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Burgess Hill RFC

So how did it come into existence ? An often asked question and many incorrect myths have abounded down the years, so it has been something of a joy to piece together the following, hopefully definitive account with particular thanks to Derek Fletcher and Ernie Parker for their assistance.

In late 1961, Elsie Fisher, Warden of the Park Centre put a notice in the local press about a meeting to form a rugby club in Burgess Hill. This had come about after a conversation she had with Derek Fletcher, who at the time was playing at another local club which shall remain nameless.

‘Fletch’ enlisted the help of John Willis, at the time a Swimming Instructor, who ‘volunteered’ the Weightlifting Club to play !!

Approximately 20 people attended the first meeting and a committee was elected and BHRFC was founded.

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A Message from James Shillaker – Chris ‘Lammie Pie’ Alcock

Last weekend we received the sad news that Chris ‘Lammie Pie’ Alcock had passed away suddenly, after suffering a heart attack at work.

Chris, 52,  was a player and big supporter of BHRFC. One of life’s flamboyant character’s with endless energy and bundles of personality, Chris was a close friend of many club members past and present.

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