Established in 1930, Felixstowe town’s only rugby club sits within Coronation Park at the top of Mill Lane. On match days the car park is heaving and the sound of studs on concrete between the changing rooms and the pitch adds to the audible anticipation from within the clubhouse that commands a convenient aspect overlooking the pitch.
Matchdays here are an occasion, a family day out. There are generations of players here amongst many who’ve never felt the joy of sweaty legs and cold mud on a freezing December afternoon. The family feel is very welcoming. Whether you want to watch pitch side (thermals advised) or stay in the warm, you are looked after.
The bar is an important centrepiece, and always well stocked. Warming snacks are often on the menu, especially on international days, when the club comes alive with all ages and fan supporting all countries.
With some keen sponsors, the club has benefitted from investment in facilities, so you can sit in comfort and watch internationals on the big screen, often while the home team are hosting outside.
Riding high in the Eastern Counties Green King League Division 2, the club boasts a particularly young average age. This is down to their youth and minis team development, which bears fruit when it comes to investing time and dedication from some of the older players and former players.
“We’re in good health,” Chairman, Rob Brewster explains, “we take pride in our club and our community which we are an active part of. Our first team was unbeaten in January, we have a strong Youth and Minis section, and our women’s team, The Honey Badgers, are regularly making their own legends,” he tells us.
The team currently play in a modern red and black strip, but the traditional club colours are black and white hoops, hence the nickname ‘The Badgers’. The kit still carries the Felixstowe Town crest as its emblem. There’s a lot of tradition here, but this club is really moving with the times.
With a focus around the family, whether you want to play on the pitch, or in the clubhouse (there’s even a children’s playground conveniently beside the pitch) everyone is welcome.
The Badgers (Felixstowe First Team) play at home roughly every other Saturday.
International matches are frequently featured in the clubhouse. All adult teams (men & women) train on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Juniors train on Sundays at 10am
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