Biggleswade Rugby Club

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Biggleswade Rugby Club
Full nameBiggleswade Rugby Union Football Club & Associated Clubs
UnionEast Midlands RFU
Nickname(s)Biggy
Founded1949; 70 years ago (1949)
LocationBiggleswade, Bedfordshire, England
Ground(s)Langford Road Biggleswade, SG18 9RA
League(s)Midlands 3 East (South)
2018–1912th (relegated to Midlands 4 East (South))
Official website
www.biggleswaderugby.co.uk

'Biggy' celebrate their 70th anniversary in 2019 having been part of the fabric of Biggleswade since 1949,celebrated some ten years ago when the club won the 'England Rugby Community Club of the Year' award. The club runs up to four senior sides including Vets, with Ladies, Girls, Mini, and Youth sides. The men's First XV expect to play in Midlands 4 East (South) in the 2019/20 season whist Youth teams will compete in the Saracens Herts and Middlesex leagues. Biggleswade Ladies finished a highly successful season runner up in their league. The annual Summer Touch Rugby tournament starts in May and both Mini and Youth sections tour regularly. Probably the first golden age for the club was in the late 1980s when, along with other accolades were winners of East Midlands One, then in 1989/90 winners of the East Midlands/Leicester League and the Beds County Cup 1991 and finalists in the East Midlands cup 1991. The First XV was then a young team bolstered by a number of former top flight players who turned out for Biggy. The best known player to have pulled on the Biggleswade club shirt is John Orwin, captain of Gloucester, Bedford, and The Barbarians and also of England during their tour of Australia in 1988. Biggleswade RUFC are proud partners with Saracens. The clubhouse has a bar, lounge and four squash courts, the club have six full size pitches plus Minis pitches and big training area, including the Sheepwalk pitches opposite the ground. Biggleswade RUFC welcomes new players to all sections of the club.

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