Spoon Staffordshire Welcomes Burntwood RFC To The Partner Club Family

Burntwood RFC celebrates it’s 50th Birthday, in the same year as Wooden Spoon celebrates it’s 40th.

And we are delighted that Burntwood RFC has chosen Wooden Spoon as their charity for the next 12 months, and into the future by becoming Wooden Spoon Staffordshire’s latest Partner Club.

The Club which started in 1972 playing out of The Drill Inn in Burntwood, are celebrating the endeavours of all the people involved in the development of the club over the past 50 years.

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Club President Rob Forsyth suggested Wooden Spoon as the club’s nominated charity, having already worked in partnership with Trevor Jenkins (Wooden Spoon Chairman Staffordshire) during his time as President of Staffordshire County Rugby Union.

Fundraising events have been arranged to include a Summer Ball and a Sportsman’s Dinner, and the club have already held a Wooden Spoon Sock day with the senior team wearing Wooden Spoon socks for a league match.

It is now hoped that the junior players will get involved in the upcoming attempt on the World Record for the Biggest Scrum in April at Rugby School.

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Club Chairman Ben Holt (who also plays for the 1st XV), has been instrumental in organising the events mentioned previously.

Ben was presented with the Wooden Spoon Partnership plaque at an event on 19th November 2022 by the Chairman of Wooden Spoon Staffordshire.

Since the partnership began, the Burntwood community has already benefited with £1000 being donated to the Burntwood Foodbank run by 3 local churches.