Mon 31 Jul 2023 12:54

The RWBRFC Vice Presidents

Royal Wootton Bassett RFC run a healthy Vice Presidents section whose aims are to support the club on and off the field in any way possible.

VP Lunches

Home Lunches

Each season four home lunches are held prior to important league fixtures. Between 80 and 120 Vice Presidents, Life Members and Guests attend. They enjoy a fine meal, rugby camaraderie and yes, a few beers before cheering on the team. Catering this season will again be by Ian Bowyer Catering who have catered for many events at the club over the last couple of season.

The dates confirmed for Vice President Lunches for 2023/2024 are:

  • 9 September 2023 - RWBRFC 1st XV vs Keynsham RFC

  • 21 October 2023 - RWBRFC 1st XV vs Trowbridge RFC

  • 27 January 2024 - RWBRFC 1st XV vs Thornbury RFC

  • 16 March 2024 - RWBRFC 1st XV vs Devizes RFC

Oculus Wealth Management supports RWBRFC Vice Presidents

"Away Days"

In recent seasons we have seen the introduction of an annual "Away Day" where the Vice Presidents travel to support the club at an away league fixture. This is always a well supported and enjoyable occasion.

Our Leader

The Vice Presidents are currently led by former club skipper George Loughlin who is assisted by numerous volunteers.

Our Former Leader

The section was previously led by veteran Alan 'Wing Commander' Belding who remains a legend in his own lunchtime. He lectures, very slowly, on a wide variety of subjects among the most interesting! being Chemical Toilet facilities in coaches and Motorway Coning Arrangements in Southern England. On both subjects, given a fair hearing he is perfectly capable of boring you senseless. He recently spent time in Australia meeting their cricket team. This was paid for by the MCC who had been told that he was our top slow bowler.

Get Involved - Just an email away

We welcome all local rugby fans (wherever you once played or supported) just email and you will be contacted in the hope that you can join us. If you have just moved into the North Wiltshire/Swindon area then this is a great chance to meet rugby fans like yourself, have an enjoyable meal, meet rugby people like yourself and watch a great game!

If you're interested in joining us then please contact George Loughlin via phone: 07766 915545  or email: