Billericay Rugby Football Club
is a rugby football
club based in Billericay
. It was formed in 1959, and is affiliated to the RFU
and Essex County Rugby Football Union
. The club colours are black with gold trim.
On April 17, 1999, the rugby club became the first Eastern Counties side to play in a cup final at the home of English Rugby, Twickenham. Billericay took on Silhillians
of the Midlands and won 19-3 through a try by John Bailey and the boot of player/coach Kevin Harman. Billericay were supported by approx. 10,000 people on finals day. The current crop of players have amazingly repeated this feat in 2007 and played Hartpury College, a feeder club to Premiership side Gloucester, in a final at Twickenham on May 12, 2007.
For the new 2008-09 season Billericay will be coached by the former Woodford coach Brian Watts and led on the field by the returning Dave Hyett after a few years away at Southend and Writtle. Dave returned to the club in the summer to take charge of the forwards.
Off the field the club is led by President Keith Young and Chairman Neil Jarvis and together with the rest of the committee organise various events throughout the season.The most popular being their own rugby sevens
tournament. Held on the last weekend of April, it is open to twelve invited teams and is played out alongside the weekend Beer Festival and BBQ. The teams play for the Cup, Shield and Plate competitions.
Honours Include:Tetley Bitter Vase Winners 1999.Essex Floodlight Champions... Read More