Cleve Rugby Club gets set for centenary year

August 31 2021

THE year 2022 will be a special one for Cleve RFC, who will be reaching the landmark of 100 years providing community rugby in South Gloucestershire.
Plans are being drawn together for some memorable events to mark this amazing achievement. From small humble beginnings, using a field that is now part of Page Park in Staple Hill, to its current home at The Hayfields in Mangotsfield, the club has achieved some notable success in producing talented players.
Following the covid interruptions to the 20/21 playing season, everyone at the club is looking forward to a return to rugby action and some season normality.
The first team will compete in Western Counties North and the season starts in earnest on September 4 with the visit of Clevedon to the Hayfields, in Cossham Street.
Entry to this first home game of the season will be free, and we would encourage local rugby enthusiasts to come along and enjoy the fabulous grounds, club house and facilities we have. There will be a demonstration of mini age grade rugby ahead of the match.
We are enjoying a great pre-season, with head coach Ben Roberts putting all players, new and old, through their paces.
We welcome new players of all abilities to join our friendly Cleve family, so come along and enjoy the fantastic facilities we offer.
If you would like to play rugby at Cleve RFC please email cleve80@outlook.com.
Cleve is a members club, and to maintain and grow our status we value membership contributions. Club chair Simon Wilstead said: "This year we are offering free rugby for under-sixes, as we continue to invest in local community sport.
"We have restructured our membership pricing for the season ahead and we truly believe that we offer fantastic value for money for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in community rugby as their sport of choice.
"Cleve has amazing facilities and our members benefit off the field too, with reduced drinks prices, free hire of our function room and access to ballots for international tickets."
Membership packages start from £40 for a year's social membership.
We welcome all sponsorship enquiries, through our sponsorship secretary Adam Roche at media@cleverugby.co.uk.
For details of how to join the club please visit our website cleverfc.rfu.club/information/about-cleve-rfc.
Adam Sheppard
Director of Rugby