Shrewsbury Rugby Club
Shrewsbury Rugby Union Football Club, Sundorne Castle, Uffungton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4RR
Shrewsbury Rugby Club Directions: Coming from the Birmingham / Telford area. Come in on the M54 and A5 to Preston roundabout. Take second exit northwards (rightish) , signposted Whitchurch. At the next roundabout take third exit onto B5062 Newport Road (right). After a couple of tight bends, the road straightens out. The ground is on left after 0.5 miles.
Shrewsbury RFC Information
Main contact numbers
PRESIDENT : GLYN JONES: 07793 110623
FIXTURE SECRETARY : CHRIS BRAYNE : 07712444739
FUNDING COORDINATOR : SIMON JENKINS : 07977246633
MINI MINI REPRESENTATIVE : GRANT MCKELVIE : 07436262170
FIRST XV CAPTAIN : LEWIS JENKIN : 07855561277
2ND XV MANAGER : MATT MORRIS : 07854 636710
3RD XV CAPTAIN: MARK STONE : 07809555884
JUNIOR SECRETARY : JOYCELIN HOYLAND : 07836216788
Current Shrewsbury Rugby senior teams
- SHREWSBURY RFC FIRST XV
- SHREWSBURY RFC 2ND XV
- SHREWSBURY RFC 3RD XV / VETS
Current Shrewsbury Rugby Club Junior teams
- SHREWSBURY RFC COLTS XV
- SHREWSBURY RFC U17’s XV
- SHREWSBURY RFC U15’s XV
SHREWSBURY RFC U14’s XV
SHREWSBURY RFC U13’s XV
Current Shrewsbury RUFC mini teams
- SHREWSBURY RFC U12’s XV
SHREWSBURY RFC U11’s XV
SHREWSBURY RFC U10’s XV
SHREWSBURY RFC U9’s XV
SHREWSBURY RFC U8’s XV
SHREWSBURY RFC U7’s XV
SHREWSBURY RFC U6’s X
about the club
Shrewsbury RUFC are the main rugby club in Shrewsbury, Situated on the outskirts of the town, just off the B5062 the club’s first XV play in the Midlands 3 West (N) which is currently level 8. The club has a really strong mini and junior section without a lot of time and energy spent building the foundations of the club. Consequently, right now they have a strong U17’s and Colts so the club’s senior teams are going to go from strength to strength. Shrewsbury Rugby Club’s Club captain is Currently James Plant. a player who has came to the club as a young boy and who has gone on to play for club and region his entire rugby playing career.
Shrewsbury Rugby Club
The club has a long and proud history. Like many great ideas, the idea to form Shrewsbury RFC came from a conversation in a bar. All the way back in 1908 make the club well over 100 years old. The club started out by renting a field from a farmer, their first match being played against Stafford. The result of that first match has probably been lost to history but it was enough of a trigger to start a club that has remained part of the town for a century.
Shrewsbury RUFC was first run from the Unicorn Hotel on the Wyle Cop. Since those early days, the rugby club went from strength to strength before taking a break when the First World War broke Out. Reforming in 1924. During this time, the club was run by T. Gordon Hector who helped run the club for over 40 years. The club honours his legacy with an annual trophy named after the Stalwart of the rugby club.
Shrewsbury RFC has found many different homes around the town. Having put on fixtures in Meole Brace, Longden Road, Shrewsbury School and when reforming after a break for the Second World War, they moved to the West Midlands Showground in 1946. Bert Williams was another stalwart of the club, being Captain from 1938 and taking over as President in the 1960’s.
For Shrewsbury Rugby Club the 60’s were perhaps one of the most successful periods on the field. The first XV started the 60’s almost unbeatable, taking on and beating all their local rivals. This success helped the club raise funds to buy their own ground, and the club moved to Sundorne Castle in 1964, where it has stayed for over 50 years.
The 70’s was a inconsistant period on the pitch with some ups and downs but with the introduction of Chris Pittaway as club captain, the 1980’s were another successful periiod for the clubs with Kieth Faulkner taking over th reins, the success continiouing. The 90’s was a period where the Shrewsbury RFC had no significant on field successful but the clubs went from strength to strenth off the field, success being continued by the current board, with a club house extension and the addition of a gym.
Shrewsbury RUFC is built on really strong foundations. They’ve expanded the mini and junior sections of the club and boast a successful Ladies XV. They have a pathway for Colts to move through the senior sides meaning on field, the club’s future looks good.
Shrewsbury is home to Shrewsbury Rugby Club and has been for over 100 years. The town has been built around the River Severn and is the county town of Shropshires. Shrewsbury is an old medievel town, being built around Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey. Both Shrewsbury RFC and the town have a long and important history. Being situated just 9 miles from the Welsh border the town has played an important role in defending England against Welsh attacks, with the town having to major bridges, the English Bridge and the Welsh Bridge.
As well as having Shrewsbury Rugby Club, the town also has Shrewsbury Town FC, a professional football club, a rowing clubs and a squash club based in the grounds of Shrewsbury RUFC. The town also boasts a successful Cricket club.
The town can boast famous Salopians like Charles Darwin, the biologist and Wilfred Owen, the First World War poet. Joe Hart, the current England No 1 Goal Keeper is from the town For Shrewsbury RFC the town gave us Chris Pittaway, a player and man who captained the club during one of it’s most successful periods and also went on to help run the club.
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