Welcome to Oakham Rugby Club!
Oakham Rugby Club was founded in 1923 and moved to its current site at the start of the 2014/15 season. The club house and grounds are a great facility (and available for hire too!)
Training and fixtures
Mini and junior training and matches take place every Sunday morning from 10.30am – 12.00 mid-day. Junior fixtures (U13’s – U18’s) normally kick off at 11.00am.
The season begins on the first Sunday in September and runs to the first weekend in May when we celebrate the end of the season with our presidents’ weekend
There are a number of matches for all ages throughout the season. These include a number of friendlies (both home and away) and county cup and other competitions.
In addition, U0’s – U12’s organise a (collective) tour each season. Junior teams (U13’s upwards) often organise their own tours too
Information for each age group will be issued by the relevant coaching/admin team at the start of each week
Year group contacts –
U6’s – Ian Bartlett – firstname.lastname@example.org
U7’s – Daniel Payne – email@example.com
U8’s – Rhys Grieve – firstname.lastname@example.org
U9’s – Giles Ashton-Roberts - email@example.com
U10’s – Neil Griffiths - firstname.lastname@example.org
U11’s – Matt Ditcher- email@example.com
U12’s – Dale McManus - firstname.lastname@example.org
U13’s – Pip Andrews - email@example.com
U14’s – Jon Bland - firstname.lastname@example.org
U15’s – Phil Emmerson - email@example.com
U16’s – Tim Pedler - firstname.lastname@example.org
If for any reason you can’t make contact, please email email@example.com
More information on what’s going on can always be found on our website and facebook pages -
It is club policy that ALL players will get to play in friendly fixtures irrespective of ability.
For competitive fixtures (such as county cup matches) coaches will select a side and your child may not be involved. We ask parents to respect the coaches’ decision
Please always be punctual for both fixtures and training, home or away
The club endeavours to supply players a snack (very often a hot dog) after most regular Sunday sessions, with obvious exceptions such as County Cup's or Festivals.
Membership and fees – VERY IMPORTANT!
Every mini, junior (and senior) must become a member of the club.
The parent/guardian for every mini and junior must also have a family membership. If you have more than one child you only require 1 family membership or senior membership
Please click on our membership page where you will be directed to pay online
Mini / Junior (1 Child) - £80 (Single Child)
Mini / Junior (2 Children) - £70.00 per Child
Mini / Junior (3 Children +) – £60.00 per Child
Your year group admin rep will be able to help you through the membership process, but payment is made by accessing the web site and clicking on the tab marked “Register for subs”
Payment MUST be completed by the end of September at the very latest.
In addition to club membership, all M&J players will need to be RFU registered
A couple of passport photos of the player are required.
Team admin reps will complete this process for you, but will require certain details from you
Codes of conduct – players, parents, spectators and coaches
Rugby should be played for fun and by the rules. It is a team game and not an individual sport.
Players should never be forced to play against their will and should be encouraged for good performances not just results
Referees, officials and coaches should be respected. They do make mistakes and are volunteers.
Further details on the code of conduct is available on the website.
Home teams should ensure that their changing room is left in a clean and tidy condition, along with that of their opponents
Players should always wear official Oakham shirts, shorts and socks which are available from the club shop. Team shirts are available for junior matches (U13-18’s)
Players should always wear rugby boots (but never in the clubhouse).
Players from U9’s upwards should always wear mouth guards. These are available from sports shops, online, dentists, and even from behind the bar if you forget on a Sunday!
Players should also be equipped with tracksuits, wet weather tops, etc.
All kit should be clearly marked with the player’s name.
Being a member of ORFC
We encourage all parents and players to take an active role in the club.
The clubhouse is there for both players and their parents to socialise.
As well as both junior and senior rugby, there are a number of social events that take place at the club throughout the year.
There are always opportunities for volunteers so please let your age group team know if you can help!
Courses are available for injury, first aid and safeguarding, in addition to coaching and refereeing qualifications too
For health and safety reasons, dogs are not permitted anywhere on the rugby club’s grounds.