1st XV Men

Team Type:


Age Range:

17 And Over


Bournemouth first XV are known as Bournemouth Lions.

Bournemouth Lions play in South West Premier league. This is the premier league for the south west region, level 5 in the national rugby leagues.

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.

The Coaches

Will Croker Director of rugby will continue as the 1st XV coach with his vast rugby playing and coaching experience his impact on the team has been undoubtedly positive.

Jon Sanchez brings a wealth of experience assisting with performance analysis and support of Will Croker


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.

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.

Player membership

New players are always welcome and can just turn up and join in. If you would like more information contact a manager or coach . Full membership for an adult player currently stands at £144. Payment can either be in a lump sum or direct debits. Sponsorship can also be arranged either through private arrangement or through the wider club sponsorship program.

Player Membership includes:-

  • Travel to and from the matches

  • Training food and food following matches

  • Playing kit

  • Bournemouth Sports club membership

  • Quality coaching

  • Touch Rugby

  • 10% Discount at bar and kitchen

  • Free entry to 1st XV home games + one guest free

  • Apply for International tickets

  • Full voting right

A partnership with Bournemouth Rugby Club provides a great platform to promote your business, whether you are looking to build brand awareness locally or nationally, looking for a 'one stop shop' to enhance your corporate social responsibility value, or have hospitality requirements.


We offer bespoke packages to suit your business needs and budget, which range from advertising at the ground right through to hospitality, B2B and B2C opportunities. These include exposure on our website, social media outlets, PR, monthly newsletter and kit branding from juniors through to our 1st XV and access to International tickets.

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Located in Poole, in Dorset, by the prestigious Sandbanks peninsula, Saxe Coburg is proud to offer a bespoke property and lifestyle collection.

We understand how difficult property transactions can be so we work with you to  guide you every step of the way, ensuring  you arrive at the very best outcome for you. Our experience is second to none, as is our knowledge. We deliver an exceptional, quality, and personalised service to all of our clients, many of who return to us time and time again. We recognise that we are not just dealing in bricks and mortar but in people’s lives and dreams.

Our heritage boasts over 100 years collectively in the property industry. We launched with the ethos to provide excellent choice, superior customer service and specialist advice in every aspect of property and luxury lifestyle. The very reason why as an independently-owned agency we continue to build our reputation and accolades nationwide.

In addition, we have founded Saxe Lifestyle; an exclusive club which works closely with some of the area’s most desirable venues, restaurants, private members clubs, yachting services, boat and car clubs, not to mention our international partners. Saxe Lifestyle allows you access to opportunities with each, not offered anywhere else.


Welcome to Laceys.

In 2015, Laceys joined forces with respected local law firm Horsey Lightly Fynn to create a new and influential legal partnership.

Laceys is a leading, forward thinking law firm with specialist experts serving both individual and business clients across a broad spectrum of practice areas.

We appreciate clients’ lead busy and stressful lives and do not want to get entangled in complicated legal issues, which is why we aim to provide clear, concise advice for each legal issue. We deliver practical solutions in the most cost efficient way.

Whatever your legal need, our partner-led approach delivers a high grade personal service to suit your individual or business needs.


Hoburne has been synonymous with family holiday parks and as a family-owned business, we’ve spent over 100 years getting that holiday experience just right. 

When it comes to a great British holiday, the scenery doesn’t come any finer than the South West – and we’ve created our seven holiday parks, in Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Cotswolds, Devon and Cornwall, to give you the best seat in the house. Sweeping golden beaches, tranquil forests, bustling promenades and rugged moors are all on your doorstep. That’s assuming you can tear yourself away from everything there is to do on our parks. From outdoor pools to indoor pool tables, children clubs to star cabaret, there's something for everyone. 

You can also own a holiday home on one of our parks. Enjoy endless holidays as a Hoburne holiday homeowner. Visit whenever you want and even sublet your holiday home out when you are not using it. Choose one of our luxurious lodges or caravans to call your own. It’s more affordable that ever and you’ll be making memories to treasure with your family for years to come. 

However we’re more than just great holidays!

Formed in 1958, Hoburne Developments have over 50 years experience in construction and development, undertaking projects from luxury houses to commercial buildings. Using both local and national suppliers for our materials ensures that our range of kitchens, bathrooms, tiling and other components remain both current and of the highest quality.

Hoburne Golf have 3 golf clubs in the south of England, two in Dorset and one in Surrey. Everyone is welcome, we provide golf courses and unrivalled friendly service to members and visitors. Our clubs offer great tasting food in idyllic settings, making them the perfect venues for golf societies, functions and parties. 

To find out more about the group, please visit 

Giving practical whole of market financial planning advice

Offices at 274-278 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH3 7AT. Plenty of free on-street parking available on surrounding roads.

For good, practical financial planning advice in Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas - talk to us at Headstart.

Together we have been offering ongoing financial advice since the 1980s and have acquired a wealth of experience across a wide range of financial products.

We carry out a comprehensive fact-find upon which we base our recommendations; you will receive an explanatory letter and a copy of our records pertaining to those recommendations.

All our advice is based on whole of market research.


An Independent practice of Architects, Chartered Building & Quantity Surveying and Construction Consultancy working alongside clients to provide a personal, friendly and pragmatic service with expert advice.

Our qualified team listen, understand and challenge. Embracing modern technologies and traditional values. Our no nonsense, considered approach delivers results we’re proud of.

Based in Christchurch, Dorset, with a diverse client base spanning the South Coast, working with corporate organisations, Property developers and private clients.

To discuss your requirements Call on 01202 471733

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We’ve transformed the former Tourist Information centre in the heart of Bournemouth and stamped our signature style. As one of our largest locations to date, the huge windows and cloud-like framework add to the character of the building. With large oak tables, bench seating, chunky candles and hand-painted wall art, this place is perfect for post-beach hangouts, weekend celebrations and as the perfect place to gather with friends. On the corner of the beautiful Lower Gardens, it provides the perfect gateway to the beachfront from the centre of town. And wait to you see upstairs and what we’ve got outside overlooking the gardens… 

We have the usual tasty offering of over 80 varieties of cider and sourdough base pizza with homemade tomato sauce and delicious locally sourced toppings. Try The Blazing Saddle; slow roasted pulled beef, smoked bacon, caramelised onion, grilled red pepper and mozzarella topped with sour cream and jalapeño chillies. Phew.

Bringing a crowd? No worries, we’ve got plenty of space and welcome large bookings.

Our aim is to always make sure that we not only provide the best products on the market but also the best service.

We are one of the leading suppliers of second-hand office furniture within the South of England. Our company also provides office clearances for offices of all sizes.


If you need used office furniture in Dorset, Hampshire, or anywhere on the south coast then call us now. We specialise in second hand office desks, but also carry new stock too. Even if you can’t see what you want in our store, please do get in touch.

Enabling ambitious and driven entrepreneurs to succeed.


If you’re an entrepreneur with ambition, we can help you realise it. Located on the South Coast, our award-winning team of advisers will get under the skin of your business and determine what success means to you. It’s all about hands-on, proactive support that turns individuals into true entrepreneurs and businesses into success stories. It just takes one conversation to get the ball unstuck and rolling in the right direction, so why not get in touch?


How Entrepreneurs Can Achieve Their Potential

A major report commissioned by Inspire will consider what drives the entrepreneur to reach the next level - and the one after that.

We offer several types of portrait photography sittings: Family PortraitsBaby and Pregnancy photography and we are very popular for our Model Makeover photography, BoudoirPortfolio and model experience photography sittings but, it's our special shoots that have people talking about us...

The Messy Photo Shoot is all about letting the kids be creative, we let them loose with PAINT and capture them painting our walls, floor and each other and occasionally mum and dad! The Box is perfect for the family who don't do posing but looking for a fun shoot.  We also provide VISA and Passport photos from babies through to adults. 

Portrait studio photography specialising in family portrait photography within the Bournemouth, Dorset area.  Location photography around Christchurch and Poole available for commercial photography and product images.

All makeover and fashion photography sittings are private studio shoots.  We only use professional makeup and hair artist for our makeover shoots.  For Teen Model  Experience shoots a adult must be present for clients under 18 years of age.

We have recently undergone a renovation; providing you with a stylish new arena with all the classic games where you can enjoy the thrill of gaming and much more. With a 100 seat Poker room, range of Slots machines, Electronic Roulette and table games, there is more choice for you to enjoy thrill of gaming at Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth. Take a virtual tour of the club here.

The game is always on in our Sports Bar on the ground floor. Showing all major sports including Premier League football, rugby, cricket, boxing and Formula One on our high definition TV with state of the art surround sound. 

Our restaurant offers a variety of contemporary, quality cuisines served in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. From Pesto Crusted Halibut to our Mushroom and Stilton-topped 8oz Rump Steak, you’re spoilt for choice. For a lighter bite, our new sharers menu is perfect. Indulgent desserts, such as our Three Berry Mousse Cake, are the perfect way to end your meal. We’ve even handpicked wines, beers and spirits from all around the globe to complement our wonderful variety of new dishes.

As well as a range of cocktails, our drinks list includes a 26-strong stock of world wines and champagnes. 

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Parking is available opposite the casino at the Pavilion Theatre car park, or at the Metro car park in Hinton Road, located at the rear of the casino.

Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth is owned and operated by Grosvenor Casinos (GC) Limited (a company incorporated in England and Wales under company number 08306157), whose registered office address is at TOR, Saint-Cloud Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 8BN.

Sponsor Joe Burns 

BAM Nuttall is a leading edge supplier of civil engineering services and is fully focused on delivering quality infrastructure projects on behalf of all our customers. As foundation members of the Institution for Collaborative Working we fully embrace the concept of developing close relationships with our customers at the earliest stage of the project life cycle to develop the optimum solution for project delivery.

As part of the international Royal BAM Group we are fully committed to exploiting advances in technology to improve the buildability of our projects. The Group has an aspiration to become the market leader in the use of digital technology, which will ensure that our customers receive the highest possible standards of quality.

A major investment in training and development means that only the very best, highly motivated individuals are selected to work for our customers. We have a large directly employed workforce which means that we are able to control and influence all aspects of project delivery.

BAM Nuttall has an enviable reputation within the UK market and has helped to shape the modern infrastructure. As a business with a rich heritage our company mission is…..

Building the Present, Creating the Future by Bringing Engineering to Life.…

Special thanks to Alan and Linda Gillbert for their continued support for the 2017 / 18 season. Without their valuable support Bournemouth Rugby would not be as sucessful as it is. Once again our a big heartfelt thank you.

We are passionate about beauty and devoted to you!

Our aim at Beauty No.1 is to provide you with a unique experience. Our highly-trained therapists have obtained “Dermalogica Expert” status and have over 10 years’ experience in the field. Our vision is to build a successful brand providing high quality treatments supported by world class products such as Dermalogica, OPI and St Tropez. We have an unrivalled passion for beauty and our aim is to be the first choice for all your treatment needs. You are our number one priority and your experience is paramount to us. We hope that our salon provides you with a professional, warm and welcoming family orientated experience.

Our vision embraces a community supporting role, with our founder supporting many local charities. We will continue to grow our staff internally, partnering with local colleges, and our focus will be to develop and maintain exceptional levels of competent, loyal staff through a supportive and fun environment.

We welcome you to the salon and hope that you have a wonderful experience. We want you to have the greatest experience, so that you will not only tell your friends and family, but you will be back very soon. Remember, we are passionate about beauty and devoted to you.


The Home of the 12 month Warranty

Whether you want a 125cc from the Sinnis or retro-styled Mutt range, a commuter, tourer, cruiser or full-blooded sports bike, Bournemouth Bikes is amongst the top used-bike dealers for quality machines from Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, BMW, Triumph, KTM, Ducati and Suzuki.

Our brand-new showroom is fully operational and stocked with beautiful bikes. Come down to Elliott Road where we now have four thousand square feet for you to walk around them, sit on them and have a cup of freshly-ground coffee whilst you decide which one you are going to test-ride. With a full range of finance packages on offer, Mike Lawrence and the team at Bournemouth Bikes look forward to helping you own the next motorbike in your life.

With full workshop facilities, including MOT testing, our trained technicians will keep your bike in tip-top condition and ready for whatever style of riding takes your fancy. With Spanners Motorcycle Services now a key part of our business and founder Stuart as our full-time Service Manager we can offer everything from a spark plug change to full restoration. We have a couple of special 'one-off' builds in the pipeline for later in the season to kick-start our Custom Workshop... Cafe Racers? Brats? Street Scramblers?

Doug and Jo Warren integral long standing members of Bournemouth Rugby. For their long term support in various roles they have been given a honorary life time membership. Despite this the Warren's maintain that they must play their subs. This year as part of their ongoing support they are sponsoring Toby Kenneally. Toby as well as playing for Bournemouth Rugby works as a self employed tree surgeon.

David and Lynn Coleman
Business Mentors

Under the guise of DAL Strategy Ltd, are seasoned Angel Investors, Property Investors and Business Mentors. Current investments include and David and Lynn are also Non Executive Board Members of Silicon South which is a Non-for-profit organisation tasked with growing the digital/creative sector on the South Coast of the UK. Lynn and David are also past Directors of Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Previously Lynn was an Associate Director and Consultant in the Lloyds of London reinsurance market. David is an acknowledged expert in the strategy, design and delivery of Global Digital Banking including International Trade Finance and is Non Executive Director of Sage Payments Ltd, a FinTech disrupter providing payments services within Sage accounting and payroll software. Previously, David was Chairman of Bournemouth Community Finance Ltd and Global Head of Digital Banking Change Delivery, Commercial Banking for HSBC Group.

Bournemouth Under 10's for the second year in a row are supporting Bournemouth Lions by Sponsoring our first team player. This valued support from one of our younger age groups is very much appriciated. Wyn will also be visiting the under 10's to help coach and inspire our young rugby players

Nuffield Motors are an independent vehicle mechanical repair specialist in all makes and models. All staff are fully qualified and factory trained, and their many certificates are on display in our reception area. The staff are sent on regular technical update courses on vehicle diagnostics and electronics. They are open 6 days a week from 8:00am to 5:00pm weekdays and 8:30am to 12:30pm Saturdays.

Nuffield Motors Ltd Was founded in 2007 by Simon Carkeet and Nigel Allen, who have both worked for main dealers since they left school. They have over 50 years experience between them. They both realised that car owners were becoming increasingly disillusioned with the high prices and impersonal service that have become synonymous with many main dealers.

Nuffield Motors aims to give you a high service at a reasonable rate.
 As well as sponsoring Conrad they are offering Bournemouth Rugby Members benefit from a exclusive 10% discount. To obtain this discount you will need to show your Bournemouth Rugby membership card.

Welcome to Polestar Payroll

Polestar has been providing outsourced payroll services to accountancy firms and other business partners for more than 25 years. It’s actually all we do and we do it really well.

For many businesses outsourcing is fast becoming the preferred method for dealing with payroll as it eliminates cost and hassle and allows businesses to streamline their resources. Accountants are often asked to provide payroll services but since it is rarely one of their core services this can present quite a challenge.

Outsourced payroll for accountants

By outsourcing to Polestar you can offer a comprehensive payroll service to all your clients whatever their requirement. From an annual scheme for a single employee, to a weekly payroll for hundreds of individuals we have the experience and expertise to deliver whatever your clients need. In fact because our systems allow you to generate income from payroll you might even want to consider taking on payroll-only clients.

Polestar understands the importance of the relationships that you have built with your clients. Our white-label service ensures that all communications are packaged to look as though they are coming directly from you and you are kept informed at key stages in the payroll process.

A great payroll service, happy clients, additional profit and peace of mind – which makes very sound financial sense!


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