Sat 6th Feb - Sidmouth-Chiefs v Tiverton

Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions the Blackmore pitch is unplayable and subsequently todays match against Tiverton is CANCELLED.

RBS 6 Nations @ SRFC

With the RBS Six Nations fast approaching see what's on below and how you can be involved at Sidmouth Rugby Club


6 nations poster pdf-01


Following her selection for the Devon Under 15 girls squad, Laika Swain played in all of Devon's matches. As a result of her performances for the Devon team, she was selected to take part in the South West trials, which took place on 17th January.

Laika, who is the daughter of former Sidmouth player Eddie Swain, plays at tight head prop. Following the trails, she has been selected for the South West squad to play against Canada later in the season.


Information to Members - Board Meeting Jan 2016




Information to members resulting from 18 January 2016 Board meeting.


There were 8 Directors present


A wide range of topics were covered – these included;


  1. A rabbit proof fence for the Sidford pitches is now complete

  2. A project to procure ground maintenance equipment is being worked up with a view to an application to the Rugby Football Foundation.

  3. A quote has been received in respect of work required for the the Grandstand at the Blackmore and work will now proceed.

  4. A CASC participation exercise was under taken on 5/6 December with a view to confirming compliance which will be repeated on 20/21 February. A submission will be made to HMRC before 1 April 2016 to confirm whether we wish to continue to participate in the scheme.

  5. There are concerns about player availability across all teams and work will be undertaken through the Coaches Forum to understand what might be done.

  6. Defibrillators are available at Sidford and Blackmore and have now been signed.

  7. There will be a pre match lunch on 30 January 2016 for Junior Volunteers.

  8. A comprehensive programme of events is now in place for the 6 Nations and will be widely advertised. Members are encouraged to bring guests to the club to enjoy the games in the new bar facility and enjoy our hospitality

  9. Dates for Presentation and Volunteer evenings have been confirmed for the end of April/ Early May 2016. Details to be published on the web site

  10. A project is being proposed for the Nat West Rugby Force initiative which is to improve the area between the old clubhouse and the grandstand.

  11. Proposals from the Development Plan will be submitted to the DRFU for inclusion on their database of plans




    The date for the next meeting of the Board is Monday 22 February 2016.




Congratulations to Sam Cavin, who has been selected for the South West Under 18 squad to play games against a team from the Southern Area and Gloucester Academy. This is a stepping stone towards the England Counties Under 18 team. Following these two warm up games, the South West will play London and the South East at Chippenham on 19th February. Following this match the England Counties squad will be selected for matches against Ireland and France over Easter. This is a potential pathway into professional rugby for those not currently in the premiership academies.