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SW Play-offs - Season 2018-19

The SW Playoffs will take place on Saturday 27th April at the venue of the first named club

Burnham on Sea v Bristol Saracens
Exeter Athletic v Newquay Hornets
Fairford v Bream
Frome v Buckingham
Launceston v Old Centralians
Midsomer Norton v Crediton
Westcliff v Barnstaple

13 Apr 19

SW Treasurer

SOUTH WEST COMPETITIONS COMMITTEE REQUIRE AN HONORARY TREASURER FOR SEASON 2019/20

The South West Competitions Committee have delegated by the RFU to run the English Clubs Championships and RFU Cups for clubs in the eight Counties that make up the South West Division, namely Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset & Wilts, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Somerset.

The full Committee meets twice a year (November & May) at a central location and is responsible for the day to day operation of the 34 leagues, comprising of over 370 teams.

We are seeking an Honorary Treasurer to take over from the present incumbent from May 2019, having been mentored and shadowed into the role during the rest of this season.

Duties will include;
Prepare & present accounts and financial reports to full Committee
Keep accurate records of all transactions
Manage and monitor cash flow
Prepare and submit any statutory documents that are required
Deposit monies and issue receipts promptly
Keep the Committee informed of any trends or issues
Working with the SW Admin Office over the issue of fines and reminders
Distribution of Sponsorship Monies
Receiving and paying League Secretaries/Officers’ expenses

Ideally, the candidate will have;
Financial knowledge, covering all aspects of accounting
Be numerate and have good computer skills
Have previously held a similar position within a club/organisation

It is envisaged that the role would take 5-10 hours per week

If you are interested, please forward your CV together with a covering letter to;

Mr M. Gee BEM Co-Ordinating Secretary, Foxglove Cottage, Hasletown, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3LU

Closing date Friday 22nd March 2019

BBOC CHampionship

Once again the league will operate on the Conference system adopted in earlier seasons.

Top 4
2nd March
Chipping Norton v Abingdon
Phoenix v Berkshire Shire Hall

9th March
Abingdon v Phoenix
Berkshire Shire Hall v Chipping Norton

23rd March
Abingdon v Berkshire Shire Hall
Chipping Norton v Phoenix

Bottom 4
2nd March
Faringdon v Aldermaston
Winslow v Harwell

9th March
Aldermaston v Winslow
Harwell v Faringdon

23rd March
Aldermaston v Harwell
Faringdon v Winslow

Additional match cards have been sent to each club.

21 Feb 19

Postponed Games - 09 Feb 19

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
BBO2Thatcham IIvAylesbury II23-Feb-19
BBO4SBracknell IVvThatcham III23-Feb-19
BBOCChipping NortonvHarwell16-Feb-19
BBOCPhoenixvBerkshire Shire Hall16-Feb-19
BBOPCheshamvGosford All Blacks16-Mar-19
BBOPTadleyvOxford23-Feb-19
CO1Camborne S o MvLankelly-Fowey16-Mar-19
DW1SBridportvDorset Dockers16-Mar-19
DW1SWimborne IIvSalisbury II16-Mar-19
GL2SBreamvSt Brendans Old Boys23-Feb-19
SCSThatchamvSherborne16-Mar-19
SO1Wellington IIvOld Sulians30-Mar-19
SO2NBristol Barbarians IIvHornets III23-Feb-19
SO2STaunton IIIvYeovil II23-Feb-19
SO2SWiveliscombe IIvSomerton23-Feb-19
SO3SMidsomer Norton IIIvCheddar Valley II23-Feb-19
SW1WKeynshamvHornets23-Feb-19
WCNClevedonvAvonmouth Old Boys23-Feb-19
WCWTivertonvTruro23-Feb-19

Postponed Games - 02 Feb 19

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
BBO2Bracknell IIIvGrove II16-Mar-19
BBO4NDidcot IIvOxford II16-Mar-19
CDLannervTorquay Athletic23-Feb-19
CO1Camborne S o MvNewquay Hornets09-Mar-19
DV1Exeter AthleticvTamar Saracens23-Feb-19
DV1TotnesvTorrington16-Mar-19
DW1SBridportvSalisbury II23-Feb-19
DW2NWestburyvMelksham II23-Feb-19
DW2SOakmeadians IIvLytchett Minister16-Mar-19
SCNHigh WycombevMarlow20-Apr-19
SO1Bridgwater & Albion IIvStothert & Pitt23-Feb-19
SO1Cheddar ValleyvOld Sulians16-Mar-19
SO1Wellington IIvCrewkerne16-Mar-19
SO2SMartockvMinehead Barbarians II23-Feb-19
* Three games have yet to be re-arranged pending investigations by the League Secretary

Postponed Games - 05 Jan 19

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
SO2SMartockvMinehead Barbarians II02-Feb 19
DW2NWestburyvMelksham II02-Feb-19
DW3NAmesburyvBath Saracens12-Jan-19

Postponed Games - 22 Dec 18

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
WCWWellingtonvCrediton02-Feb-19
WCWWinscombevSidmouth02-Feb-19
WCNBarton HillvOld Richians02-Feb-19
BBO4SHungerford IIvBracknell IV12-Jan-19

Postponed Games - 15 Dec 18

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
BBO2Bracknell IIIvBicester II23-Feb-19
BBOCChipping NortonvAldermaston02-Feb-19
CDTopshamvBude22-Dec-18
CDTorquay AthleticvHoniton22-Dec-18
CO1Camborne S o MvNewquay Hornets02-Feb-19
DV1DartmouthvTorrington23-Feb-19
DV1Exeter AthleticvTamar Saracens02-Feb-19
DV1Exeter SaracensvOld Technicians23-Feb-19
DW1SBridportvSalisbury II02-Feb-19
DW1SWimborne IIvOakmeadians23-Feb-19
DW2SLytchett MinstervEast Dorset23-Feb-19
DW2SOakmeadians IIvWimborne III23-Feb-19
DW3NWarminster IIvCombe Down II12-Jan-19
DW3SEllingham & Ringwood lllvSwanage & Wareham III12-Jan-19
DW3SLytchett Minster IIvPoole12-Jan-19
SO1Bridgwater & Albion IIvStothert & Pitt02-Feb-19
SO1Wellington IIvCrewkerne02-Feb-19
SO2NGordano IIvWells II02-Feb-19
SW1EWimbornevChippenham22-Dec-18
SWPExmouthvDrybrook22-Dec-18
SWPNewton AbbotvBrixham22-Dec-18
WCWBidefordvChard22-Dec-18
WCWWellingtonvCrediton22-Dec-18
WCWWinscombevSidmouth22-Dec-18

Postpooned Games - 01 Dec 18

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
SW1WTeignmouthvThornbury02-Feb-19
DV1Exeter SaracensvNorth Tawton02-Feb-19
DV1TotnesvTorrington02-Feb-19
BBO2Bracknell IIIvGrove II02-Feb-19
DW2SOakmeadians IIvLytchett Minster02-Feb-19
DW3SOakmeadians IIIvBournemouth IV08-Dec-18
SCNHigh WycombevMarlow02-Feb-19
DW1SWimborne IIvBlandford02-Feb-19

Pitch conditions - September 2018

Although there has been rainfall in recent weeks in many areas there are still some pitches which are suffering because of the prolonged hot spell. Indeed in some areas where there has been rain it has been the wrong sort! A deluge over a few hours is largely wasted of course because most of it just runs off rather than sinking into the soil.

After consultation within the division and taking advice from the RFU, the South West plans to adopt its usual practice for match postponements as it would for any other weather event.

If a pitch is thought to be unfit it must be inspected by a qualified referee. This is important, it protects the home club from any accusations that the game could have been played.

Efforts must be made to stage the game on either an alterative pitch, including an RFU approved AGP surface, or the venue switched to the away team - with a consequent change to the reverse fixture later in the season.

The key is communication. Keep in touch with your opponents, your league secretary (see details under Contact Us) and the Admin Office. If the fixture is to be reversed you must let the Admin Office know before kick off. If there is no alterative and the game has to be postponed you must let your league secretary and the Admin Office know by 3.30pm on the Saturday. The match will be re-arranged for the next available weekend as defined in the regulations.

 

25 Aug 18

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