Perhaps you were one of the 7247 people at the Memorial Stadium for the thrilling Rugby League World Cup match between the Cook Islands and the USA. Or maybe you’ve just got caught up in the buzz that the tournament has created around the city. Either way if you’re hungry for more Rugby League in Bristol then you’ve come to the right place.
Bristol Sonics are the city’s community club and we run both adult and junior teams. Although we’re currently out of season (ours runs March / April to September) we’re still on the look out for players of all ages, enthusiastic volunteers, and of course supporters. If you’d like to get involved in anyway please fill out the form below.
At adult, or “open age”, level, the Sonics boast two sides. The second team plays in the West of England League, alongside local amateur clubs including Swindon St George, Gloucestershire Warriors and Somerset Vikings. The first team, meanwhile, plays in Conference League South, a “Tier 3” league featuring the strongest amateur sides outside of the North of England. This summer, the Sonics came second in that League, behind eventual winners Sheffield-Hallam Eagles, effectively Championship winners Sheffield Eagles’ second team
Alongside Cheltenham-based Championship One side University of Gloucestershire All Golds, the Sonics have been integral in getting Rugby League into schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The Sonics have junior teams at under 14 and under 16 level, which feeds into the Bristol Rugby League Academy side based at South Gloucestershire & Stroud College, based at the WISE Campus in Filton. We hope to expand our junior age groups in the near future.
Of course to make all of this possible we need a team of volunteers to cover the running of the club. This includes management committee positions, match day managers, PR, first aiders, team managers, junior coordinators, to name a few typical roles. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm.
Finally, if you just want to watch some live Rugby League over the summer then why not sign-up for our email newsletter – the Sonic Boom. You can also follow us on twitter @BristolSonicsRL.