Welcome to Royal Wootton Bassett RFC

Ever since that wonderful day in 1823 at Rugby School when young William Webb-Ellis, “who with a fine disregard for the rules of football, as played at the time, took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive features of the rugby game,” people have been fascinated by the sport of rugby football and so, on December 21st 1971, the Wootton Bassett Rugby Football Club was formed.



Founded in 1971, we pride ourselves in being a family orientated, all-inclusive club that welcomes everybody and encourages involvement.

We have evolved as a popular centre of community sporting and social activities over the ensuing years. Royal Wootton Bassett RFC currently fields four senior sides, with the First XV playing in the South West 1 East League, the Second XV in the Dorset & Wilts 1 North League, the Third XV in the Dorset & Wilts 2 North League and the Fourth XV playing social rugby.



The Club also provides coaching, training and matches for Colts and a full Minis’ Rugby section for boys and girls aged 5 to 12 - plus Junior sections for ages 13 to 16. Each age group are managed by RFU qualified coaches. Several of the coaches are current players with our senior teams.


The RFU is determined to uphold and protect the Core Values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship (TREDS) at all times. It is essential that Rugby is inclusive to all and Disciplinary action will be considered against any person whose behaviour falls below what is expected.

If we are made aware of abuse, especially including, but not limited to, abuse based on religion, colour, ethnic origin or sexual orientation, we will consider action against any individual or club involved. For the avoidance of any doubt, this can include abuse in person or via any other medium, including social media or messaging platforms.