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Oakmeadians RFC

In The Heart Of Bournemouth

COVID 19 - UPDATE             27.4.21

Following guidance from Government the RFU have moved rugby to Stage D2 as of Monday 26th April 

This means we can move to some contact training (still excluding scrum and maul) and adult and age grade matches with Adapted Laws (no scrum and maul). 

A copy of the RFU Roadmap can be found HERE. Please go to our dedicated COVID-19 page for further details of the club's updated policies and processes.

Oakmeadians RFC

Oakmeadians 6 Nations Challenge 2021

Join us and keep fit on the way!

With our club locked down and all rugby activity suspended, we are trying to raise club funds by walking, running or cycling the distances travelled by the International teams during the Six Nations Championship a whopping 10,825 miles. All to be completed before the end of the final day on March 20th 2021.

Visit our JustGiving page for full details, to donate and to see how near we are to reaching our new target of £5000. 


These are truly unprecedented times and Oakmeadians RFC is committed to return to rugby through all age groups and sections when it is safe for everyone to do so. Government guidelines are changing from week to week, with the gradual easing of the latest lockdown, training will be possible from 29th March 2021, as long as we take care and follow all the health and safety guidance. The following procedure is a working document and can change at any time.  Oakmeadians RFC has taken advice from RFU, government and the local council. 

RFU Statement.

‘All other age grade rugby must remain at Stage A until 29th March - meaning individuals can exercise alone or with one other from another household until Monday 29th March.

We are pleased to be able to publish our provisional plan for a phased return to full contact rugby. It’s wonderful to see light at the end of the tunnel and we are as delighted as clubs and players across the country that they will soon be able to resume training and, subject to each step on government’s roadmap being achieved, progress towards contact fixtures and an exciting season of rugby for 2021/22 from September. Please note the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap has been revised to follow steps on the government roadmap. Please therefore disregard previous versions and only share the new ‘green for go’ roadmap below. We have removed Stages B and C as they are no longer currently relevant due to changes in government restrictions. Over the next couple of weeks, we will provide stage-by-stage guidance on our Return to Rugby page which will include all the information you’ll need for a gradual return to contact rugby. Guidance will include equipment that can be used at each stage and videos with our coach development team.’

Please note the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap has been revised to follow steps on the government roadmap. Please therefore disregard previous versions and only share the new ‘green for go’ roadmap below. We have removed Stages B and C as they are no longer currently relevant due to changes in government restrictions.

While we are all incredibly excited about getting back out on the pitch, we should also be conscious of the need to build-up gradually after a long lay-off. The focus for all activity over the next three months should be on player retention and player safety.

Go to our dedicated COVID-19 page for further details:


  • RFU Statement 5th March 2021
  • RFU Roadmap for Return to Rugby. Version March 2021. 
  • RFU COVID-19 Law variations. 
  • Oakmeadians RFC Procedure for Training and Games during and post COVID-19. 
  • RFU update March 2021 

If you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 procedure or need more information on the subject, please contact,

Neil Bibby, DOR 07725 593646 or Jane Hart, Chairman 07715 531143  

Help your club with these fundraising Ideas

Watch England Rugby for free this month and generate revenue for your club 


We’re encouraging all members, as well as your family and friends, to take advantage of a new offer created between the RFU and Amazon that lets you watch England Rugby for free in the Autumn Nations Cup, while also creating much needed revenue for the club.   


The Quilter Internationals kick off this Saturday and will be streamed online via  Amazon Prime. To help grassroots clubs generate revenue, Amazon have worked alongside the RFU to open up registration for clubs to become Amazon Associates.    


This means the club will now receive £3 for every member of the community who signs up to Amazon on a free one-month trial through our club’s unique Associates link below.   


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE THIS UNIQUE LINK  :-www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/primesignup/ref=acph_piv?tag=oakmeadiansam-21

to sign up for your free one-month trial, otherwise the club won’t benefit from your subscription.  


There is no expectation for members to stay on Prime past the trial period. The club will make £3 from each individual sign-up via the unique link, regardless of whether the member stays on past the trial period or not.  


Every little helps in these challenging times, so please spread this message and our unique URL link far and wide – friends, colleagues and neighbours are all welcome to sign up! 


For further rugby content available on Amazon Prime click here   

Socially Distanced Training

From 30th March 2021

 Tuesday              Senior Men & Women & Colts              7.00pm 

 Wednesday        Under 13s to Under 16s                from 6.30pm

                            Under 13s U15s U18s Girls          from 6.30pm

                     Thursday           Senior Men & Women & Colts              7.00pm                    

                           Touch Rugby                                         7.00pm

   Sunday              Little Bears                                          10.00am 

                            Under 6s - Under 12s                            9.30am

                           Under 13s - Under16s                         11.30am

                           Under 13s U15U18s Girls                 12.00pm