IWRFC Weekly Club Events




Tue. 30 Sep. & Thu. 2 Oct.
7 pm start at club
Fri. 3 Oct. Official opening of social space and floodlight switch on 7 pm at club - full details to follow. Andrew Turner MP in attendance

Sat. 4 Oct.

IWRFC Vets v Gosport & Fareham Vets (H) Meet 12.30 pm at club. 1.30 pm kickoff. 90th anniversary celebration match
Sat. 4 Oct.
Club XV v Gosport & Fareham II (H) 3 pm kickoff. 90th anniversary celebration match















Big Switch on & 90th Anniversary Celebrations!

You will no doubt be aware that the Club has been working closely with the RFU over a number of years in order for the Isle of Wight Rugby Club to be developed and fit for ‘15 in the lead up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The RFU have been developing clubs not only so that their facilities are improved but also so that a legacy is left post 2015 World Cup so that the next generations are able to enjoy and participate in the sport we love – Rugby Union.

The Isle of Wight RFC is also proudly celebrating its 90th anniversary this season and the enhanced facilities are particularly well timed to be in place for those festivities too.
The Club has had two major developments, one being the erection of floodlights and one being the social space inside the clubhouse. The floodlights have been completed for a little while but the social space is scheduled to be completed by the 2nd October – so why not have a celebration to open it?

Mr Andrew Turner MP will be opening the Club and switching on the lights at 19.30 hrs on Friday 3rd October. This ceremonial opening will be followed by a buffet and a series of round robin matches starting at 19.45 hrs and played under floodlights by all 4 of the Island’s senior men’s rugby teams. The bar will be open so you may enjoy and peruse the upgraded facilities complete with a beverage of your choice in hand.

Celebrations will continue the following day to mark the Club’s 90th Anniversary with a Veterans game against Gosport and Fareham – who were the first team to oppose the mighty Isle of Wight RFC in 1924. That will again be followed by an IWRFC game. All in all this will be a weekend of celebrations that you will not want to miss.


Summer Touch Rugby

Summer touch rugby was a roaring success this year! For six weeks, 30-50 players of different ages and genders tested their skills, sometimes in intense heat. Now for the season proper….


New season - new kits!

Thanks to our sponsors old and new, the club has shelled out for new kit for both 1sts and 2nds this season! Here’s a sneak preview before they go into match action.
Above is the new 1st team kit!

Above is the new 2nd team kit! This will also serve as change kit. The colours are the original colours of the Isle of Wight RFC.


Full 2014-15 Fixture List

A full 2014-15 fixture list is now available on the Fixtures 2014-15 tab on the sidebar of this page. This list is subject to a few possible remaining changes, and does not as yet include the proposed 2nds/development Friday night series. The first of these Friday night fixtures is provisionally fixed for Friday 22 August at Ventnor.


Rugbyforce weekend

Members of Isle of Wight RFC swapped their rugby balls for power tools as part of the NatWest RugbyForce weekend. Created by RBS, RugbyForce is a community initiative that supports local rugby clubs in building for their future. Since the initiative was launched in 2009, RugbyForce has helped over 1,500 clubs at the grassroots of the game by providing them with tools to help coordinate a community-wide effort to give facilities a ‘make over’, online guidance and financial support. This year, IWRFC was awarded the top grant for the region of £2,500 to carry out works including refurbishing the toilets, as well as upgrading the disabled and baby changing facilities. This was combined with a whole club makeover, including repainting the changing rooms and smartening up the bar area. The Island’s MP, Andrew Turner, helped the club clean up its act by helping out on the day. Richard Freeman, Community Rugby Development Officer for the Isle of Wight, was also in attendance to provide support.
IWRFC Chairman, Nick Puckett, said: “The club is going through a sustained period of change and as the oldest rugby club on the island, which is also celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, is well placed to offer men ladies and children the chance to play rugby ahead of the rugby world cup next year. A brilliant turnout of players, partners and children over the course of the weekend ensured a great atmosphere while we worked and allowed us to complete all of the tasks we wanted to get done. This means that the work on the clubhouse is on schedule to be finished in time for the new season.