FODfest (short for Field of Dreams festival of course) was first held in September 2015 to mark the completion and opening of Leigh RFC’s new changing rooms, Lottery funded by Sport England’s Inspired Facilities program and built by our key club sponsor Origami Frog. England Women’s Rugby 2014 World Cup Winner Rachel Burford was our honorary Layabout and cut the proverbial ribbon. Four teams competed for the Toilet Seat Shield: The Layabouts, Weavering Warriors and a XV each from Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge Juddians. Weavering went away with the seat after a fine display in all games.
This year four teams will be competing in a 12-a-side mens tournament (subject to change): The Layabouts, Cliffe Crusaders, Chiddingstone Badgers and a XV from Bromley. We are also planning to host a small mixed Touch Rugby tournament between The Ladybirds, Old Layabouts and a guest team.
This is a great occasion for social rugby, and a chance to raise money towards the continuing development of the Field of Dreams so we can continue to provide facilities for lads and ladies grassroots rugby. There will be a BBQ, beer tent with local ales, no doubt a raffle of rugby bits and bobs and of course a chance to sign up and become a Layabout.