Welcome to 2021/22 season


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

My name is John “Spike” Sloley and I have just joined the Committee as Membership Secretary.  My core functions are to manage our membership numbers and maintain them in line with RFU directives.  It goes without saying that we are also driven to also 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.”

I will do my very best to provide you all with regular updates throughout the season and will be working closely with other Committee Members to communicate 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, I am very prepared to use the good old Royal Mail too!

We are looking forward to a GREAT season of quality rugby.  Our 1st XV are preparing well for the challenges associated with National League 2 South rugby.  Indeed, all of our teams are hugely excited at the prospect of pulling on that Barnstaple RFC shirt and showing the opposition what “feeling that Barum Spirit” actually means!

Together we have exciting times ahead and I hope that you all have a great time watching great rugby at a great club.

Please contact me if you have any questions.



All membership subscriptions are renewable from the 1st September in any year and are valid for twelve months. Membership cards will be issued and should be available for inspection, if requested, when on the Club premises.

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


Benefits For All Members (Except Social Supporters)

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.

Cheaper gate entry for nominated matches.

25% discount for club hire.

Only club members are eligible to apply for International tickets which can be requested here International Tickets Application 2021

Red Membership – £75 (£65 for over 65’s) As above plus reduced entrance charge (£7) for home league games.

Silver Membership – £100 (£90 for over 65’s) As above plus free entry to all Club home league games. The Members partner shall enjoy reduced entrance charges (£7) to home league games.

Social Supporter – £30 Gives an opportunity to help the Club by becoming a valued supporter. A Social Supporter may enjoy the facilities of the Club but not as a Member. That is to say the holder will not be a shareholder, cannot vote at General Meetings or apply for International tickets, and will not receive a discount for entry to the ground on match days.

Player Membership – £70.00 for Senior players. As above with free entry to home league games plus eligibility to be selected to play. NB. Players will not be eligible for selection if their subscriptions are not received by the 31st October. Arrangements can be made for subs.  to be paid by instalments providing the full amount is paid by the 31st December.


You can apply for your membership here Membership Application