Caithness RFC

Caithness Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club from Thurso that compete in the Caledonia Division One league.[1]

Caithness RFC
Full nameCaithness RFC
Founded1962
LocationThurso, Scotland
Ground(s)Millbank
Coach(es)George Sutherland
League(s)Caledonia Division One
2019–20Scottish National League Division Three, 10th of 12 (relegated)
Team kit

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1962. It opened to over 400 fans to play an Edinburgh select side.[2]

George Sutherland has been appointed Head Coach for the season 2019–20.[3]

TeamsEdit

Caithness currently run a Men's side;[4] an Under 18 side;[5] boys youth sides[6] and girls youth sides.[7]

The women's side is called the Caithness Krakens.

Caithness SevensEdit

The club run the Caithness Sevens tournament.

A women's sevens event was run for the first time in 2022, with the Caithness Krakens winning.[8]

HonoursEdit

MenEdit

  • Caithness Sevens[9]
    • Champions: 1985, 1987, 1991, 1993[10]
  • Highland District League
    • Champions (1): 1972-73[11]
  • North District League
    • Champions (1): 1991-92[11]

WomenEdit

  • Caithness Sevens[9]

Notable playersEdit

Scotland 'A' internationalsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Competition". Scottish Rugby Union.
  2. ^ "Fifty years at Millbank for Caithness RFC". JohnOGroat Journal. 6 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Sutherland appointed coach of first XV - News - Caithness Rugby Football Club". www.pitchero.com.
  4. ^ "1st XV - Caithness Rugby Football Club". www.pitchero.com.
  5. ^ "Under 18's - Caithness Rugby Football Club". www.pitchero.com.
  6. ^ "Under 16's - Caithness Rugby Football Club". www.pitchero.com.
  7. ^ "Girls Under 18's - Caithness Rugby Football Club". www.pitchero.com.
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/caithnessrugbyfc/posts/5416785225027222[user-generated source]
  9. ^ a b "Caithness Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Caithness Sevens". Scottish Sevens tournaments. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Information - Caithness Rugby Football Club". www.pitchero.com.
  12. ^ Nixon, Jack (29 August 2018). "Newcomers Caithness aim to make it tough for visitors in National 3". The Offside Line.
  13. ^ "McGee's return a big boost to rugby club plan". JohnOGroat Journal. 1 March 2016.