A successful start to our 125 Year Celebrations

The Club commenced their 125th Anniversary with over 150 people attending the launch on Sunday 5th January. All sections of the Club attended the celebrations, spanning a number of generations from Minis U.8’s, former colts, ladies and men senior players, through to Frank Cherrington, a formed prop forward, who started playing forward for the Club in 1946 and who celebrates his 90th birthday in June.

Club President KeithPlain cut the Anniversary Cake, which symbolised:

  • 125 year founding of the Town side
  • The Club’s membership of the RFU 110 years ago
  • 10 tenure at NewlandsPark
  • 40 year birth of the Minis & Juniors Section

James Critchley, Chairman of the Minis & Juniors section of the Club, who have their HQ at Newlands Park, toasted the success of this section of the Club covering the last 40 years.

Cheltenham RFC Old Colts

Cheltenham RFC Old Colts

End of season (2013-14) Report from Chris Scott, Head Coach

Christmas Lunch guests were treated to an Having just survived last
season in level 6 rugby the 1st XV had another tough season starting
with a small squad which suffered increasingly with a series of injuries
and inconsistency in terms of player availability. This, together with the
improving standard of the league year on year and our inability to take
our chances when they came, cost us three wins and a number of bonus
points which ultimately came back to bite us at the end of the season
because we ended up 1 point short of avoiding relegation. Continue reading

Cheltenham on approved list for a RWC2015 Team Base

Cheltenham Rugby Club, in partnership with Cheltenham Borough Council, has been selected, on the Approved List to potentially be a Team Base for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

Cheltenham is one of 65 venues on the list. Bases are not guaranteed to host teams, however; they will be used to provide the competing nations with their Team Base options, many of which are currently undertaking visits of prospective bases.

England 2015 will require up to 50 bases for use during the tournament.  These will be confirmed mid-2104 following completion of team visits and selection.

A Team Base must include an indoor and outdoor training facility, a gym, an indoor swimming pool and a hotel. These facilities must meet international team training standards and be located in close proximity of one another. Match Venue location has also been taken into account.

The local Club decided to become Lead Applicant in a tendering process, which started in June. David Evans, Club Administrator, stated ‘ that a robust application was made, with the close assistance of the Cheltenham Borough Council, who will be providing the majority of the team base training facilities, required by Rugby World Cup in 2015. We’re really excited to be through to the next stage and to be working closely with England 2015. Continue reading

Cocktail & Casino Night 8th March

As one of the many exciting events planned to celebrate the 125 Anniversary of the Rugby Club why not come along to this ‘James Bond’ Black Tie fund raiser  (raising money for CRFC Ladies Section)

Hosted at Newlands park on 8th March come and win some virtual money before blowing it all at at Race Week !!

Tickets are only £20 and includes chips to play with and a complimentary cocktail. Contact: Kim Youdan:  kimyoudan@hotmail.com

Coacktail & Casino Night

Curry Night

Cheltenham RFC are putting on a fantastic curry night to be hosted by BBC Sport presenter Jill Douglas.

Great curry from the Saffron Lounge, Woodmancote and a lively Q&A session with 4 star guests from the professional rugby wordld: Trevor Woodman, Carl Hogg, Shane Monahan and Nicky Robinson.

Tickets are only £30 and includes curry and welcome drink – A great night to be had – so come and get involved.

Contact jamescritchley@pittvillelawn.co.uk or 07713 630098


Cheltenham RFC 125th Anniversary – Official Launch

Dear Supporter / Players / Former Players

Club president Mr Keith Plain has great pleasure in inviting all club members and friends to attend the official 125th Anniversary launch at Newlands Park on Sunday 5th 2014 at 12.00 noon.

Also invited to our ‘Birthday’ party are wives, children, M&J section, Ladies section, social sections at Newlands, Former players and all others.

You and your guests may wish to participate in our fancy dress theme of 1889 garb

All questions or enquiries to: John Woodward 01242 210371