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.
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)
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.