SEGURAN UNDER 14s VISIT TO SIDMOUTH A GREAT SUCCESS

Sidmouth RFC played host to a contingent of young rugby players from across the channel this weekend.
 
A delegation of 23 players and 8 adults visited the valley from Seguran,  a team based near to Agen in the south of France.
 
They stayed locally at Ladram Bay arriving on the Thursday night to spend three full days experiencing what Sidmouth has to offer.
 
On Friday they came to Sidmouth for traditional fish and chips before an afternoon at Sandy Park where they were treated to a full tour of the Chiefs’ stadium and its state of the art facilities.
 
Saturday saw them exploring Sidmouth and having fun on the beach followed by hot chocolate and ice cream on Dukes forecourt.  
 
A Hayman’s pasty for lunch was the prelude to watching Sidmouth second team play Exmouth on the Blackmore where the french gave vocal and tuneful support to the Quin’s.
 
Saturday night was spent in the club house where they played skittles and met some of the local youngsters during what was a great evening.  The French demonstrated the traditional “paquito” dance where players are passed over head down a line of seated team mates!  Jud Lascelles, Cara Monaghan and even the hefty Lee Sowden were all held aloft by the players!
 
It was down to rugby on Sunday.  The under 14 boys of Sidmouth, Tiverton and Seguran played a three way tie on the Blackmore where flowing rugby, English guile and French flair were evident despite the sticky conditions.  In France the boys and girls play together at under 14 level but this is not the case in England where the sexes are split.   Seguran had brought four girls over with them and they followed the boys onto the field where mixed sides from Sidmouth and Paignton incorporating the french girls played out an exciting match.
 
Presentations and an exchange of gifts followed as well as a warm invitation for Sidmouth to pay a visit in the future to the south of France.  Each french player and coach left with a Sidmouth RFC club tie as a memento of their visit.
 
Jud Lascelles, chairman of Sidmouth junior section said “it was fantastic to host Seguran.  Thanks to all those who helped make the trip possible particularly our volunteers and club sponsors Sidmouth Hotels.  The entire weekend exemplified the spirit of rugby. Singing, fun games in the bar, sport and new friendships forged.  I hope that this can be the start of an enduring relationship between the two clubs.”
 
 
 
 

1970s PLAYERS REUNION LUNCH

1970s PLAYERS REUNION

The 1970s was a very successful decade for Sidmouth Rugby Club with the 1st Team winning the Havill Plate and being awarded the Sunday Telegraph SW Team of the Month Award in 1979. The 1st Team and Colts both reached the final of their repective Devon Cup competitions. The 2nd Team achieved a record 30 wins in a season. The junior section was introduced in 1971 and the 3rd Team was introduced in 1977. And four successful overseas tours took place. There is much to remember and celebrate on

SATURDAY 7th APRIL

BAR OPEN 12pm

TWO COURSE HOT BUFFET SERVED FROM 1pm

CHIEFS v FALMOUTH KICK OFF 3.00pm

COST £12

To book contact Terry O'Brien on 01395 577403 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD


ITALIAN LUNCH BEFORE ITALY v ENGLAND

ITALY v ENGLAND

SUNDAY 4th FEBRUARY

KICK OFF 3pm

England's first match in the Six Nations Championship will be shown live on the Big Screen in the clubhouse.

The bar will be open from 12pm.

Before kick off, why not treat yourself to a two course Italian lunch prepared by

Saul Vicary of La Rosetta Restaurant?

Price: Adults £14       Children £10

Advance booking required, contact Sarah 07974 238689


Ladies Day Lunch 10th March

Ladies Day Lunch

10th March 2018

Sidmouth V Crediton

Tickets £20

To include a glass of Prosecco and free entry to the game.

12.30 for 1pm

Make up a table, bring your friends, have a great day out.

To book please contact Sally Barratt 07503772249 - 01395 514292 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CHIEFS WIN TRIBUTE LEAGUE AWARD

tribute photo

Sidmouth Chiefs have been voted Tribute League Team of the Month for November. League representatives made the award to recognise that Sidmouth, starting the month in last place, have won all three league games in the month, including the defeat of league leaders Devonport Services on 25th November.