Greenock Wanderers RFC

Greenock Wanderers R.F.C. is a rugby union team based in Greenock, Scotland. They currently compete in the Scottish National League Division Three.

Greenock Wanderers
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Founded1873
LocationGreenock, Scotland
Ground(s)Fort Matilda
PresidentJohn Black
Captain(s)Leigh Tyley
Hannah Mutton
League(s)Scottish National League Division Three
2018–19West Division 1, 1st of 12
Official website
www.gwrfc.co.uk

HistoryEdit

Greenock Wanderers Rugby Football Club is one of the oldest clubs in Scotland. It was formed in 1873,[1] the same year in which Napoleon III of France abdicated, David Livingstone died in Africa and the American Civil War was still uppermost in people's minds.

Wanderers are extremely proud of the fact that they have been able to maintain the interest and enthusiasm within the local environments for more than 130 years, forging numerous links with the local community. They are currently going through an expansion program, to open the field of rugby football to a greater audience, hitherto untapped.

A new clubhouse was opened in 2008 after extensive work projects,[2] providing top-notch hospitality to home and away supporters. The clubhouse was officially opened by The Princess Royal.[3]

TeamsEdit

It consists of 1st XV, 2nd XV, Women's 1st XV, under-18, under-17, under-16, under-15, S2 and S1 plus a complete Mini section; a mini rugby tournament is organised every year.[4] They won the 2009–10 Scottish National League Division Two losing only one game and thus being promoted to the Scottish National League Division One that year.

The 1st XV is once more competing successfully with the top 25% of clubs in Scotland and supported by a flourishing Youth Program spanning ages 7 to 17, they are the envy of many other clubs.

In 2014 a Women's section was formed, who have gone from strength to strength to now compete in the 2nd tier of Women's Rugby in Scotland, the BT National League Division 1. In 2018 the Women's section were BT Women's National Plate Finalists.

Greenock SevensEdit

The club runs the Greenock Sevens tournament. Established in 1948, entrants play for the Fort Matilda Cup.[5]

Notable former playersEdit

British and Irish LionsEdit

Scotland InternationalistsEdit

Other InternationalistsEdit

Glasgow District playersEdit

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Greenock Wanderers clubhouse plans". Greenock Wanderers. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  3. ^ "Greenock Wanderers clubhouse opening". Greenock Wanderers. 2008-02-24. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  4. ^ "Greenock Wanderers Mini tournament 2009". Greenock Telegraph. 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  5. ^ "Greenock Sevens". June 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "(Reid)-Kerr's Lions profile". British & Irish Lions. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  7. ^ Paul Dobson (2009-07-03). "Reid-Kerr's 1910 tour injury". rugby365.com. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  8. ^ "Reid-Kerr's cricket career". ESPN cricinfo.com. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  9. ^ "Short biography of Reid-Kerr's". Greenock Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  10. ^ "1910 Lions squad". RugbyFootballHistory.com. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  11. ^ "James Bridie's career". Newport RFC. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
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  18. ^ https://scottishsevens.sport.blog/greenock-sevens/
  19. ^ "McLaren HSFP Sevens". June 29, 2019.
  20. ^ "Craigielea Sevens". June 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "Helensburgh Sevens". June 10, 2019.
  22. ^ "Lenzie Sevens". June 9, 2019.
  23. ^ "Ayr Sevens". June 7, 2019.
  24. ^ "Scottish Hydro National 2 League Table". scottishrugby.org. Retrieved 2009-09-01.

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