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