Warwickshire Rugby Football Union

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Warwickshire RFU
Full nameWarwickshire Rugby Football Union
UnionRFU
Founded1914; 105 years ago (1914)
RegionWarwickshire
Team kit
Official website
www.warwickshirerfu.co.uk

The Warwickshire Rugby Football Union is a governing body for rugby union in part of The Midlands, England. The union is the constituent body of the Rugby Football Union for the city of Coventry and the county of Warwickshire.[1] The current president is Matt Smith of the Old Leamingtonians club.

History[edit]

The Warwickshire RFU was created in 1914, after ceding from the now defunct Midland Counties Rugby Union.[2]

County team[edit]

Warwickshire play in the County Championship. As of 2017, the representative side competes in Division 2.[3] However, in the past, the county competed at a much higher level, winning the Bill Beaumont Cup (as it is now known) 10 times, the fourth best record in the competition.[4]

Honours

Affiliated Clubs[edit]

There are currently 51 clubs affiliated with the union, with teams at both senior and junior level and are based in Warwickshire. The vast majority of the county's clubs compete in the Rugby Football Union Midland Division, with the exception of Coventry RFC (National League 1), Broadstreet RFC (National League 2 North) and the University Teams (who compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport rugby competitions).

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County club competitions[edit]

The Warwickshire RFU currently runs the following competitions for club sides based in Warwickshire:

Cups[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Silhillians are joint members of both the North Midlands RFU and Warwickshire RFU.
  2. ^ Although at first glance one would think they were based in Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke Old Boys are actually based in Coventry.
  3. ^ Sutton Coldfield are joint members of both the North Midlands RFU and Warwickshire RFU.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warwickshire Rugby Football Union". Site.warwickshirerfu.co.uk. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "History - the origins of North Midlands". Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  3. ^ "2016-17 Bill Beaumont Senior Mens County Championship". England Rugby. 6 May 2017.
  4. ^ County Championship (rugby union)#Championships by county
  5. ^ "Affiliated Warwickshire Clubs". Warwickshire RFU. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  6. ^ "WRFU Cup Competitions". Warwickshire RFU. Retrieved 16 June 2017.

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