Oakmeadians Rugby Club was formed 50 years ago at Oakmead School at Bear Cross. Club pitches were acquired from Oakmead school and shirts from Oakmead Youth Club and
‘Old Oakmeadians RFC’ was born.
Initially we used the local Youth Club after home matches, and hospitality consisted of a cup of tea and sandwiches.
After a couple of years the landlord of the White Hart at Longham, gained a special 4.30pm license and provided the nomadic Old Oakmeadians with their first watering hole in 1964.
The next fifteen years was a rollercoaster of ups and downs,From the White Hart pub to Bluebirds Social Club, the Ensbury Park Hotel, the Talbot in Winton and finally the Poppies Football Club.
In the early 1980's Old Oakmeadians RFC dropped the ‘Old’ and searched for a new environment. At last lady luck arrived in 1990 Oakmeadians RFC took over the running of the clubhouse in Meyrick Park.
In the last 25 years Oakmeadians have developed Meyrick Park into a superb clubhouse, set in majestic woodland in a conservation area.
Oakmeadians RFC is truly located ‘In the heart of Bournemouth'
Since moving to Meyrick Park, Oakmeadians RFC have become one the fastest growing clubs in the country.
A clubhouse extension completed refurbishment of the existing changing rooms make Oakmeadians at Meyrick Park into one of the best locations in South West England.
In addition we were the first club in the South of England to be awarded full RFU Accredited status.
The Club continues to grow from strength to strength. Over the years we have added upgraded floodlights and recently completed the an extension to the lights to include the second team pitch. This new addition will bring in floodlit games starting in September 2023.