Lanark RFC

Lanark RFC is a rugby union side based in Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.[1] The club was founded in 1936.[2]

Lanark RFC
Full nameLanark Rugby Football Club
UnionScottish Rugby Union
Founded1936; 85 years ago (1936)
LocationLanark, Scotland
Ground(s)The Racecourse
League(s)West Division Three
2018–19West Division Non-League, (promoted)
Team kit

HistoryEdit

The club operate a 1st XV and a youth section for boys and girls.[3] The youth teams are known as the Lanark Eagles.[4]

Four of Lanark's youth team were invited to join the Scottish Rugby Academy.[5]

The infield of the old Lanark Racecourse now hosts Lanark's rugby pitches.[6]

The club secured its first league title in 75 years when it won the West Division 3 championship in 2011.[7]

The club was removed from the West Division 3 league near the end of season 2017-18; but they are back in the league for season 2019-20. The temporary removal was due to not fulfilling five fixtures due to player shortages.[2]

The club now state that they are much better off with players; with numbers over 30 attending training.[8]

HonoursEdit

  • Lanarkshire Sevens[9]
    • Champions: 1982
  • Irvine Sevens[10]
    • Champions: 1982, 1983
  • West Division Three[11]
    • Champions: 2011,2012

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lanark Rugby Club (@LanarkRugby) | Twitter". twitter.com.
  2. ^ a b "Lanark Rugby Club removed from league after failing to fulfil five fixtures". www.carlukegazette.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Lanark Rugby Club : Rugby team in Lanark, Lanarkshire". www.playerwanted.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Lanark Eagles". www.facebook.com.
  5. ^ "Exciting times ahead for Lanark Rugby Club". www.carlukegazette.co.uk.
  6. ^ "The Lanark Silver Bell > Betfair Community > Horse Racing". community.betfair.com.
  7. ^ McGilvray, Andy (March 30, 2011). "Lanark Rugby Club have win first title in 75-year history". dailyrecord.
  8. ^ "Rugby's historic Calcutta Cup coming to Lanark Racecourse this Saturday". www.carlukegazette.co.uk.
  9. ^ "Lanarkshire Sevens". June 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "Irvine Sevens". June 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Insurance, Kwik Fit. "Lanark Rugby Club Secure Kwik-Fit Insurance Funding". www.prnewswire.com.