Statue 6: Choo Choo Choose Bridgnorth Rugby Club

Bridgnorth Art Trail Statue 06 Bridgnorth Rugby Club

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Location: Severn Park

In 1962, Bridgnorth Rugby Club’s first training session attracted mostly novices, but included enthusiastic members of Bridgnorth Boys’ Club, and they all began to develop under Edgar Davies, after whom the Club ground is now named. Currently fielding 19 teams of all ages, and both genders; whole families have enjoyed the ethos of “teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship”.
The Club has made over 30 overseas tours, and represented England in Zurich. It has produced international players and officials and over 60 county players. It reached a Twickenham Final in 2015 and then went on to successive promotions, reaching the Midlands Premier League in 2016.
Severn Park was formerly church land.
Bridgnorth RFC was founded in 1962 and its Club House on Bridge Street was acquired in 1970. In 1998, the Women’s team was formed and in 2001 the Mini & Junior Section was created. Today, BRFC has around 400 active players, consisting of 4 senior Men’s teams, a Women’s team, 3 Junior teams and 10 Minis and Micros teams.
The heart of BRFC lies in the community and its desire to encourage as many people as possible to play rugby, because of the obvious benefits of playing such an inclusive sport.
BRFC acquired the Edgar Davies Ground (EDG) in 2008, named in fond memory of their original and long-standing President. It lies adjacent to Severn Park and is the most scenic rugby pitch in the UK.

Artist: Bridgnorth & District Arts Society

Bridgnorth Art
The Bridgnorth & District Arts Society is a thriving community of amateur artists. It was formed in 1985 and has a regular core of members attending weekly practical sessions. The Society holds an Annual Exhibition each year in St. Leonard’s Church during August. Professional guest artists are invited to lead workshops and demonstrations throughout the year, and trips are organised to arts festivals and exhibitions. Members enjoy using a variety of media and techniques, from pastels, watercolours, oils and acrylics to sculpture and wood carving. The Society is open to anyone with an interest in and passion for art.
The Bridgnorth Art Trail is a great opportunity to participate in a local project which will enhance the town and promote all that Bridgnorth has to offer.

The Design

This design celebrates BRFC and their ethos of teamwork and spirit.