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)
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.
As written for the Bath Chronicle of 24/01/2013:
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.
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 bathrugby.com website for updates.
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.
As published on This is Bath and written for 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:
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.
Originally written for the Bath Chronicle:
(posted 04/01/13 edited 15/01/13)
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
Read it here: Bath’s ‘last stand’ was more successful than Custer’s
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.
Message from ‘TrolleyDolly’ on ComeOn MyLovers posted on 27/12/12 at 14:16:
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)
BATH RUGBY HOSPITALITY PRIZE
At half time on 22nd December 2012 Josh Ovens drew the winning entries:
Congratulations to you both
Anne Kirkham, the Membership Secretary will contact you shortly with further details
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 email@example.com"
(posted on 18/12/12)
WIN A BATH RUGBY HOSPITALITY PRIZE
BE A MEMBER
All members of BRSC signed up at kick-off on 22nd December 2012 will be entered into a draw for two prizes:
So, don't delay, become a member today!
For details of eligibility and the draw - click here
Sunday 23 December at 3pm
Doors open at 2.15pm
Chippenham Sports Club
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)
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!
You can read the latest Fan's View here:
"I was so grateful to be at HQ on 'surreal' Saturday"
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.
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
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
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.
To view the full Scheme details and to make your representation by the deadline of 30 December, visit the Charity Commission's website HERE.
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.