This year's summer ball is the PERFECT opportunity to come and celebrate. Tickets are still available - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bicester Rugby Club came into being after a conversation between Ken Herman and Roger Smith over a pint of beer in the White Hart pub towards the end of 1947.
The inaugural meeting of the club took place in the Fox Inn on 25th March 1948. Present were Lawrence Lane, Major Malins, Bill Nicholson, Ken Herman and others. Reg Simms was elected chairman with Vernie Malins president. Ken Herman was the first captain and Charles Duke, a deputy bank manager, was, appropriately, treasurer.
The first game was played on Wednesday evening, 19th April, against a combined Army and Air Force XV. In those early years Bicester were often short of good players in the early years and were indebted to both the Army and Air force, who supplied most of the players, whilst the club recruited also from the local farming community and grammar school. The old Bicester Grammar School colours of red, amber and brown were adopted by the club and are still used to this day.
The first headquarters were at the Kings Arms, where proprietor Jack Ansell provided a converted stable building with changing rooms and showers.
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Updated 15:29 - 16 May 2018 by Paul Jaggers