Men's Teams

Our men’s teams were formed in 1947 and Cheltenham Civil Service RFC have been at the forefront of rugby in Cheltenham for the last 75 years.

As a club we are always looking to improve and expand. New players are always welcome to join us for training on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7pm at Tewkesbury Road.

Men's Coaching Team

Cheltenham Civil Service RFC Logo round


Head Coach

Ollie Wilton, Club Captain 2022-23

Ollie Wilton

Men's Captain

1st XV

Gloucestershire 2 North

Date1st XVLeague/CupHome/AwayResultScore
25/9/21TewkesburyGlos 2NHW14-12
2/10/21Bredon StarGlos 2NAL16-5
9/10/21Westbury-on SevernGlos 2NH
23/10/21Old Cryptians IIGlos 2NHW63-0
30/10/21MinchinhamptonGlos 2NAW0-24
6/11/21Newent IIGlos 2NHW58-15
20/11/21NortonGlos 2NAW12-28
27/11/21Cheltenham IIGlos 2NHW91-7
4/12/21Old Patesians IIGlos 2NAW17-34
11/12/21PainswickGlos 2NHW40-12
8/01/22Bredon StarGlos 2NHL25-30
15/01/22Westbury-on-SevernGlos 2NA
22/01/22Old Cryptians IIGlos 2NAW12-29
29/01/22MinchinhamptonGlos 2NHW48-7
12/02/22Newent IIGlos 2NAW5-25
19/02/22NortonGlos 2NHW12-10
26/02/22Stroud IIGlos 2NAL34-12
5/03/22Cheltenham IIGlos 2NAW5-49
12/03/22Old Patesians IIFriendlyHW39-17
26/03/22PainswickGlos 2NAAWO
2/04/22Stroud IIGlos 2NHW40-24
9/04/22TewkesburyGlos 2NAL35-34

2nd XV

Gloucester and District 2

Date2nd XVLeague/CupHome/AwayResultScore
25/9/21Chosen Hill FP IIIG&D 2HP-P
9/10/21TetburyG&D 2HP-P
23/10/21Minchinhampton IIG&D 2AP-P
30/10/21Drybrook IIIG&D 2HP-P
30/10/21Cheltenham Saracens IIG&D 2HL5-74
6/11/21Gloucester Old Boys IIG&D 2AP-P
20/11/21Gloucester All BluesG&D 2H
27/11/21Matson IIIG&D 2A
4/12/21CainscrossG&D 2H
11/12/21Smiths IIG&D 2A
18/12/21Old Cryptians IIIG&D 2H
8/1/22Cheltenham Saracens IIG&D 2H
15/1/22TetburyG&D 2A
22/1/22Minchinhampton IIG&D 2H
29/1/22Drybrook IIIG&D 2A
12/2/22Gloucester Old Boys IIG&D 2H
19/2/22Gloucester All BluesG&D 2A
5/3/22Matson IIIG&D 2H
12/3/22CainscrossG&D 2A
26/3/22Smiths IIG&D 2H
2/4/22Old Cryptians IIIG&D 2A
9/4/22Chosen Hill FP IIG&D 2A

Vets XV

Deep Heat & Electrical Tape League

DateVets XVLeague/CupHome/AwayResultScore
17/10/21CCSRFCCheltenham North 2sHL19-22

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Cheltenham Civil Service RFC, Cotswold Area Civil Service Sports Association, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington Cheltenham GL51 9SL

Not surprisingly the first match, in October 1947, was against a London Scottish XV. The club had no difficulty getting fixtures principally because their facilities were so good, but they suffered from a shortage of players. In 1950 they seriously considered giving up but fortunately numbers improved. 1952-3 was the best season yet, but the last at Swakeley’s, since GCHQ then moved to Cheltenham.

In Cheltenham, the club had players and enthusiasm but no ground or facilities. They persevered, using Naunton Park School pitch and learning the differences between London and Gloucestershire rugby the hard way. There was also a change of name at this time, initially to GCHQ RFC (1953), but finally to Cheltenham Civil Service RFC (1956). The RFU endorsed these name changes as still representing the same club.