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.   


Sidmouth played host to a Tag Rugby festival for 7-15 year olds this Sunday. We were blessed by sunshine and over 40 girls turned up to be coached in their age groups by some of Sidmouth's U18 girls and then take part in the Tag festival.

The coaching covered evasion, kicking and for the older girls, an introduction to tackling. It was then on to the main event, a series of Tag games, which would get the winning team a headstart on the last game. With 3 teams of coloured headband teams, The Champs and Cleos Team the festival got started. The younger players attracted a lot of attention, their tries scoring 2 points to the older girls one, with Maddie Russell scoring a number for her team. After a good start by the green headbands the overall winners, the aptly named Champs, soon started to pull away. This gave them a 10 second advantage on the final game to test their throwing accuracy and evasion skills - a water bomb fight!

Thanks to the girls and the parents who helped out making it a fun day when the sun thankfully shone!



Sidmouth Rugby Football Club limited

Notice of Annual General Meeting

 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, Heydon’s Lane Sidmouth on 11th September 2017 at 7pm to transact the following business:

To consider and vote on the Minutes of the AGM which was held on 12th September 2016

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 elect six Directors, they are retiring but being eligible for re election

Lester Willmington, Mark Seward and Terry O’Brien are due to retire in accordance with Article 27.

Richard Sommers, Graham Brown and David Salter 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 by the Board that Lester Willmington, Mark Seward, Terry O’Brien, Richard Sommers Graham Brown and David Salter be re-elected.

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

To elect Terry O’Brien as President as nominated and recommended by the Board provided that the Resolution is passed at the meeting

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

Richard Sommers


Sidmouth Rugby Football Club Limited

Registered Office Hertford House Southernhay Gardens Exeter EX1 1NP

23rd August 2017

Resolution by the Board

A proposed addition to the Rules:

“The President shall be elected at an annual general meeting. The election for the office of President shall be conducted in accordance with the procedure described in Article 27. A member so appointed shall hold office for a three year term but shall be eligible for re-election. For the avoidance of doubt the member who is elected President is not a director as a result of being elected as President. The member who holds the office of President is eligible for nomination as an Elected Director if not already so elected”.


In accordance with Article 48, the vote is by way of 2/3rds majority of those present and proxy votes.  


Notes to the Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Minutes of the 2016 AGM AGM MINUTES and Club Accounts to 30th April 2017 are available from the secretary whose details appear below.

To be eligible to vote you must be a member over the age of 18 and have paid your membership fee for the 2016/17 or 2017/18 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 obtained from the secretary. All Candidature Forms should be sent by post or email to reach him by 4pm on the 4th September 2017.

For Copy Documents, Proxy Votes or a written request to transact any other business please contact the Club Secretary Richard Sommers by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Manor Park, Broadway, Sidmouth EX10 8HS or by text or phone on 07590 712212 giving your details.


Patrons Lunch


30th September 2017


 Sidmouth 1st XV - Tiverton


Dear Patron

There will be 3 patrons lunches this season

30th September V Tiverton

16th December V Kingsbridge

April 21st V St Austell

I hope that you will continue to support the Patron’s Lunches as they are a vital part of the club calendar.

Please return your reservation and cheque as soon as possible. Otherwise please email me and pay on the day.

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:-

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     or

Sally Barratt, 125 Winslade Road, Sidmouth. EX10 9EZ. 01395 51429





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9 NIGHTS=£270-00 Starting Thursday 2nd August


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