We always welcome both new members and
players at the club...

Club Memberships can be purchased from as little as £40 per year for a Social Membership.

Becoming a member of the club is not only a great way to support the club, helping us to improve facilities and improve rugby skills in all ages from the Under 6s right through to the senior mens and ladies teams, but also provides you with additional benefits, which can be viewed further down this page...

Joining as a Player

In order to play rugby at Withycombe RFC you must be both a member and on the playing register. Age grade players need to complete annual registration.

Membership is a prerequisite for playing and training at WRFC.

As well as giving you access to the club’s excellent medical support, membership also covers a diverse range of costs associated with the provision of rugby, including:

  • Pitchside First Aid on match days
  • Referee fees
  • Pitch & groundskeeping fees
  • Training Equipment
  • Weekly physio clinic for Players (Colts & Upwards)
  • After match meals
  • Maintenance of the Clubhouse and the associated utility bills
  • RFU insurance

Registration is an entirely separate process to club membership, and is a record kept by the RFU of which players can play for which clubs.

To play rugby for Withycombe you must be registered as a Withycombe player.

Types of Membership

There are five categories of membership…

  • Senior Player Membership – For regular players of any of the senior teams, who are aged 18 or above.
  • Colts Membership – For 1 regular player of the Colts team – this does not include parent membership
  • Junior Family Membership – This membership covers one parent and one regular player of any of the junior teams as well as non-playing siblings. Additional playing child is an option where more than 1 child from a family is a regular player of any of the junior teams.
  • Vice Presidents (VP) Membership – This category of membership is aimed at stalwarts of the club. Members who have served WRFC well in the past, perhaps as a player or sponsor, and who wish to continue to support the Club and enjoy the continued benefits as a member. The list of VP’s represents many decades of WRFC history and long may it continue. We also have the additional option for a Vice President couple – each person receives the benefits of this category.
  • Social Membership – Social membership is aimed at WRFC supporters who want to be a part of the Club, but do not play in matches or have children who play in the junior teams. This membership is perfect for those that join us on our bar openings.

Whether it's during the main playing season or during the closed season, there's plenty going on around the club each week....

  • Thursday: Bar open from 7pm
  • Friday: Beer & Pizza Nights from 5:30pm with Exe Valley Pizza
  • Saturday: Clubhouse open from Midday (Hours may vary on non-matchdays)
  • Sunday: Bar open from 12:30-4pm

And then there's some other ways to get involved on the pitch as well...

  • Touch Rugby - Friday evenings from 6:30pm. | Sign up here!
  • Walking Rugby - Friday evenings from 6:30pm
  • Senior Mens, Ladies, Colts & Juniors Training - Throughout the week, contact us for more info!

With all that in mind, here is a list of all of our current memberships:

Membership Type
Yearly Cost
Monthly Option?
Buy Online
Senior Players
For all senior players of the club (18+)
Yes - £12p/m over 10 months
Colts Players
For players of the Colts team only. Does not include membership for the parents
For one parent and up to one playing child and any non-playing siblings
Yes - £10p/m over 12 months
Family (Additional Children)
For any additional playing children for the above membership
£30 per child
For all non-playing members of the club that would like support us and benefit from discounts & offers
Vice President (VP)
For stalwarts of the club. Enhanced benefits from Social Membership
£160 Single & £200 Couples
Yes - £13.33p/m (Single) or £16.66p/m (Couples) over 12 months

Social Playing Membership: For players (Senior Mens & Ladies) that would like to play a limited number of games each season, a Social Playing Membership is available. Please speak to either your coach or the membership team about this.

Member Benefits

All paid members will receive the following benefits:

  • Use of club facilities
  • Invitation to Club events (Additional fees may apply)
  • The option to apply for International Rugby tickets
  • Discount at the bar on drinks on presentation of your membership card

In addition to this, Vice Presidents also receive the following benefits:

  • FREE Entry into home matches
  • A minimum of two pre-match VP lunches throughout the season
  • FREE Club tie

Get In Touch...

For further information contact John Drew, our Membership Secretary on 01395 227616 or 07748 808518 or email or

How to join us...

The quickest and easiest way to join is to purchase your membership online through the website which can be found HERE

An easy-to-use how-to guide on how to process membership can be found by selecting information, at the top of this page, then documents, then membership.

Please Note: Existing Members will need their GMS Username to log on. This can be found at the bottom of your renewal email that you will have received from us at the beginning of July.

Any questions or problems at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Raleigh Park soon!