Haywards Heath RFC

Haywards Heath Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union team. The first XV currently plays in London 1 South, the sixth tier of English rugby union competition, following their promotion from London 2 South East as league winners at the end of the 2019-20 season. The club also has a number of other teams, with their 2nd XV currently playing in the Sussex Late Red 3 (level 12). They used to run a 4th Team called "The Dinos" named after the dinosaur fossil discovered by Gideon Mantell on what is now their playing fields.

Haywards Heath
Full nameHaywards Heath Rugby Football Club
Founded1950; 71 years ago (1950)
LocationCuckfield, West Sussex, England
Ground(s)Whitemans Green
ChairmanEngland James Melody
PresidentEngland Nicholas Soames
Coach(es)England Hew Jenkins & Peter Kerins
Captain(s)England Nicolas Main
League(s)London 2 South East
2019–20Champions (promoted to London 1 South)
Official website

Club HonoursEdit

1st Team:

2nd Team:

Club coloursEdit

The current club colours are black and red hoops.

Notable former playersEdit

Haywards Heath have a long-standing record of developing players who go on to play professional rugby. These include the following players :


  1. ^ Despite winning the league - Haywards Heath II would be demoted to Sussex Late Red 3 due to the Haywards Heath 1st team being demoted into Sussex Spitfire 1.

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