Boston Rugby Club

Boston Rugby Club


Boston RFC
Full name Boston Rugby Football Club
Founded 1927
Ground(s) Princess Royal Sports Arena
Chairman Tim Bembridge
League(s) Midlands 4 East (North)
Team kit
Official website
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/boston/

Boston Rugby Football Club is a Rugby union club from Boston, Lincolnshire. Boston Rugby Club was founded in 1927 by Ernst Clark, a gentleman with an interest in giving his boys and their friends something to do, or rather something to keep them out of trouble.

The first 'home' pitch was off Rosebery Avenue in Mountains Field, an unused plot of farmland and the players turned out in blue and white hooped shirts, as they still do. After match entertainment was at the White Hart Hotel. The hotel provided changing facilities which were an old shed out the back which included a tin tank bath. However, this did not unhinge the players as they served a fine pint of Worthington 'E'! It was like drinking dynamite - a drop so powerful that Boston people could only drink it in 1/2 pints. Visitors however drunk pints and were worse for wear very quickly. Whitbread Tankard was sold at BRFC Clubhouse In 1998 Boston Rugby Club proposed a project that would improve the development of sports within the community. The idea was to build a new facility that would house not only rugby and athletics but would also be fully accessible to people with a disability. Boston Rugby Club produced initial proposals for the enhanced facilities and these proposals were endorsed by the Borough Council in April 1998. Working in partnership with the local authority; the Rugby Club and Boston & District Athletic Club formed the 'Disabled and Able-bodied British Sports Initiative' which operated under the name of dabsi. Work soon commenced on the first phase of the project with the help of major sponsor Finnforest, a global timber manufacturer whose UK base is in Boston. The second phase of the project saw the development of the Rugby Club area and the whole development received Royal Ascent when it was officially opened by the Princess Royal and is now known as the Princess Royal Sports Arena. With the new stadium the club can now offer their members the magnificent playing, training and competition facilities. The club also aims to host county and representative matches at both senior and youth level.

The new bar and function area is the centre of the club and complete with a fully equipped kitchen, the clubhouse is the focus of the social side of the club. With the latest addition of two 42" plasma televisions all international games can be viewed in style. The bar hosts everything from informal drinking to annual presentations and the club is also available for hire for birthdays, weddings and other events.

Read more about Boston Rugby ClubCurrent Squad

Other articles related to "boston rugby club, rugby, boston":

Boston Rugby Club - Current Squad
... Mitchell Perry Cumber Ian Sampson Rob Linell James Fitzpatrick Rugby union in England Governing body Rugby Football Union Rugby Football Union for ...
List Of Newspapers In The United Kingdom - Local Newspapers in England and The Crown Dependencies
... The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe) ... See also Blackpool Blackpool Gazette Bolton Bolton News Boston, Lincolnshire Boston Standard Boston Target Bourne, Lincolnshire Bourne Local Bourne, Lincolnshire/Market Deeping, Lincolnshire Rutalnd ... Advertiser Rotherham Rotherham Advertiser Royston Royston Crow Rugby Rugby Observer (weekly free) Rugby Advertiser (weekly) St ...

Famous quotes containing the words club and/or boston:

    The creation of “strong-minded” women, so-called, is due to the individualism of men, to the modern selfish and speculative spirit which absorbs everything within itself and leaves women nothing but self-assertion for their protection and support.
    “Jennie June” Croly 1829–1901, U.S. founder of the woman’s club movement, journalist, author, editor. Demorest’s Illustrated Monthly and Mirror of Fashions, p. 44 (February 1870)

    Let those talk of poverty and hard times who will in the towns and cities; cannot the emigrant who can pay his fare to New York or Boston pay five dollars more to get here ... and be as rich as he pleases, where land virtually costs nothing, and houses only the labor of building, and he may begin life as Adam did? If he will still remember the distinction of poor and rich, let him bespeak him a narrower house forthwith.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)