Welcome to Old Coventrians Rugby Football Club

Players Wanted, all abilities, for our Seniors and Juniors

   Seniors: contact Graham Burgoyne 07736 305267 or Rich Clarke
07847 311516 click here for leaflet
   Juniors (age 7-17 boys & girls):contact Joanne Banks 07977 425664

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OC's out of the Warwickshire Shield with a home loss to Barkers 26-8

OC's go down 26-8 to Barkers but territory wise the OC lads had much of this game. A number of youngsters had been given their IstXV opportunity and they didn't disappoint. They put the Barkers defence under pressure for long periods of this match. However with ball in hand the Barkers boys attacked with pace and frequently turned desperate defence into attacking opportunities with the speed of the three quarter line, a determination to keep the ball alive with good offloads and inside passes which exposed the gaps and produced four tries.
For the first 30 minutes OC's did most of the pressing but it was Barkers who got on the score sheet first with a breakaway from deep in their own half which produced an unconverted try within the first ten minutes. Elliot Sheepy playing at No10 replied for OC's with a try on the left following a good carry from centre Ollie Clark.
It would be 30 minutes before Barkers got to our half and they made it pay with good hands and varied lines of running to produce a second try. No further scores in the first half and the Barkers lads defence kept the OC surges at bay. 5 -12 at the interval.
Barkers have the ball on their own 22 and a missed tackle allows a break which nearly produces a try for them on the right but OC's are back in numbers. OC's are back on the Barkers 5 metre line on the right and Josh Kent takes good ball but the attack breaks down with a knock on. Play is end to end for a few minutes but Barkers infringe about 30 metres from their own line and Alex Telfer slots the penalty for a scoreline of 8-12 twenty minutes into the second period..
OC's see a yellow card and it's not easy playing a man down and Barkers will take advantage and score two further tries, again by keeping the ball alive, changing the direction of play and finally exposing the gaps.
So, a final scoreline of 26-8 but a great effort. OC's can take a real positive from this match with the performances of the younger lads some of whom stepped up to the 1st team for the first time. 17 year old Ryan Revelins was excellent starting at No9. Ryan Evans, James Ashley, Dan Tolley and Broady O'Grady and especially Derek Richard with some tremendous tackles, who all stepped up to the mark and did the club proud.
I can't leave out the performances of Ed Bryant and Lloyd Bates who are generally more accustomed to the role of finishers, however they both started today and were brilliant. Well done lads. There are some great photos of the game if you click on the "OC's on facebook" tab on this page.

OCRFC supported the COVENTRY bid to be the UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021

Old Coventrians RFC were proud supporters of the Coventry bid to be UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021. Please CLICK HERE to learn more of the rich cultural heritage of your city.

SENIOR / COLTS TRAINING - 2019/20 Season!

For the new season OCs will be running a 1st XV and The Archers (a 2nd XV) with occasional Vets matches. Coaches will be Alan Roberts and Marc Thomas. Senior Training (17+) is every Tuesday and Thursday for rugby related fitness with ball skills. NEW PLAYERS OF ALL ABILITIES WELCOME. New Season Start date Tuesday 2nd July 2019.


Please read and note the latest letter from Warwickshire RFU Disciplinary Committee which sets out increased sanctions. Everyone should read this - not just PLAYERS but SPECTATORS and COACHES as well. PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT: SPECTATORS (you know who you are) BARRACKING FROM THE TOUCHLINE CAN INCITE THE PLAYERS. The officials do a difficult job and without them we would not be playing rugby - remember regardless of what you think they are always right - just accept it and quietly walk away. If you get carded you are letting down your team, even more so if you pick up a ban which is now likely to be extremely lengthy so READ about it HERE TAKE IT IN in and REMEMBER IT DURING THE GAME - do not let down your team and club.

Sponsorship Boards at OCRFC

We are in the process of reviewing and updating the various sponsor boards at OCRFC. If you are interested in having a sponsor board then please get in touch. Contact Symon Whitehouse by email symon@isos.co.uk.

Height Restriction Barrier

Barrier is now in place on the main gate with a height restriction of 2.1m.


The process for Club Cashback has changed when purchasing tickets for Wasps. You now enter the Club Code OLDCOV at the checkout stage on the Wasps ticketing site. Please CLICK HERE to read the quick guide.

Ladies Touch Rugby Training

Training for the ladies touch rugby team will be on Wednesdays at 6.30pm. Please contact Jenny Davies for further information by email jennydavies54.jd@gmail.com.


Dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times, are NOT permitted on any of the playing areas and are NOT allowed in the clubhouse. Owners MUST clean up after their dogs. click here to see more


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Members are reminded that if they turn left out of the main gates on Tile Hill Lane into the bus lane then they could receive a fine.

Recycle for Cycling

This is an update for parents from our Mini and Junior Section. We now have a set of pop-up banners for our mini age groups (under 7s to under 12s) for use during home and away matches and for training. Sylvia would like to thank everyone who donated rugby kit for us to re-sell. We raised £570 which helped to contribute towards them. The aim for the 2019 / 2020 season is to buy a bike rack. Sylvia hopes to achieve this with the valuable help from Anna and Jack.

Thank you Sylvia Cobbold


News of match or training cancellations due to the weather will be posted by 5pm on Wednesdays and 9.15am on Sundays.

For Sunday training and matches, check the website after 9.15am after pitch inspection has taken place.

Wednesday Night training - please check the website on Wednesdays after 4pm to ensure that training can take place due to weather / pitch conditions, any cancellations will be posted by 4.30pm.

All Mini and Junior training (including the Rugby Fun Club)is cancelled at OCs tonight - Wednesday 27th November.

Fixtures and Team News:-

Junior Section

All juniors players MUST BE registered with OCs to play and train. Therefore no form, no matches or training.

Please note for safety reasons parking will be not permitted on the main drive at OCs. Car sharing, walking, cycling are also encouraged. There is now an overflow parking area along side the 1st XV Pitch.

This season's Welcome Letter is available to download below.

Players /Parents please note that ALL players MUST change in the changing areas and MUST bring a change of clothes BEFORE entering the Clubhouse, thank you.

Junior Rugby New Season Welcome letter September 2019

OCs Mini Section flyer click here. Why not print it out and give it to others who might be interested in learning to play rugby for ages 6 to 12?

OCs Junior Section flyer click here. Why not print it out and give it to others who might be interested in learning to play rugby for ages 13 to 18

Sunday 8th December 2019
Under 7s to Under 11s - away to Hinckley - KO 10.30am
Under 12s - away to Dunlop - KO 11am
Under 13s - home to Nuneaton - KO 11am
Under 14s - away to Nuneaton - KO 11am
Under 15s - home to Nuneaton - KO 11am
Under 16s - away to Nuneaton - KO 11am
Car park, kitchen and sweets Under 15s

Events at Old Coventrians RFC:-


A coach will travel to/from the Ricoh leaving OC's at 1pm & returning after the
match. There will be festive food & drinks back at the club afterwards before the Xmas Party Starts
?5 pp for a place on the coach, contact Jo Banks or Charlotte Burns
joannelbanks79@gmail.com or c.e.burns@sky.com


After the 1st XV home match against Burbage the club is holding a Xmas Party
Festive Food available from 6pm & the disco starts from 7pm until late
All members welcome

Function Room

Large Function Room available for private parties

Suitable for 120 seated or 150 plus for disco

Ideal for business meetings

Details/Pictures here.

Junior Section

Players (boys & girls) welcome from the ages 7 to 17

Sunday Mornings 10:30am until Noon

Wednesday 6:15pm until 7:30pm


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