Welcome From The Chairman
I am Simon Longhurst, Chairman of Robertsbridge RFC. I am pleased to welcome you to the website of Robertsbridge Rugby Club and thank you for visiting. I hope it will be the first of many visits and that you will find each interesting, informative and amusing. Your feedback on our site would be greatly appreciated and if nothing else I would ask that you sign our Guest Book.
As you will see from our history we were founded in 1993. Being completely self-financing and not having our own pitch or clubhouse, this has been a major achievement and is down to the enthusiastic and loyal commitment of our players and supporters. In particular, the club benefits from strong and effective management through its committee and this will continue as the club grows and develops. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us so far and to ask them to continue to do so! We need your help to achieve our dreams and your support is appreciated.
Last season saw us gain well deserved promotion to Sussex 2 and we are looking to maintain our position therein for the coming season. This will not be easy for a club of our size but we have the ability and the motivation to succeed. If we can consolidate our position and develop for a couple of seasons we look forward to knocking on the door of Sussex 1 in due course! We plan to build on the success of last season (which included winning the Sussex Single Team Championship) and hope that you will be able to join us. Our continued growth will allow us to establish a permanent second team and to truly compete. If you want to be part of our development be it as a player, sponsor or supporter please get in touch. Who knows you may even feature on TV as we have done twice to date!
As part of our planned development we hope to establish our own clubhouse and pitch, ideally in Robertsbridge. Our initial planning application has met with some opposition but there is a great deal of support for rugby to be maintained in the area. We aim to capitalise on this and hope to be able to answer the concerns raised and to build at Redlands Brook. However, we are waiting to receive alternative location suggestions from the Parish Council and will investigate all options. It is not our intention to upset anybody but we are determined to ensure that rugby continues to thrive in the locality and will be available for youth and adult alike. If you can help in any way please let me know.”
We are a small and friendly club and are pleased to welcome visitors and players of all ages and standards. Our fixtures can be seen on the site. On the social side we are already planning a day at the races, a family camp, beach barbeque, the annual pilgrimage to Twickenham, the usual pub events and various evening events open to all. If you are looking for a bit of fun, to enjoy yourself, to start playing rugby or are disillusioned with your current club, why not give us a go.
You will have visited this website for a number of reasons. If it was to find out more about us I hope to have helped. But the best way to find out more is to go for the "Bridge Experience" by visiting us. Contact details are on the Contacts button above.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Bridge.