Thanks to all who attended the Family Fun and Open Day!

Despite the doom merchant weather forecasters, the weather was great, although the players may have appreciated it being a bit cooler!

Those Magnificent Men beat worthy opponents Lakenham Hewett 48  – 21 – full report and photos in Eric’s post on our website.

The season begins! – Swaffham RUFC (

Credit Sam Jones – graduate in Photography, building his portfolio at our Club

The advance promotion of the event paid dividends, with a full page advert in the Scarecrow Festival programme, banners in strategic locations and leaflets through doors, including the new developments around town.

Pitches were newly mowed, grounds were free of litter, and the bottom pitch had been scanned by a detectorist and cleared of metal objects which could injure visitors and players

Visitors of all ages arrived from 1pm, and depending on ages took advantage of the bar, barbecue and bouncy castles, all of which did a steady trade throughout the event.

Younger visitors had an opportunity to sample our game, with throwing and passing skills activities throughout the afternoon.

Swaffham Men’s shed had some of their creations on sale, and offered badge making for the younger visitors.

Our aim was to increase the profile of our Club in Swaffham, and attract new players of all ages supporters and volunteers. Time will tell, but indications on the day were very positive, with possible new participants in the Mini’s Tag Rugby which starts on Wednesday 7th September, and possible new Vice Presidents.

One visitor who had recently moved in to one of the new developments said that it was the leaflet through the door which made him aware of our Club!

The event was a result of a great team effort – the entire Committee of Swaffham Rugby Club, supported by bar staff and volunteers got involved before, during and after the game. Thanks to all for their contribution

We welcome new players, supporters and volunteers to our Club

Our next home game is on Saturday 17th September at 3pm when we will welcome Norwich Union II. Bar will be open during and after the game.

On the following Saturday, 24th September our game against Wisbech II will be preceded by one of our famous Vice Presidents Lunches!

Regular sessions at our Club include:

Mini’s Tag Rugby Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Junior Training Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Senior Training Thursdays 7:00pm for 7:30pm, with the Bar open from around 8:30pm.

Contact details for all the above are included on the Contacts Page of our Website.