Crawley Rugby Football Club

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Full name Crawley Rugby Football Club
Founded 1950; 67 years ago (1950)
Location Crawley, West Sussex
Ground(s) Willoughby Fields
Chairman Paul Chapman
President Patrick Constance
Coach(es) Mal Chumbley
League(s) London 3 South East
2016-17 Promoted from Sussex Spitfire 1 (champions)
Official website

Crawley Rugby club is an English rugby union club based in Crawley in West Sussex. The men's first XV currently compete in London 3 South East - a league at the eight tier of the English rugby union system - following the clubs promotion from Sussex Spitfire 1 as champions at the end of the 2016-17 season.


Crawley Rugby Football Club was founded in 1950. The club first played games at West Green Playing Fields up until 1993 when they moved to their current ground at Willoughby Fields.[1]

On 10 April 2010 Crawley were crowned League Champions of Sussex 1 and went on to be promoted into London 3 South East. After a 2010-11 difficult season, with 5 wins out of 22 games, Crawley was relegated back to the Sussex Intermediate League with a positive outlook to restructure the club and appoint a new chairman, after it was announced that Tony Smith, who had held the position for 14 years, resigned.[2][3]

As well as running a wide range of rugby clubs involving both junior and senior players, Crawley has in the past provided a home ground for the Sussex Swans Australian Rules Football team.

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