Exchange Rugby Matches

In 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023 youth rugby teams from Coleford and St Hilaire de Riez played matches. The matches were played in good spirit and shirts were exchanged before the match that was held at Berry Hill Rugby Club in 2019. The left hand photograph was taken after the match in 2022 and shows how friendships have formed. 

2023 Match

A youth team from Rugby Club St Hilaire Ocean travelled over to the Forest of Dean at the end of April, during which the played a youth team at Drybrook Rugby Club. It was an enjoyable match and played well, with the Drybrook team ending up as winners. The team were hosted for meals and trips by the Coleford Twinning Association members. 

Other sporting events 

Half Marathon in St Hilaire de Riez

In 2018 Michael and Alan from the Forest of Dean Athletics Club, travelled to St Hilaire to compete in their half-marathon. The temperatures were close to 30'C so it was a grueling run through the pine trees alongside the beach. However, both completed the half-marathon. 

Petanque Matches

The Angus Buchanan Petanque Club and teams from St Hilaire de Riez have played matches. In 2019 the Coleford team were well beaten by a St Hilaire team that included international players.