Curry and Quiz Night Success

Hello Everybody !

Well - the curry & quiz night held last night went down a storm.

We sold out with 80 people in attendance and Duncan & Jill, Sidmouth’s very own master chefs, rustled us up a splendid curry.

At the helm for the night was Dan Goddard ( ably supported by Alexa Baker ) who asked the brain teasers in a 5 round extravaganza. This was duly won by the ‘Jedwood & Vanilla Ice’ team whos only infringement on the night was an overlookable 7 team members instead of 6. But who’s counting !!

The winners took delivery of the recently resurrected Sid Vale Quiz shield & we fully expect to contest this handsome trophy again before the year is complete. More importantly the winners won a steak meal for 6 ( possibly 7 ! ) courtesy of Mark and Joanna Seward of ‘Sidmouth Hotels’. We would like to thank them personally for their generosity and strong showing in the quiz itself. Other sponsors included Martyn, Sarah & Julie Fisher of Hunters Moon Hotel and Roger and Tracey Aplin of the Sidford Post Office / Press. Many thanks again.

A special thankyou must go to Buffy Cavin who provided random obscure entertainment on the night plus Linda Coombs and Christina Morgan for raffle sales and book keeping. Pete Drewett was also on hand to sign copies of his new book and generously made a donation to our fund from their sales. More copies are available upon request.

And so to the business end of the project – the ‘take’. Our initial total was £740 but upon sober recalculation this has now been mysteriously boosted to £830 !!! A fabulous total I’m sure you’ll agree – and it’s just the start of our entertainment agenda ……

Please stay tuned for our next event and don’t forget – please donate !!!

Best regards


125th Anniversary Celebrations

Sidmouth RFC is about to reach its 125th Anniversary and a week of celebrations is being organised to start the 2009-10 season.

Sunday 30th August:

Chiefs v Plymouth Albion XV - KO 3.00pm

Tuesday 1st September:

The Pullin Cup - Starting at 6.00pm

A revival of a competition for juniors first contested in 1904.

Wednesday 2nd September

Colts v Exeter Chiefs Colts - KO 6.30pm

Exeter were the Club's first ever opponents in a match played at Exeter on 1st November 1884

Friday 4th September - 125th Anniversary Dinner in the Clubhouse at 7.00pm with Guest of Honour Nigel Redman (Bath, England and British Lions) - Tickets £25 Application forms will be available for members soon.

Saturday 5th September:

'Quins v Cullompton 2nds - KO 2.30pm

Followed at 5.00pm by an Over 35s match between

Sidmouth College FP v The King,s School FP

If you wish to play contact Steve Channing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Followed by an Ex Players Evening starting at 7.30pm to include:

A Pig Roast at 8.00pm

9.00pm - The announcement of the 50 best Sidmouth players of the last 40 years as selected by a panel of experts. Commemorative mugs, sponsored by Delderfields, will be presented.

The Annual Bingley Pullin Memorial Lunch for Ex Players will be held on Saturday 31st October to coincide as near as possible with the anniversary of the first match played on 1st November 18884. It is hoped that a book about the history of the Club will be published in time for this occasion.

The following commemorative items are now available for purchase from the Club:

125th Anniversary tie - contact Derek Marchant on 01395 515429

Other items of leisure clothing - contact Ian Bell on 07754282845

Commemorative picture showing teams of 1884 and 2009 - contact Terry O'Brien on 01395 577403 or through the website.

Terry O'Brien

"One Big Club" Day Saturday 17th October 2009

On next Saturday the Club will be staging another "One Big Club" Day when the senior and junior sections get together and celebrate being part of our great and historic Sidmouth institution.

The event will kick off at 12.30pm when the bar opens and the Junior section coordinators and coaches are entertained at a pre-match reception.

Other events get underway at 1.30pm and include an exhibition of mini rugby by teams from Under 8 to Under 12.

Adults will be allowed free entry to the Chiefs league match against St Ives if they are accompanied by a junior wearing a club jersey, The match kicks off at 3.00pm.

Come along and enjoy a great afternoon of entertainment.

Terry O'Brien