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Mike Thomas

The South West has been saddened to learn of the death of long serving League Secretary Mike Thomas.

He joined the Competitions Committee in 2004 and has looked after Tribute Western Counties North in recent seasons.

He was also a dedicated servant to Clevedon RFC and latterly its President.

SW Chairman Dave McAteer said “It is a sad day for the South West and we send our condolences to his wife Ruth and family.  We shall miss his presence at our meetings and his quiet advice given in his delightful Welsh accent.”

14 Jan 22

 

Tribute Team of the Month - December 2021

Berkshire Newbury
Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes
Cornwall Pirates Amateurs
Devon Cullompton
Dorset & Wilts Calne
Gloucestershire Thornbury
Oxfordshire Henley III
Somerset Somertonl

Pirates Amateurs are presented with their Tribute Ale from SW Vice Chairman Denis Preece.

Tribute Team of the Month - November 2021

Berkshire Reading
Buckinghamshire Farnham Royal
Cornwall Bodmin
Devon Salcombe
Dorset & Wilts Pewsey Vale
Gloucestershire Ross on Wye
Oxfordshire Harwell
Somerset Nailsea & Backwell

Farnham Royal celebrate their award.

Postponed games - 18 December 2021

109 games were postponed in the South West on the 18th December.

All have now been re-arranged and details are now available of the new dates on the fixtures section of englandrugby.com.  Confirmation has also been sent to all clubs involved and should arrive before Christmas.

A special thanks to clubs - almost without exception postponements were reported in a timely fashion which made the task of re-arranging games much easier.

18 Dec 21

Tribute Team of the Month - October 2021

Berkshire Tadley
Buckinghamshire Drifters
Cornwall St Austell
Devon Exmouth
Dorset & Wilts Devizes
Gloucestershire Dursley
Oxfordshire Chinnor III
Somerset Chard

Dursley receive their October award from Gloucestershire Leagues Secretary Stuart Gilbraith

Tribute Team of the Month - September 2021

Berkshire Bracknell III
Buckinghamshire Beaconsfield
Cornwall Wadebridge Camels
Devon Teignmouth
Dorset & Wilts Sherborne
Gloucestershire Matson
Oxfordshire Oxford Harlequins
Somerset Chew Valley

Tribute renew and expand SW support

The South West is delighted to announce that St Austell Brewery under their Tribute brand have not only renewed their sponsorship but widened it to include all 33 leagues in the Division.

Final details are being worked on but all clubs will receive playing equipment and be in with a chance of winning a Team of the Month award. League officials will choose one team from each of the eight constituent bodies (CBs) and they will receive 24 cans of Tribute to celebrate.

Funds will also be made available to each CB.

We are delighted to have been able to reach this agreement at such a difficult time.

(L-R Mike Gee - SW Co-ordinating Secretary, Denis Preece - SW Competitions Committee Deputy Chairman, Laura McKay - Head of Marketing St Austell Brewery)

07 Oct 21

Covid-19

With the season about to start please make sure your club is aware of what to do in the event of a Covid outbreak at your club.

Details of the process to follow are here .

29 Aug 21

Travel Funding

As outlined in a recent Community Game Update, there is a chnage in the procedure for applying for financial assistance for long distance travel.

Clubs need to apply by the 23rd July 2021 outlining any journey for a league match which involves a trip greater than 150 miles there and back.

Details are here and the application form is here.

8 Jul 21

2021-2022 Fixtures published

 

Fixtures for the 2021-2022 season have been released. The newsletter which accompanied them is available here.

Clubs now have a number of tasks

  • Confirm their nominated league contact - this should be done by 1st July 2021. Go here.
  • Decide if they want to move or reverse any fixtures. This must be done by mutual consent with your opponents. Both clubs need to complete the online form here. (Please note the instructions at the top of that page if you are reversing the venues of games.)
  • If playing in leagues of 12 or less decide if you want to apply for a free weekend. The form (and details of what you can apply for) is hereEvery weekend between the start of the season and the end of April (except 25th/26th Dec and 1st/2nd Jan) is available for re-arranged matches - it is only a free weekend if you have successfully applied for it.
South West Premier Tribute Devon 1 Tribute Somerset 2 South Dorset & Wilts 1 North
South West 1 East   Tribute Somerset 3 North Dorset & Wilts 1 South
Tribute South West 1 West Gloucestershire Premier Tribute Somerset 3 South Dorset & Wilts 2 North
Southern Counties North Gloucestershire 1 North Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier Dorset & Wilts 2 South
Southern Counties South Gloucestershire 1 South Berks, Bucks & Oxon 1 Dorset & Wilts 2 Central
Tribute Western Counties North Gloucestershire 2 North Berks, Bucks & Oxon 2N  
Tribute Western Counties West Gloucestershire 2 South Berks, Bucks & Oxon 2S

Tribute Cornwall/Devon Tribute Somerset Premier Berks, Bucks & Oxon 3 North  
Tribute Cornwall 1 Tribute Somerset 1 Berks, Bucks & Oxon 3 South Complete SW Fixture List
Tribute Cornwall 2 Tribute Somerset 2 North    

 

Club Officials: Remember you must confirm your league contact by 1st July 2021 by going here.

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