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 providing sport for all. Our players start as Tiger Cubs (under 4’s) and play at all levels and ages up to Veterans, boys and girls, men and women, in fully inclusive environment, embracing all of rugby's core values.