Oakmeadians Rugby Club was formed 50 years ago at
Oakmead School at Bear Cross. Club pitches were acquired from Oakmead
school and shirts from Oakmead Youth Club and
‘Old Oakmeadians RFC’ was born. Initially we used the local Youth Club after home matches, and hospitality consisted of a cup of tea and sandwiches.
a couple of years the landlord of the White Hart at Longham, gained a
special 4.30pm license and provided the nomadic Old Oakmeadians with
their first watering hole in 1964. The next fifteen years was a
rollercoaster of ups and downs,From the White Hart pub to Bluebirds
Social Club, the Ensbury Park Hotel, the Talbot in Winton and finally
the Poppies Football Club.
In the early 1980's Old
Oakmeadians RFC dropped the ‘Old’ and searched for a new environment. At
last lady luck arrived in 1990 Oakmeadians RFC took over the running of
the clubhouse in Meyrick Park.
In the last 25 years Oakmeadians have developed Meyrick Park into a superb clubhouse, set in woodland
‘In the heart of Bournemouth'
Since moving to Meyrick Park, Oakmeadians RFC have become one the fastest growing clubs in the country.
clubhouse extension and now a complete refurbishment of the existing
changing rooms make Oakmeadians at Meyrick Park into one of the best
locations in South West England.
In addition Oakmeadians RFC was the first club in the South of England to be awarded Full RFU Accredited status.