About Us

The BTRA Sports and Social Club was originally set up for BT Employees in Bristol and was based in a BT Building on Welsh Back, in the centre of the City.
The Club provided a Bar and Function Room, as well as two Skittle alleys and various Sections including Rugby, Football, Fishing, Dance, Badminton and Cricket, among others.
In the late 1990's BT was looking at it's various buildings in the Centre and made a decision to sell off the building that housed the Club, as well as various offices on the other floors.
In order to facilitate this action, BT offered to purchase a new Clubhouse for the BTRA membership.

The premises at Stockwood Lane had become free so the Ground and old Cricket pavilion were purchased and handed over to the BTRA Committee to run for their members – at that time the Football, Rugby and Cricket Sections moved from their current Sports Grounds and started playing at Stockwood.

Since re-locating to our Stockwood site there have been many changes over the years – the original wooden Cricket Pavilion Clubhouse unfortunately caught fire some years ago and was replaced by a new brick building – which has subsequently been extended as the Club has grown – so we now have separate Changing rooms and showers for the players and officials as well as a fully kitted out kitchen along with the Bar and Lounge.
Over the years the various Sections have come to an end leaving just the Rugby and Football Sections and a few social members.
Off the field, the BTRA Committee are responsible for the day to day running of the Club – including ensuring there is a fully stocked Bar through to getting the grass cut and pitches marked, hot water for showers and general upkeep of the grounds and clubhouse and paying all the various bills, allowing the Rugby and Football Committees and members to focus on playing.
On the Field at present the Rugby Section is running one Adult Team on a Saturday in the Somerset II North League.
The Football Section run two teams on a Saturday with the First recently gaining promotion to the Toolstation Wester League and the Reserves playing in the Bristol Suburban League.

Contrary to common misconception, you do NOT have to work or have worked for BT to become a member, and any new members are always welcome so come along and join us!!

Sport

Rugby

The Club has an Adult Team playing in Somerset II North with a Qualified Coach – Training is on Wednesday nights from 19:00 . New Players of all ages and ability welcome.

Football

The Club has two Adult Teams that play Saturday afternoon – the First Team play in the Toolstation Western League First Division and the Reserves play in the Bristol Suburban League Division One.

Club Events

The Committee

ANDY WEYMOUTH
ANDY WEYMOUTH
Hon President
MARTIN HUNT
MARTIN HUNT
Chairman
IAN HARVEY
IAN HARVEY
Hon Secretary
ADRIAN BEECH
ADRIAN BEECH
Honorary Treasurer
SHAUN COLLINS
SHAUN COLLINS
Football Section Chairman
NATHAN ROGERS
NATHAN ROGERS
Rugby Section Chairman
Shaun Partridge
Shaun Partridge
Junior Section Chairman
STEVE WATKINS
STEVE WATKINS
General Committee
NEIL OSBORNE
NEIL OSBORNE
General Committee
JANE GARTON
JANE GARTON
General Committee
Gerry Holmes
Gerry Holmes
General Committee

BTRA Sports Ground | Stockwood Lane | Bristol | BS14 8SJ