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Sidmouth Chiefs have been voted Tribute League Team of the Month for November. League representatives made the award to recognise that Sidmouth, starting the month in last place, have won all three league games in the month, including the defeat of league leaders Devonport Services on 25th November.

Patrons Christmas Lunch

Christmas Patrons Lunch


                         16th December 2017


Sidmouth 1st XV - Tiverton

Dear Patron

The Christmas Patron lunch will be held on 16th December. The town Band will be in attendance to entertain you as usual with Christmas Carols and music.

Please return your reservation and cheque as soon as possible. Otherwise please email me and pay on the day. This is a very popular event in our calendar and a prompt response would be appreciated.

You are welcome to bring a guest, the Cost this year will be £18.50 for 3 courses and coffee. Time 12 for 12.30.

Donations to the draw would be greatly appreciated.

The club looks forward to entertaining you on the day.

Please reply to:-

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Sally Barratt, 125 Winslade Road, Sidmouth. EX10 9EZ. 01395 514292

Ex Players Lunch 2017



The Annual Bingley Pullin Memorial Lunch for ex-players will take place on Saturday 4th November 2017 at the Clubhouse meeting at 12 noon for a 12.30pm start.


The four-course meal will be followed by the Chiefs v Chard match in the Western Counties West league kicking off at 2.30pm.


The cost of the meal will be £18. Please make cheques payable to “Sidmouth RFC Ltd”. If you wish to attend, please fill in the attached slip and return it with payment to me at the Terry O'Brien, 34 Homemeadows House, Brewery lane, Sidmouth, EX10 8UU by Tuesday 31st October. Alternatively let me know by phone 01395 577403 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and pay on the day.

Bingley Pullin Memorial Lunch 2017




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I wish to attend the lunch on 31st October 2017. I enclose £18 in payment.






Pickle Shack


The Pickle Shack Restaurant event is FULLY BOOKED.



We are delighted to announce that four new Life Members were elected at the recent AGM.

JOHN MORTIMORE – John is one of the Club’s longest continuous member. He joined the Club in the 1946-47 season, the first full season after the war, as a member of the newly formed Colts team. He eventually graduated to the 1st Team and was captain for two seasons from 1956 to 1958. On retiring, he was elected onto the committee, on which he served for 20 years. John has performed many tasks for the Club over the years and will be particularly remembered for his support of the Colts, when they were re-formed by Stan Baker in 1965. He even refereed the occasional game, when a society ref was not available. He rarely misses a match and is a fixture in “Old Farts Corner” after games.     


CLIVE DWERRYHOUSE – Clive is approaching 50 continuous years as a member, having joined the Colts in 1968-69. He was a member of the Colts team, which won the prestigious Tiverton 7s in 1970 and 1971. On retiring from playing, he was elected onto the committee in 1978 and served until 2006. During his time on the committee, he spent a period as team secretary and as manager of the Colts. However, he is best remembered for his work as groundsman, which he continued until last season. Like John, he rarely misses a game and writes the occasional match report, when necessary.


MALCOLM BARRATT – Malcolm has been involved with the Club for about 25 years. He did not play rugby himself but became involved, when his son Neil joined the mini section. Not being content with being a spectator, he soon became actively involved and took over as chairman of the juniors as they were celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the section in 1996, when he also joined the committee. He remained on the committee after his time as junior chairman ended in 2001. He soon took on the management of the clubhouse and bar, which he continued until last year. He has always been one of the first to volunteer to help with events and do odd bits of repair work around the Club.


SALLY BARRATT – They say that behind every successful man there is strong supportive woman, and so it is with Malcolm. In running the junior section, Malcolm and Sally were a terrific double act. After the juniors, Sally continued to support Malcolm in his new role as well as taking on the role of membership secretary. She continues to make a significant contribution by running the 300 Club, the Christmas Draw and organising the Patrons Lunches.