And End Of An Era

It is with great sadness, but also great excitement, that VRFC would like to announce their new post-game awards. As the winner of the Black Dog on many occasions (indeed I even won it twice as a spectator!!) it is with great sadness that I announce the Black Dog has been retired. The Black Dog …

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And So It Begins!

Finally the 2015-16 season kicks off with a home double header against Romsey RFC. Having dropped down a league they will prove a tough opening game which will be a good test for the guys. Both games kick off at 1400 (change of times due to RWC) with the 1st XV at the club and …

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The Rugby World Cup Is Here!!!

So whats more exciting? The beginning of the season or the start of the Rugby World Cup because they are both this week!!!!! The bar will be open from 7pm on Friday night so anyone who wants to come is welcome! Thanks to the RFU for there Get Behind England Kit we have decorated the …

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Its nearly here!!!

Finally after what seems like months (mainly because it has been) we can say the season starts this month! Unfortunately the “friendly” against Ryde for this coming Saturday has been cancelled as they are unable to raise a team. However, we have managed to arrange another “friendly” against the Hurries for next Wednesday (09.09.15). The …

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Club Update August

So what has been going on at Ventnor RFC the last few weeks? Well as always quite a bit! Pre-season is now in full swing with guys being worked hard by both Damo and Jim. With the first game only a month away the hard work really starts now. There have been some impressive displays …

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Club Update July 2015

A previous Chairman used to have his Blog which I know I enjoyed reading as it kept us all up to date with matters both past, present and future. Wanting to resurrect this feature I have decided to introduce my own version but as yet I don’t have a funky name for it. Any suggestions …

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O2 Touch Rugby

Two hours of O2 Touch rugby for 6 weeks delivered by the Isle of Wight RFU Community Coach Rich Freeman supported by the VRFC playing squad. A free event open to ANYONE 14+ both male and female. Keep fit, learn the basics and above all have some fun! Wednesday 3 June to Wednesday 8 July …

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Awards Dinner

So the proper end of the season is here with this evenings Awards Dinner to not only celebrate this season but also our 40th birthday! Lets hope the speeches live up to our expectations! If you are attending this evening please help us capture the evening by taking along your camera (or phone!). Details of …

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International Tickets England RWC Warm Up Games

The club has been given an allocation of tickets for England’s home games against France 15/08/15 and Ireland 05/09/15. If you are interested please contact Bob Engelgardt ASAP as application needs to be in this week.

Saturday 25 April 2015 Mexican Touring Sides

This Saturday will see the first of our post season events and what a day it will be!! We will welcome two touring sides to the Island one of which will arrive Friday is definitely staying in Ventnor so will be spending some cash with many of last seasons sponsors. Unfortunately we cannot name them …

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A message from our President Mr Tony Flower

A message from VRFC President Tony Flower You will see in last Fridays IWCP Martin’s funeral details are 1400 on Wednesday 18th March at The Minister St Thomas’s Newport Without doubt the Club will be well represented and would like to sit together as a team in club ties. Please can you confirm to Warren …

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A Message From Our Chairman Warren Riches

Dear VRFC Members It is with sad regret that I have to inform you that Martin Poynter , a former player for many years at our club, passed away today at the age of 49. Not only was it my privilege to play alongside this giant of a man but also my privilege to call …

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Happy New Year

VRFC would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best for 2015. More importantly VRFC want to thank those that make it possible for the players to pull on the blue and white shirt on a Saturday. And who are “those” you may ask? Well……. It is you the sponsor, it …

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Ventnor 1st v Locksheath Pumas Video Highlights

A big thank you to Nathaniel Wheatley for this cheeky little video of Saturdays game. You are most welcome back at the club any time and I am sure from the reaction that it has got you will not be short of a drink or two! Match day footage

Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal

Dear VRFC Family, The current 1st and 2nd XV squads have decided that they would like to support the Isle of Wight Toy Appeal being organised for this Christmas. They will be collecting toys over the duration of this week ready to present to the appeal early next week on behalf of the club. If …

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Ventnor Charity Day out & Rugby Tournament

22 November 2014 A group of over 45 VRFC club members, embarked on the now annual away day of sport & raising money for incredibly worthwhile causes. The touring party were playing in a tournament arranged by the House of Commons & Lords Rugby club. The other teams to play on the day were The …

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You will be pleased to know the Club has reached the final session of the Accreditation process with the RFU. This will be a `Club Development Evening`, where the RFU rep leads a `discussion` between Club members of all sorts, including VP`s and elder statesmen as well as players, on the way forward for the …

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Player Profile: James Morley

Player Profile: James Morley. More commonly known as Molsey, loves the colour pink and if he still had hair it would most definitely be ginger! Age: 27 (really??) Position: Second Row Time at Club: 6 or 7 years (nice of you to remember!) Why do you play rugby? I love everything about it! The banter, …

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Saturday 25 October 2014 Fixtures

The 1st XV travel to Aldershot and Fleet looking to maintain their 100% start to the league. While the 2nd XV look to build on last weeks performance and host Petersfield 2nd XV. Both the last 3pm Kick offs of the year.


Locks Heath Pumas RFC 2nd XV 7 – 7 Ventnor RFC 2nd XV

Locks Heath Pumas RFC 2nd XV 7 – 7 Ventnor RFC 2nd XV With only 14 people on the boat – one of which being Nolan Winter, the new captain running on to the boat and an ill thought out fancy dress theme, this looked to be a typical Ventnor II away day. The squad …

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Player Profile: Lewis Jones

Lewis Jones, more commonly known as the guy sleeping with the physio or Jewy. Plumber, boxer and calf worker outer. Age: 19 Position: Hooker Time at Club: 3 Years, 2011 Why do you play rugby? Because I like rugby (great answer) Who do you like playing with most and why? TP because I have played …

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Results Saturday 11 October 2014

Ventnor RFC 1st XV 42-8 Southampton RFC 1st XV Continuing their good start to the league this season, Ventnor gained another win at home this week against a strong Southampton side. Unlike the previous two games in which Ventnor started on the back foot and conceding early on, they took to the pitch ready to …

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Fixtures Saturday 11 October 2014

Hampshire Division 2 Ventnor RFC 1st XV v Southampton 1st XV 3pm Kick Off Match Sponsors: Flowers For You, Ingrams Building Contractors, Ventnor Kitchen and Bathrooms, The Ale and Oyster Merit League (North) Tottonians RFC 4th v Ventnor RFC 2nd XV Travel TBC

Results and 40th Anniversary Saturday 4 October 2014

Ventnor RFC enjoyed a 40th birthday last Saturday since being reformed in 1974. Guests, Trustees and Vice Presidents of all ages come together once again to hear speakers and toast the success of the Club. The celebration was led by John Metcalfe, John Whitehouse and Stuart Babington. Adam Pratt was Master of Ceremonies. The Ladies …

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Player Profile: Sam Lines

Player Profile: Sam Lines Sam is currently the only VRFC player who has managed to grow a full beard during a game. And the only rugby player to do a degree in Wales and not play rugby at any point! Age: 21 Position: 10,11,12,13,14,15 (another greedy back) Time at Club: 4 Years What do you …

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Saturday 4 October Fixtures and Celebrations

Updated 01/10/14 Unfortunately Stoneham have cried off for Saturday so there will only be the one game, being played at Watcombe Bottom. The programme for the day will be as follows: Ventnor Rugby Football Club Trustees & VP Lunch 40Th Birthday 4th Oct 2014 VRFC 1230pm Welcome Guests Club President, Master of Ceremonies Senior VP …

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Saturday 27 September 2014 Results and Reports

Hampshire Division 2 Fawley RFC 31-38 Ventnor RFC 1st XV Ventnor 1st team travelled to Fawley this week for a game that was always going to be physical from start to finish, and came out on top with their heads held high. With a few absences from the team fielded last week and players in …

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Player Profile: Damien Marriott

The second of our player profiles looks at ex 1st XV Captain Damien Marriott Age: 25 Position: 9,10 or 15 (greedy!) Time at club: 20 years (in between head injuries and playing for Hurries-the grass is not always greener) What do you love about rugby? Its the only sport you can play where you can …

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Fixtures 27 September 2014

Hampshire Division 2 Fawley RFC v Ventnor RFC 1st XV Travel arrangements and squad to be announced Hampshire Merit (North) Ventnor RFC 2nd XV v Portsmouth RFC Vets Kick Off 3pm Team Sponsors AJ Wells and Wightlink