Amersham and Chiltern Rugby Football Club

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Amersham & Chiltern RFC
Club information
Full name Amersham & Chiltern RFC
Website www.chilternrugby.com
Colours Claret & White
Founded 1924; 93 years ago (1924)
Current details
Ground(s)
  • Ash Grove, Weedon Lane, Amersham HP6 5QU
Competition National League 3 London & SE
2016-17 14th (relegated to London 1 North)

Amersham and Chiltern RFC is an English rugby union team located in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. The 1st XV will play in London 1 North (tier 6) for the 2017-18 season having been relegated from National League 3 London & SE. The club colours are claret and white.

History[edit]

Chiltern Rugby Club was formed on 20 December 1924 when a meeting was called to the house of Eric Redfern, "By The Way", Clifton Road, Chesham Bois. It was to serve the expanding unities of Amersham and Chesham. The first game was played against Berkhamsted School Old Boys XV on Boxing Day, 26 December 1924. The first home grounds were a site behind the Pineapple Public House in White Lion Road, Amersham Common together with a field in Cokes Lane until the Copperkins Lane ground was leased from the Shardeloes estate in 1929. The ground, with two pitches and a new pavilion was formally opened at the start the 1929–30 season with a game against West Herts F.C.. The 1st XV has seen success recently by being promoted for successive seasons and reaching the National Leagues. Success at age group rugby has also been seen with the u17's reaching the National Plate semi final in the 2010–11 season. World Cup winner Josh Lewsey played club Rugby at Amersham and Chiltern from a young age. Most recently Amersham & Chiltern have seen success across the board. In the 2011–12 season the club won silverware from U13 to senior level.

Club Honours[edit]

1st Team:

2nd Team:

3rd Team:

Notable former players[edit]

Name Honours
Josh Lewsey England London Wasps, England & British & Irish Lions
Alan Simmons England London Wasps, England & Barbarians

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