More than 50 volunteers attended the Club'S Volunteers Evening held on Friday 4th September in the newly refurbished clubhouse.  The event is held annually to recognise and reward the essential work done by a large number of volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the club.

After most enjoyable hot buffet provided by club caterer Duncan Woods and his team, chairman Lester Willmington outlined the important achievements and contributions during the previous season before making the following presentations for notable contributions.

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Clubman of the Year trophy – Chris Fitzhenry for his work with the junior section.

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Tug Wilson Cup – Tom Seward  as player/volunteer for his work in coaching the girls squad.

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Malcolm Barratt for 25 years’ service, firstly with the junior section and latterly as bar chairman. Also his wife Sally for her invaluable support.

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Dave Whelan, retiring vice chairman after 21 years on the committee and board.

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Jason Allen, for his work as coaching coordinator and ten years as a junior section coach.

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Carron Headon , for her work as junior registration secretary.

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Cara Monghan and Saul Vicary for successfully introducing girls’ rugby.

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Lee Sowden, for his work as project manager for the clubhouse refurbishment.

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Mike Horsnell, for his work as chairman of the committee organising events to celebrate the Rugby World Cup.


It was also noted that Robert Baugh has been recognised by Devon RFU as an “unsung hero”. He has been presented with two tickets for a Rugby World Cup game at Sandy Park.

The club is currently looking for a finance officer. If you have the necessary skills and would like to join and enthiusiastic group of volunteers, please contact chairman, Lester Willmington, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07753116297.







SRFC Junior Registration & Training

Sidmouth RFC Junior Section Training and Registration

Sidmouth RFC will be holding training and registration for all age groups

from Under 7s to Under 16s on Sunday 6th September.

Under 7s to Under 11s will be at the Blackmore from 10 am

Remaining older age group meeting at Sidford as follows:-

 Under 12s – 14s meet at 9 am

Under 15s – 16s meet at 10.30 am

 There will be refreshments available during and after the event for players and parents.

 Sidmouth RFC also have a very successful girls section who will be holding their event from 1.30 pm on 6th at the Blackmore.  It is intended to run Under 13s, 15s and 18s girls teams this season and all those who are interested are welcome to come along.

Coaches look forward to seeing returning players and welcoming new players and parents to kick off the 2015/2016 season in Rugby World Cup year.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS AND GAMES in Celebration of The Rugby World Cup


The club will be open for all the matches during the world cup and extends a very warm welcome to all those who wish to watch and support the league games and watch the world cup matches on the big screen upstairs or in the downstairs bar.SRC.RWC

SIDMOUTH RUGBY CLUB AGM - 14th September 2015 at 7pm

Nominations 2015

Minutes from AGM 2014


Notice is hereby given that the General Meeting (Meeting) of Sidmouth Rugby Football Club Limited (Club) will be held at The Club House The Blackmore, Heyden’s Lane Sidmouth on 14th September 2015 at 7pm to transact the following business:


To consider and vote on the Minutes of the AGM which was held on 15th September 2014


To receive from the Board a report of the Club’s activities since the last AGM


To receive from the Board the Club’s Accounts


To appoint the Club’s Independent Examiner


To consider and vote on Resolution 1 proposed by the Board (see below)


To elect five Directors, those retiring being eligible for re election


Colin Chesterton is due to retire in accordance with Article 24.


Susan Cockayne, Robert Smith and Malcolm Wharton were co-opted to the Board during the course of the year and are due to retire in accordance with Article 28 and are eligible for re-election under the same Article


It is recommended that Colin Chesterton, Susan Cockayne, Robert Smith and Malcolm Wharton are re-elected.


It is also recommended, if prepared to stand, that Peter O’Brien is also elected.


To consider and vote on a Resolution 2 proposed by the Board (see below).


To transact any other business as may be brought before it 7 days notice in writing having been given to the Board.




By order of the Board


Colin Chesterton




Sidmouth Rugby Football Club Limited


Registered Office Hertford House Southernhay Gardens Exeter EX1 1NP


20th August 2014


Resolution 1 proposed by the Board


Article 18.1 To delete the word “ten” and substitute the word “twelve”


NB The vote is by way of simple majority of those present and any Proxy votes.


See Articles 38 and 41.




Resolution 2 proposed by the Board


A proposed Rule Change


Of Rule 6(b) “The subscription year shall be from 1st August in each year. Any change in the subscription will be made by the Board on or before 15th May in each year”


To substitute  “The subscription year shall be from 1st September in each year. Any changes in subscription will be made by the Board on or before 1st August in each year




NB The vote is by way of 2/3rds Majority of those present and proxy votes.


See Article 48


Notes to the Notice of Annual General Meeting


The Minutes of the 2014 AGM and Club Accounts to 30th April 2015 are available via the above link or from the secretary whose details appear below.


To be eligible to vote you must be a member over the age of 18 and paid your membership fee for the 2014/15 or 2015/16 season. To be a candidate for election to the Board, to propose or second a candidate all must be eligible to vote.


Candidature forms may be downloaded from the above link or obtained from the secretary. All Candidature Forms should be sent by post or email to reach him by 4pm on the 7th of September 2015.


For Copy Documents, Proxy Votes or a written request to transact any other business please contact Colin Chesterton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,write to him at Rose Cottage, Dolphin Street, Colyton EX24 6LU or phone or text 07836 310675 giving your details.


Rob Baxter Captivates a Full Club House


Sidmouth Rugby Club welcomed Exeter Chiefs Head Coach Rob Baxter as guest of honour for a Question & Answer Evening on Friday. The recently refurbished club was packed with players and supporters and the event was a huge success. Club Chairman Lester Wilmington introduced the Premiership coach, presented him with a Sidmouth RFC tie and Mrs Jo Baxter with a bunch of flowers. Lester then handed over to Club Captain Dan Retter who was a very slick and professional compere for the evening.

The first question came from players Hannah Vicary and Laiken Swain who asked about plans for an Exeter Chiefs Ladies team and this was followed by topical sporting questions from junior players including Oliver Mitchell, Henry Williams and William Cockayne, who asked about teamwork. Rob explained that at Sandy Park the Chiefs coaching team analyse and pick individual ‘highlights’ for each player so they can demonstrate where a good action has the potential to create a try for someone else. There were also questions from senior players and members including Aiden Taylor, Rory O’Brien, Jud Lascelles, Mark Ross, Tanya Mitchell and Ollie Salter and the audience heard why Rob chose Mohammed Ali and Paula Radcliffe as his favourite sports stars of all time.


Rob Baxter captivated the big audience with his honesty, his engaging personality and his support of the game at local, premiership and international level. For any young player his opinions about commitment, team work, personality and responsibility were fascinating and relevant.

After the questions Rob chatted with junior players, autographed Exeter Chiefs team posters and joined-in with selfies and photographs.

Inevitably Rob was asked about his ambitions to coach at international level and whether Henry Slade and Sam Burgess would make the final 31 in the England RWC squad – to find out his responses you should contact one of the crowd who was there…!

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