Rugby

Old Towcestrians Rugby Club is a popular and long established club within the Towcester community. Founded back in 1933 by the “Old Boys” of Towcester Grammar School, we have a rich history that has led us to being one of the most successful senior and junior rugby clubs in the East Midlands.

However, not only are we one of the longest established clubs in South Northamptonshire, we’re also the only club in the East Midlands to win the Lewis Shield in consecutive years (2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons). And we are very proud of winning the Alliance Cup Final last season.

If you’re seeking a rugby club packed with passion for the sport and an active social side, come and join in! We have great fun hosting many events throughout the year at our superb clubhouse and always welcome new faces. There’s something for everyone.

What do we offer?

Towcestrians Rugby welcomes new players from age 6 to play tag rugby, to older juniors across the age groups up to the u17/18 Colts team, and then also adults. All are welcome; girls, boys, men and women.

Each age group enjoys coaching from qualified staff. All sessions are geared towards enjoyment as well as development; we work hard to enable young players to reach their full potential. All age groups fall into categories as per the RFU continuum.

1st XV – For 2018/19 our 1st XV will be playing in the Midlands 1 East League. It is one of four seniors sides.

2nd XV– Play in Midlands Reserve League 1.

3rd XV– Play in the Bombardier Merit Table.

Women 1st  XV – Although only formed two years ago, our ladies are now playing in NC2 South Midlands League and welcome new players.

Under 18s Colts Academy – We have a thriving Under 18s Academy who compete in the East Midlands Premier League.

Minis & Juniors – We have approx. 350 young players aged 5-16, organised into year groups. Both girls and boys are welcome. They train together until the end of the U11s level. Girls’ only year groups then continue through to adults.

We are very proud of our record of achievement, for many Old Towcestrians have gone on to play for East Midlands, Midlands, Northampton Saints, and England.

When & where do we train?

Location – Towcestrians Sports Club, Greens Norton Road.

Academy Colts & Senior Teams – Training is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Women – Training is held on Monday evenings at 7.00pm

Minis & Juniors
U6 to U10 –Coaching sessions and games are held on Sunday mornings (10am-12pm) September – April
U11s to U16 – Training is held on Wednesday evenings and games are held on Sunday mornings

U13s & U15s Girls – Tuesday evenings.

U18s Girls – Thursday evenings.

Who are we affiliated to?

Towcestrians Rugby Club is affiliated to:

  • RFU
  • East Midlands Rugby Union
  • Northampton Rugby Alliance

Who can get involved?

We welcome girls, boys, men and women. Whether you’re new to the sport, returning from a break, or have moved into the area… come and see what we’re about!

Useful links

Towcestrians Rugby Club: www.pitchero.com/clubs/towcestriansrfc
East Midlands Rugby Union: www.emru.co.uk
England Rugby: www.englandrugby.com

Who to contact

If you would like to find out more about rugby at Towcestrians, or are simply keen to get involved even if this is in a non-playing capacity, please do get in touch!

Senior Rugby Section Chairman:
Jim Wallis – jameswallis5@btinternet.com

Mini & Juniors’ Section Chairman:
Mike Bristow – mike@brizza.co.uk

Ladies’ & Girls’ Rugby:
Laura Vickery – Laura.vickery89@gmail.com