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Burnage RFC2022-08-22T11:34:39+00:00
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WELCOME TO BURNAGE RUGBY CLUB

The Varley Park site is perhaps one of Stockport’s best kept secrets. Spread across 11 acres, we are so much more than just a rugby club. We are home to multiple sports including hosting over 1000 children and adults every week, playing football, golf, footgolf, Aussie Rules and of course Rugby. But our facilities provide a host of community services too. Our club rooms and bars, outside patio and marquee, make a perfect venue for corporate and private functions from 50 people up to several hundred. From Christenings, Big Birthdays and Weddings to Funeral services, we have fed and watered hundreds of families and businesses here in Heaton Mersey since 1976.

With options for on-site and outsourced top class catering packages, a great selection of cask beers, fine wines and spirits at very competitive prices our community club aims to serve its community with best value and best quality in all that we do. Find out more from the links below.

THE CLUBHOUSE FACILITIES
THE PITCHES, THE GROUNDS & EVENTS

We run a successful club that puts its rugby first, whilst welcoming a whole host of other sports, community, education, social and commercial groups who use the Burnage RFC facility on a daily basis, 365 days a year.

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FUNCTION ROOM

sports lounge

Match day lunches & private functions for up to 90 people seated catered from cold buffets to delicious 3 course hot dinners

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MARQUEE & COVERED PATIO AREA

wedding marquee

12M X 6M Marquee can extend entertainment space up to 150 guests. Plus options for larger marquees in the grounds

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4G PITCH HIRE

rugby field

New for 2022 –Full size, floodlit 4G artificial grass pitch

Available to hire (RFU and FA Approved) 

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5-A-SIDE HIRE

5-a-side pitch

All weather enclosed 5-a-side soccer pitch with floodlights

Available to book now

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CAR BOOT

carboot field

Car Boot Sales are held every Sunday between May and September

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CATERING

buffet

From hot & cold buffets to formal dining to BBQs on the patio, our catering options have you covered.

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ON-SITE GOLF COURSE
FOR BOTH GOLFERS & FOOTGOLFERS

This enviable woodland course (adjacent to the River Mersey) has lengthy fairways, elevated tees, tree lines, hedgerows, bunkers, and even a large water hazard.

Golfers are welcome to take advantage of the excellent facilities of the Burnage Rugby Clubhouse which serves delicious food and has a fully licensed bar.

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MEET YOUR CLUB HOUSE TEAM

Paul Bartlett

Paul Bartlett

Operations, Bar, Car Boot & Pitch Hire Contracts
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Angie Niven

Angie Niven

Manager
Club House & Events

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Manager
Club House & Facilities

John Kelly

John Kelly

Commercial Manager & Sponsorship Contracts
Burnage RFC

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are you here for the rugby?

Burnage RFC is now fully integrated with the RFU Game Management System.

If you are here for the rugby, match day results, league table positions, access to away team locations and future fixtures are available for each of our competing adult teams. Direct access to their specific team pages can be ‘jumped to’ immediately by clicking on the individual team links below.

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FIRST XV
second XV rugby team
SECOND XV
third xv rugby team
THIRD XV
Burnage RFC juniors
ACADEMY

MEET THE TEAM

Dave Wrigley

David Wrigley

Chairman
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Margaret Hilton

Margaret Hilton

President
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Mark Crawley

Mike Crawley

Club Secretary
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Mark Trehearn

Mark Trehearne

Fixtures & Referees
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Rich Cowley

Richard Cowley

Facilities, House & Grounds
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David Muckalt

David Muckalt

Director of Rugby
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Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Head Coach
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Henry Gong

Henry Gong

Club Captain
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Sean Spartling

Sean Spratling

SECOND XV TEAM MANAGER
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Mark Kirton

Mark Kirton

THIRD XV CAPTAIN & TEAM MANAGER
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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas

Burnage Academy
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Jim williams

Jim Williams

Membership Secretary
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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Treasurer
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Chloe

Chloe Clark

Head of Physiotherapy
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John Kelly

John Kelly

Commercial Manager & Sponsorship Contracts
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Director of Rugby
David Muckalt

England Counties XV and RFU Level 4 Coach

David Muckalt

Welcome to Burnage Rugby Club #agreatplacetobe
As I begin my 6th season at the Club and now in the role of Director of Rugby, I am immensely proud to be associated with a great Community Club.

At Burnage Rugby Club we are proud of our rugby heritage. Our core values of friendship, inclusivity and equality allows us to thrive for excellence both on and off the field. We provide a community rugby programme for all players from Mini/Jnr Rugby age groups through to three adult teams. No matter what level of rugby you aspire to play our strong culture of togetherness makes this a great club to belong too…

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DAVE WRIGLEY
CHAIRMAN

…With a more local feel to the league, this can only be a good thing for clubs and their supporters.  Our supporters will no doubt follow us to away games without the need for a passport like last season. Alnwick away last season was only for the seasoned travellers.

A quick look back at last season saw our 1st Team endure a very challenging season but came through it gaining valuable experience at level 5. The 2nd Team after a very trying start came through with a great finish to the season with some notable scalps, who can forget Chester at home? And last but not least the 3rd Team, who made us all wait literally until the last minute to gain promotion on the last day of the season – well done boys.

I know anyone who pulls on a BRFC shirt is proud to do so and myself and all the “Old Boys” will always support you home and away, usually very vocally.

I would like to formally welcome all new players to the club for the forthcoming season at all levels, you will find us a family club with a reputation for good hospitality, enjoy the season and the bar.

We look forward to renewing old acquaintances, like Stockport and Manchester in the new Regional 1 North West league and as is the rugby law enjoying a pint at the bar with all visiting teams, after we win of course.

Finally, I need to highlight one part of the Burnage Rugby Club which sometimes goes under the radar. I can’t name all involved but with Mike Thomas and all the Academy “helpers/coaches, “ this club is in a very good position going forward. The Academy goes from strength to strength year on year and we will reap the benefits at open age in the very near future. Many thanks Mike, can you please pass on my gratitude to all your “team” from myself and the rest of Burnage RFC. It is all done on a volunteer basis and it doesn’t go unnoticed.

Margaret Hilton

MARGARET HILTON
PRESIDENT

…, and we look forward to competitive rugby and some great pre- and post-match social gatherings.  I am serving as president for my fourth season, a role I am proud and honoured to hold, and I am looking forward to watching the exciting, fast, and hard-fought rugby, Burnage has come to be known for.

We are very much a family-oriented club, and we try and make everyone feel as though they belong, so I look forward to entertaining all clubs committee members and visiting supporters during the coming season. I trust you will all enjoy Saturday afternoons at Varley Park as much as I do.

Thank you to all our members, visitors, affiliated sports clubs, participating sports people of all ages and genders, party animals and more who enjoy our inclusive and high-quality facilities. Long may it continue!

MINI & JUNIOR RUGBY
BURNAGE ACADEMY

At Burnage Rugby Academy we welcome all boys and girls aged between 3 and 14 to join us every Sunday for training and regular fixtures (from u7 up) on our 4g pitch and extensive grass pitches.

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OUR SPONSORS

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors, without whom grass roots rugby, football and golf here at Varley Park may not be possible. If you have an interest in becoming a commercial sponsor at Burnage RFC please contact us.

COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS & CAPITAL FUNDING

Steve Willock

Steve Willock

Managing Director
Burnage RFC Limited

Welcome to Burnage RFC Limited. I add the ‘Limited’ to emphasise how important it is that grass roots rugby clubs are run like successful businesses and we work hard to set by example just what rugby clubs can achieve to provide extended services and facilities to the communities that surround them and create a sustainable independent business model that will keep us all enjoying rugby for generations ahead.

This is another milestone year for Burnage as we will begin the 2022-23 season with a brand new and self-funded 4G artificial surface for all first team and second home games. 12 years ago, we were one of the first North West clubs to take the leap of faith with artificial grass, and I know now just how important ownership of this asset is to maintain a sustainable rugby club. The renewal of the pitch to latest RFU and FA standards and upgrades to our supporter’s infrastructure, club house and player welfare areas is another multi six figure investment and part of our perpetual investment strategy on capital projects to ensure the future of rugby here at Varley Park.

Thank you to all our members, visitors, affiliated sports clubs, participating sports people of all ages and genders, party animals and more who enjoy our inclusive and high-quality facilities. Long may it continue!

Steve Willock
Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Finance Director
Burnage RFC Limited

OTHER SPORTS AT VARLEY PARK & CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS

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NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS

NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS

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Match Luncheons

August 16th, 2022|

Back in the mists of time, well actually season 2011-12, when our lovely Club first entered the National League structure, we started offering members the opportunity to take lunch prior to 1st XV home league games.

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Volunteers Needed

August 15th, 2022|

In my perambulations around the league fixtures we have enjoyed over the last 10 years the clearest message I took from looking at the way other clubs are organised was that volunteers are the life blood of every successful club.

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