Winscombe RFC

Winscombe RFC Membership Subscriptions 2015-16

Winscombe RFC has seen much success over recent years both at Senior and M&J levels which is a testament to the time effort and dedication of players coaches parents and supporters. Winscombe is recognised by Somerset County RFU and by many other clubs as being the largest and one of the best in the South West, well done to everyone that has been involved. The club has been funded by both subscriptions and fundraising from events in the locality.  Unfortunately due to changing times two of the large fundraising opportunities for the club, car parking at the beach races and T4 at Weston are no longer available to us.  Most clubs are lucky enough to receive revenue from Clubhouse bar takings etc that are large enough to fund the majority of club activities, however at Winscombe this is not the case as we do not receive any profit share from the clubhouse. These things, combined with fewer people volunteering to help run the club and take part and organise alternative club fund raising events has meant that the committee has had no alternative but to increase club membership this year.

Over recent year membership fees at Winscombe have shown exceptional value for money.

This year the Subscription structure has changed for the M&J’s so each family will be able to purchase the relevant membership package which will cover all playing fees (excluding tours), after match food and cricket club membership.

There will be a base family membership of £40 on top of which each players playing fees will be added (£40 for a Junior and £35 for a mini), so a family with one child in U12’s or below and one child in U13’s or above will pay £115 for the season.  I am sure you will agree this is still great value for the fun and enjoyment both the players and parents get from rugby at Winscombe.  Players in u6’s will be asked for a donation of £20 each as they are not involved in matches or competitions. The family membership will allow the paying parent to vote at club meetings and have a say in how the club is run.

Seniors playing fees have also increased this year by £40 to £180 per person. All of these funds will be used to help maintain the existing playing pitches and provide new training equipment.

Instructions on how to pay your membership fees are at the bottom of this page.

Many of you will have seen the start of the new car park and all weather pitches, we are hoping the car park will be finished shortly so that it can be in operation before the weather turns.  The funding for this project is completely separate from the other club funds and has been raised from a Sport England Grant, a loan from the Rugby Football Foundation as well as smaller sponsorships and donations (there are still sponsorship opportunities available if anyone is interested). In the long term it is hoped that hiring of the all-weather pitch to other clubs will generate a surplus for Winscombe RFC.

Volunteering to help run and organise fundraising activities is an important part of any club, if you would like to become more involved in helping at Winscombe please let me know. If funds can be generated that will allow a reduction in membership costs in the future this is something the Committee will be happy to review.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody good luck and success for the coming season.

Peter Alvis
Winscome RFC
M&J Chairman

How to Pay Your 2015-16 Memberships

  • Firstly complete and add a ‘WRFC Annual Membership 2015-16’ to your cart (£40)
  • Secondly complete and add either a ‘WRFC Mini & Junior Membership U7-U12’  &/or a ‘WRFC Mini & Junior Membership U13-U18’ per player to your cart (£35 or £40)
  • If you wish to have the opportunity to apply for international tickets please also add the ‘WRFC Vice President 2015-16’ to your cart (£20)
  • If your spouse or partner also wishes to access the clubhouse after the game please add a ‘WRFC Clubhouse Membership’ as the Annual Membership is for one person only (£6).

Once you have all the products required in your cart please proceed to the checkout and follow the instructions.

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