1st XV Men

Team Type:


Age at Start of Season:

17 And Over

Basingstoke RFC is actively seeking new players of all abilities to join our many teams and support our 23/24 campaign.

We pride ourselves on developing players of all levels and experience. Our sessions are fully inclusive, challenging and fun.  The outstanding coaching team work tirelessly to ensure every single player has - first and foremost, fun, but also receive dedicated 1-2-1 feedback and advice to promote their development.

We are extremely proud of our first-class facilities, our fully floodlit enclosed pitch with spectator stand, and newly extended and renovated club house, all of which complement our outstanding and highly qualified coaching team to ensure you will receive the very best coaching available.

Each player will receive a personal training plan, provided, monitored, and developed by our dedicated team of Sports & Conditioning Coaches. We believe players should be fit and healthy and therefore we invest many hours to support all players.

We are looking for new players of all abilities and ambition to develop and strengthen our teams through the club and enable us to be even more competitive at the higher levels that we aspire to in 2022-23 and beyond.

We are a forward-looking community rugby club, based on the heart of Basingstoke with an active playing and social side with excellent links with local Universities and Military sides.

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please contact:

Chairman: James Jagged 07885154197

Chair of Playing: Alistair Mackenzie  07733267569


Our current training sessions are: (Players require trainers and boots for all sessions due to conditioning programme).

Tuesday: 7pm - 9pm 

Thursday: 7pm - 9pm 

Saturdays: Match days

Additional strength and conditioning sessions are available after players have received their coaching plan and assessments.

The Coaching Team:

  • Lead Coach: Martin Crossan
  • Team Manager: Kevin Patterson
  • Fitness Coordinator/ Coach Mentor: Richard Cheetham MBE
  • Attack Coach: Darren Lillywhite, Simon Buckley
  • Forwards Coach: Vince Taylor, Chris Williams
  • Defence Coach: Alan Sturgess
  • Leadership Team: Simon Appleby (Club Captain), Steve Ansell & Alfie Rowe (1XV Vice-Captains), Russell Pain (2XV Captain), Martin Jones & Jordan Strudwick (2XV Vice-Captains)

Social Media: 

Please follow us across our various social media platforms:

Twitter: @BasRFC and @BasRFCMens

Facebook - Basingstoke Rugby Club

Instagram - @basingstokerfc





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