The Bulls are looking forward to celebrating the club’s 150th anniversary in 2021 and the lockdown period has provided the opportunity to get their Frant Road stadium ship shape.

Streatham-Croydon RFC runs men’s 1st XV, 2nd XV and Veterans teams, as well as Ladies 1st XV and Development squads and has a full calendar of social and playing events planned to celebrate. This is underpinned by an internal investment of nearly £60,000 into playing, training and social facilities by September 2020, writes Millie Ross.

The investment in the clubhouse and ground has seen an entire new set of windows and a new boiler system for the showers installed during lockdown. 

The senior men’s and ladies’ sections of the SCRFC club have started training again, whilst adhering to government and RFU guidelines. 

This has been a non-contact form of training, which the club would likely be doing in pre-season anyway, mostly focussing on socially distanced fitness working in small groups of six and not sharing equipment outside of that. 

Mini and junior rugby for under 7s to under 18s will likely recommence in September, again in line with government advice. 

The whole club has been keeping active through the Covid period, with running challenges posted on a Strava group set up by Head Coach of the Juniors, Femi Oresanya.

There is a big recruitment drive for players so if you have any interest in being involved, now is the time to join with the opportunity to integrate many people who have never picked up a ball before in the pre-season window. If interested, get in touch through the club’s social media.

Club steward Owen Howells has also been promoting the full range of draught beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, on offer at thee clubhouse at 159 Brigstock Road, which offers plenty of outdoor seating. The bar opens from 5pm on Fridays, midday on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays.

The club is only open to members, however social non-playing membership is available at just £5.