National Three North – Huddersfield

National Three North Huddersfield has played a major role in rugby history. In the beginning. The town of Huddersfield has a long and proud rugby tradition. Early records show that the game was first played in the town in 1869 when members of The Huddersfield Athletics Club, which had been formed five years earlier, decided to start a team. The first matches were played on the Rifle Field on Trinity Street. Later, in 1879, the club amalgamated with St.John’s Cricket Club and moved to new grounds at Fartown. The rugby team enjoyed much early success and had international and county men amongst its playing ranks. In 1890 Huddersfield won the Yorkshire Challenge Cup by beating Wakefield by one goal to nil. (NB...

National Three North – Doncaster Pheonix

National Three North Doncaster Phoenix R.U.F.C. stands as an independent amateur club playing out of Castle Park, Home of the Doncaster Knights. The club is very progressive with a clear vision of playing the highest standard of rugby attainable by an amateur club adopting professional standards - has successfully achieved promotion - at the first attempt! - to National Three North a medium term goal it set four years ago. Our ambition is proven by back to back promotions in Yorkshire One and North East One - losing only three games along the way and this season breaking 1000 points At the present time we regularly run 3 teams and have provided Vets Rugby on Friday nights We cater for all players...

National Three North – Kendal

National Three North Kendal was founded in 1888 but as early as the last quarter of the 19th century South Westmorland, now part of Cumbria, was a nationally known Rugby stronghold. Almost all the local villages ran their own sides, but pride of place undoubtedly belongs to the three famous Kendal clubs: the Hornets, the Cardinals and the Excelciors. The Kendal Hornets were one of the most famous sides in Northern Rugby, and in the renowned Buff Berry they supplied the first international rugby player from the town. Westmorland was then a County body on its own, and even the famous Maori touring side played in Kendal during 1888. Around the turn of the century however the handling code almost died out in...

National Three North – Sandal

National Three North Sandal was founded in June 1927 when former Sandal St. Helens player, Mr. Claude Beaumont, who had just completed 25 years service with Wakefield R.F.C., came to reside in Sandal. He quickly realised the potential for a Rugby Union Football Club to be established in the suburb and arranged to meet a number of local sportsmen at the Castle Inn to consider this possibility. Amongst those present were C. T. Stubley (Founder President), W. H. Massie (Founder Chairman), J. T. I. Cropper, J. G. McPhail and E. Tindale and from this small gathering it was resolved to convene a further meeting on the 26th August 1927, at which the Sandal R.U.F.C. was born. In its early years...

National Three North – Wirral

National Three North Wirral RFC is based at the Memorial Ground on the Wirral between Bromborough and Neston. It boasts 4 senior teams playing in South Lancs Cheshire 1 and the Miller Homes leagues along with a Vets team who play the odd game. It is supported by a very large Minis & Junior section with all ages catered for from U7’s up to Senior Colts – some 300 plus players. History The Club was founded in 1936 with Old Boy’s from Wirral Grammar School the first game was against the School, which the School won 11 points to 9. Before the war the School rugby teams played in maroon shirts with grey collars and the founder members of Old Wirralians’...

National Three North – Waterloo

National Three North Waterloo Football Club is based at St Anthony's Road, Blundellsands, Crosby in the north of Liverpool. 2006/7 will be its 124th season, having been founded in 1882 by brothers Sidney and Harry Hall and George Abercrombie. From 1882 until 1884 the club was known as Serpentine after the road near it's original ground. In 1884 a dispute prompted a relocation to Waterloo and so the club's name was changed. The club returned to the Blundellsands area in 1892 and has remained there ever since. Formerly nicknamed 'The Drummers' they play in myrtle green, white and scarlet hooped shirts, green shorts and green socks. Their badge features a Lancastrian red rose with a black griffin in the centre. Former...

National Three North – Stockport

National Three North Stockport was founded in  1923 when a group of like minded local businessmen met at the 'Davenport Club' in Stockport and thrashed out the plans for the formation of a new rugby club. The hard core of them were a break away group from Heaton Moor Rugby Club who were already into their 25th year. The first Stockport President club was Henry Fildes who was happened to be the Liberal member of Parliament for Stockport. The committee originally decided on club colours of maroon and white hoops but this was brought about by the availability of a cheap set of kit rather than any particular colour preference. This later changed in the forthcoming years to the...

National Two North – Wharfedale

National Two North -  Wharfedale is in the the Yorkshire Dales, an area of great natural beauty, known for its green rolling hills, its limestone scars, its country inns. Sportsmen come for its shooting, its trout fishing, its fell-walking, its potholing, its extreme rock-climbing – and its rugby. For Grassington (or to be more accurate its sister village Threshfield) is home to Wharfedale rugby club. Nothing exceptional about a Yorkshire village having its own rugby team, except that Wharfedale rugby club plies its trade in National Division One, in the top forty clubs in England and is about to commence its 18th season at that level. The introduction of league rugby in 1987 was great news for this ambitious village club....