Gloucestershire All Golds

Bristol All Golds is a rugby league team based at North Bristol RFC

Bristol All Golds
Club information
Full nameBristol All Golds
Short nameAll Golds
Foundedlate 1990s
Current details
CoachMarcus Brown

Bristol All Golds, formerly Gloucestershire All Golds, consists of six different teams, with the first team entering Kingstone Press Championship 1 for the 2013 season and exiting it to join the Southern Conference League in 2017. Below the semi-professional side, there are two student teams that compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues; the All Golds in the Super 8 national league and the All Blues in the Wales and West Division.

There are also three junior sides that take part in the Midlands Junior League.

Men's team edit

History edit

All Golds (blue) play London Skolars (red) in the 2015 Championship 1

The University of Gloucestershire rugby league club dated back to the late 1990s. In 2008, they were given a slot in the BUCS Super 8, the highest student rugby league division, which they have retained until 2017. In 2012, the All Golds' senior team defeated Super League clubs London Broncos, Widnes and Salford in a Rugby League 9s competition. The student squad also reached the semi-finals of the Super 8. The All Golds launched a junior academy in April consisting of three sides competing in the Midlands Junior League.

In March 2013, the University of Gloucestershire All Golds entered the semi-professional ranks for the first time featuring in the Kingstone Press Championship 1 league alongside fellow newcomers Hemel Stags and Oxford. Brad Hepi was appointed head coach of the Gloucestershire All-Golds for the 2013 season.[1] He coached the side in their first season of the Kingstone Press Championship 1 league where they reached bottom place. In the 2014 Kingston Press Championship 1 season he saw the side into the first seven-game before stepping down from the position, stating he had taken the side as far as he could. The club's community manager Dan Garbutt took charge of All Golds for one game against Hemel Stags before Steve McCormack was appointed for the remainder of the 2014 season.[2]

On 3 November 2014, former Halifax assistant coach Lee Greenwood was appointed the head coach after Steve McCormack had left for 'personal reasons' at the end of the 2014 season.

At the end of the 2017 season it was announced that the All Golds would merge with Oxford to form a club in Bristol for 2019. However, when this failed to occur, the club continued to operate in the Southern Rugby league.

Seasons summary edit

Season League Challenge Cup Play-offs
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
1990s–2012 Transfer to semi-professional club from BUCS
2013 Championship 1 16 2 1 13 286 629 12 9th R3 Did not qualify
2014 Championship 1 19 8 0 11 422 548 29 6th R3 Did not qualify
2015 Championship 1 22 8 0 14 562 677 16 9th R4 Did not qualify
2016 League 1 14 3 0 11 334 479 6 12th R4 Fourth in Shield
2017 League 1 15 6 0 9 310 530 12 12th R4 Fourth in Shield
2018 Conference League South - Western Conference No Competition Did not participate N/A
2019 12 7 5 0 327 312 14 3rd Did not qualify
2019 No Competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic N/A
2021 6 2 3 1 114 186 3 3rd Did not qualify
2022 5 4 1 0 138 54 8 1st Lost in Preliminary Final
2023 Conference League South 14 6 8 0 280 424 12 5th Did not qualify

Women's team edit

After a number of years of dormancy, the Golden Ferns name was resurrected in 2021 for a new women's rugby league team, set to compete in the inaugural season of the RFL Women's Super League South competition, starting in June 2021.

Seasons edit

Season League Play-offs
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
2021 Super League South: Western Conference 4 1 1 2 56 222 3 2nd Lost in Semi Final
2022 Super League South 5 1 0 4 82 218 2 5th Did not qualify
2023 Super League South 5 1 0 4 46 174 2 5th Did not qualify


References edit

  1. ^ Brad Hepi coaching Gloucestershire All Golds Archived 15 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine, 30 November 2012
  2. ^ Echo, Gloucestershire (8 May 2014). "Scotland rugby league head coach Steve McCormack joins Gloucestershire All Golds". Gloucester Citizen. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Match Centre". Retrieved 28 August 2023.

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