Cheltenham RFC win the ‘WHISTLER’ TROPHY for SEASON 2019-2020

21st August 2020

The Whistler Trophy is awarded by The Gloucester & District Society of Rugby Football Referees

Clubs are marked by Referees & Referees Assessors who visit Clubs throughout the season,  on the following points.

  1.  Pre-match – Confirmation of Matches, times, colours etc.
  2. The Welcome they receive
  3. Changing Facilities and Pitches
  4. The manner in which matches are played, both on and off the pitch
  5. Post-Match Hospitality

The Whistler Trophy has been in existence since 1981 and has been awarded every season since, the idea of Nick Jones and ex Gloucestershire County Referee of note, who himself refereed The Combined Services XV against the touring All Blacks also in 1981. The first Trophy of its type which has now been copied by many Referee Societies across the Country.


We are a competitive rugby club - with our players competing at all levels from junior to senior and touch.