R.I.P. Tim Brooks

26th April 2021

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Brooker sadly died on the 23rd April 2021 after a sudden illness.

He was was a legendary Clevedon sportsman having played for the rugby club all his playing life. He was 1st XV captain for the 1996 - 1998 seasons and played well over 200 games as a creative bish-bosh centre.

Brooker's Clevedon Cricket Club playing career was equally brilliant and he played golf with the rugby club's Hookers golf society, touring with them on two infamous trips to France.

Tim was a man who had a huge zest for life and his passing has left a huge void in the lives of many people who knew him, me included.

Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go to his lovely wife Rachel and their equally lovely daughters, Katie and Emily.

R.I.P. Brooker



Memories of Brooker

Through the years

This is an eclectic mix of Brooker photos from my collection. In time, I will attempt to put a date and occasion to every one of them. For now though, please enjoy remembering what Tim was like as a husband, father, son, brother, sportsman, party animal and mate. Needless to say, he enjoyed life to the full and will be a great loss to everyone that knew him.

The full sized photos are here.

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What's going on?



Club Update

6th April 2021

"Moving Forward..."

Dear Members,

I hope everyone is well and looking forward to getting back to some sort of normality very soon.

I just wanted to let you all know what we as a club will be doing in line with the government road map with regards to the opening of the club house.

The club directors and myself have met and we have decided due to running costs, budgets and club house maintenance we will not be opening the club until the week commencing 17th May when we can then use both the inside and outside of the club. (Hours to be arranged)

This decision has been made based on several factors, which we believe to be in the best interests of the club and the members at this present time.

Also, as most of you will know, we have kindly offered our club as a local vaccine centre, which has proved invaluable for the local community and our local medical centre. I am sure some of you or even your parents and grandparents have had the opportunity to use this facility.

This will continue for as long as they need to use it. It will not prevent us from opening in May and is not the reason we are not opening sooner.

We have lots of projects going on at the moment and some essential maintenance, so you will see a pleasant change when we return in May.

If anyone has any questions regarding anything club related, please give me a call as it's always better to chat than post on social media!

Many thanks for your ongoing support and understanding during this challenging time.

Neil Tucker (Tucks)
Club Chairman



Six Nations 2021
Round 5a

27th March 2021

"Just for fun..."

Six Nations 2021 - Round 5a

Unfortunately Dave Brown peaked too early and has been usurped by neckless John Ford with a 12 from 15 result. John wins with a points difference 35, 9 points closer than the chasing pack.

What a win for him and all he gets is gloating rights for a year over his No Neck colleagues!

Thanks for watching.



Six Nations 2021
Round 5

21st March 2021

Dave Brown is heading up this "Just for Fun" competition with a 12 from 14 record. Will he still be winning after Friday night?

France or Scotland? If France wins he wins, simple as that.

If Scotland win there six other people who have chance. Have a look and work it out for yourself

Results will be posted sometime on Saturday morning.

Six Nations 2021 - Round 5

The Six Nations website is here where you can keep up to date with all the latest news.

Auction of Promises Auction total announced

21st March 2021

"And we have raised..."

Auction Total

£8,500

Last Friday we held our 'Auction Of Promises' evening via zoom . There were lots of great items available and the bidding was fast and furious !

The evening was arranged and organised by Dave Owen, Nick George and Kerry Pett who all did a great job in getting this off the ground during the lockdown.

As you can see a fabulous amount was raised for the club, which will go a long way to help after our enforced closure!

Many thanks to everyone who took part, donated and bid.

Neil Tucker, Club Chairman

Ed fulfils his promise

When: Sunday, 21st March 2021

"Job's a good'un"

Auction Total

Ed Salisbury offered a full car valet including a wax and polish as his promise.

I can tell you that he completed his promise this morning and after 3 hours hard labour for the club he finished his task.

What a man! The car wasn't in a clean condition and hadn't seen a sponge or a vacuum for over a year. It was full of those little annoying bits left behind after a trip to the tip with gardening waste. The bodywork was filthy and the dust inside was a little bit embarrasing. I almost cleaned it out before the Ed popped round, but thought better of it.

The result is stunning and not bad for a bloke who does it as a hobby. Thanks Ed.

Cheers, Crunch



Auction of Promises Auction of Promises

When: Friday, 12th March at 18:30

"Get your bid in before the hammer goes down!!"

Pre-Bid email: Clevedonrugby@hotmail.com

Go to the club Facebook page for more information.

List of Pledges

  • Full car valet including wax and polish
  • Signed, framed Bristol Bears shirt
  • Dinner for 10 cooked in your own homes including home made orange gin and limoncello
  • Free fitting of a carpet for one room
  • 72 bottles of Brakes Cider
  • A morning/afternoon of carpentry or odd jobs
  • A morning/afternoon of garden work such as decking repairs/fencing repairs
  • 3 x 1 hour golf coaching sessions with an established local professional
  • 4 home made high quality pizzas of your choice from a renowned pizza chef
  • A full Mexican banquet including tequila for up to 8 people brought to your door
  • A barbecue for up to 25 people in the stunning rugby club garden including sausages, burgers and rolls
  • A table for 10 people at the July ‘Ladies night’
  • A full night out including all drinks, transport and tickets to Motion
  • A box of sweets treats from a highly regarded local baker
  • A box of cupcakes and cookies from Clevedon’s very own The Cake Engineer
  • A hamper of fine wines, champagne plus a crate of beer and a crate of cider
  • 2 free terms of crossFit kids with local fitness professional Simon Johns
  • A drone flight including souvenir pictures from Up Above Drones
  • 2 x hours of A level GCSE Biology revision
  • Top quality bespoke garden stacks from local designer Celtic Routes
  • 4 hours of garden maintenance/landscaping
  • A high quality commissioned vintage drinks cabinet
  • A morning decluttering and redesigning one room
  • 3 hours French 1 to 1 tuition from a bilingual expert
  • A month’s 1 to 1 online fitness programme from highly regarded local experts Pure Results Fitness
  • 3 x 1 to 1 sessions of Crossfit with local expert Kim Harris
  • £200 of Dulux decorating products
  • A brand new single oven kindly donated by Howdens
  • A brand new drinks/wine cooler donated kindly by Howdens
  • A 2 hour beach clean
  • 2 x 4 ball vouchers for Clevedon Golf club
  • A 4 ball golf voucher for The Kendleshire Golf club
  • 2 days of man with van, no job too big
  • A social media and digital media workshop from a local expert
  • 2 x 1 hour 1 to 1 cricket coaching sessions with an excellent local coach
  • A day working in a post production music studio
  • A £100 photo canvas from That Copy Shop
  • 2 1 to 1 fitness sessions form outstanding fitness trainer Dave Legg
  • A mornings garden work/basic maintenance
  • A Barbecue for up to 30 people hosted by DO
  • A one hour health and wellness consultation
  • 2 tickets to any Crystal Palace home game plus meet some players
  • A haircut a month from Barista 67
  • 6 haircuts from Smarts barbers
  • A 3 hour photo or video session by Dan Lawton
  • 2 ‘owners tickets’ to any race meeting where ‘Dare to dream’ have a horse competing
  • 3 Bucket hats made out of Clevedon RFC playing shirts
  • A gift box from Alphastatus including a tee shirt, hoodie/jumper plus one more item of your choice

Scholarship Deals

10th March 2021
By Will Carpenter

Clevedon RFC duo sign scholarship deals with Bristol Bears

Scholarship Deals

Macenzzie Duncan and Jamie Collier, who played junior rugby at Clevedon RFC, have signed scholarship deals with Bristol Bears Academy.

The duo were part of an eight-strong group announced by the Bears on Tuesday and will join the programme for the 2021/22 season.

The Bears scholarship programme, which launched in the summer of 2020, sees an additional group of players receive an opportunity to work with the club’s professional staff in order to maximise their potential to become full time professional rugby players.

Director of Rugby Pat Lam said: "The scholarship programme plays such an important role in our vision for bringing through homegrown players. I want to thank our partner schools and the combination clubs who have contributed to their development.

"It’s important for these young men to be highly motivated and coachable in all areas so they can inspire their community on and off the field."

Senior Academy Manager, Gethin Watts said: "We saw the success of the scholarship programme in its inaugural year and the guys have really benefitted from being in the Bears environment and we are hoping that they can push on and push for places in the senior squad in the near future.

"This is a critical stage in their development and provides a legitimate opportunity for a group that have been in our academy for a number of years to kick on and realise their dreams of representing the Bears. They now have the platform to hone their skills and develop in what promises to be an exciting year ahead.

"As well as a daily training environment, we are proud to work with local employers – including our Academy principal partner Xledger - to ensure that the players are gaining applied experience in their chosen field of study and interest. This programme is unique that provides a truly holistic programme that helps individuals develop."



Auction of Promises Auction of Promises

Facebook Link

Auction of Promises

Please visit the club Facebook page to see of what is to be auctioned on the 12th March.

There are some amusing posts that are definitely worth a look at!

Centenary Kit Shop Centenary Kit Shop

1st March 2021

Centenary Kit Shop

Celebrating 100 Years of Clevedon RFC with all new kit!

Size doesn't matter, so why not visit and buy something to celebrate the club's centenary?



Six Nations 2021
Round 3

1st March 2021

Here are the results of the Six Nations round 3 "Just for fun" competition.

With the France Scotland game postponed and almost everyone choosing England over Wales, there are now sixteen people with a 7 from 8 record. A quick trawl of the surnames gives you a clue!

More to follow in a couple of weeks.

Au Revoir, Crunch

Six Nations 2021 - Round 3

The Six Nations website is here where you can keep up to date with all the latest news.

Six Nations 2021
Round 2

15th February 2021

Here are the results of the Six Nations round 2 "Just for fun" competition.

Only 2 people have correctly selected the six winners so far, which is a bit different from last year when there was 13 of you.

More to follow in a fortnight.

Cheers, Crunch

Six Nations 2021 - Round 2

The Six Nations website is here where you can keep up to date with all the latest news.

Six Nations 2021

30th January 2021

For a bit fun, well for me at least, I'm going to continue with this year's club Six Nations competition and record wins and losses as in previous years.

Those of you that entered last year will be entered again this year, so keep an eye out for the round by round updates. It'll be bragging rights only I'm afraid, unless of course you all want to pay me 2 quid to get the prize pot going.

Somehow I don't think this will work, but nevermind, it'll be something to entertain us for the next couple of months.

The entry form that you should've been filling is shown here. Use it to compare your choices with last year's entry.

Cheers, Crunch

Six Nations 2021

The Six Nations website is here where you can keep up to date with all the latest news.



BBC Sport
Captain Kate Alder

22nd February 2021

"Kate appears on BBC Sports website"

Kate Alder

Managed to spot this picture of Wasps Ladies captain Kate on the BBC sports website appearing alongside All Black legend Dan Carter! Something else for your scrapbook Kate!!

Kate Alder

Kate Alder

Check out the Wasps Ladies website for more news.

See the BBC Sports article here.

Centenerary Events

30th January 2021

The latest information about different events will be posted to the Pitchero website by Chairman Tucks.

The current activities are an "Auction of Promises" and the sale of Clevedon coloured budgie smugglers!

I hope there's a No Neck version for the fuller figured amongst us, but I doubt it!! Maybe that could be a promise from the No Necks - posing in their Clevedon smugglers? but then again maybe not as we'd want people to enjoy themselves on the other side of LOCKDOWN 3.0 and keep their beer down.

Six Nation 2020 Results

30th January 2021

Six Nations 2020 Round 5 Results

Mike Bigwood has won the competition. He was a reluctant entrant back in January, but Al Cates persuaded him it was a good idea! See you in the pub in December Mike.

Pete Hand had been leading and was probably looking forward to winning, but due to a clerical error by the idiot that does the spreadsheet, he has dropped down to fourth. Apologies Pete, I owe you a pint.

The prizes were £90, £65, £40, £20, £10 and £5 and will hopefully be delivered soon, but probably now after Lockdown 2.0. The club received £250 as a donation during Lockdown 1.0, but could do with a few more during this one please.



North Somerset Times
North Somerset Times Stories



Club Vaccination Clinic

15th February 2021

"Vaccination stations set up at town rugby club"

CRFC Vaccination Clinic

Clevedon Rugby Club has opened its doors to the town's medical centre, so it can be used as a Covid vaccination clinic for people in the area.

The club, in Southey Road, is currently closed due to lockdown restrictions, and was seen as an ideal location for vaccinations to be delivered; as it is within easy walking distance of the town centre, with ample parking; and has a room layout that provides for up to six vaccination stations.

Clevedon Rugby Club chairman, Neil Tucker, said: "When we were approached by the medical centre asking if they could use our facility for the vaccination program, it was an instant yes."

"We were only too pleased to help in this vitally important service to our community. Not only does this provide a local site for patients with limited mobility and transport options, it also offers the chance to significantly increase the rate at which the vaccinations can progress. It also ensures that the medical centre can continue to operate normally in addition to delivering the vaccination programme."

A temporary base has been set up in the building, where patients can be given the AstraZeneca vaccines.

Executive partner at Clevedon Medical Centre (CMC), Dr Parfitt, said: "The rugby club has been incredibly generous with its support for this venture. They have bent over backwards to help make this happen, over a very short time period and we are extremely grateful for their enthusiasm to help set this up for the local community".

Strict storage requirements for the Pfizer vaccines have restricted its delivery to only a few sites, so patients have needed to travel to Portishead, Bristol or Weston, to get the jab.

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has now validated additional sites for people to access the AstraZeneca vaccines.

Neil added: "A big thanks must go to our director of operations Kevin Weaver and our clubhouse manager Tom Weaver for all their help in getting the club ready. "

The clinics are run by a team from CMC, GPs, nurses, healthcare assistants and admin staff as well as local volunteers who have been assisting with car park duty.

See the article here.

Largenton Q & A

3rd February 2021

"Six Nations Question & Answer Session with Clevedon firsts captain Largenton"

Brian Largenton

Clevedon firsts captain Brian Largenton has been with Clevedon for 10 years.

Rugby up and down the country has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Many games have been postponed and grassroots clubs are coming up a year since playing any action.

But the 21st Six Nations will be played behind closed doors starting this weekend with Italy taking on France at the Stadio Olympico on Saturday afternoon.

England are the current holders of the Six Nations when they won last year's competition for the 26th time. - Credit: PA

Holders England will then take on Scotland at Twickenham later that day before Wales host Ireland at the Principality Stadium on Sunday.

Ahead of the first set of games, the North Somerset Times spoke to Clevedon's first-team and club captains Brian Largenton and Will Trollope about the upcoming tournament and their excitement of being able to watch the annual competition.

Read the article and Bryan's answers here.

Trollope Q & A

3rd February 2021

"Six Nations Question & Answer Session with Clevedon Club captain Will Trollope"

William Trollope

Clevedon club captain Will Trollope has been with the club for seven years.

Read the article and Will's answers here.

Carpenter Remembers

20th January 2021

"Clevedon captain Will Carpenter receiving the Bristol Combination Vase after leading his side to victory over Bristol Saracens"

William Carpenter

Back in 2015, Clevedon secured the Bristol Combination Vase for the first, and so far only, time in their history when they beat Bristol Saracens 32-15 in the final at The Hayfields, Mangotsfield, Bristol.

The competition, which makes up one of the five bodies that make up the Gloucestershire Rugby Football Union, was founded in 2003.

Will Carpenter, who captained the side and scored 12 points, shares his memories from that night.

Read the article and Will's memories here.