Why Join Beaconsfield Rugby Club?
Beaconsfield RFC is a community based amateur club, offering rugby for everyone, of all skill levels, ages and gender.
We made a conscious decision five years ago to invest all our funds in our clubhouse facilities and pitches as well as providing the best coaching set up in the region bar none. This solid foundation has helped us grow and prosper and become the leading amateur rugby club in the region.
If you are thinking of joining, here are the key points you should know.
The Coaching Team:
You will struggle to find a stronger coaching set up, even in some of the clubs a few leagues above.
Our new Head Coach is ex Wasps and England Saxon front row, Tom French. Tom is supported by Frazer McArdell, Aled Lewis and on a consultancy basis, Dan Norton.
Frazer was the Head Coach of the Singapore National team for the past three seasons and ex Head Coach of Hartpury College, the leading rugby college in the country.
Aled is our player coach, plays both fly half and scrum half and is a level 2 coach, focussing on our backs and attack plays.
Finally Dan Norton is the leading international sevens try scorer of all time, playing in over 20 sevens tournaments for England. Dan will be supporting our coaching this season and I suspect will be running some speed based drills.
During the summer months we have touch rugby every Tuesday and Thursday nights at the club. This is open to all from mini, youth and senior players.
Pre-season starts Tuesday 25th and runs every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30. Again everyone is welcome to attend, whether you have aspirations to play 1st XV rugby or if its just for general fitness.
Rugby for all:
Our 1st XV play rugby at level 6 in the South West Region. Our travelling is thankfully quite manageable with our longest away trip being 90 mins. Our opposition includes Windsor, Banbury, Marlborough and Chippenham. We regularly attract between 150-250 on match days and have home lunches before all 1st XV home matches.
Our 2nd XV got promoted last year and are ably led by Captain Danny Wilson and Coach Rob Beck.
Last season we have resurrected a ladies team from U12 to U18s, with over 30 members in our inaugural year. This will hopefully be an area we develop further in the coming years.
Finally and most importantly Beaconsfield promotes rugby for all. We have a social side (the Bandits) who play most Saturdays. A hugely successful season last season, not only getting promoted but putting out circa 25 players per match day, which was a huge achievement.
So in summary everyone is welcome to attend touch or pre-season training, you just need to turn up. It all starts from 7:30 on Tuesday or Thursday nights. If you want to have a chat you can contact either:
Head Coach Tom French: 07949 052818
Director of Rugby: Nick Wood 07977 401374
Director of Rugby Noel O’Mahony 07802 326582