WRFC 1871 - 2021
In 2021, WRFC will celebrate 150 years of amateur rugby in Worcester.
To tell it's story, a commemorative book is being produced. That story is your story and to tell it we need your memories: anecdotes; magic moments; disasters; matches; people; places; fathers; sons; mothers; girlfriends; wives…
No memory is too insignificant.
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If you can help, either record your details on this website via the contact page, or put pen to paper(*) or talk to one of the editorial committee: David Hallmark, Derek Thompson, Peter Richardson, Mike Clarke, Richard Cumming, Lawrence and Rosemary Threadgold.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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(*) Pen to paper: WRFC Ltd. Weston's Fields, Offerton Lane, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8TR
A Brief History of WRFC
The club was founded in 1871 by the Reverend Francis John Eld, with the first known game played against the First Worcester Artillery Corps at Somerset Place, which later became Flag Meadow.
Other grounds played on in those early years, included Pitchcroft, New Road adjacent to The County Cricket Ground, The Lodge Northwick Road and Perdiswell, with various hotels and public houses providing changing accommodation and refreshments.
The club began playing at Bevere in Worcester in 1956 and left Bevere for Sixways in 1975 when the clubhouse was opened. Finally with the formation of Worcester Warriors professional club WRFC relocated across the A4538 (Pershore Lane) to a new facility on Weston's Fields in 2017.
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