Here is the 9th Newsletter 'Gables Gossip'! updated 31 Mar

WOW 15 - Club Coaching Co-ordinator Georgina Morrant

At WRFC we believe that the development and retention of our ‘home grown’ players is vital to our sustainability.  Quality coaching plays a most important part in the nurturing and development of our players and our coaches should expect to be nurtured and developed themselves. It is recognised that a good coach and good coaching is more likely to keep players in the game for longer.


Four home games four wins! 1st XV claw themselves out of the bottom 3 with a 23-21 win over East Grinstead. 2nd XV complete a season hat trick of wins over Southend Priors 45-14. 3rd XV see off Eton Manor 22-7 4th XV beat Woodford 32-0. 1s live to fight another day in their relegation battle and the 2s 3s and 4s all progress to the MT Finals to be played at The Gables Saturday 11th April.

Merit Tables Finals Day April 11th

Westcliff are hosting the Finals Day this year, there will be lots of excellent rugby and a chance to see the second, third and fourth team in action. Come for a great day out.
Calling all volunteers for the Merit Tables Finals Day we need volunteers throughout the morning and afternoon. Come and support your club and make the day a big success for Westcliff RFC. Contact any member of the Exec if you can help.


QBE Internationals England v France 15 August ko 8p.m. and England v Ireland 5 September ko 2.30p.m. Tickets available at £101, £85, £72, £62 and £41. Junior tickets (under 15) for all these categories at half price. Contact Nick Crowe – closing date for applications 23 April. France v England at Stade de France Saturday 22 August kick off 9p.m. local time. Applications have same closing date as the above. Allocation to be advised mid-July.


Westcliff RFC would like to thank the following local companies for supporting community rugby.
Their donations have allowed us to renew key items of equipment for this season:
Stellisons, Benfleet
Masons Accountants, Hadleigh
Castle Point Gas and Heating, Thundersley
Time Engineering, Rainham
Wilkins Kennedy, Southend
Shepherd and Neame, Faversham
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group


I am looking to order a new batch of Club Blazers (the new and proper colours) as modelled by some good looking older chaps around the clubhouse. If you are interested can you please email me or text me your chest size. The price is £95 each inclusive. I need a minimum order of 12 or more to avoid P & P however I am happy to order less and split the P & P costs of £35 between the orders. Please register your interest with me Malcolm at or call me on 07736 955092. Get trendy and wear your colours, all sizes catered for. Payment on delivery.


I am looking to start a Westcliff RFC golf society with about 5 games from May to October plus a Turkey Trot at Christmas. All matches will be played off stableford handicaps or if you don't have one you will be issued with one depending on ability The matches will be played at different courses in the local area mainly on a Friday. They will usually cost around £40 to £45 consisting of Breakfast, 18 holes followed by a meal and prize giving. There will be an initial £10 joining fee, and either ties or polo shirts will be sold to members. Can you please register your interest with Malcolm Elson. Email:


Hire either bar for your private party. Contact John or Dave Marsh on 07436 582477. Or email date & party nos. to


£15 for Big Adventure Wristbands and £12 for the Junior & Mini Wristbands. Also discounted Sea Life Centre tickets available! For more information, please contact Keith Dolman -


John Pacey is organising a new buy-a-brick campaign to raise funds for the club. Please contact him at to pledge A single brick can be bought for a donation of £100. Share a brick with a friend or relative for a donation of £150. Share a Team brick for a donation of £300.