Welcome to 2023/24 season


Hello to all Barnstaple RFC current members, future members and loyal supporters.

My name is John “Spike” Sloley and I am now moving into my 3 rd Season as our club’s Membership Secretary. My core functions are to manage our membership numbers and maintain them in line with RFU directive. It goes without saying that we are also driven to grow our membership numbers to fully reflect the outstanding status of our club.  After all, Barnstaple RFC must surely be the premier sports club in North Devon so why not become a part of that famous “Barum Spirit.”

We will do our very best to provide you all with regular updates throughout the season. The Committee as a whole and will be will be communicating as widely as possible using all of the electronic media available to us (email, Facebook, Twitter, etc). However, I am mindful that not everyone has access to IT, Mobile Devices, etc.  Therefore, we will use the good old Royal Mail too!

Be assured that all of our Playing Members, regardless of grade or age, are hugely excited at theprospect of pulling on that Barnstaple RFC shirt and showing the opposition what “feeling that Barum Spirit” actually means. Together we have thrilling times ahead and hope that you all have a great time watching great rugby at a great club.

Please contact me if you have any questions.



Memberships for the forthcoming season are now ready to purchase. The good news is that, against a background of price increase in our everyday lives, we have maintained our Membership prices as per last season. We hope that this will be a welcome relief to you all! You will notice that we only offer one Membership category now – Full Membership. We have removed the old Silver and Red Categories. We have also introduced a heavily discounted Married Couples Membership. The prices are as follows:

Applicants 65years and over will receive a discount for Membership where stated.

  • Full Membership – £100 (£90 for over 65s)
  • Married Couples Membership (2 x Full Memberships) – £170
  • Senior Player Membership (Full Membership and eligible for selection) – £130

(Note: 1st,2nds and Colts Memberships are paid separately and have a separate pricing strategy. Memberships are not paid via Membership Sec)

As a keen Barnstaple RFC supporter, it makes far more economical sense to take out annual Membership for a season.  You will save at least £32 (more for over 65s and Married couples) than if you were to pay at the gate (£12 Gate Entry).  In addition, as a Full Member you will automatically receive the following benefits: 

Benefits For All Members 

  • The prestige of being a member of the Premier sports club in North Devon.
  • Be a shareholder of the Club with a right to vote at the AGM.
  • Discounted entry to games for Spouse (£9)
  • Free entry to all league matches.
  • Free Parking and Match Day program.
  • 25% discount for club hire.
  • Be eligible to apply to enter a ballot for International tickets (Note: due to restricted numbers of ticket allocations, not every application will be successful.)

Barnstaple RFC Membership Scheme.  The club continually works with local business in order to broaden opportunities. Here are a few of the local businesses that have agreed to be a part of this scheme and I will ensure that you are updated as more opportunities arise. Indeed, if you are in a position to offer fellow members any discount off goods or Services you/your company offer then please do let me know.

  • The Lemon Tree Café at 10 Holland Walk– 10% off when you spend over £5 on production of a valid Barnstaple RFC Membership Card.  The Lemon Tree Cafe
  • BeerMatters at 7 Tuly Street – Ask (Simon or his team) for discount when you are there. Beer Matters.  
  • Harrys Café at 3 Bear Street – 10% off on production of a valid Barnstaple RFC Membership Card. Harry’s  
    • Crafty’s Bar and Restaurant at 15-16 Butchers Row Cocktails | Crafty’s Bar And Restaurant
    • Specsavers at Gammon Walk – 10% Discount to BRFC members on production of your membership card
    • Paiges Lane Barners at Paiges Lane – 10% Discount to BRFC members on production of your membership card

    Watch this space for more to come………………………..