History

Seniors:

Established in 1994 with friendly games at Southrop and Farmors School, the team then moved into Coln House School grounds and Gloucester Division 3.

The club is a member of the Stroud District Combination, a body of 10 clubs that helps make up the Gloucestershire RFU. Transferred to Dorset & Wilts Leagues and in 2005/6 won Division 3 North (losing only 1 game). In 2012/13 won Division 2 North. Moved between D2 and D1 since then. Withdrew from league for a rebuilding season in 2015/16.

Moved from historic clubhouse at the Marlborough Arms to the Cricket Club in 2013.

Youth:

Pierce Hubbard Miles was the first Youth Chairman and it began with a handful of children enjoying themselves every Sunday morning. With the help of previous President, Dave Bowman, it wasn’t long before we had a hand full of fixtures within the County.

Playing most Sunday mornings at Farmors School we enjoyed success through four age groups soon to grow to as many as 10 age groups from under 6’s to under 15’s in 2011. We hit the top in 2013 with In excess of 120 junior members.

Financial success over the last 5 to 6 years has come from our very successful mobile catering unit along with healthy shop sales for junior kit.

In 2014, the club managed to secure the tenancy on just over 7 acres of land thanks to the Ernest Cook trust. With lots of hard work in 2015 we have managed to get this land playable and enjoyed our first game in October 2015

Mission Statement

To successfully promote, develop and play the game of rugby union football within the Fairford community in order to encourage maximum participation, support, enjoyment and contribution at all levels of the game.

Strategic Intent

Fairford Rugby Football Club (FRFC) aspires to create an inclusive Community environment, where the game is appreciated, respected and enjoyed both on and off the pitch. Where we strive to play to the best of standards and to the highest competitive levels of the game achievable.

We are above all, a Community Club that is committed to creating a thriving, positive and vibrant contribution to our local schools and community. One that fosters fair and inclusive opportunities for all associated with FRFC in helping achieve the highest levels of participation, development and support.

Ethos and Values

The FRFC committee will fulfill and uphold the following values and standards:

  • Play to win, but also to continually develop and enjoy ourselves.
  • As a Club, to always lead by example in spirit, word and deed.
  • To think and play as One Club and One Team – across ALL teams.
  • Personal development and support to be the inclusive cornerstone for all players to achieve their full potential.
  • To provide professional, consistent and committed coaching support for all payers and teams.
  • To foster an environment and spirit of friendship, trust, humility, selflessness and respect.
  • Be Ambassadors and role models of the Club, both players and members.
  • To promote equal access and opportunity for all.