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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 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.