A Brief Look at the West Bridgford RFC

West Bridgford RFC is one of the rugby union clubs that is situated in West Bridgford, England, and hence the name. Let’s take a look at their history.

WBR FC, as they are popularly called, began with their journey on their present-day home ground, Stamford Road, West Bridgford in 1945. Stamford is also a memorial ground and the club was started in memory of all the brave soldiers who died in WW1 and WW2.

Few people know that West Bridgford also has a sister concern that is home to a thriving cricket team and community. Their most successful decade was the 2000s when their team squad won back to back promotions in 2002-04 seasons, and then again in 2006-07 seasons. Needless to say, those were one of their best years.

The clubs boast of more than 150 professional players at the time of writing this article. Around 30 of these players visit the club to train twice a week on a regular basis. They have started a junior section where teenagers between the age of 6 and 19 are trained. The junior group went on to win the 2014-15 NLD Championships, and they are now the East Midland Champions.

In the year 2004, the West Bridgford RFC club successfully secured an astounding fund of £170,000. The funding was led by National Lottery Charitable Funds Commission with the objective of building a state of the art changing room and facility. There were also other organisations who took part in the funding round like WREN, Rushcliffe Borough Council, and RFU.

About £30,000 of the total funding amount was secured by the club on its own. £50,000 was devoted to the First Team pitch while another £50,000 was devoted to an entertainment project whose objective was to upgrade the bar facility available in the club.

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