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.