Sponsored by Valley Resource, WPI Group and Gough Associates
A little bit about our Club
A brief history
From 2004 onwards
Club created, having been formed following England's inspirational victory at the 2003 Rugby World Cup. RFU Presidents XV awards in 2007.
Raised over 100,000 GBP for charity from 2007-2013. In 2019, created a Club House in collaboration with Knutsford Academy.
A brief history and Leadership Team
From the beginning.....
2004 - Club created, having been formed following England's inspirational victory at the 2003 Rugby World Cup. 1st XV play in the Miller Homes League Divsion 5 South.
2006 - 1st XV Promotion to the RFU league | 2nd XV team formed to play in Miller Homes League.
2007 - RFU Presidents XV Award for the Community. 1st XV Promoted to RFU South Cheshire 3.
2008 - RFU Seal of Approval Award reflecting the incredible success of the Junior Section. 1st XV Promoted to RFU South Cheshire 3 and 2nd XV Promoted to Miller Homes
Division 4 South. Knutsford Rugby Club raise over 60k for the charity Wish Upon a Star (2005-2008). We secure an award from the FSA for sports equipment.
2009 - Ted Taylor opens the new Gym at Knutsford Rugby Club. RFU Awards Knutsford Rugby the Whole Club Seal of Approval (1st in Cheshire, 9th in England).
Cheshire East Club of the Year. RFU Presidents XV award for the Community. Our first international rugby experience with a fabulous tournament with Knutsford's Twin Town Montmorency, France.
2010- Junior tour to Isle of Man. Silverware for the U10/U11's. Knutsford Kasual's team have a fantastic run in the Raging Bull Cup Competition.
2013 - Knutsford Rugby Club achieves a mind boggling 100,000GBP for the childrens charity "When you wish upon a star". Knutsford Rugby Club has hosted a
number of events for our nominated charity 'When You Wish Upon A Star' and we are delighted to announce that we have raised over 100,000GBP since the club started in 2004!
It is an astonishing achievement.
2014 - Knutsford Rugby Club celebrate its 10th anniversary. Following our first friendly game on April 17 2004 against Northwich and our first league fixture
in September 2004, we now have a thriving mini and junior section from age 6 up to 16, our senior sides include a first team playing in the RFU South Cheshire Leagues and a Kasual team (and as the name suggests they play on a casual basis).
2015 - Colts bring home silverware. Cheshire Cup winners. Colts tour to Serbia (yes, Serbia).
2016 - Seniors win the Division 5 league. U14 Cheshire Cup winners.
2017 - Seniors win promotion to Division 3 South. U15 Cheshire Cup winners.
2019 - Club House opened in collabroation with Knutsford Academy.
The leadership team
President - Tony Evans
Chairman - Neil Loftus
Cheshire RFU representative - Andrew Sparks
Secretary - Guy Bartlett
Honorary Treasurer - Russ Finn
Membership Secretary - Jim Southall
Safe Guarding - Sadie Finn
Strategic Communications Team - Sam Cook, Nick Hopkins and Joaquim Marques
First Team Captain - Sam Bensky
Second Team Captain - Paul Robinson
Club Coach - Chris Edmonds
Senior Fixtures - Gregg Sawyer
Knutsford Rugby Club
Knutsford Rugby Club is incredibly grateful for our sponsors Valley Resource, the WPI Group, Gough Associates and Knutsford Academy in their continued support.
We are committed to supporting the RFU Core Values program. The key elements of the program focus on Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.
Further details are available from the RFU web site
Behind every club is a small team of volunteers who put in a huge amount of time and effort to make things happen. At Knutsford Rugby Club we have
an amazing team including our President elect Tony Evans, Russ and Sadie Finn, Sam Bensky, Steve Davies, Tom and Catherine De Jong, Dan Gildart-Butler, Stacy Devereaux and Chris Edmonds, and all our junior coaches and volunteers. Its important to note that all of this would not be possible without the absolutely fabulous support of Knutsford Academy. Our considerable thanks to Mike Claddingbowl and
James Routs at the Academy.