Southend RFC

Southend Rugby Club (also known as Southend Saxons) is an English rugby union football club based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The club currently plays in the sixth tier of English club rugby, participating in London 1 North following their relegation from London & South East Premier at the end of the 2017-18 season. The club runs six senior sides, including a women's team (the Saints) and a full range of age grade teams.[1]

Southend RFC
Full nameSouthend Rugby Football Club
UnionEssex RFU
Nickname(s)Saxons
Founded1870; 151 years ago (1870)
Ground(s)Warners Bridge Park
ChairmanDavid Short & David Ridler
PresidentNeil Harding
Captain(s)Matt Wagstaff & Ben Lloyd
League(s)London 1 North
2019–206th
Team kit
Official website
www.southendrugby.com

HistoryEdit

Southend RFC was formed in 1870 and was originally called Southend Foot Ball Club.[2] The club moved to its current location in 1978 and this heralded a golden period for the club, including three county cup victories in the decade before club rugby was introduced. The club was placed in Area 4 South but relegations saw the club relegated to London North East 3 by the turn of the millennium. However, a major turnaround saw the club back in the national leagues by 2003 and the club has remained at that level ever since, having returned to the level in which the club when the leagues were founded in 1987.[2] In 2014, the first team name was changed to Southend Saxons.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Club website
  2. ^ a b "History". Southend RFC Saxons. Pitchero. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/11341662.Rugby_club_changes_name_to_Southend_Saxons/
  4. ^ http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=728&Itemid=385
  5. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/southendrfc/a/history-8503.html?page=3

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