A message from our Club President.


Mark Franklin
Club President 2019-20
It is a great honour for me to represent Highfield as President for the coming season, especially at a time when the club has just had its most successful season ever. I am hugely looking forward to our first season as a Division 1 Club where we will have the opportunity to showcase the clubs fantastic facilities.

The ethos of Highfield has always been one of being a friendly and community based club, and as President I would like to warmly welcome all visitors to Highfield this season, in particular all visiting teams, officials and supporters.

The success on and off the pitch wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of many people. I would like to thank all those people who volunteer their time towards the day to day running of the club. It is this commitment which sustains the club game in this country.

This is a very exciting time for the club in attaining 1st Division status for the very first time. It also coincides with the building and completion of our new 'state of the art gym'.

A special thanks to Sam Godsell and his committee for overseeing the management and fundraising required, and also to John O’Callaghan and Michael O’Driscoll for their time and expertise in the design and planning of the project.

Thanks to our sponsors and to all our patrons who contributed towards the financing of this great new facility.

I would like to wish all our teams, coaches and management ranging from our underage section to our senior squad every success for the forthcoming season.

I wish my Vice President, Caroline Lyons, the very best for the season ahead and offer my congratulations on being the trailblazer for the ladies at the club.

Finally, I would like to thank everybody for their best wishes and offers of support to me in the season ahead.

It is very much appreciated, and I look forward to meeting you all throughout the coming season.

Yours in Rugby,

Mark Franklin,

President Highfield R.F.C.