East Grinstead RFC
Formed in 1929, East Grinstead RFC is a vibrant and welcoming community rugby club in the heart of Sussex that offers competitive and fun rugby for all ages.
With a strong family ethos, derived from a commitment to grassroots rugby for all age groups, the club is passionate and ambitious. With 2 senior Men's teams, 1 Women’s team, 1 Colts, Vets and Touch Rugby squad and a thriving mini and youth section of over 400 children made up of Juniors (U5-U11), Intermediates (U12-U17) and Girls (U11-U18).
East Grinstead RFC reflects the RFU’s core values; Teamwork, Discipline, Respect, Enjoyment and Sportsmanship and proves that rugby is a sport for all, played by men, women, girls and boys of all shapes, sizes and ages. Whether it’s a school child starting out, a senior player who turns out once a week to play touch rugby for fitness or a committed rugby player ready for competition.
The club boasts some of the best facilities around including three full size pitches and large training areas. With two club houses, floodlights, spacious changing areas for both players and referees and a newly built terrace for both supporters and social functions – it’s the perfect place for rugby and your next corporate or social gathering. Whether you are a member or not you are always welcome.
Years of hard work and dedication both on and off the pitch have been rewarded by high levels of success for East Grinstead RFC. With an enthusiastic support team of qualified coaches, physios, supporters and sponsors, the club are so proud of its achievements.
The value of sport to communities extends beyond sport. It plays a role in bringing communities together, having a social and cultural impact. Regular involvement in sport can benefit individuals and communities and contribute to a range of positive outcomes including more local people participating as volunteers in community life. It enables local people to have a greater voice, influence over decision-making and creates a more cohesive, tolerant and inclusive community that value diversity with local pride and a sense of place.
Home to one of the oldest rugby sevens tournaments, the Sunshine Sevens, raising money to support local kids charities, East Grinstead RFC delivers rugby coaching to primary and secondary schools, offering enjoyable and engaging training to pupils whilst providing a pathway to continue playing at local clubs. Their aim is to ensure that rugby delivery within schools leads to sustainability and growth of rugby.