Tue 04 Jun 2019 21:33

Alumni of Royal Wootton Bassett RFC


Full-back for England U18 club side.


England 16’s & 18’s.

Bath Academy player then contracted to Premiership squad.

Played for Scotland in the Dubai International 7’s.


Pippa played in New Zealand for a year, toured Australia as a member of England ladies tag team in 2001.

Member of England’s Ladies 44-player squad for the 2007 6-Nations.

Currently playing for Worcester.


England 18’s

Chris played for Gloucester Academy and Development XV and is a current senior player at Royal Wootton Bassett.


Elliot Read

Filton College (Bristol Rugby), Dings Crusaders, Leicester Tigers Academy, Moseley, Coventry.




Gareth Evans

Evans made 85 senior appearances for the Cherry and Whites since his debut in the Aviva Premiership, against Worcester in 2011, aged just 19.

In 2018 he signed a new contract with Ospreys.


RWBRFC Presidents / Chairmen

1971-1972 Peter Arkell / David Brown 
1972-1973 Peter Arkell / David Brown 
1973-1974 Peter Arkell / Mike Leighfield 
1974-1975 Peter Arkell / Mike Leighfield 
1975-1976 Peter Arkell / Mike Leighfield 
1976-1977 Peter Arkell / Mike Leighfield 
1977-1978 Peter Arkell / John Wilks 
1978-1979 Peter Arkell / John Wilks 
1979-1980 Peter Arkell / Mike Leighfield 
1980-1981 Peter Arkell / Mike Leighfield 
1981-1982 Peter Arkell / Mike Leighfield 
1982-1983 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1983-1984 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1984-1985 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1985-1986 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1986-1987 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1987-1988 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1988-1989 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1989-1990 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1990-1991 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1991-1992 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1992-1993 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1993-1994 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1994-1995 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1995-1996 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1996-1997 Richard Bradley / Mike Leighfield 
1997-1998 Richard Orton / Mike Leighfield 
1998-1999 Richard Orton / Mike Leighfield 
1999-2000 Richard Orton / Mike Leighfield 
2000-2001 Peter Orton / Mike Leighfield 
2001-2002 Peter Orton / Alec Adams 
2002-2003 Peter Orton / Alec Adams 
2003-2004 Peter Orton / Alec Adams 
2004-2005 Peter Orton / Phil Williams 
2005-2006 Peter Orton / Phil Williams 
2006-2007 Peter Orton / Phil Williams 
2007-2008 Peter Orton / Phil Williams 
2008-2009 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias 
2009-2010 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias
2010-2011 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias
2011-2012 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias
2012-2013 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias
2013-2014 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias
2014-2015 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias
2015-2016 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias
2016-2017 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias
2017-2018 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias
2018-2019 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias
2019-2020 Mark Wightman / Chris Elias


RWBRFC First XV Captains

1971-1972 David Brown 
1972-1973 John Jones 
1973-1974 Jim Dartnell 
1974-1975 Graham Short 
1975-1976 Jim Dartnell 
1976-1977 Hamish Forbes-Keith 
1977-1978 Ian Midson 
1978-1979 Ian Midson 
1979-1980 Gwyn Davies 
1980-1981 Brian Smith 
1981-1982 Ian Midson 
1982-1983 Peter Upton 
1983-1984 Ian Forbes-Keith 
1984-1985 Eddie Kernoghan 
1985-1986 Gwyn Davies 
1986-1987 Tony Cox 
1987-1988 Stuart Pryde 
1988-1989 Kevin Griffiths 
1989-1990 Steve Pinniger 
1990-1991 Steve Milner 
1991-1992 George Loughlin 
1992-1993 Sean Millwaters 
1993-1994 Steve Bloomer 
1994-1995 John Ricketts 
1995-1996 John Ricketts 
1996-1997 John Ricketts 
1997-1998 John Ricketts 
1998-1999 Dave Floyd 
1999-2000 John 'Hos' Wall 
2000-2001 Ian 'Tiny' McLellan 
2001-2002 Ian 'Tiny' McLellan 
2002-2003 Andrew 'Taff' Lock 
2003-2004 Mark Roshier 
2004-2005 Dave Floyd 
2005-2006 Dave Floyd 
2006-2007 Dave Floyd 
2007-2008 Dave Floyd 
2008-2009 Dave Floyd 
2009-2010 Dave Floyd
2010-2011 Gary Williamson
2011-2012 Gary Williamson
2012-2013 Nick Parker (resigned) Dave Martin
2013-2014 Tim Gallimore
2014-2015 Tim Gallimore
2015-2016 Dave Hogg
2016-2017 Dave Hogg
2017-2018 Dave Hogg
2018-2019 Gavin Ougan


RWBRFC Life Members

Life Membership of Royal Wootton Bassett RFC is a very great honour and is only awarded to members who have contributed enormously to the success of our club.

Some members have had their efforts rewarded retrospectively after their untimely deaths, whilst the rest are still actively involved with promoting the name of Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club.

Below is a list of our Honorary Life Members and the year awarded:

1976  Bob Campbell  Deceased
1976  Vernon Nation  
1977  Mike Leighfield 
1979  Colin Bullock 
1980  Fred Davies  Deceased
1981  Hamish Forbes-Keith 
1984  Terry Aylett 
1986  Ian Forbes-Keith 
1987  Richard Bradley  Deceased
1992  Steve Milner 
1993  Wendy Burchell  
1994  Jim Brierley 
1996  Colin Applegate 
1997  Alan Belding 
1998  Mark Scholes 
1998  David Baldry  Deceased
2000  Peter Orton  Deceased
2001  Brian Smith 
2002  Roy Wright  Deceased
2004  Steve Cameron 
2004  Sam Heaphy  
2008  Sylvia Smith 
2010  Dave Floyd  
2011  Julie Bloxham  
2011  Alec Adams 
2012  Ian Midson 
2012  Barry Taylor 
2013  Gary ‘Ted’ Edwards 
2016  Roy Blackburn  Deceased
2016  Roger Harries 
2017  Les Birch 
2017  Phil Williams 
2019  George Loughlin 
2019  Elizabeth Floyd 


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