Chinnor Rugby Football Club

November 30, 2018

The Club was formed in 1963 at the Bird in Hand Pub in Chinnor on Trafalgar Night, October 21st. This is the reason for the club’s logo being a Bird in Hand.

The rationale for its formation was that whilst Rugby was played in the schools there was no club to play at locally. There were clubs in Aylesbury, Henley, Oxford and High Wycombe but none to serve the population in between, which was growing.

We were founded on by three friends one of whom was a Royal Navy veteran, hence Trafalgar Night. It was created as a member’s club, and not for profit, as it remains.

We stayed playing in Chinnor until 1973 when we built the clubhouse at Towersey playing fields, which still is in use today, and were there for over 12 years before moving to Thame.

We were fortunate that our members bought the land and then created the clubhouse from our own generated funds. This has proven a wise investment and we remain happy in our location with our neighbours and the local community. We will however continue to grow and move the club forward as best we can.

We are in the third tier of English Rugby thereby being one of the top 30 clubs in the Country. We have 5 senior teams playing most weeks in the season. We have a full youth organisation from U6 to Under 18. We have started a community team this year that spend time coaching in schools and offering skills in reading and behaviour as well as exercise. We have partnered with O2 and the RFU in offering Friday Night fun touch rugby for all free of charge. You may have noticed The Powerhouse team that train all year around on the grass, this is an initiative to open the club to a wider audience. Our club house is used for Baby Sensory Classes through to Weddings as well as hosting LPRA meetings when possible. Where do we go from here?

Our membership continues to grow as our area is set to increase in population driven by new homes, in the wider area. The local plan identifies a shortage of sports facilities and wishes to encourage growth in these for the next stage of population increase. We have invested over £250,000 in our infrastructure over the last four years and have achieved this by using internally generated revenue, club volunteers, community and national sports grants. Our clubhouse was built in the mid-eighties, when we had 250 members, today we have over a 1,000 and still growing. With approximately 300 members below 16 years of age, we are now one of Oxfordshire’s largest youth organisations. With an average gate for home first team games of 400 as well. It is no surprise, therefore, that we need to continue to invest in the club both on and off the field. We have plans for further development on our site which will be formulated during the year.

The Rugby Club has been playing at Kingsey Road since 1987. We try to be good neighbours and a positive force in the community. We wish to fulfil our obligations as a community club. We also want to have a vibrant group of members and guests who enjoy each other’s company. We greatly value the time and investment of our members as volunteers who make the club what it is. We also benefit from a good relationship with our neighbours and wish this to continue and will work hard to ensure it does.vThe Club was formed in 1963 at the Bird in Hand Pub in Chinnor on Trafalgar Night, October 21st. This is the reason for the club’s logo being a Bird in Hand.The rationale for its formation was that whilst Rugby was played in the schools there was no club to play at locally. There were clubs in Aylesbury, Henley, Oxford and High Wycombe but none to serve the population in between, which was growing.We were founded on by three friends one of whom was a Royal Navy veteran, hence Trafalgar Night. It was created as a member’s club, and not for profit, as it remains.We stayed playing in Chinnor until 1973 when we built the clubhouse at Towersey playing fields, which still is in use today, and were there for over 12 years before moving to Thame.We were fortunate that our members bought the land and then created the clubhouse from our own generated funds. This has proven a wise investment and we remain happy in our location with our neighbours and the local community. We will however continue to grow and move the club forward as best we can.We are in the third tier of English Rugby thereby being one of the top 30 clubs in the Country. We have 5 senior teams playing most weeks in the season. We have a full youth organisation from U6 to Under 18. We have started a community team this year that spend time coaching in schools and offering skills in reading and behaviour as well as exercise. We have partnered with O2 and the RFU in offering Friday Night fun touch rugby for all free of charge. You may have noticed The Powerhouse team that train all year around on the grass, this is an initiative to open the club to a wider audience. Our club house is used for Baby Sensory Classes through to Weddings as well as hosting LPRA meetings when possible. Where do we go from here?Our membership continues to grow as our area is set to increase in population driven by new homes, in the wider area. The local plan identifies a shortage of sports facilities and wishes to encourage growth in these for the next stage of population increase. We have invested over £250,000 in our infrastructure over the last four years and have achieved this by using internally generated revenue, club volunteers, community and national sports grants. Our clubhouse was built in the mid-eighties, when we had 250 members, today we have over a 1,000 and still growing. With approximately 300 members below 16 years of age, we are now one of Oxfordshire’s largest youth organisations. With an average gate for home first team games of 400 as well. It is no surprise, therefore, that we need to continue to invest in the club both on and off the field. We have plans for further development on our site which will be formulated during the year. The Rugby Club has been playing at Kingsey Road since 1987. We try to be good neighbours and a positive force in the community. We wish to fulfil our obligations as a community club. We also want to have a vibrant group of members and guests who enjoy each other’s company. We greatly value the time and investment of our members as volunteers who make the club what it is. We also benefit from a good relationship with our neighbours and wish this to continue and will work hard to ensure it does.The Club was formed in 1963 at the Bird in Hand Pub in Chinnor on Trafalgar Night, October 21st. This is the reason for the club’s logo being a Bird in Hand.The rationale for its formation was that whilst Rugby was played in the schools there was no club to play at locally. There were clubs in Aylesbury, Henley, Oxford and High Wycombe but none to serve the population in between, which was growing.We were founded on by three friends one of whom was a Royal Navy veteran, hence Trafalgar Night. It was created as a member’s club, and not for profit, as it remains.We stayed playing in Chinnor until 1973 when we built the clubhouse at Towersey playing fields, which still is in use today, and were there for over 12 years before moving to Thame.We were fortunate that our members bought the land and then created the clubhouse from our own generated funds. This has proven a wise investment and we remain happy in our location with our neighbours and the local community. We will however continue to grow and move the club forward as best we can.We are in the third tier of English Rugby thereby being one of the top 30 clubs in the Country. We have 5 senior teams playing most weeks in the season. We have a full youth organisation from U6 to Under 18. We have started a community team this year that spend time coaching in schools and offering skills in reading and behaviour as well as exercise. We have partnered with O2 and the RFU in offering Friday Night fun touch rugby for all free of charge. You may have noticed The Powerhouse team that train all year around on the grass, this is an initiative to open the club to a wider audience. Our club house is used for Baby Sensory Classes through to Weddings as well as hosting LPRA meetings when possible. Where do we go from here?Our membership continues to grow as our area is set to increase in population driven by new homes, in the wider area. The local plan identifies a shortage of sports facilities and wishes to encourage growth in these for the next stage of population increase. We have invested over £250,000 in our infrastructure over the last four years and have achieved this by using internally generated revenue, club volunteers, community and national sports grants. Our clubhouse was built in the mid-eighties, when we had 250 members, today we have over a 1,000 and still growing. With approximately 300 members below 16 years of age, we are now one of Oxfordshire’s largest youth organisations. With an average gate for home first team games of 400 as well. It is no surprise, therefore, that we need to continue to invest in the club both on and off the field. We have plans for further development on our site which will be formulated during the year. The Rugby Club has been playing at Kingsey Road since 1987. We try to be good neighbours and a positive force in the community. We wish to fulfil our obligations as a community club. We also want to have a vibrant group of members and guests who enjoy each other’s company. We greatly value the time and investment of our members as volunteers who make the club what it is. We also benefit from a good relationship with our neighbours and wish this to continue and will work hard to ensure it does.The Club was formed in 1963 at the Bird in Hand Pub in Chinnor on Trafalgar Night, October 21st. This is the reason for the club’s logo being a Bird in Hand.The rationale for its formation was that whilst Rugby was played in the schools there was no club to play at locally. There were clubs in Aylesbury, Henley, Oxford and High Wycombe but none to serve the population in between, which was growing.We were founded on by three friends one of whom was a Royal Navy veteran, hence Trafalgar Night. It was created as a member’s club, and not for profit, as it remains.We stayed playing in Chinnor until 1973 when we built the clubhouse at Towersey playing fields, which still is in use today, and were there for over 12 years before moving to Thame.We were fortunate that our members bought the land and then created the clubhouse from our own generated funds. This has proven a wise investment and we remain happy in our location with our neighbours and the local community. We will however continue to grow and move the club forward as best we can.We are in the third tier of English Rugby thereby being one of the top 30 clubs in the Country. We have 5 senior teams playing most weeks in the season. We have a full youth organisation from U6 to Under 18. We have started a community team this year that spend time coaching in schools and offering skills in reading and behaviour as well as exercise. We have partnered with O2 and the RFU in offering Friday Night fun touch rugby for all free of charge. You may have noticed The Powerhouse team that train all year around on the grass, this is an initiative to open the club to a wider audience. Our club house is used for Baby Sensory Classes through to Weddings as well as hosting LPRA meetings when possible. Where do we go from here?Our membership continues to grow as our area is set to increase in population driven by new homes, in the wider area. The local plan identifies a shortage of sports facilities and wishes to encourage growth in these for the next stage of population increase. We have invested over £250,000 in our infrastructure over the last four years and have achieved this by using internally generated revenue, club volunteers, community and national sports grants. Our clubhouse was built in the mid-eighties, when we had 250 members, today we have over a 1,000 and still growing. With approximately 300 members below 16 years of age, we are now one of Oxfordshire’s largest youth organisations. With an average gate for home first team games of 400 as well. It is no surprise, therefore, that we need to continue to invest in the club both on and off the field. We have plans for further development on our site which will be formulated during the year. The Rugby Club has been playing at Kingsey Road since 1987. We try to be good neighbours and a positive force in the community. We wish to fulfil our obligations as a community club. We also want to have a vibrant group of members and guests who enjoy each other’s company. We greatly value the time and investment of our members as volunteers who make the club what it is. We also benefit from a good relationship with our neighbours and wish this to continue and will work hard to ensure it does.The Club was formed in 1963 at the Bird in Hand Pub in Chinnor on Trafalgar Night, October 21st. This is the reason for the club’s logo being a Bird in Hand.The rationale for its formation was that whilst Rugby was played in the schools there was no club to play at locally. There were clubs in Aylesbury, Henley, Oxford and High Wycombe but none to serve the population in between, which was growing.We were founded on by three friends one of whom was a Royal Navy veteran, hence Trafalgar Night. It was created as a member’s club, and not for profit, as it remains.We stayed playing in Chinnor until 1973 when we built the clubhouse at Towersey playing fields, which still is in use today, and were there for over 12 years before moving to Thame.We were fortunate that our members bought the land and then created the clubhouse from our own generated funds. This has proven a wise investment and we remain happy in our location with our neighbours and the local community. We will however continue to grow and move the club forward as best we can.We are in the third tier of English Rugby thereby being one of the top 30 clubs in the Country. We have 5 senior teams playing most weeks in the season. We have a full youth organisation from U6 to Under 18. We have started a community team this year that spend time coaching in schools and offering skills in reading and behaviour as well as exercise. We have partnered with O2 and the RFU in offering Friday Night fun touch rugby for all free of charge. You may have noticed The Powerhouse team that train all year around on the grass, this is an initiative to open the club to a wider audience. Our club house is used for Baby Sensory Classes through to Weddings as well as hosting LPRA meetings when possible. Where do we go from here?Our membership continues to grow as our area is set to increase in population driven by new homes, in the wider area. The local plan identifies a shortage of sports facilities and wishes to encourage growth in these for the next stage of population increase. We have invested over £250,000 in our infrastructure over the last four years and have achieved this by using internally generated revenue, club volunteers, community and national sports grants. Our clubhouse was built in the mid-eighties, when we had 250 members, today we have over a 1,000 and still growing. With approximately 300 members below 16 years of age, we are now one of Oxfordshire’s largest youth organisations. With an average gate for home first team games of 400 as well. It is no surprise, therefore, that we need to continue to invest in the club both on and off the field. We have plans for further development on our site which will be formulated during the year. The Rugby Club has been playing at Kingsey Road since 1987. We try to be good neighbours and a positive force in the community. We wish to fulfil our obligations as a community club. We also want to have a vibrant group of members and guests who enjoy each other’s company. We greatly value the time and investment of our members as volunteers who make the club what it is. We also benefit from a good relationship with our neighbours and wish this to continue and will work hard to ensure it does.

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