FOLK WEEK CAMPER VAN BOOKINGS

Guidelines for booking camper vans Folk Week 2019

Booking for Folk Week camper vans on Blackmore Field opens today, 1st November.

Request to be sent via email to: Bob Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Costs 9 Nights £300

          8 Nights £270

 

When your request is received you will get a confirmation email with bank account details for you to make a deposit of £50 to secure booking.

 

Please do not use any other email address as this may result in failure to secure booking.

 


 

NEW BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT AGM

At the Club AGM held on 24th September, three new directors were elected to the Board: Matthew Barrett, Roy Jeffries and Cara Monaghan. All had been previously coopted to fill vacancies caused by resignations.

Mark Seward (Chairman) and Richard Sommers (Company Secretary & Finance) stood down. We are very grateful for the service they have given. Richard will continue his role as Company Secretary as a non-director. Mark intends to stay fully involved as an active member and major sponsor.

The current directors are as follows:

CHAIRMAN & EVENTS - Graham Brown

VICE CHAIRMAN & BUILDINGS & GROUNDS - Matthew Barrett

SAFEGUARDING & WELFARE - Kerin Hamill

DIRECTOR OF RUGBY - Peter O'Brien

RUGBY SECRETARY - Terry O'Brien

FINANCE, SALES & MARKETING - Roy Jeffries

CHAIRMAN OF JUNIOR RUGBY - Justin Lascelles

LADIES & GIRLS RUGBY - Cara Monaghan

DIRECTOR FOR TRADING SUBSIDIARY - David Salter 

VOLUNTEERS EVENING 2018

The Club's Annual Volunteers Evening took place on Friday 4th May with more than 70 people in attendance.

Club Chairman Mark Seward opened the evening by welcoming everyone and thanking all of our volunteers for the valuable work they do throughout the year. This was followed by a two course meal.

After the meal, Club President Terry O'Brien highlighted three events, which illustrated the work of our volunteers at its best. The Folk Festival, which is a vital sources of income, involves 40+ volunteers. For the tour of the French Under 14 team from Seguran, a three day programme of events was arranged. And the Club successfully staged the Devon Under 15 Cup and Plate finals at five days notice.

The President then made presentations to 14 volunteers, who had made a noteable contributionduring the season or over a long period of time. The Clubman of the Year cup was presented to Colts manager Jason Allen, who has coached juniors and Colts for 14 years.

 

NEW KIT AND CLOTHING SUPPLIER

We are pleased to announce that Sidmouth RFC has a new kit and clothing supplier. VX3, part of the Lovell Rugby group have replaced Canterbury as our exclusive supplier.

A significant advantage is the online ordering service provided by VX3. This is now active and replaces the club shop run by Lee Sowden. For the relevant links, go the "Shop" section of this website. The Club will get commission on all sales.

 

 

 

SEGURAN UNDER 14s VISIT TO SIDMOUTH A GREAT SUCCESS

Sidmouth RFC played host to a contingent of young rugby players from across the channel this weekend.
 
A delegation of 23 players and 8 adults visited the valley from Seguran,  a team based near to Agen in the south of France.
 
They stayed locally at Ladram Bay arriving on the Thursday night to spend three full days experiencing what Sidmouth has to offer.
 
On Friday they came to Sidmouth for traditional fish and chips before an afternoon at Sandy Park where they were treated to a full tour of the Chiefs’ stadium and its state of the art facilities.
 
Saturday saw them exploring Sidmouth and having fun on the beach followed by hot chocolate and ice cream on Dukes forecourt.  
 
A Hayman’s pasty for lunch was the prelude to watching Sidmouth second team play Exmouth on the Blackmore where the french gave vocal and tuneful support to the Quin’s.
 
Saturday night was spent in the club house where they played skittles and met some of the local youngsters during what was a great evening.  The French demonstrated the traditional “paquito” dance where players are passed over head down a line of seated team mates!  Jud Lascelles, Cara Monaghan and even the hefty Lee Sowden were all held aloft by the players!
 
It was down to rugby on Sunday.  The under 14 boys of Sidmouth, Tiverton and Seguran played a three way tie on the Blackmore where flowing rugby, English guile and French flair were evident despite the sticky conditions.  In France the boys and girls play together at under 14 level but this is not the case in England where the sexes are split.   Seguran had brought four girls over with them and they followed the boys onto the field where mixed sides from Sidmouth and Paignton incorporating the french girls played out an exciting match.
 
Presentations and an exchange of gifts followed as well as a warm invitation for Sidmouth to pay a visit in the future to the south of France.  Each french player and coach left with a Sidmouth RFC club tie as a memento of their visit.
 
Jud Lascelles, chairman of Sidmouth junior section said “it was fantastic to host Seguran.  Thanks to all those who helped make the trip possible particularly our volunteers and club sponsors Sidmouth Hotels.  The entire weekend exemplified the spirit of rugby. Singing, fun games in the bar, sport and new friendships forged.  I hope that this can be the start of an enduring relationship between the two clubs.”