Barnstaple Chiefs

Pre-season plans and membership options at Barnstaple RFC

North Devon Gazette

Barnstaple Chiefs have confirmed four pre-season fixtures in preparation for the new rugby season, which kicks-off with a visit from Exeter University on September 3.

The Chiefs open their warm-up campaign with a trip to Launceston on August 6, kick-off 3pm, and then it is home games against Exmouth on August 13, Brixham on August 20 and Okehampton on August 27, all starting at 2.30pm.

Training is also underway for the club and new players are invited to trial for the senior teams at Pottington Road. Training is every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm at the club, and more information available by contacting

There is also plenty going on behind the scenes at Barnstaple RFC, and supporters are invited to join the club membership scheme, which includes the opportunity to be a shareholder at the club, drastically reduce admission price for nominated games, club hire discount and eligibility for international ticket ballots. Full details below and applications available on

Red Membership – in addition to the benefits detailed above, Red Members will be entitled to reduced entrance charge of £9 for The Chiefs home league games and £2 for The Athletics Home league games.

Silver Membership – in addition to the benefits detailed above, Silver Members will be entitled to FREE ENTRY to all Club home league games. The Members spouse shall enjoy reduced entrance charges of £9 for The Chiefs home league games and £2 for The Athletics to home league games.

Social Supporter – Gives an opportunity to help the Club by becoming a valued supporter. A Social Supporter may enjoy the facilities of the Club but not as a Member. That is to say the holder will not be a shareholder, cannot vote at General Meetings or apply for International tickets, and will not receive a discount for entry to the ground on match days.

Player Membership – for Senior players. As above with free entry to home league games plus eligibility to be selected to play. NB. Players will not be eligible for selection if their subscriptions are not received by October 31. Arrangements can be made for subs.