Knutsford Rugby Club

  • Summer 2017

    2016-2017 season headline review. As a wrap up, our 1st XV achieved success by winning the Sale Sharks Division 5 South 2016-2017 league and our U14 junior’s added silverware to a great season. Remember throughout summer we will be holding Touch Rugby sessions. Click here for more news.

  • Senior Pre-Season Training

    Preseason starts on Thursday 13 July at 7:30pm to 9pm & continue every Thursday at the same time and location until further notice. This session will consist of rugby based fitness drills, games and general team practice and will be at the Toft playing field. Pre-season friendly on Saturday 13 August followed by a BBQ and Player awards. It is shaping up to be a cracker.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    I'm interested in senior rugby what happens next

    How do I find out more about joining the juniors

  • Preseason friendly

    This will be held on Saturday 19th August followed by a team social. Again details will follow closer to the time so just make sure you are free.

  • Keeping Fit

    Every Tuesday evening from 7:30pm, all club members can join our gym night and get fit. Always fun and always exhausting. Its free for club members. Held at the Knutsford Leisure Centre.

  • Touch Rugby

    Every Friday evening during the summer starting from 6pm. Absolutely everyone is welcome! All ages, all abilities. The Touch Rugby will be held at Knutsford Academy Lower School.

  • Be nice to referrees

    The ethos of rugby is respect given to players and officials and as such any deterioration of standards will be monitored and any club not maintaining acceptable behavioural standards will be penalised by the county. Whether you are a player, coach or spectator please respect the referee and maintain the core values of rugby. Read a little more.

  • Junior Season

    Starts at 10:30am on Sunday 3 September 2017. All are really welcome - and its great fun! (Just a quick note, players must be 6 or above to join the mini section). Check out the facebook page.

  • Finding us

    Click here for directions to Knutsford Academy WA16 0AZ (Corner of Westfield Drive and Lilac Avenue). After match refreshments for the Development Team and Senior Team takes place at the Knutsford Sports Club, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford.

  • Getting in touch

    Contact us by e-mail and we will do our best to get back to you to as soon as we can.

A little bit more information about the headlines including our sponsors, how to join in, core values for rugby and looking forward to 2017-2018.

Our sponsors

Put simply, our sponsors are incredibly important to the club. Stirling Lloyd and Valley Resource have both been fantastic in supporting the development of the club from the very beginning. Their commitment to help the local community develop sport for all ages and all abilities has led to a culture of inspired sporting engagement and a passion for helping the club grow. From our very ordinary beginnings in 2004, Stirling Lloyd and Valley Resource have continued to help the club develop into a truly amazing sporting enterprise. We also need to recognise the past support of Oliver Valves who have also been a key asset for the club to more forward and a list of many fabulous people and companies including Derek Gough, Gregg Sawyer, Bentley, McLaren and all our local businesses in support of our events.

Our latest sponsor is the WPI Group, based in Middlewich. WPI Group is a family-owned and operated engineering group specialising in Civil Engineering, Surfacing, Construction and Remediation. Welcome to the club.

Joining Senior Rugby

Its really easy. All new players are really welcome, whatever your playing level. Just turn up and enjoy the training. Ask for Sam Bensky (1st XV Captain) or Mike Davies (1st XV Coach/Manager). We play at Toft Training pitch (Chelford road, Knutsford, WA16 8GS) on Thursday evenings starting from 19:30h.

Contact us by e-mail and we will do our best to get back to you to as soon as we can.

Joining the Mini and Junior Section

The Knutsford Rugby Club Mini and Junior Section is a true success for the club with over 250 mini and junior players aged from U6 upwards. All ages and abilities are truly welcome in the club (may we kindly point out that the RFU do set a minimum age for playing sport and so we cannot help out with players at the U5 and below level, but we do appreciate your patience). If you are new to the club feel free to try it out. We start on Sunday 3 September 2017 from 10:30h at Knutsford Academy Lower School.

Click here for directions to Knutsford Academy WA16 0AZ (Corner of Westfield Drive and Lilac Avenue).

Our playing ethos is to have fun and really enjoy the sport and the team spirit that rugby brings. The team spirit is best expressed by the end of season tours for (nearly) all age groups, truly unforgettable memories that forge great friendships and lasting stories.

Try it out, it’s free for the first couple of weeks and it really is good fun for players (and supporters).

Click to view the junior club's facebook page; its always up to date and helps you picture the achievements of the club and the fun we have!

We would kindly ask that you please respect our neighbours as parking is limited in the grounds of the school. We also need to point out that do we use the grounds of the school and as such dogs are not allowed on the playing fields (with the exception of guide dogs). We really appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Core values of rugby

The referee societies are concerned about the excessive abuse and harassment of referees at all levels of the game from players, coaches and spectators. The ethos of rugby is respect given to players and officials and as such any deterioration of standards will be monitored and any club not maintaining acceptable behavioural standards will be penalised by the county. It is the responsibility of all involved with the game to keep to acceptable levels of encouragement thereby avoiding problems suffered by other sports. Knutsford Rugby Club fully support the referee’s authority on and off the pitch. Lowering of standards will not be tolerated. Please keep our games traditions for future generations.

Andrew Spark (Honorary Secretary Knutsford Rugby Club)

2017 and beyond!

Our main sponsors Stirling Lloyd and Valley Resource have once again continued their support for the club which is incredibly important as we grow the club and open the sport to more players at all age groups from juniors to seniors. This year the club has grown significantly, a higher number of junior players than ever before (engineered and driven by Chris Edmonds and a great team of coaches and volunteers), our first development team (superb work by Steve McGuiness and John Parr), a league winning first team (coach Mike Davies, captain Sam Bensky and vice-captain Jon Fuller), the exhausting gym nights (Gavin Hewson, Steve Davis) and now to our second season at O2 Touch (pure imagination by Chris). Off the pitch there is huge praise indeed for our President Tony Evans and the entire management team in helping the club move forward. It takes time and energy but the rewards are truly exceptional. Finally, our considerable thanks go to Knutsford Academy for helping the club; its support is truly valued and appreciated.

It is a fantastic club and we trust 2017-2018 will be another amazing experience.

Neil Loftus (Club Chairman Knutsford Rugby Club)

Knutsford v Christleton 3 Sept 2016
Knutsford v Christleton 3 Sept 2016
Knutsford v Christleton 3 Sept 2016
Knutsford v Acton Nomads 17 Sept 2016
Knutsford v Acton Nomads 17 Sept 2016
Knutsford v Acton Nomads 17 Sept 2016

A few photo's to share. Click on each image to show a larger photo.

Old Mutual Wealth Series 2017

Application for RFU Twickenham tickets. You must be a member of the club and abide the RFU ticket policy. You can only apply for 2 tickets for each member. Send an e-mail to the club stating the preferred game. If your application is successful you must pay for the tickets in advance plus a booking fee. The last date for applying for tickets is July 21 2017.

To apply for tickets you must send an e-mail to the club please click here to contact us.

The England Senior team will play three consecutive Tests against Southern Hemisphere opponents in 2017 at Twickenham Stadium against Argentina, Australia and Samoa.

Senior Fixtures

Knutsford Rugby Club now play in the Raging Bull North West Leagues South Cheshire League 4.

Stay in touch with our twitter feed.

Headline dates for 2017

Knutsford Rugby Club will host our Sportsmans Dinner in November 2017 and we look forward to our May Ball at Mere next year in 2018. Details will follow shortly.

  • Sportsmans Dinner 2017

    Immersive, philosophical, mirthful. Takes place at the Belle Epoque, Knutsford.

    A few photos to capture the spiritual essence of the Sportsmans Dinner held in November 2016 with Scott Quinnell.

    Click here
  • May Ball 2018

    Always impressive, always great fun. It will take place at Mere Spa and Resort as usual. Our extraordinary Social Team promises to immerse you with a myriad of musical performers and themed entertainment. We also trust you will be offered an endless array of indulgent food and refreshing drinks to tantalise your taste buds and quench your thirst. So prepare to have an unforgettable night.

Want to get in touch?

Click on Contact Us to send an e-mail and we'll do our best to get back you quickly. Click on Learn More to find contact numbers and a bit of history.

Our Mission Statement

[Whilst this may sound like some sort of company jargon the RFU are encouraging clubs to think about what is important to the club and the future direction. So here are our thoughts].

A key measure of success for Knutsford Rugby Club is to make rugby fun and accessible for all ages and abilities.

We intend to create a safe, secure and sustainable playing environment for all teams and really engage with the local community to provide access to enjoyable sport. Our goal has always been to create new platforms and opportunities for the club to grow and develop into a vibrant, friendly and fun place to play rugby, bringing people from all walks of life together. It’s a great success and one we are immensely proud of.

Neil Loftus (Club Chairman Knutsford Rugby Club)