Bournemouth Rugby third team are known as the Wanderers.
Bournemouth Wanderers play in Dorset and Wilts South One. Providing regional standard rugby to reinforce player development and a pathway to the national leagues where the first XV play. Come and join the only club in the area with national league status and move your game to the next level.
Bournemouth Rugby boasts four teams, playing facilities of the highest standard and a great, friendly club atmosphere. From beginners to experts Bournemouth Rugby caters for all levels of ability and experience. All 4 teams play in various leagues and competitions.
The first and second teams are competitive outfits with a focus on results. The third team is a strong, fun outfit that consistently feeds into the 1st and 2nd XVs. The 4th XV is a great team for keen players, particularly new comers, to hone their skills and increase their rugby experience and game time before making their way up the Bournemouth rugby ladder.
Simon Carkeet will be managing the Wanderers. The coaching staff will consist of Ian Moore and Mark Palmer both of whom have vast experience both playing and coaching.
The third and fourth teams train together and in what is known as the black squad, making it easy for players make the transition between the two teams. Training for all teams takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with a prompt 7pm start. Most matches are held on a Saturday afternoon. We find this schedule works well as we can achieve a lot and cover a fair amount of work, with a schedule that is not overly demanding for the players. New players are always welcome, a assessment will be made to place you in either the gold or black squads. You can either just turn up or contact us via our roles page. The first few sessions are free,we will then ask you to purchase your membership for the season.
Strength & Conditioning
The club is striving hard to mirror the professionalism of the modern game. There is a healthy gym culture amongst the keener members of the club. We have also established number of links with nutritionist's and dietitian's where more support is given to players about diet, the right and wrong things to eat, the right times to eat, hydration, and so on. We are sure that this dedication off the field will turn itself into wins on match-day.