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Ampthill Rugby Club is an English rugby union team based in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. The club runs six senior teams and the full range of junior sides.[2] As of the 2019-20 season, the first XV will play in the RFU Championship, the second tier of the English rugby union system.

Ampthill
Ampthill RC logo.png
Full nameAmpthill Rugby Club
UnionEast Midlands RFU
Founded1881; 138 years ago (1881)[1]
Ground(s)Dillingham Park (Capacity: 3,000)
Coach(es)Paul Turner
Captain(s)Sam Sterling
League(s)RFU Championship
2018–19Champions (promoted to RFU Championship
Team kit
Official website
www.ampthillrufc.com

HistoryEdit

In 2013–14, the team finished second but lost the promotion play-off to Darlington Mowden Park of the National League 2 North.[3] In 2014–15, they again finished second having been transferred to National League 2 North. They beat Bishop's Stortford, the National League 2 South runner-up in the promotion play-off at Dillingham Park, 19–10.[4]

For the 2015–16 season Ampthill have agreed a player development programme with Saracens, allowing young players contracted to Saracens to play for Ampthill. Saracens academy manager Don Barell commented: “Saracens are looking forward to having our young players at Ampthill. Ralph Adams-Hale and Billy Walker will benefit from the loan and it will allow the young players to gain the valuable rugby experience that Ampthill can offer. It is a club with good ambition and we are looking forward to seeing them compete in National 1 next season”.[5]

Club honoursEdit

Ampthill were initially National League 3 Midlands champions in 2009–10 but were stripped of the title due to breaches of league rules.[8]

Current standingsEdit

Current squadEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "...reformed after WWII in 1950 the current club...""A brief History of Ampthill & District Community RUFC". Ampthill & District RUFC. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Club website home page - headlines section Archived 11 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "National League 2 South". RFU. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  4. ^ "National 2 Promotion Playoff". Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Ampthill & Saracens Player Development Programme". Ampthill RUFC. Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/midlands-division/2012-2013/
  7. ^ http://www.emru.co.uk/clubimages/10/documents/Previous%20winners%20of%20the%20WB%20EM%20Snr%20Cup.doc[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ http://www.rolling-maul.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4062&PN=2&title=ampthill-appeal
  9. ^ "Ampthill 1st XV Squad". Ampthill RUFC. 5 August 2019.

External linksEdit