News - December to January

Give Graham a lift and watch England v Scotland at HQ

Update 28/01/13: We have received 2 positive replies to our members e-mail which we have passed on, so hopefully Graham will now go to HQ. Our thanks go out to David and John for their kind offers of help.


Dedicated Bath supporter Graham Coe from Chippenham has a request for any local rugby fan who is not going to Gloucester to watch Bath next Saturday and would like to experience the Calcutta Cup match at Twickenham instead:


“I have a ticket for anyone kind enough to take me up to the match – can you help?”    read on


(posted 27/01/13 edited 28/01/13)


Latest on H Cup Party - This Thursday

Courtesy of The Bath Chronicle

Over 100 members and guests have booked their tickets already for our Heineken Cup Champions 15th Anniversary Party on Thursday.


So far we can welcome  Phil de Glanville, John ‘Shep’ Mallet and Nathan Thomas of the winning team, as well as Angus Meek, the Bath President at the time. Coach Andy Robinson, Jeremy Guscott and Ricky Pellow (now Skills Coach at Exeter Chiefs) are also hoping to be able to join us. Our current coaches Gary Gold, Toby Booth, Mike Ford, and Neal Hatley have also accepted our invitation as well as Academy Director Danny Grewcock.


Listen to fellow supporters' memories, watch the DVD of the match, view some memorabilia, find out about the origin on the Heineken Cup.....


Booking essential: See Social Diary page for details.

(posted 26/01/13)

Fan's View - 24 Jan 2013

As written for the Bath Chronicle of 24/01/2013:

Amlin Final - Bath Supporters Travel

Bath Supporters Travel are planning a trip to watch Bath at the RDS in Dublin on Friday 17 May should we get to the final of the Amlin Challenge Cup. See here for details and how to register your interest.

(posted 20/01/13)

Do You Live Close To The Rec? - Bath Need Your HELP!

If anyone in Bath or close by can get down to the Rec tonight with a shovel etc they will be most useful !  Bath Rugby will probably need/welcome people tomorrow morning too - but they will confirm that (+ timings) later.


So check the website for updates.

(posted 18/01/13)

Update: Heineken Cup Party on 31 January

So far Phil de Glanville, John ‘Shep’ Mallet and Nathan Thomas have confirmed their attendance, along with the Independent’s Rugby Correspondent, Chris Hewett – another Heineken Cup ‘veteran’. Coach Andy Robinson, Jeremy Guscott and Ricky Pellow (now Skills Coach at Exeter Chiefs) are also hoping to be able to join us. We hope that some of the other players – and you - will too!


Attendance over 50 already, so booking essential. See Social Diary page for details.

(posted 16/01/13)


Fan's View - 16 Jan 2013

As published on This is Bath and written for the Bath Chronicle:

Book Your Tickets Today: Heineken Cup 15th Anniversary Party

Courtesy of The Bath Chronicle

Booking is essential. See Social Diary page for details.


On 31 January 1998 Bath beat Brive 19 - 18 to win the Heineken Cup and become the first English club to be crowned 'Champions of Europe'


On Thursday 31 January 2013 we'll celebrate the 15th anniversary of that famous win.


Come and join us at The Rec Clubhouse to celebrate our victory and to relive and share the memories:

  • Find out about the origins of the Heineken Cup from someone whose identity will surprise you!
  • Listen to fellow supporters’ memories – the 1 day charter plane round trip, the supporters’ club trip, the celebrations in Bath
  • View some memorabilia: the Heineken Cup replica, old newspaper articles, programmes etc
  • Watch the DVD of our famous win

Players from the successful matchday squad and coach Andy Robinson have been invited to join us, along with our own Heineken Cup referee, Tony Spreadbury. The Independent’s Rugby Correspondent, Chris Hewett – another Heineken Cup ‘veteran’ - will also be there.


We hope that they – and you – will be able to join us!


Entry is free for BRSC Members and £5 for non-members.

(posted 11/01/13)

Fan's View 9 Jan 2013

Originally written for the Bath Chronicle: 

Info for Travelling Supporters to Wasps

Wasps have produced a guide for travelling supporters to Adams Park. This was summarised on our Away Travel section but has now been removed as it is no longer relevant.

(posted 04/01/13 edited 15/01/13)


Clubhouse Open for Sunday's Wasps Game

The Clubhouse will be open from 2pm for the Premiership game against Wasps - kick-off 3pm - which is Live on Sky.


Special Offer: £3 for Wadworth's Corvus - their new stout


The Royal Oak in Widcombe is also showing the game live

(posted 05/01/13)

Fan's View 2 Jan 2013

Thank You

Thank you to all BRSC members who made their representation to the Charity Commission. The deadline has now passed. Let's hope that the outcome of the consultation period is that we can look forward to a new arena in the not so distant future.

(posted 31/12/12)

Latest Fan's View Now Posted

Exeter Game and Coach Travel Ticket Available

Message from ‘TrolleyDolly’ on ComeOn MyLovers posted on 27/12/12 at 14:16:


"Hi everyone,


Due to Andy being on call, we have an Exeter game ticket £34 (row N SW Comms Stand). Also available is a seat on the supporters coach (leaves Pulteney Street at 11.45 and Lambridge at 12)





(posted on 27/12/12)

Josh Ovens and Nathan Catt, back, join BRSC membership secretary Anne Kirkham for Saturday's prize draw. PICTURE: Patrick Khachfe.







At half time on 22nd December 2012  Josh Ovens drew the winning entries:


  • a hospitality package for 2 people for the Amlin Cup game against Agen on 12 January 2013: Mr Ben HAMMETT - Mem no. 3161


  • a hospitality package for 2 people for the Amlin Cup game against Bucharest on 19 January 2013: Mr Arnold SNOWBALL - Mem No. 5034


Congratulations to you both


Anne Kirkham, the Membership Secretary will contact you shortly with further details

 (posted 22/12/12)

Date for your Diary: Heineken Cup 15th Anniversary Party


On 31 January 1998 Bath beat Brive to win the Heineken Cup.


On Thursday 31 January 2013 we'll celebrate the 15th anniversary of that famous win.


Time: 7.00 for 7.30pm

Place: The Rec Clubhouse


More details to follow

(posted 19/12/12)


This Friday Evening: Jika Jika Hosts Q&A with Bath and Sarries Players

Paul Banahan, Jika Jika’s manager has sent us the following information:


“Join us for a once in a season opportunity - a Q&A featuring Matt Stevens, John Smit, Lee Mears and Matt Banahan hosted by David Flatman.


Friday 21st December from 6:30pm.


Jika Jika will be providing a great selection of canapés and a drink on arrival courtesy of Enotria wines and Bath Ales. Tickets are £10.


Book soon to avoid missing out on this great evening.


Contact Paul Banahan for tickets on 01225 429903 or e-mail"

(posted on 18/12/12)






All members of BRSC signed up at kick-off on 22nd December 2012 will be entered into a draw for two prizes:

  • a hospitality package for 2 people for the Amlin Cup game against Agen on 12 January 2013 
  • a hospitality package for 2 people for the Amlin Cup game against Bucharest on 19 January 2013


So, don't delay, become a member today!


For details of eligibility and the draw - click here

Panto Offer for Members - Sun 23 Dec - Chippenham


Sunday 23 December at 3pm

Doors open at 2.15pm


Chippenham Sports Club

Hardenhuish Park

Bristol Road


SN15 1NG


Travelling Panto Troupe performing Dick Whittington


They are an excellent Troupe that have been at the Sports Club before and they perform a brilliant family type Pantomime with audience participation, singing etc.


Suitable for all ages from 2-102.



Special Offer for Supporters Club Members:


Tickets available at

30% Discount - Adults £10 Tickets for £7

33.3% Discount - Children £ 7.50 Tickets for £5


Contact Andy Thatcher on 07950 842 365 for more info.

(posted on 18/12/12)

Quiz Night

The Salamanders - winners by a single point

Thanks to all of those BRSC Members - and other supporters - who made the effort to attend despite the freezing fog, and we hope that all of you enjoyed the Christmas Quiz Night.


Thanks also to Quizmaster Dave Stock for compiling and running a most enjoyable quiz - and congratulations to 'The Salamanders' who emerged as the winners by a single point!


We would like to thank Bath Rugby for providing the Clubhouse for free.


The Committee are very disappointed that, despite our extensive efforts, not a single player attended - a 'first' in over 10 years of Quiz Night 'history'. Come on Bath Rugby - think of your loyal supporters and do better next time!

(posted 12/12/12)

Fan's View - Latest Instalment Now Posted

You can read the latest Fan's View here:

"I was so grateful to be at HQ on 'surreal' Saturday"

(posted 07/12/12)

Xmas Quiz - Tickets Still Available

There are still tickets available for our Xmas Quiz on Tuesday 11 December hosted by Dave Stock. See Social Diary page for details or come and see us in front of the Clubhouse at the Calvisano game.

(posted 06/12/12)


BRSC Christmas Gifts

For those of you who are looking for Christmas presents with a Bath theme, we have the following items for sale at the Calvisano game on Saturday:


Book: After The Lemons


Book: Before The Lemons


Both books


BRSC Tie – 2 designs

£5 or 2 for £8









BRSC badges from previous seasons

Free, but a donation to our chosen charity for the season, Wessex MS Therapy Centre, will be much appreciated

(posted 06/12/12)

The future of the Rec - a message from the Chairman

I am confident that all Members of BRSC wholeheartedly support the Recreation Ground Trust’s proposal for the future of the Recreation Ground. We all look forward to the Charity Commission’s decision after the statutory notice period expires on 30 December 2012


Your Committee strongly encourages all Members - and other Bath Rugby supporters - to comment on the Charity Commission’s Scheme during the consultation period throughout December, and to be as forthright in support of the Scheme as you are passionate about your rugby club.


To have now reached this point in the protracted history of seeking to significantly improve the facilities of the rugby arena on the Rec is undoubtedly the most progress that has been made in the professional game era.


Bath Rugby's desire to create an appropriate venue for playing and watching the highest level of English club rugby, at the Club's traditional home ground in the very centre of such an historic yet vibrant city, is shared by all of us - but it is vitally important at this critical time that we all express our fervent support so that our voice is heard.


Remember - the opportunity to take part in the process and influence this decision through the expression of your own views exists only until 30th December. If you have not already done so, please seize the moment and play your part in securing a home for our great Club that we can all be proud of, and a legacy for future generations of players and supporters to inherit.


We are privileged to have the best-located rugby ground in the world, so we should really have some first-class facilities to do justice to it. This is your chance to ensure that can happen - and soon.


Glyn Edwards


To view the full Scheme details and to make your representation by the deadline of 30 December, visit the Charity Commission's website HERE.


(posted 05/12/12)

This Friday: Discounted Tickets for Elvis Tribute Act at Chippenham Sports Club

If you live near Chippenham, join in the fun this Friday night for only £4 for BRSC Members. See Discounts page for full details of this offer.

(posted 05/12/12)

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