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Biggleswade Rugby Club

Biggleswade Rugby Club
Full name Biggleswade Rugby Union Football Club & Associated Clubs
Nickname(s) Biggy
Founded 1949
Location Biggleswade, BedfordshireEngland
Ground(s) Langford Road Biggleswade, SG18 9RA
League(s) Midlands 3 East (South)
Official website
http://www.biggleswaderugby.co.uk

Biggleswade Rugby Club is a Rugby club based in Biggleswade, England. The club was founded in 1949 and is affiliated to the RFU and East Midlands Rugby Union.

Youth teams play in the Saracens Herts & Middlesex Leagues and the club is an official partner club of Saracens. The Mini section, known as 'Biggy Minis' have teams from U6 through to U11 while the Youth section runs teams from U13s to Colts.

Biggleswade U13s won their division in the league and were crowned County Champions in April 2013.

The Club colours are Blue with a Red band. The club runs up to four senior sides including Vets, with Mini, and Youth sides.

Having won two promotions in 2 seasons, the First XV slipped back to Midlands 3 East (South)for the 2013-2014 season following a poor first half to the season, from which the team never recovered. However the First XV did lift the County Cup for the first time since 1991 beating Stockwood Park 15-8 at Stockwood.

The 'Biggleswade Development' team won the Greene King Premiere Cup in April of 2013 and will join the Herts and Middlesex Merit Table 4 for the 2013-2014 season. The Third XV will also compete in the Herts and Middlesex Merit Table 7 for the new season.

Probably the first golden age for the club was in the late 1980s when, along with other accolades were winners of East Midlands One, then in 1989/90 winners of the East Midlands/Leicester League and the Beds County Cup 1991 and finalists in the East Midlands cup 1991. The First XV was then a young team bolstered by a number of former top flight players who turned out for Biggy.

For the 2013/14 season the senior squad head is coach Matt 'Stavros' Trigg with Stephen 'Tidy' Howells and Peter Bean concentrating on the Development Team, Mike Trigg joins as backs coach.

The clubhouse has a bar, lounge and four squash courts, the club have six full pitches plus Minis pitches and big training area. The club own their facilities and 3 pitches (clubhouse side) outright and rent a parcel of land known as Sheepwalk where there are 3 further full size pitches. All facilities are available for hire .

Youth players from the club are currently at Elite player development centres with Northampton Saints and Saracens.

The club were recently awarded a £38K Sport England Inspired Facilities grant which will be used to totally refurbish the Lounge Bar and the gents rugby toilets. This is the first phase of a programme to upgrade the club facilities

In September 2008 the club won the England Rugby / O2 Community Connections Competition for its work for the local community, giving twenty players from the club the chance to train with the England squad.[1]

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