Cleckheaton RUFC

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Full name Cleckheaton Rugby Union Football Club
Union Yorkshire RFU
Nickname(s) Lambs
Founded 1888; 130 years ago (1888)
Location Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England
Ground(s) Cleckheaton Sports Club, Moorend
Chairman Neil Gillan
Coach(es) Thiu Barnard, Mike Swetman
Captain(s) Matt Piper
League(s) North 1 East
2016-17 Relegated from National League 3 North (12th)
Team kit
Official website

Cleckheaton Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union team based in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire. The club runs five senior sides and twelve junior teams.[1] and the first XV currently plays in North 1 East following their relegated from National League 3 North at the end of the 2016-17 season.


Cleckheaton first formed a rugby club in 1888 and opted to play Union when rugby league was formed in 1895. The club was suspended at the start of World War One and reformed in 1926. [2]

Club Honours[edit]

International Players[edit]

Past Cleckheaton players who have gone on to play international rugby include [2]

Cain Bus Crotty (ENG)