The Club

A warm welcome to you. Havant Rugby Football Club is the largest and most successful Rugby Club on the South Coast, and are in London 1 South for 2014-15.

We currently run 5 senior teams; our first XV play in National League 3 London & SE Division, Dolphins (2ndXV) in the Solent League, our AXV in the Hampshire South East, the Academy play in the Hampshire RFU Colts league and our Mariners, or ‘veterans of the club’, play in the Hampshire Vets cup.  Our Ladies XV are competing in the RFUW NC South East South 1 League for the 2014/15 season.

On training nights the club/changing rooms are open from around 6:30 – 6:45pm. Training starts at 7pm and usually finishes between 8:30 and 9 o’clock, training sessions held on evenings are under flood lights:

– Tuesdays & Thursdays – from 7pm for the 1st/2nd teams, and 6.30pm for the Academy

– Wednesdays – AXV & Vets team for a 7pm start. Junior teams train from 6.30pm,

-Tuesday and Thursdays – Ladies Training from6.30 – 8pm.

We try to cater for all levels of ability, fitness, age and experience. Any players wanting to join should turn up on a training night, or Rugby Manager Rob Matthews on robert.matthews@cornerstonemobile.net or 07867 998337 or , alternatively e-mail the club at havantrfc@aol.com

Our Mini and Junior Section caters for children from 5 years of age to 16. Under 17s and above move to our Academy which caters for players from U17 – U19. The Academy serves as an excellent transition to Senior Rugby. 2009-2010 saw our strong Academy make it to the Quarterfinals of the National Colts competition, and this season they will be looking to improve upon this.

Many of our current 1st XV players are home grown. Last season 17 players out of a squad of 34 were ‘home grown.’ They started our Mini and Junior Section which meets on Sundays from 09:45 until 12:00. We offer rugby for absolutely everyone from the age of 5. Girls’ rugby thrives; the girls play in mixed groups up to the age of 12, have then move to separate squads (u15’s & u18’s).

All sections are affiliated to Hampshire RFU and in turn to the RFU, our governing body. With over 360 registered players last season we must be doing something right!!!