Calne Rugby Football Club
Whether you have just turned 17 and want to start playing rugby or looking to return to the sport after a layoff, Calne Rugby offers playing opportunities for everyone, regardless of age and ability. Please take a moment to have a good look around our new website and join a club that is focused on playing competitive rugby for enjoyment and each other.
Calne Rugby Football Club 1XV competes in Dorset and Wiltshire 2 North league and will soon be launching a 2XV development team. Having two senior teams allows Calne Rugby the opportunity for players of all abilities and ages to play rugby.
Our coaching staff are excellent and they will help you develop as a player and assist you reach your full potential. Whether you want to ease yourself back into action or want to push yourself to your limits, we will work with you so you can be the best you can be.
Calne’s 1st XV is the flagship of our rugby club and the team has now established itself as one of the top teams in the Dorset & Wilts divisions. The league and two cup competitions are taken very seriously, so positions in the squad are always keenly contested. For more information, please get in touch or why not come and see us on any Thursday evening from 7pm at the Calne Recreation Ground, Anchor Rd.
Calne’s 2nd team is our social/development/veterans team. There is much less pressure and arguably a lot more fun for those who cannot commit to 1st XV rugby. We are in the process of relaunching our 2XV which is focused on the social side of rugby. For more information, please get in touch.
Our experienced coaching team run a well structured skills & drills session every Thursday’s at 7.00pm for anyone over 17 years of age. Calne RFC also offers fitness sessions every Tuesday from 7pm, and everyone is welcome, players, partners, etc. For more information please contact us today.
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our dedicated Junior Section volunteers we are able to offer a non-contact Tag-Rugby section, a Midi section (12-a-side contact game played on a reduced size pitch) and a Youth section (15-a-side contact game played on a full size pitch).
Through sponsorship and the hard work of our volunteers, Calne Rugby’s juniors is completely free, yes that’s right completely FREE.
With no fees for matches and training being completely free, all you will need is boots and a gum shield to train and play for Calne.
All sections (Tag, Midi and Youths) train on a Sunday morning between 10am and 11.30am at Calne Recreation club on Anchor road in Calne.
Sessions are completely free and are run by our qualified and CRB checked coaches who design the sessions to be fun while still teaching all aspects of rugby
With refreshments available for the parents, Calne Rugby is a fun and friendly place to be on a Sunday for all the family.
On most Sundays our juniors play a large number of games against local teams both at the Recreation club and away at the other team’s grounds. They also attend a number of festivals throughout the year. Unlike some clubs in the area, Calne Rugby promises that all players will get to take part in a game.
We are very lucky to benefit from one of the best clubhouses in the county. We have the obligatory Pool table, some classy surroundings, a cheap bar, a small function room and a very family/partner friendly atmosphere. Did I mention cheap bar? If I didn’t the prices at our bar will be cheaper than your local pub and there’ll be plenty of Cider for all!!
The furthest league fixture, last season, was Westbury, so you can still get home in time for the Bill or Corrie! Or better still stay at the clubhouse for a bit of a social. So no more time consuming trips to the south coast.
The post match activities speak for themselves! But have you ever thought of bringing the Mrs? Many players do and sure enough, they talk about shopping, make new friends and go off and do their own thing.
At Calne RFC we believe that training regularly will yield the best results on the pitch. Our Head Coach, Richard Kearney, is an ex-player who is greatly respected by the players and other local teams, mainly thanks to his outstanding ability and his non-compromising style of play.
Good Mix of Games
Dorset & Wilts 1 North is currently an ideal level for the club. There is a nice balance of testing fixtures and others ideally suited for blooding new/younger players. And when we have attracted enough new players onwards and upwards!
It is not just about the rugby
Got a dog? Like to Cycle? Play a bit of Golf? In to your camping? The club acts as the base for various non-rugby related activities. A number of player/members regularly get together to swing the irons about on a Sunday morning or fire up the BBQ camping somewhere on the coast and some can be seen wandering all over the county with their mutts in tow.