Football in Bracknell
Football News

Double Gloucester for Bracknell’s rugby and football clubs

Double Gloucester for Bracknell’s rugby and football clubs

Sadly the headline is where the cheese imagery ends..

Bracknell’s football and rugby clubs are just a short distance from each other along the London Road between the Met Office round about and the Running Horse round about.

Both clubs play in relatively regional leagues, both play in front of three figure crowds and on Saturday both will play against teams from the Gloucestershire town of Lydney.

The rugby clubs twitter account posted on Monday that the weekend coming up was a Bracknell/Lydney double header:

We’ve just had a quick look back through the last few seasons rugby league tables and there is certainly nothing obvious in the last seven seasons.

There was scope for double headers in the 2012/13 season with Marlow and Newbury in the Hellenic Premier League AND rugby’s South West 1 East but unfortunately Bracknell’s football club were in Division 1 East at the time.

Anyway, for those who love a good coincidence like we do Bracknell Rugby Club travel west down the M4 on Saturday while Lydney Town AFC travel east. We can only hope they meet up at Membury Services for a latte.

Main image: Former Bracknell Town striker Shane Cooper-Clark and an unknown assailant from Lydney tussle over the last cheese wheel. Photo: Neil Graham, cheese by Charles Martell & Son.

You can visit the official football club website here, and the official rugby club website here.

Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.


  1. […] return for Bracknell Town to lead the line with TJ Bohane on Saturday as they host Lydney Town on Double Gloucester Saturday at Larges […]


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: