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Bracknell Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union team based in Bracknell, Berkshire. The club was established in 1955 and has served the community ever since. Bracknell RFC is known for a friendly welcome and a highly dedicated executive, coaching teams and volunteers. It is always looking for new members, players, coaches and volunteers.[1]

Bracknell
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Full nameBracknell Rugby Football Club
UnionBerkshire RFU
Founded1955; 64 years ago (1955)
Ground(s)Lily Hill Park (Capacity: 1,250 (250 Seats))
ChairmanIan Wilson
PresidentJonathan Dance
Captain(s)James Ingle
League(s)South West Premier
2018–1910th
Team kit
Official website
www.pitchero.com/clubs/bracknell/

The club runs five senior sides, a ladies team, under-19 and under-17 academy sides and the full range of minis and junior teams. The senior sides play on Saturday afternoons and train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The highly successful juniors usually play Sunday afternoons with training on Wednesday evenings and the minis train and play on Sunday morning. The 1st XV currently play in South West Premier, a level five league in the English rugby union system

GroundEdit

Lily Hill Park is based off London Road on the south edge of name-sake Lily Hill Park, about 20–30 minutes walk from Bracknell train station. Bracknell have played in and around Lily Hill Park since 1958, with the first club house situated in Eastern Road.[2] In 1972 the site of the original club house was sold and a new club house was built at the present site at London Road, along with additional pitches and changing facilities. During the 1980s the club house was expanded further, with gym facilities upgraded and improved floodlights installed.[3]

In 2000, after achieving promotion to tier 2, a 250 seat grandstand was installed, along with a path for spectators besides the pitch.[4][5] Current capacity at the club is approximately 1,000 standing, along with 250 in the stand, bringing the total figure to around 1,250.

HonoursEdit

1st team:[6]

2nd team:

3rd team:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Club website home page
  2. ^ "Club History: The Early Years (1955 – 1971)". Bracknell RFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Club History: From Cow Shed to Clubhouse (1972 – 1991)". Bracknell RFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Club History: On to the National Leagues (1991 - 2014)". Bracknell RFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Fight to save Bracknell Rugby Club grandstand". Get Reading. 20 December 2011.
  6. ^ Club website honours page Archived January 26, 2013, at the Wayback Machine

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