Oakmeadians RFC
  The Heart of Bournemouth

Oakmeadians RFC

In The Heart Of Bournemouth

COVID 19 - UPDATE             23.02.21

Following the Government's latest lockdown announcement earlier this week, the RFU have released the below statement, please note that as soon as we have further information from the RFU, the club will post details of future activity. 

Return to Rugby

We welcome last night’s Government announcement that grassroots team sport including community rugby can return on Monday 29 March.
Over the coming weeks, we will work with Government to understand the number of players and format of rugby that will be permitted upon our return in both schools and community rugby. When we have clarified these details, and associated travel queries, we will share the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap alongside a step-by-step guide to returning to training and guidance around facilities re-opening.

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 target of £2000. 


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 easing of the 2nd lockdown training is now a possibility 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 local council.

For now the clubhouse is open and fully compliant with COVID-19 regulations. Unfortunately our bar will remain closed for the time being. However, we are serving takeaway drinks and food and operating a one-way system. Masks must be worn in the clubhouse at all times.

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) welcomes the news that Government has given its approval for 15-a-side contact rugby union to return at grassroots level, subject to adaptations. 

This comes after extensive research and consultations with Government into mitigating the risks of close contact. By using law variations, this will limit the risk of prolonged face-to-face contact, allowing the community game to resume (everything below the Greene King IPA Championship and Allianz Premier 15s). 

Clubs will be able to begin adapted training from Wednesday 2nd December in preparation for local friendly fixtures recommencing from Friday 18th December when the following law variations will come into effect: 

  • There will be no scrums or mauls in the game. 
  • Instead of a scrum, the game will begin with a free kick. This free kick cannot be taken quickly. 
  • A minimum of five and a maximum of seven players from each team are required to form a lineout. 
  • A team awarded a penalty or free kick will no longer be able to choose a scrum option. 
  • A team awarded a penalty or free kick at a lineout can instead choose another lineout at the same mark. 

There is no obligation for players and clubs to play 15-a-side adaptations. Clubs will still be able to play Ready4Rugby matches up until and beyond 18th December. 

Adapted Stage E rules/laws for Age Grade Rugby have also been approved for Under 7-13s and Under 14-18s. The move to Stage E will allow the recommencing of Tag Rugby for U7s and U8s. 

Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed schools/colleges can return to playing sport in line with approved National Governing Body action plans. 

Go to our dedicated COVID-19 page for further details

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

Tuesday        Senior Men & Women              6.45pm 

Wednesday   Under 13s                                6.30pm

                      Under 14s                                6.30pm

                      Under 16s                                6.30pm

                      Under 11s U13s U18s Girls     6.30pm

Thursday       Under 15s                                6.30pm

                      Colts                                        6.30pm

                      Touch Rugby                           7.00pm

Sunday          Little Bears                              10.00am 

                      Under 6s - Under 12s              9.30am

                      Under 13s - Under16s            11.30am

                      Under 11s U13U18s Girls    12.00pm

Welcome to Oakmeadians RFC.

Oakmeadians RFC is a traditional rugby club
based at Meyrick Park, in "the heart of Bournemouth".

Winners of the NatWest RugbyForce 

 'Pride of the South West' two years in a row.

Holders of the Dorset & Wilts Core Values Certification

An RFU Accredited Rugby Club

We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly community rugby club that has been growing for over 50 years with over 20 teams
from our Little Bears to the Oakmeadians Veterans.

Training takes place throughout the week and everyone is welcome to train, play or watch with regular social events running all season.

For more information please feel free to Contact Us