Chobham Rugby Football Club
|Full name||Chobham Rugby Football Club|
|Location||Chobham, Surrey, England|
|League(s)||London 1 South|
Chobham Rugby Football Club; founded in 1967, is a community rugby union club run by volunteers and based at Fowlers Wells in Chobham, Surrey. Chobham RFC has more than 2000 members with players in senior, junior, minis and girls rugby teams participating in a full annual programme of fixtures; including friendly games, leagues and festivals. The 1st XV team participates in the London 1 South RFU League and finished second in 2014–15; their highest position in the English rugby union system. In addition, Chobham RFC run well attended men and women’s touch rugby training programmes.
Scarlet and gold have been part of the club’s playing strip for many years and taken from the Courage Brewery which helped found the club in 1967. The shirt and shorts mainly dark blue.
Martin Cutler, a playing member, designed the club badge in the mid-70s. The design was submitted to and reviewed by the committee of the College of Arms and so any replica should adhere strictly to the original registered description. Emblems on the club badge embody the club's strong local and historical links with Chobham:
- The cannon represents the gun on the Green in Chobham High Street. The original cannon was presented to the village by Queen Victoria following a review of her troops on Chobham Common to celebrate her Jubilee. The original cannon was requisitioned during WW2 and melted down. After the war the village of Chobham replaced it with the present day replica.
- The four horse shoes is the sign of the Four Horse Shoes pub on Windsor Road where the idea of a rugby club in Chobham was first discussed by the founder members.
- The trees were a noted landmark on Chobham Common, known as Chobham Clump.
Chobham RFC Senior Rugby teams:
- 1st XV – play in London 1 South (level 6) RFU League.
- 2nd XV (Cannons) – play in Zoo Shield Division 4 ( level 8 ) and with the 1st XV Form part of our performance squad.
- 3rd XV (Devils 1) – play in Surrey Reserve Leagues and are the development XV for aspiring 2nd XV players.
- 4th XV (Devils 2) – play in Surrey Reserve Leagues and are the development XV for entrance to senior rugby.
- 5th XV (Crusaders) – play in Surrey Reserve Leagues, rugby with a social enjoyment
- Martyrs – are the Veterans side, playing occasionally and often touring
Chobham RFC Junior Rugby teams: Under 17’s – Under 12’s
Chobham RFC Minis Rugby teams: Under 11’s – Under 6’s
Girls Rugby Under 6’s – U 18’s girls
- Surrey Shield winners: 2000
- London 2 South West champions (2): 2006-07, 2012-13
- Surrey Trophy winners (2): 2013, 2017