Ground and Pitch Maintenance and protocol
Ground and Pitch Maintenance
Ground Update. On rare occasions we have to cancel games at the last minute due to frozen or waterlogged pitches. This is only done when safety is compromised and after considering all options. This decision is often made ‘late’, for example 11am on a Saturday and as late as 9.30am on a Sunday. The timing of the decision will also take into account the distance that opposition have to travel. Updates will be posted on the Message Board. The decision is ultimately the referee’s but at Biggy we consult grounds men, team captains and managers.
Training Evenings: If the ground conditions are frozen or waterlogged or safety or continued use of the Floodlit Pitches are compromised evening training will be cancelled. This will be posted on the message board as early as possible. Always check the message board if weather is poor.
Games and training are only cancelled as a last resort.
For away games please keep looking at the Message Board or text messages in case a match has been postponed or K.O time put back.
Training is only cancelled as a last resort to ensure pitches are playable for the whole season.
The committee has agreed that if there is a need to restrict training, then priority will be given to the Seniors followed by Youth and then Minis.
Allocated training days are as follows:
Wednesday Mini & Youth (where applicable)
Thursday: Seniors & U18s (Colts)
Saturday Pitches available for ALL teams from 9.30am until 12 noon * following the success of Saturday training, this option may be used more if the weather is against us
Pitch Protocols: The following was agreed in 2009 as is valid for the 2017/18 season
1/ First XV get to use the First XV pitch
2/ The oldest Youth side playing at home get choice of pitch
3/ Cup games take precedent over League games
4/ League games take precedent over Friendly games
NO DOGS ALLOWED
Can all members and visiting clubs note that all pitches including Sheepwalk do not allow dogs, this is for the safety of the players.
We have two designated disabled parking bays, and are pleased to assist any disabled visitor to our club.
Our bar and club house is upstairs, the pitches all have easy access, although the Sheepwalk pitches are a short distance from the club house.
If you would like assistance when visiting Biggleswade Rugby Club please phone ahead to the club steward 01767 312463, club members will be pleased to help.