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R.I.P. Jenny Newton

15th April 2024

Jenny Newton

Jenny Newton, pictured here with her husband Richard, has sadly died after a long illness.

Jenny was Richard's running mate when he was the club chairmen and then president for lots of years, supporting him through the trials and tribulations of running a rugby club.

Back in the day, Jenny was one of the many wives and girlfriends who helped out in the kitchen and other areas of the club.

Jenny did this with that infectious smile she always had with her and was adept at the social chit chat with us boisterous "rugger types", no matter who we were!

Jenny's funeral service will be at South Bristol Crematorium on Wednesday, 1st May 2024 at 11:15.

Jenny Newton
Jenny Newton
Jenny Newton
Jenny Newton
Jenny Newton
Jenny Newton

Rest in peace, Jenny.

Clevedon 17 Frome 21

15th April 2024

"Papa Johns Cup"

Liam Chambers scores

Clevedon's dabble with the Papa Johns Cup ended 4 points adrift from a decent Frome side.

This was Clevedon's first game at home, at The Vale, for three months or more and drew a reasonable size crowd to celebrate the occasion.

The game ebbed and flowed and the weather seemed to mirror Clevedon's performance. They'd score a try and the sun came out and when Frome scored the wind got up and it got greyer.

With Clevedon striving for the winning try, the wind increased and the mizzle rolled in to put a dampner on proceedings and that was that, game over.

Despite the loss, this was a spirited effort from Clevedon, who still don't know when their outstanding league fixtures will be played, and provided a glimpse of what might have been had injuries and unavailabilites not taking their toll.

Despite that excuse, those on the park were lively and committed all afternoon. The tackling was great and a couple of silly mistakes gave Frome the openings they needed to eventually run out the winners.

Good luck to Frome next week, who have Paignton at home in the last 16 of this cup.

Mike Thomas Memorial Trophy

29th March 2024

"BMB Charity Day"

Be More Ben Charity

Clevedon RFC Vets will be playing Pontycymer RFC Vets at 15:00 on the 11th May.

We have a full programme of events... raffle, live music and BBQ!

Come on and sample the charity day atmosphere, which promises to be entertaining and one not to forget.

Clevedon v Frome

13th April 2024

"Papa Johns Cup"

Clevedon v Frome

Clevedon entertain Frome this afternoon and the game is being played at The Vale for the first in three months.

Frome, who play in Counties 1 Tribute Southern South, finished fourth in their league and managed to finish their league season on time, unlike Clevedon who still have two outstanding games.

With the sun shining today and the pitch in great condition, this promises to be be a good old fashioned, plenty of fun cup tie.

The game kicks off at 15:00 and on the adjoining pitch the seconds play Old Sulians.

The bar will be open, so please come down for a great afternoon of rugby.

Mike Thomas Memorial Trophy

29th March 2024

"BMB Charity Day"

Be More Ben Charity

Clevedon RFC Vets will be playing Pontycymer RFC Vets at 15:00 on the 11th May.

We have a full programme of events... raffle, live music and BBQ!

Come on and sample the charity day atmosphere, which promises to be entertaining and one not to forget.

Bridgwater 55 Clevedon 12

4th April 2024

"A Bridgy too far"

Joe Williams scores...

Clevedon had high hopes of an upset, but on this Easter weekend they failed to materialise.

Clevedon score a couple of cracking tries early on, but they were never going to be enough and Bridgy ran rampant through their elusive and quick backs.

Congratulations to them for retaining their place in this league and hopefully Clevedon will be with them. A tough final couple of games against Clifton and Cinderford, two second teams, will be a true test of this side that started the season so promisingly.

Rory McGuigan scores...

Injuries were plentiful and combined with the lack of "The Vale" games, vital momentum was lost and never found.

A good time to find it would this weekend at home against Clifton, which is preceded by a sponsors and VPs lunch.

Clevedon v Bridgwater

29th March 2024

"Easter Saturday in Bridgy"

Clevedon v Bridgwater

Join us on Saturday at College Way to watch our 1st team in action.

If you can't make the game then join us at the club, which will be open from 14.30pm

Easter Opening Hours

28th March 2024

"Come on down..."

Easter Opening Hours

Good Friday: 19:00 - 23:00
Easter Saturday: 14:30 - 23:00
Easter Sunday: 14:30 - 19:00
Easter Monday: Closed

Clevedon 18 Cleve 39

28th March 2024

"Injury toll mounts"

Lewis O'Brien scores...

Clevedon were once again on the wrong side of a result.

Before the game kicked off, Cleve were only three points ahead in the league tables, so Clevedon had ideas that a nice win away would move them up one place and further away from the drop zone.

However, even though they were only a point adrift at half time, injuries to Tucker, Fear and Bosley scuppered their chances in the second half and they scored only one more try to Cleve's five.

Only three games remain and they're toughies - Bridgy, Clifton and Cinderford are looming. Points are required and inspiration needed. All that needs doing is finding that early season form to cause an upset or two and then look forward to a Papa Johns cup run!

Ducks on The Vale...

Next week, Clevedon firsts are away to Bridgwater & Albion and the seconds are supposed to be at home to Bristol Harlequins, but given this latest torrential weather, The Vale could well be unplayable. Watch this space.

Annual Awards Celebration

28th March 2024

"Dinner, Dance and Awards Night"

Dinner, Dance, Awards Night

Tickets are on sale now for this season's Annual Presentation and Dinner Dance on Friday, 31st May 2024. Log on to the Pitchero link below and get yours now !

This is a whole club event so members, players and supporters are all welcome to help us celebrate the season (adults only).

If you don't want to miss out, please get your tickets early!

Six Nations 2024 Round 5

17th March 2024

"Round 5 completed..."

Six Nations 2024 Round 5 results

Congratulations to Latymer who has won this years Six Nations club fund raising competition with a late run of success in the last two rounds, finishing with a 13 from 15 record. Well done!!!

The £236 in the prize fund will be split as follows:

  1. Latymer I - £75
  2. Rob Howard - £55
  3. Noel Murphy- £40
  4. Victoria Tucker - £30
  5. Lewis Wheeler - £20
  6. Ben Murray - £10

The £6 wooden spoon prize goes to Samantha Godley for keeping Old Reliable off the bottom who was hoping to boost his pension.

All prize monies will be forwarded at the earliest opportunity.

The remaining money will boost club funds so thank you to everyone who entered this year.

The results can be found here or from the image.

Cheers, Weave & Crunch

Somerset Honours I

16th March 2024

"U16 girls selected"

U16 girls selected

It's great to see three of our under 16s girls have been picked to represent Somerset in their ERDPP game this weekend.

Mabel shopland, Millie Penny and Becca Pearce - your club is very proud of you!!

Good luck Mabel, Millie and Becca!

Somerset Honours II

16th March 2024

"Alfie Harrison selected"

Alfie Harrison selected

Alfie Harrison has been selected for the Somerset U20s, 23 man squad.

Well done Alfie.

This Week @ 'The Vale'

16th March 2024

"Six Nations Super Saturday "

Six Nations Kitchen

Join us on Saturday for 'Six Nations Super Saturday' and enjoy the finest hospitality Clevedon has to offer !

  • Beef chilli loaded nachos £4.50
  • Portion of chips £2.00
  • Chips and curry sauce £2.50
  • Filled rolls £3.00
  • Cheese and onion

*Please ask about allergens*

PLEASE NOTE: Pictures are for illustration purposes only!!


See you all in the clubhouse.

Six Nations 2024 Round 4

11th March 2024

"Round 4 completed... "

Six Nations 2024 Round 4 results

There are now only 4 people with 10 out of 12 results correct so far and Christine Adams retains first place due to Italy's incredible win over Scotland.

Apart from Christine, the other three places are taken by people that were way down the order in round 3.

The largest gain was made by Graham Trenaman who zoomed up from 78th to fourth, closely followed by Latymer, whose rise up the leader board was 68 places to third. Martin Boldison, who mentioned more than once on Saturday evening, knew that he had done well! In fact from 25th to second. Well done Martin.😉

POINTS DIFFERENCE WILL decide the result next week. With an average, so far, of 46 points per game, there will be some nervous moments for those in contention.

The results can be found here or from the image.

Cheers, Weave & Crunch

Clevedon 12 Midsomer Norton 32

11th March 2024

"Picture Perfect"

Will Egerton scores...

The last first team home game at The Vale was on 2nd December 2023, over three months ago. The inclement weather and the useless drainage system surrounding The Vale, has played havoc with the fixture list and pitch maintenance.

However, the enthusiastic and indefatigable groundstaff overcame these problems and got both pitches ready to play after a drying week of weather.

Despite plantar fasciitis affecting the white line marker, JimArf completed the marking double by the 14:00 kick off time and produced a picture perfect scene down at The Vale.

Unfortunately, both teams could not conjure a double over Midsomer Norton as they were both well beaten.

The firsts went behind in the first five minutes and from then on were playing catchup, but were never anywhere near doing so. The seconds seemed to be playing a tit-for-tat type of game until it wasn't at the final whistle.

The first team packs were about even, but the Norton backs were very elusive and unzipped Clevedon more often than a Six Nations session drinker in the clubhouse.

This was a loss that left the Clevedon coaching scratching their heads and trying to find answers to the problems presented by Midsomer Norton.

Next week, Clevedon firsts entertain second placed, Cinderford II with the seconds have a rest week.

Special General Meeting

11TH March 2024

Monday, 11th March, 19:30

Special General Meeting

Please don't forget to attend this Special General Meeting, TONIGHT!

This is a chance to have your say and to contribute to what is likely to be an absorbing and interesting meeting.

Neil Tucker, Chairman

R.I.P. Brian Toms

4th March 2024

Brian Toms

Past Captain Brian "Tommer" Toms passed away peacefully on Tuesday 30th January 2024, aged 74 years.

He captained the club in the 73-74 and 74-75 seasons before the advent of leagues. He was an inspirational influence on the pitch and led by example during those days of so-called friendlies!

Brian Toms -1st 1978-79

Back in those days, the captain led the training and the coaching. One of his more painful exercises was where you held out arms in front of and clenched your hands repeatedly for as long as you could stand it.

It was designed to help rip the ball out in those very confrontional mauls that seemed to go on for ever!

He is fondly remembered by the still active current club members, some of whom you might recognise!

His funeral service will be at South Bristol Crematorium on Friday, 8th March 2024 at 12:00pm.

Go in peace, Tommer.

Brian Toms - 1st 1978-79
Brian Toms - 1st 1971-72
Brian Toms - 1st 1972-73
Brian Toms - 1st 1976-77

Bridgwater Postponement

6th March 2024

Bridgwater & Albion

The gathering of the Bridgwater & Albion Dirt Trackers for their reunion last Saturday, had to be content with the excellent buffet and bar to sustain them thoughout the afternoon.

The pitch was deemed unsafe and unplayable and the game was therefore called off while Clevedon were warming up.

Our thanks go to Mike Berry and his committee for their hospitality, as always.

We look forward to seeing you at the rearranged match, which has been scheduled for Easter Saturday, 30th March. Watch this space because that date could well change.

Special General Meeting

1st March 2024

Monday, 11th March, 19:30

Special General Meeting

A Special General Meeting is called to discuss the current condition of The Vale playing pitches, the impacts, and the proposed solutions..

There will be a presentation that will include the following:

  • Current Council ground lease
  • Loss of revenue
  • Revenue spent elsewhere
  • Recent investments
  • Proposed solutions, both short term and long term, with outline costings

It is open to ALL members of Clevedon RFC.

The state of the pitches affects all age groups and all teams.

We look forward to welcoming a broad spectrum of representation from across the club to determine the best way to take this fundamental issue forward for generations to come.

Please make every effort to attend.

Neil Tucker, Chairman

Can you help?

26th February 2024

"Volunteer Communications Manager"

Volunteer Communications Manager required

Clevedon Rugby Club is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to serve as a Volunteer Communications Manager, with a primary focus on managing our website and social media platforms.

As a crucial member of our team, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the club’s online presence, engaging with our community, and promoting our activities and events.


Website Management:

Maintain and update the Clevedon Rugby Club website with relevant news, events, match reports, and other club-related content.

Social Media Coordination:

Oversee the club’s presence on various social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Regularly post updates, photos, videos, and interact with followers to enhance engagement.

Content Creation:

Develop compelling and creative content for both the website and social media channels to showcase the club’s activities, achievements, and community involvement.

Promotion and Marketing:

Work closely with the club’s marketing team to promote upcoming events, matches, and initiatives through digital channels effectively.

Community Engagement:

Foster a sense of community among club members, supporters, and followers by actively engaging with them online, responding to inquiries, and encouraging participation.


This is a voluntary position requiring a commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per week. The Communications Manager will work closely with the club’s executive committee and other volunteers to support the overall objectives of Clevedon Rugby Club.

If you’re passionate about rugby and eager to contribute your communication skills to support a thriving community club, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity!


Contact Neil Tucker at 07751 916454 or email neiltucker@sky.com for more information.

Six Nations 2024 Round 3

26th February 2024

"Round 3 completed... "

Six Nations 2024 Round 3 results

There are now 15 people with 8 out of 9 results correct so far and we have a new leader in Christine Adams.

The results can be found here or from the image.

Cheers, Weave & Crunch

This Week @ 'The Vale'

22nd February 2024

"Live on the BIG SCREEN"

Six Nations Kitchen

We will be serving a selection of food throughout the afternoon while you watch both Six Nations matches.

There will be no rugby at The Vale this week for obvious reasons and the school is not an option either, although this will be confirmed by the Clevedon groundsman soon.


See you all in the clubhouse.

The Vale is still flooded

Clevedon 15 Old Reds II 45

20th February 2024

"An early kick off"

AC: Charles Tucker opens the scoring

After a bright and energetic start to this game, Clevedon succumbed to the well organised Old Reds back division. Training with their first team mates has given them a cohesion that Clevedon found hard to contain.

However, the Clevedon forwards just about won the grunt and shunt aspect of the game with their two tries being scored by Charlie Tucker.

When Clevedon did get a sniff of the Old Reds try line they stepped up a gear and looked dominant.

Unfortunately, with the Reds backline in "get it wide " mode, Clevedon were hardly in the Reds Red Zone and as for going wide, well, let's just say they couldn't because of the smothering OR defence.

KW: Charles Tucker scores his second...


It's a sad fact of life that in this league with three second teams, some teams will get the occasional win, as Clevedon did earlier in the season, but will be up against it most of the time.

When the season shakes out, Longlevens should get promotion, although they have a tough run in, N&B are in with a shout as well. The rest of the league will be queueing up behind the second teams.

AND... next season, it could be that this league will see the addition of two more second teams, which will highlight the farcical situation that a team (hypothetically) finishing 6th (after all the second teams) will get promotion! How does that help and encourage more players to play, eh?

There is one positive thing about this and it is the experience of playing against better sides, which will hopefully improve a team (rather than demoralise them) and ready them should promotion beckon.

Next week, the firsts will be having a rest before travelling away to Bridgwater & Albion the following week.

Clevedon II 28 Old Reds III 19

20th February 2024

"A decent win!"

Kippy scores...

Clevedon seconds followed on from the first team game and were keen to avoid an Old Reds double.

Clevedon's team consisted of inexperience, youth, and guile with evergreen prop Ben Stone providing plenty this, especially when play went up the hill. He was aided and abetted by another evergreen mate Bertie Bassett, in the centre, who had a spectacular header deemed as a knock on, knock out more like!

The whole game ebbed and flowed with Clevedon defending their line with vim and vigour and held on for a very satisfying and decent win.

The experienced refereeing of veteran "Smudger" Smith helped with the ebb and flow of the game over the increasingly heavy school pitch.

He said in the bar afterwards that "had I known it was at the school, I wouldn't have volunteered!". We're glad that you did Smudge as you didn't take any nonsense on the pitch and allowed the the players to express themselves.

You're welcome back anytime 😉

Next week, the seconds have a catchup game against Bristol Harlequins at home. The kick off time is likely to be at 14:00 due to the internationals on telly. Watch this space though.

Annual Awards Celebration

20th January 2024

"Dinner, Dance and Awards Night"

Dinner, Dance, Awards Night

Tickets are on sale now for this season's Annual Presentation and Dinner Dance on Friday, 31st May 2024. Log on to the Pitchero link below and get yours now !

This is a whole club event so members, players and supporters are all welcome to help us celebrate the season (adults only).

If you don't want to miss out, please get your tickets early!

This Week @ 'The Vale'

16th February 2024

"Déjà Vu... AGAIN!😉"

Two for the price of one, again !

Two for the price of one - AGAIN!

This week at The Vale we have two home games and it's back to school for us all - AGAIN!!

Both are against Old Reds with the first team kicking off at 13:00 and the second team kicking off at 14:30.

See you there.

Six Nations 2024 Round 2

11th February 2024

"Round 2 completed... "

Six Nations 2024 Round 2 results

There are now 40 people with all six results correct so far and as explained last week, Tucks remains at the top.

The results can be found here or from the image.

Cheers, Weave & Crunch

The Vale Swamp

12th February 2024

"If there were any doubts... "

Swamp conditions at The Vale...Swamp conditions at The Vale...

In case anyone thought we could play at The Vale, then hopefully these Sunday morning pics will change your minds! A twitcher's paradise.

Papa Johns Community Cup

12th February 2024

"Clevedon draw Frome at home"

Papa Johns Community Cup

The first round of the "Papa Johns Community Cup Counties 1 South Plate" (a mouthful, just like their pizzas) is against Frome.

They are currently lying forth in their equivalent league, so it should be a good contest.

Hopefully, the swamp will have drained by then!

Clevedon II 59 Chipping Sodbury 15

12th February 2024

"Clevedon run wild"

The decision to play home games at the school isn't taken lighlty. This was a catch-up week for both teams and it was fortunate that the rain had stopped the day before and long enough for the school pitch to dry out.

Our Bri scores a cracker...

The mole hills were flattened and the pitch made ready for the 13:00 kick off - a long old day for some!

Chipping Sodbury were told that the game was at the school and adjusted their visit accordingly. They had changed at their club and travelled in their kit, ready to go.

The game kicked off in sunny and warm conditions with everyone keen to see a live match before the internationals on telly.

The half time score of 24 - 10 just about reflected this close game with Clevedon edging it through their forwards.

Our Bri scores a cracker...

Playing towards the school and up the slope, Clevedon gained the upper hand and allowed Sodbury a solitary unconverted try in the second half, while scoring 35 more points of their own to win 59 - 15.

After the handshakes and tunnel rituals were over, Chipping Sodbury got back on the motorway and headed back home. It must be a first! They didn't go anywhere near the clubhouse, showers or bar, which in the circmstances made sense.

Good luck to them for the rest of the season, but I think they've resigned themselves to being relegated in order to rebuild and to escape the farcical situation in this league that will soon see a half a dozen second XV teams.

Tries: B Largenton (2),M Fisher (2),R Mcguigan (2),F Cole,C Tucker. Conversions: E Thomas (8). Penalties: E Thomas

Weaves' photos are here.

Clevedon II 28 Oldfield Old Boys II 28

12th February 2024

"The late, late show... "

After the first team curtain raiser that saw them triumph over Chipping Sodbury, the second team had to wait...

... and wait, and wait for Oldfield to turn up.

There had been an accident on the M4/M5 junction that delayed them for well over an hour. They finally arrived at around 15:30 with everyone wondering if there would be enough daylight left to finish the game.

Wozza scores the equaliser...

No time for them to change at the club, instead they changed beside their minibus on the school playing fields. Thankfully, it was sunny and dry. Their usual pre-match routines went out the window and their warmup was the run over from Holly Lane.

Meanwhile, back on the pitch the Clevedon second team were kicking their heels, as the sun began it's descent over the hill. You can only do so much pre-match warmup stuff before it gets tedious. It also didn't help that this game should've been done and dusted well before the England Wales match.

The game eventually kicked off around 15:40 and Oldfield, playing towards the school, started very brightly. They ran a stiff and cold Clevedon the around the school pitch for a deserved 7 - 21 half time lead.

Oli Jones scores...

With the sun setting and the temperature plummeting, Clevedon awoke from their lethargy and camped in Oldfield's 22 for most of the second half and levelled the scores at 21 -21.

With the daylight disappearing and only 4 or 5 minutes left, Oldfield broke out of their half to score a converted try for a 28-21 lead.

They thought that was the winner, but Clevedon, straight from the restart, had other ideas. They rampaged towards Oldfield's line and in the last minute, Oli Jones beefed his way over for a try, 26 - 28.

Archie Birkbeck had the fate of the game in his hands...

With the clock in the red and the conversion wide out, flyhalf Archie Birkbeck had the fate of the game in his hands. He went through his meticulous kicking routine and the ball sailed between the posts towards the darkening skies for an unlikely draw.

Game over at 17:00ish !!

This Week @ 'The Vale'

9th February 2024

"Back to School"

Two for the price of one !

Two for the price of one !

This week at The Vale we have two home games and it's back to school for us all !!

Due to the Vale being rather wet, both games will be played at the 'Holly Lane Stadium'.

So let's see you all up there supporting the players.

The first team kick off is at 13:00 and the second team kick off is at 14:30.

Then, it's all back to the club for the Six Nations while enjoying some beer, food and unrivalled clubhouse excitement.

🏉 🎆

Six Nations 2024 Round 1

4th February 2024

"The results are in!"

Six Nations 2024 Round 1 results

Thank you to everyone that has entered this year's Six Nations prediction competition.

After typing in 236 prediction entries, we can reveal that there are 57 people with all three results correct so far - are you one of them?

The positions have been determined, firstly by the number of wins and secondly by the individual tie-breaker points difference that is closest to the running tie-breaker total.

For example, in Neil Tucker's case his tie-break number is 595. The running total tie-break number is 159. Therefore, 595 minus 159 equals 436, which is the lowest and closest of the 57 people with 3 wins to the running total. Clear as mud, don't you think?

If you have any queries or think your entry is incorrect, please make yourself known to us and we'll endeavour to sort it out.

The results can be found here or from the image.

Cheers, Weave & Crunch

Annual Awards Celebration

11th January 2024

"Dinner, Dance and Awards Night"

Dinner, Dance, Awards Night

Tickets are on sale now for this season's Annual Presentation and Dinner Dance on Friday, 31st May 2024. Log on to the Pitchero link below and get yours now !

This is a whole club event so members, players and supporters are all welcome to help us celebrate the season (adults only).

If you don't want to miss out, please get your tickets early!

Clevedon II 29 Imperial II 0

4th February 2024

"Clevedon win in the mizzle"

With the first team watching from the sidelines after they were given an away walkover by Barton Hill, the seconds produced some magical moments and some not so magical moments.

The drizzly mizzly accounted for a lot of the handling errors and those watching were entertained with some of the more comical ones.

Nevertheless, Clevedon won and the revival continues...

Next Week, there are two home games. The firsts are playing Chipping Sodbury and the seconds are playing Oldfield Old Boys. Both games are likely to kick off at 14:00. Watch this space.


20th January 2024

All Games POSTPONED...

Today's matches at "The Vale" are postponed due to frosted pitches.

The club will be open from 14:00 for the latest cup matches on the big screen so come down for a pint.

N&B 24 Clevedon 3

17th January 2024

"Clevedon lose bragging rights!"

Cal Fear gets the ball away...

Clevedon lost the toss and played down from the mountain top that passes as N&B's first team pitch! 😘

They started brightly enough, but after 15 minutes, second row George Angel sustained a nasty ankle injury that stopped play for a bit, while he was attended to by the physios.

When play resumed and after a reshuffle in the pack, Clevedon carried on where they left, but could not score that important downhill try, which in the end proved crucial in the final result.

The second half saw "The Ravens" pecking away at Clevedon's line and when the injured Charlie Tucker went off, and after another reshuffle, Clevedon had to up their defence, which they did for a wee while.

As any team in this league knows, the advantage of the rolling countryside at West End Park is huge and the home side really know how to play it, achieving some good results throughout the season.

A fine win for Nailsea and Backwell extends their unbeaten run and keeps them in with a great chance of promotion. Good luck for the rest of the season boys.

Next week, the 1st XV are at home to Chipping Sodbury for the first time this year. In fact, it'll be seven weeks since the "The Seagulls" were last at "The Vale" (or was it? 🦢) and will be a match worth watching.

The seconds are also at home against Oldfield Old Boys. Both games kick off a 14:30.

A message from George

17th January 2024

"It's really appreciated"

George in action before his injury...

Hi everyone,

First of all I just wanted to say thanks so much for all the thoughtful messages over the last few days, it’s really appreciated!

Second of all, a massive apology to all those who had to see my ankle on Saturday, but you will be glad to hear it’s just an operation away from being on the way to a speedy recovery.

Finally, thank you very much to everyone who supported me on pitch and I’d like to give a massive shout out to the Nailsea physios and Chloe for being so reactive and professional.

I will hopefully be in the blue and gold soon and will try and keep you updated until then.

Cheers and thanks again!

Six Nations 2024

9th January 2024

"Sweepstake back by demand!"

Six Nations 2024

You can enter now by filling out an entry form and handing over two quid to either Crunch or Weavie when you see them in the clubhouse.

Visit the Six Nations website for the latest information.

A PDF version is available here!

Vets Rugby v WSM

17th January 2024

"You are as old as you feel"

Vets Rugby v WSM

On Friday this week, 20th January, Dave Rawle leads his troops into battle away against Weston Vets

This is their first outing for a while, so why not pop down and cheer on the boys, well old men really!!

The mind is always willing but is the body !

The 19:30 kick off is at The Recreation Ground, Sunnyside Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS23 3PA

The Ravens v The Seagulls

9th January 2024

"Local rivalry set to continue!"

Largenton scores...

Clevedon make the short trip to Nailsea to take on the might of Nailsea and Backwell at West End Park, who are currently lording it at the head of the table, after an excellent no-loss season so far.

Clevedon, who endured a narrow loss at home earlier in the season, will be determined to make amends and reverse the result. If the second team game last week was anything to go by, it's going to be a close and nail-biting match for everyone.

Be there or be square! Kick off will be at 14:30.

Annual Awards Celebration

11th January 2024

"Dinner, Dance and Awards Night"

Dinner, Dance, Awards Night

Tickets are on sale now for this season's Annual Presentation and Dinner Dance on Friday, 31st May 2024. Log on to the Pitchero link below and get yours now !

This is a whole club event so members, players and supporters are all welcome to help us celebrate the season (adults only).

If you don't want to miss out, please get your tickets early!

Christmas Opening

19th December 2023

"Opening Hours"

Christmas Opening.

Please Note: We reserve the right to change the opening hours at any time. Please see our Pitchero website for the latest opening hours.

Merry Christmas

19th December 2023

"Father Christmas visits CRFC"

Santa Claus visits Clevedon...

Clevedon RFC were treated to a rare visit of Santa Claus, who Hohoho'd his way around the clubhouse, declaring that it was a real beard, it was his real belly and it was a genuine outfit.

Those who dissented were given short shrift and subject to some amazing wit and repartee from "The Claus" and told that their presents would be lost in the post. A few tears and a few tantrums later, he left to feed Rudolf in the garden.

Have a great time everyone and we'll see you next year.

Longlevens 12 Clevedon 10

16th December 2023

"A festive treat"

Matthew Mannion on his way to the try line...

Against the league leaders, Clevedon performed superbly. The first few scrums saw Longlevens shunted all over the place. Their attack was positive and they made good ground that had Longlevens scrambling defensively, which they did well.

However, it was Longlevens who took the lead with a try out wide after 20 minutes and it remained at 5-0 until the second half.

The second half started with Clevedon again attacking well, resulting in an unconverted try for speedy winger Matthew Mannion after 55 minutes. A few minutes later, Charles Tucker scored in the corner after some deft handling and footworking skills in the build up. He boshed his way over the last defender to give Clevedon a 5-10 lead.

Game Week 12 team...

Near the end of the game, Clevedon gave away a silly penalty in the 22, from which Longlevens scored a converted try to lead 12-10 with 5 remaining.

Clevedon worked their way back into the opposition half and those that were there and who had watched last week, were expecting another miracle drop goal winner. Alas, it wasn't to be and one of Clevedon's best performances of the season ended with only a single bonus point as their reward.

Nevermind, eh? The injuries sustained to the Giltrow brothers with Joel breaking an ankle and Alex getting a dead leg, combined with an Alfie Parsons wrist injury, did cause some disruption that will hopefully see two of the three recovering in time for the next game, next year.

Clevedon's next game is at home to Midsomer Norton on the 6th January 2024. The seconds are away to Nailsea & Backwell.

Clevedon 18 Cleve 16

4th December 2023

"Drop goal wins it"

Fergus Cole wins the lineout...

A riveting, if not spectacular game at The Vale kept those that kept watching (too cold for some, boring for others) entertained until the final seconds of the game.

With Cleve leading 16-15, Clevedon were awarded a penalty on the halfway line that the ref said was the last play of the match. Rather than go for the penalty attempt (too far even for Ethan), they kicked into the 22 for a lineout.

Clevedon won the lineout and somehow in the gloom (it was 16:10hrs), and unbeknown to those still watching, Ethan Thomas dropped the winning goal

To say it was a surprise would be the understatement of Clevedon’s year so far. No one was expecting or thinking about a drop goal, except of course the dogged Clevedon team on the pitch.

Whether the new-fangled, triffid-like, game-following video camera caught the decisive action, in the near dark conditions, only DOR Tony Dauncey will know when he reviews the footage.

Game Week 11 team...

If it caught the drop goal, I wonder if it caught the sheer joy and surprise on the faces of people like Pete Hand, Trev Alder and Tony Donkin? I hope so because they were a picture!

As the flag and rope getter-inners trudged around on the frost hardening ground, at least they had warm thoughts of another last second victory that Clevedon seem to be making a habit of when really they shouldn’t be.

Archie Birkbeck came on to the bench, while Matthew Mannion started in place of Joey Tucker who failed a fitness test.

Next week, Clevedon firsts are at home to Chipping Sodbury for a 14:30 kick off and the seconds are also at home against Oldfield Old Boys for a 14:30 kick off.

Weave Apologises

4th December 2023

"For the lack of photos!"

Joel Giltrow passes in the frost...

Only 12 taken week due to inclement conditions and cold fingers.

Christmas Party Night

4th December 2023

"The time is near"

JChristmas Party Night 2023

Ho, Ho, Hope you can make it !

Christmas Party Night @ "The Vale" on Saturday, 9th December.

Free Entry, Adults Only.

19:00 'til Late.

Clevedon v Cleve

2nd December 2023

"The first team game is on!!"

The game is on...View the Instagram video here.

Hopefully, it will warm up before kick off!!

Unfortunately, the seconds game away to Gordano isn't due to injuries and unavailability. Gordano have been given the result as a Home Walk Over.

Cinderford II 38 Clevedon 7

18th November 2023

"A 14 point yellow card didn't help!"

Gilly is under there somewhere...Game Week 10 team...

Clevedon, despite what the scoreline suggests, played well with a squad that featured two debutants on the bench.

Cinderford II, as befitting a side whose first team play in National One, started off with plenty of pace and width, scoring three quick tries before Clevedon got on the scoreboard.

After half an hour, through player coach Alex Giltrow, Clevedon scored their only try of the match to make the scoreline 19-7 at half time.

Photographer threatened with a pointed finger - oooh er!...

And that's where it stayed until a late yellow card allowed Cinderford to grab two quick tries and an interception right on the final whistle, 38-7.

A disappointing visit to the Forest was alleviated with a wine and cheese party on the way home, which was an hour quicker than the "scenic route" on the way there!.

Nevertheless, this was another encouraging match from Clevedon, who tackled and defended well and attacked with purpose when they had the ball. As they say in pro game "We'll get some learnings from this and move on!"

Read the Cinderford report here.

Next week, Clevedon are playing Keynsham at home in the first round of the Somerset Cup, kick of at 14:00. The seconds are away to Gordano.

Christmas Party Night

14th November 2023


JChristmas Party Night 2023

Ho, Ho, Hope you can make it !

Christmas Party Night @ "The Vale" on Saturday, 9th December.

Free Entry, Adults Only.

19:00 'til Late.

Cinderford Away

17th November 2023

"Coach trip up the Wye Valley"

Clevedon firsts are away to Cinderford for a 14:00 kick off. The coach will be leaving the clubhouse at 11:00, but there are limited places available.

The second team are gameless this week, as Stothert & Pitt have sadly disbanded, so no home game.

Please contact Tony Dauncey, if you're interested.

Clevedon 15 Bridgwater & Albion 31

14th November 2023

"Our old rivals Bridgwater..."

Jonny Hicks scores...

A two minute silence preceded this match and was observed by everyone in attendance. Once the end of the silence was signalled by the ref, and after a break of 6 years, this old rivalry of many years could continue.

The pitch was in very decent nick considering the weather we've had, albeit with a few damper patches that the groundsmen, who have worked tirelessly all season, had forked in the morning.

The joy of playing our old rivals Bridgwater for the first time in a while brought out a large crowd who defied the squelchy underfoot conditions.

The game was highly entertaining if you were a Bridgy supporter, not so for the Clevedon ones who were expecting a closer game than they got.

Clevedon dominated up front and B&A had the edge out wide. In hindsight and with the conditions as they were, Clevedon should've played a tighter game, but didn't and Bridgy came out on top by a decent margin.

A report from the 17-18 Archives

14th November 2023

Main sponsor Harvey Russell of RAW, Fire & Security flying high during his playing days 6 years ago.

Clevedon 27 Bridgwater & Albion 35

13th January 2018

"Almost, but not quite !!"

Team: T.Willis, M.Jordan, J.Tucker, C.Maslen, M.Fisher, T.Thie, R.Talbot, B.Largenton, M.Honour(c), B.Bosley, W.Trollope, O.Jones, W.Taylor, H.Russell, G.Carpenter.
Replacements: J.Crew, R.Hervey, B.Stone. Coaches: N.Hill/C.Heal Flag: N.Tucker

Sponsor Harvey Russell RAW, Fire & Security playing 6 years ago...

From a spectators point of view this was an entertaining encounter that was pulsating right up until the final minute. A much improved Clevedon pushed Bridgwater all the way and deserved at least a bonus point out of the game. The opening exchanges were equal as both sides tested each others defences, but it was Bridgwater that opened the scoring with a catch and drive at the lineout resuting in a converted try.

The Seasiders came straight back recycling the ball and a midfield break saw the ball go through several pairs of hands that then allowed the powerful Gary Carpenter to score a try, converted by Tom Thie. From the restart Clevedon conceded a simple penalty which Bridgy converted. The next ten minutes were even with Clevedon edging the set piece battle, however a dropped pass saw Bridgy gain the ball and some soft tackling allowed them to score another converted try. Moments later Clevedon had a man sin binned and Bridgy converted the resultant penalty.

Just before the break Clevedon struck back with a catch and drive try from Gary Carpenter, converted by Tom Thie for Clevedon 14 - Bridgwater 20 at the break.

The second half saw more of the same as both sides tried to gain the advantage and it was Bridgy who scored the first points with another penalty, Tom Thie replied in kind with two penalties for Clevedon to bring the score to 20-23. Back came Bridgy with a well worked converted try and with 15 minutes left they scored another try for 20 -35.

Clevedon hit back with the power of the pack and forced Bridgy to concede a penalty try for 27-35. The last few minutes saw Clevedon in control and trying to earn a losing bonus point but sadly ran out of time.

Head Coach Nick Hill commented "The lads deserved at least a bonus point from this game but when you are at this end of the table the bounce of the ball and the 50/50 decisions seem to go against you".

Old Redcliffians 21 Clevedon 24

5th November 2023

The front row...

This was a fine win away from home against the promoted Old Reds second team.

From the kick off, the Old Reds winger was offside, resulting in a scrum on the halfway line. Clevedon dominated this first scrum and earnt a penalty. They found themselves further up the field and after some back chat they kicked for position. A couple of phases later and from another dominant scrum, Ed Ryder scored wide out. A dream start for Clevedon.

That was the last of their scoring in the half. Old Reds scored two converted tries to lead 14-5 at the break.

The second half was a lot better with Clevedon scoring tries through a pick and go from Ben Smith and a bullocking run from Trolley, both unconverted. Ethan Thomas kicked three penalties and Clevedon had a 10 point lead with a quarter of an hour left to play.

With five minutes remaining, Clevedon were looking comfy. However, Old Reds had other ideas and pounded the Clevedon line and were awarded a penalty try.

With Clevedon down to 14 men, those final 5 minutes were nervy, to say the least, but Clevedon held out for the win.

The photos can be found here and as you'll see, most of them were long range but enough to give you a feel of the afternoon.

"Ed Ryder scores"

5th November 2023

Ed Ryder scores...

"Ben Smith scores"

5th November 2023

Ben Smith  scores...

"Will Trollope scores"

5th November 2023

Will Trollope scores...

Clevedon home to Bridgwater

11th November 2023

"Lets get ready to rumble..."

Game Week 9...See this Instagram post by @clevedon_rfc

This week at The Vale Clevedon 1st team take on their old friends and rivals Bridgwater in this eagerly awaited league fixture

The kick off is at 14:30pm.

It is also sponsors' day, so we will have a chance to thank them all for their support so far this season. Let's get to down to the club and cheer the boys on.

After the match we have some live music starting at 18:00 with Bob Irwin. It is without doubt that we are in for a good day (and evening!).

The seconds are away to Old Sulians.

Cheers, Tucks
Neil Tucker

Clevedon away to Old Reds

3th November 2023

"Please Note: 14:00 kick off"

Game Week 8...

There is no rugby at The Vale tomorrow as both the firsts and the seconds are away to Old reds for a 14:00 kick off.

See you there.

Clevedon 34 Barton Hill 0

21st October 2023

"It seems a comfortable win, but..."

Alfie Parsons scores...

Barton Hill certainly weren't the walkover the scoreline suggests.

They had a large amount of decent possession in the right parts of pitch, but encountered Clevedon's magnificent defence every time.

The scoreboard ticked over regularly and as time time wore on the result was never in doubt.

The only thing that was in doubt was whether the scoreboard operative could add up and work out the numbers that were required. He had plenty of know-alls to help him, so it wasn't really a problem!

MOTM this week was Alfie Parsons for his four tries. Barton Hill chose E.T. and probably because they wanted him down a dirty pint after his try saving tackle!

There are no games next week. The following week, 4th November, Clevedon firsts are away to Old Reds II and the seconds are also away to Old Reds III for a rare double fixture. Both fixtures will kick off at 14:30.

Pre-Christmas Shred!

24th October 2023

"Join our partners at PURE Results..."

Pre-Christmas Shred...

1st XV shirt partners PURE Results are offering the chance to join them and several members of the senior squad to get in to shape for Christmas!

To sign up for this offer please use this link.

If you have any questions about this or any other fitness needs, please reach out to the boys at PURE Results.

Anthony Dauncey

Old Bristolians 25 Clevedon 27

14th October 2023

"Last ditch win..."

Ethan Thomas scores...

In a game that was littered with silly mistakes, Clevedon came out on top with the last kick of the game.

Ethan Thomas slotted the penalty right on the final whistle and Clevedon came away from Longwood Lane with an unlikely victory.

Old Bristolians were lively in the backs and regularly made ground with their attacks.

Clevedon repelled them time and time again and at one stage went into the lead, but conceded a converted try shortly afterwards to make it a one point game in Old B's favour.

Ethan Thomas kicks the winner...

The Clevedon supporters thought the game was up. One last attack by Clevedon, extracted a penalty from Bristolians that was within range, albeit across a strong wind. A difficult chance the MOTM Thomas took with ease.

Next week, Clevedon are at home to Barton Hill for a 14:30 kickoff. The seconds are away to Imperial.

Changes at The Vale

30th September 2023

"Tree planting..."

Tree Planting...

Just to let you all know that the council intend to plant some trees on the piece of land that sits behind the Barn (not ours) and on the empty bit by the car park.

I'm sure the dogs will love them!

Clevedon 26 Nailsea & Backwell 29

30th September 2023

"A great local derby match"

Charlie Tucker scores...

Clevedon, at home against local rivals Nailsea & Backwell was a busy old affair, both off and on the pitch.

In what was billed as a Community Day, the Clevedon Junior section turned out in force to play tag rubgy before the main event.

The Junior section welcome N&B...

A huge number of supporters from both sides crowded The Vale, who were royally entertained by this pulsating local derby.

You cannot beat a good local derby for atmosphere and the nerves were definitely heightened for this one.

The lead changed hands several times and an interception, converted try by N&B as Clevedon were pressing, proved to be the crucial score.

Clevedon could easily have won this match, given a more generous rub of the green.

In the last 5 minutes, Clevedon were camped on the N&B line for scrum after scrum, with N&B giving away penalties like confetti. The final whistle blew before Clevedon could make their scrummage dominance count and to end a great local derby.

There is no first team game this Saturday, but the seconds are at home to N&B in a rearranged fixture. Kick off is at 15:00.

Midsomer Norton 34 Clevedon 36

24th September 2023

"Clevedon last minute try secures win"

Tom O'Connell scores...

This was a really tight contest between two committed and effervescent sides.

With the scores level at 31-31 and the clock saying only 7 minutes to go, it was looking like a single mistake would be costly.

Clevedon made that mistake and Norton kicked a penalty for a 34-31 scoreline and only 4 minutes remaining.

Clevedon, full of confidence, made their way back up to the Midsomer Norton red zone and took the brave decision to go for a lineout on the 5 metre line, rather than kick the penalty. That was messed up and Norton conceded the scrum.

Cam Wingrove scores after a lovely break...

With five front row players in the pack due to injuries, including veterans Ben Stone and Blaize Bosley, Clevedon shoved Norton over the line and Largenton, playing out of position at eight, bunny hopped the ball over the line for Fisher to touch down. Cue pandemonium amongst the Clevedon supporters and cue disbelief from the Midsomer Norton ones !

This was a thoroughly entertaining, nailbiting and enthralling game, which was a credit to both sides.

Clevedon have Nailsea & Backwell at home next week for a 15:00 kick off. The seconds are away to Bristol Harlequins.

Clevedon 14 Longlevens 42

16th September 2023
By Anthony Dauncey

"Clevedon made to pay for mistakes as Griffins take the spoils"

Cal Fear wins a turnover...

Clevedon welcomed promotion favourites Longlevens to the Vale with a much changed side, the visitors were clearly focussed on avenging defeat at the same venue last season.

Clevedon had the upper hand in the opening exchanges there well organised structure giving them good position with Will Egerton and Charlie Tucker to the fore, however the blue and golds soon ran out of patience and were punished after an aimless kick saw the visiting fullback make 60 yards , the visitors recycled the ball quickly and Clevedon were deemed to have offended, the visitors kicked to the corner and after several phases the home side ran out of defenders leaving them 0-7 down against the run of play after 12 mins.

Things went from bad to worse as the now confident visitors had momentum and made the most of it, playing multiple phases to extend there lead to 0-14 after 19 mins.

This young Clevedon side are full of character and they weren’t ready to lie down, George Angel skilfully picked off a dangerous lineout deep in his own territory, the hard running Wingrove drew in several defenders and earned a penalty, Clevedon went to their line out and drove into the 22, where a great trundle by Largenton saw him stopped illegally 5 yards out. From the following line out the home team were held up over the line but they weren’t done there, from the goal line drop out strong play from Egerton , followed by a break from Rory McGuigan put Levens on the back foot then a clever chip into the corner saw Harrison beat the defender for his 3rd try in 8 days.

Clevedon then shot themselves in the foot as an inaccurate exit play gave the visiting Griffins a scrum on the 22 and after several missed tackles it was 7 – 21 after 30 mins.

The home side regrouped and took the game to the opposition, however the visitors were getting the rub of the green as passes went to ground or decisions went against them in promising positions, frustration got the better of Joe Williams as the home scrum half saw yellow after taking matters into his own hands after repeated cynical offences by the visitors, immediately the visiting flanker followed him to the bin following a shoulder to the head and could consider himself lucky not to see red. This spurred the home side on and from the resulting penalty they again set up the catch and drive, this was again stopped illegally and the referee had no choice but to award the penalty try and send another man to the bin.

Half time Clevedon 14 – 21 Longlevens

With a man advantage Clevedon new they had to come out of the blocks with a bang , however an early missed tackle lead to a break on the flank and the visitors capitalised to score and make it 14-28. On 47 minutes Rawle replaced Egerton and made an immediate impact offering a direct option offo f the base of the scrum however just a minute later playmaker Thomas left the field with a hamstring injury and Clevedon were really up against it with front row replacement Warren Taylor taking up position on the wing.

Clevedon weren’t finished and had the best of the next 20 minutes dominating there visitors up front , but without a regular kicker and with a makeshift backline they just lacked accuracy as time after time there set piece and powerful runners created turnovers and earned penalties only for touch to be missed or the final pass be dropped. On 70 minutes this took its toll as the Griffins scored from a well worked catch and drive, immediately after they scored again as Clevedon were now down to 14 as Tom O’Connell left the field and Clevedon had used all there subs.

The seasiders through everything they had to try and get something from the game , but they ran out of time and will be disappointed to come away from the game with nothing.

Ultimately this was a game that with more accuracy Clevedon could have got something out of, this young side need to put the same effort into training as they do into a Saturday afternoon if they want to compete with the big boys in what is becoming an ever tougher league.

Man of the match – Jack Crew

A Shocking Surprise for Tucks!

13th September 2023

"Neil Tucker awarded the Ted Arnold Trophy"

Neil Tucker trophy presentation...

On Tuesday evening at the Bristol and District Rugby Combination Member clubs’ meeting, Neil Tucker was presented with the Ted Arnold Trophy by David Woodward, former Bristol player and current chairman of the Bristol Rugby Former Players Association, founded in 1929.

The Ted Arnold Trophy was donated by Malcolm Pearce, former Chairman of Bristol FC (just pre-Bears era), who named it after Ted Arnold, a staunch supporter of the club for many, many years.

Originally, it was presented to people within the Bristol club, like great past Bristol players Paul Hull and Matt Salter.

Eventually, it was decided, by the Bristol Former Players Association, through their own officers and committee, that they should present it annually to community rugby based deserving candidates.

Neil Tucker is the latest recipient, and this is what was said about him at the meeting:

"Neil Tucker joined Clevedon rugby club at the age of sixteen - 36 years ago and has rarely been home since.

Neil had a brief stint at age grade rugby before quickly progressing into the Colts and showing what was to come by immediately becoming Captain. On into senior rugby Neil became the 2nd XV captain between 1994 -98 and first XV Captain between 2005 - 2007.

A hard, tenacious member of the front row union he went on to play over 500 senior games for the club eventually retiring from the game in 2018 after 31 seasons. As you might expect during such an illustrious playing career, he won just about every award the club has, players player, Captains tankard, although most tries in a season and the kicking cup just alluded him. On retirement he then immediately took on the role of 1st XV bag man and assistant referee.

If the above were not illustrious enough, “Tucks” has coached numerous age grade sides from minis to colts, bringing on numerous players into the senior sides. The junior side of the club flourished under his guidance as Youth chairman into the vibrant part of the club that remains its core now and he is still down on a Sunday morning helping with the U6’s and & 7’s. Tucks has completed over 30 years on the Clubs committee, becoming club secretary in 2017 and then Chairman in 2019, which he continues to fill to this day.

It is however work that is less obvious that demonstrates why he has won this award. He has set up working links with Clevedon Football and Cricket clubs to share ideas and opportunities. He has built links with our near rugby neighbours at Gordano, Nailsea & Blackwell and Yatton to do likewise.

A real community man, Neil looks for opportunities where the rugby club can give to and be part of the community, offering the club to be a vaccination centre during the Covid Pandemic, supporting Charities with a Charity weekend each year (current club charity being “Be more Ben”), being just a couple of such examples.

Like all community clubs, the last few years have been hard both financially and from keeping adult players in the game. That Clevedon finds itself in a strong financial position with good, young first and second XV is testament to his utter commitment to the community game. That he has achieved so much, supported by his amazing wife Vicky, makes him a worthy recipient of this award."

A very proud moment indeed for Tucks and the whole of Clevedon Rugby Club.

Beers are on you!!🍻

Chipping Sodbury 19 Clevedon 44

11th September 2023

Clevedon travelled away again this week to Chipping Sodbury and had to avoid road closures for the Tour of Britain cycling and accompanying festivities.

Alfie scores...

It was sunny, hot and humid 2 hours before kick off and after a great lunch for the suits it was even worse, but no complaints about the September sunshine.

A brisk start by Sodbury saw them score an unconverted try on 6 minutes, after the ball ricocheted off the upright.

Shortly afterwards, Ethan Thomas kicked a penalty and then came a couple of converted Clevedon tries for Giltrow and Harrison.

Chipping Sodbury scored a try and conversion on 35 minutes, before Giltrow nullified that by adding his second converted try for a 12-24 half time score line.

Four minutes into the second half Ethan Thomas, after a scything run, increased the scoreline, and added the extras, 12-31, getting the try bonus point in the process.

Sodbury replied ten minutes later with a converted try of their own, 19-31 and that was that for them, despite their huge efforts to close the gap.

Clevedon added a further try through Harrison and a couple of penalties by Thomas for a 19 -44 final scoreline.

Mention should go to referee Steve Leysham, who allowed regular drinks breaks, and marshalled the myriad of replacements and injuries very well.

All the players from both sides should be congratulated on a very physical and demanding game. They royally entertained the crowd and supporters of both clubs, who were also suffering in the heat!. Good job everyone and especially MOTM Cameron Wingrove.

This new low tackling law has a gruesome side effect with more facial cuts and bruises than last season. The stitches count is already into double figures after 2 games and keeping the physios busy.

Clevedon have Longlevens at home next week for a 15:00 kick off. The seconds are away to Midsomer Norton.

England v Japan

13th September 2023

watashi tachi no club he yokoso
Welcome to our club

England v Japan

The club will be open on Sunday for the England vs Japan game which kicks off at 20:00.

So why not join us and enjoy the hospitality the club has to offer.

See you there....

1st XV Away

9th September 2023

Please be aware of a food festival and the Tour of Britain cycling that will wander through Chipping Sodbury between 13:45 and 14:30.

Leave earlier or find a different route.

Visit the Tour of Britain website for timings.

2nd XV Cancelled

9th September 2023

Clevedon second team opponents, Oldfield Boys, have cried off as they couldn't raise a side.

Go down the club anyway and enjoy the four RWC in the company of like minded people.

Rugby World Cup 2023

8th September 2023

Opening Ceremony at 1900, Friday 8th September

Rugby World Cup 2023

Watch the Rugby World Cup at Clevedon Rugby Club !

The opening ceremony will take place at the Stade de France, just an hour and 15 minutes before the blockbuster opening match, with hosts France facing the All Blacks.

Everybody is welcome. Why not make your way to the club and enjoy the rugby world cup in an authentic and genuine rugby lub atmosphere?.

All 47 games will be shown on the big screen throughout the tournament.

Membership now due

8th September 2023

It is time to renew your membership please.

Membership now due

To renew or join for the first time, use this link on our Pitchero website now and support the club.

Log on if required and choose the category you want to enjoy discounted membership bar prices.

Non-playing members social are most welcome to join.

Six Nations Tickets

8th September 2023

Fully paid up members may apply for tickets NOW!!

Six Nations Tickets

The deadline for applications is Friday, 22nd September 2023.

The application form is here in PDF format.

There are also forms behind the bar at the club.

Clifton II 26 Clevedon 18

2nd September 2023

Clevedon travelled to Clifton up the congested M5 with high hopes of an upset.

Gilly scores...

It nearly was, but Clifton were too wily in the backs to allow this to happen as they picked off Clevedon's last pass attacks.

Clifton kicked off and stayed in Clevedon's half until they scored a converted try after sustained pressure with 5 minutes on the clock.

Ten minutes later, Clevedon ended their spell of pressure with a converted try of their own from Will Egerton, 7-7.

A few minutes after that, a penalty by Ethan Thomas made the score 7-10 with Clevedon having the upper hand for a wee while. Unfortunately, this good work was undone by a couple of avoidable mistakes that allowed Clifton to finish the first half 19-10 up.

Clevedon's good start to the second half forced Clifton to concede another penalty making the score 19-13 after 42 minutes. Again, Clifton hit back with another converted try after 52 minutes, making the score 26-13.

A resurgent Clevedon began to exert pressure and were rewarded with a try, by returning Clevedon favourite Alex Giltrow, from a driving lineout. A sweet score for him against his previous club making the scoreline 26-18 with 15 to go.

Try as they might, Clevedon could not creep closer to Clifton, despite several red zone attempts and some controversy along the way.

All in all, not a bad start for Clevedon and new head coach John Potts. Plenty to work, but also plenty to be proud about.

Next week, Clevedon are away to Chipping Sodbury.

The season begins

31st August 2023

Clevedon begin their season away to newly promoted Clifton II team on Saturday. The kick off is at 15:00.

Dauncey, Tucker and Potts...

Clevedon last played Clifton at first team level, way back during the 2004-2005 season when we were both in the South West 1 league. Clifton got promoted that year to National League 3 and their first team now inhabit National League 2.

The pic is from that day and shows three players currently involved with the club.

Standing on the left is Wayne MacMillan, a visiting kiwi who went on to greater things.

Director of Rugby Tony Dauncey (16), Chairman Neil Tucker (2) and first team coach, John Potts (1) will be there doing their thing and no doubt reminiscing about their playing days over 18 years ago ...

... how time flies.

Clevedon 17 West Bridgford 33

19th August 2023

This first trial match for Clevedon was against West Bridgford from the Regional 2, Midlands North league.

Lewis O'Ben breaks out...Photos by Robert Mole

Clevedon tries came from Warren Taylor, Cap'n Jack Crew and Lewis O'Brien and a conversion from Ethan Thomas.

Despite a first half yellow card, Clevedon provided their level 6 opponents with a closely fought contest.

Clevedon will be hoping for better things against Hartridge RFC from Newport, next week.

What's on

10th August 2023

A busy August for your club as rugby is back with a bang!

What's on in August

August sees the club explode into life as preparation for the 23/24 season reaches a peak.

On the 12th, it's time for us to take a stroll up the hill to watch our friends at Clevedon Cricket club take on local rivals Keynsham in a top of the table clash. Clevedon Rugby's very own Jack Davey was the hero in a bad tempered game at Keynsham, so this will be a keenly fought afair.

Burgers and bangers will be on the BBQ from 4pm, with music after the match and everyone is invited.

On the 19th, our senior squad is in action for the first time as new head coach John Potts and his squad take on our guests from West Bridgford in our first pre-season game.

Then on the 26th, Hartridge RFC join us from over the bridge in Newport as a mixed squad will close out our pre-season programme.

The following Saturday, the 2nd September, Clevedon first team take on the newly promoted Clifton second team, away, for a 15:00 kick off.

The seconds have Keynsham seconds at home, also for a 15:00 kick off.

Anthony Dauncey

Club Maintenance Day

5th August 2023

Overwhelming Support

Club Maintenance Day - The Boss

The request went out on the club socials and the response was overwhelming for big boss, Kevin Weaver, pictured.

He was ably assisted, in the organisation, by his foreman, Dave Keytes. Dave started his days work at 07:30 preparing for the onslaught he new would arrive.

The poor old sausage was pulled from pillar to post, handing out jobs to everyone that turned up. He is normally the man who likes to do this sort of stuff on his own and not the clipboard warrior allocating the tasks and looking important. That's usually left to someone else, whom he tends to ignore anyway!

Club Maintenance Day - The Workers The help came from all corners of the club. Members of the junior section were handed the simple (or is that tedious) tasks like removing old Blutac and cleaning the bar fascia, while outside some were allowed to sand down and scrape the paintwork on the bollards and shelter. All done with a smile on their faces 😀

The ladies/girls section were allocated the patio and path jet washing. The older juniors and colts were allowed to let off steam by removing all the old and worn out play area equipment.

The more skilled jobs were done by the professional tradesmen - sanding and coating the tables, fixing the bar sink and cupboards.

The first team players humped and carried for the old boys who were tidying the overgrown and rubbish strewn areas and carting it off to the tip.

All done and dusted by 15:00 and in time for an afternoon of international rugby fun and frolics.

Thank you everyone that attended and helped on the day. The spirit, committment and enthusiasm was a sight to see and bodes well for a successful season for the whole club.

I'm sure there'll be a repeat soon, once "The Boss" has done his snagging list.

List of jobs

5th August 2023

Club Maintenance Day - Job List