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Guildford Rugby Club

Guildford Rugby Club is a rugby union team that was formed in 2003 following the merger of the adult sections of Old Guildfordians RFC and Guildford & Godalming RFC. The club is based at Broadwater, which is in Farncombe, Surrey. They are currently competing in London & South East Premier - the fifth tier of the English rugby union system.

Full nameGuildford Rugby Football Club
UnionSurrey RFU
FoundedSeptember 2003; 16 years ago (2003-09)[1]
LocationFarncombe, Surrey, England
Ground(s)Broadwater Sports Club (Capacity: All Standing)
ChairmanJoe Kelly
PresidentDavid 'Bric' Tyson
Coach(es)Tom Williams
Simon Cole
Kyle Sinckler
Captain(s)Matt Poole
League(s)London & South East Premier
2018–1911th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.pitchero.com/clubs/guildford/
Pictured, the clubhouse in Farncombe, 2015

HistoryEdit

Guildford RFC formed in 2003 following a merger between Guildford & Godalming and Old Guildfordians rugby clubs.[2] The teams inaugural season was played in the then, London Division 3SW at Guildford & Godalming RFC's home in Broadwater. This is the second time that the clubs had merged, previously joining of forces in 1946. OGs broke away seven years later to form their own club and Gees – founded as Guildford Rugby Club in 1922 – switched to Broadwater simultaneously, becoming Guildford & Godalming RFC.

In addition to forming a merged men's team, the Guildford Gazelles Ladies team was also formed at this time. The Gazelles recently secured top place in the 2015-16 Women's NC South East West 1 league.

The club's 2nd XV also play at a high level in Division 3 of the Zoo Sports Shield. In 2011 the clubhouse underwent a complete refurbishment including a new bar, function rooms, changing rooms and further plans for a gymnasium and physio rooms.

HonoursEdit

Men's 1st XVEdit

Notes;

  1. ^ Includes 3 titles won when Guildford & Godalming.

Ladies 1st XVEdit

  • Women's NC South East West 1 champions: 2015–16

Current standingsEdit

Guildford RFC were promoted from London 1 South at the end of the 2015–16 season and will play in National League 3 South East from 2016–17.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby Club Wins Clubhouse Planning".
  2. ^ "Rugby Club Give Unity Thumbs Up".

External linksEdit