: 3.00pm
Meet time: 1.15pm

Playing squad:
13. R. OWEN
15. Z. WAITE
16. J. FIRTH
17. J. ESSEX
18. G. OWEN
21. C. PUGH


Great opportunity to win some silver ware so let's not let the opportunity pass. Good luck to all. Please come and support.

Many thanks, Deacs  (DoR).

Gloucester Rugby President's Walk 2018 Starts at Cirencester Rugby Friday 13 April

Gloucester Rugby President's Walk 2018
Starts at Cirencester Rugby on Friday 13 April
- departing at 11.30am

GR President Fred Reed organises an annual walk for charity and this year he and 70 other walkers are raising funds for the Muscle Foundation in memory of Jack Haggett, We are proud that Fred has chosen to start his President's Walk from the Whiteway, Ciren.

The 70+ walkers are meeting at Cirencester Rugby where we are providing bacon rolls and coffee and giving all charity fundraisers a jolly good send off, as they walk across the countryside to Birdlip. After an overnight stay in the George Hotel they will then walk to Kingsholm with a pitch presentation at the Gloucester v Harlequins game.

----> Cirencester members -- watch out for a raffle competition launching soon to win one of three pairs of tickets to this exciting GR game. Kindly donated to us by GR President, Fred Reed.

In the meantime, please support this worthy cause and you can donate online here.…/thepresidentswalk2018

Cirencester Rugby Newsletter Spring 2018

Cirencester Rugby Newsletter

Spring 2018


Dear Members

This is our first new-look club newsletter and will be sent on a regular basis.
We welcome all your contributions for the next issue due out in May/June.

Please send any information and pics to Cat e:  

Kind regards,  Cathryn
Vice Chair

Former Ciren Player News from England Camp

Olly Adkins and Tom Seabrook

It gave Simon Collyer-Bristow, on behalf of the RFU, great pleasure to present Olly Adkins with his England U18’s cap yesterday in Pontypridd. Olly had a good game in their relatively comfortable 42-14 victory. There was also a lad from Dursley RFC, Jack Reeves, making a total of nine from Gloucestershire in the two teams, including a high number from Hartpury College.

Martin Woodward said: "Both Olly Adkins, who played England U18s again, and Tom Seabrook, who played England U20s this season (and who has just signed a new three year deal with Gloucester Rugby) said they would be honoured to donate one of their playing shirts to be framed and put up in the club."

Thanks guys! This will be so inspiring to everyone here at Cirencester. Well done.

Rugby this Easter

Rugby this Easter

This Easter weekend the 1XV plays in the S&D Cup final against Dursley at Painswick; the KO is 3.00pm.

The 2XV has the S&D Plate semi-final against Stroud at the Whiteway; again the KO is 2.30pm.

Please come and support the teams.

Cirencester 7 v 22 Gloucester Old Boys #GlosPrem

Cirencester 7 v 22 Gloucester Old Boys


Cirencester returned to the Whiteway for the first time in for four weeks, with the visit of Gloucester Old Boys. The game was moved to the second team pitch with the first pitch being very wet, resulting in the home side playing down the slope in the first half.

The game started with great physicality with the heavier Old Boys’ forwards retaining possession well and making inroads into the Ciren territory. The home side, on the other hand, were looking to push the ball wider, which resulted in Cirencester winger Cam Waldron going over in the corner benefiting from a great off load from MOTM Zeb Waite, the conversion was kicked by Iwan Thomas 7-0.

Once again the away side gained territory from a penalty, kicking to the corner. The initial drive was thwarted by some heroic defending, but when the ball was moved wider the kick pass from the Old Boy’s number 10 found his winger out wide to score, not converted, making the half time score 7-5.

Ciren had it all to do in the second half, but their cause was not helped giving a penalty away in the opening minutes; when kicked, it took away side to lead 7-8. The lead was the maintained throughout with the Old Boys scoring a two further tries, blasting over through the forwards both times. Cirencester did have their moments in the second half, but too many times conceding possession to easily allow the OBs to clear their lines. Final score was 7-22.

This young Ciren side now has three remaining league game left to try and gain another victory this season, and one they deserve, but rugby as in any sport does not do sentiment.

This Easter weekend the 1XV plays in the S&D Cup final against Dursley at Painswick; the KO is 3.00pm. The 2XV has the S&D Plate semi-final against Stroud at the Whiteway; again the KO is 2.30pm.


Cirencester Rugby Newsletter Spring 2018

Cirencester Rugby Newsletter

Dear Members

This is our first new-look club newsletter and will be sent on a regular basis.
We welcome all your contributions for the next issue in May/June.
Please send any information and pics for the next issue to Cat e:  

br Cathryn
Vice Chair