Greyhound RFC


Greyhound Rugby Club is an amateur club based in Hereford. The Club prides itself on being a social and family orientated club that enjoys all aspects of Rugby. The club currently have 1 Senior Men’s side that play their rugby in the North Midlands League, The Senior Ladies are currently playing in the Women’s NC Midlands 2 South League. We also have a thriving junior section with Tag Rugby, Boys under 13 and under 7 sides.

Training Times

Senior Men’s
Tuesdays and Thursdays 19:00 – 21:00

Senior Ladies
Thursdays 19:00 – 21:00

Junior & Tag Rugby
Sunday 10:00 – 12:00

Club History

First formed in 1977 to play against the Ship Inn (Tupsley Rugby Club) in a game as part of the Queens’s Silver Jubilee celebrations. The Ship Inn team was captained by Andrew Preedy, the Greyhound by Christopher Holmes. After the match the two sides combined to form the Greyhound RFC playing Sunday fixtures.

Originally playing from Hereford Rugby Club at Rockfield Road, over the years the club has played at various venues but stayed based at the Greyhound Inn until it closed in 1995. We then based ourselves at the Ship Inn, playing where ever we could get a pitch, until 1998 when we joined the City Sports Club giving us our present home.

From the start, the Greyhound’s have always played rugby at a very competitive level, playing sides from Wales, Gloucester, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Local Police, Army, Air Force, Fire Brigade, touring sides, Hereford RFC, Ledbury RFC, Bromyard RFC and Luctonians RFC.

The club started playing Saturday fixtures in 1997, joining the leagues in the North Midlands, county affiliated to Hereford & WorcesterRFU and after spending 10 seasons in the North Midlands Leagues we switched to the South West section joining Gloucester 3 and after a respectable 4th in our first season, our second season was even more of a success where we finished runners up and got promoted to Gloucester 2. Our third season was a mixed affair. In 2012, the Greyhound moved back into the North Midlands League.

Greyhound restarted its Junior section in 2012 with the club starting small with the idea to offer rugby to all. This was started with a small group of players and volunteers giving their time on Sunday mornings. Over the course of time the section has grown from 6-10 children coming each Sunday of various ages to now having 113+ children of ages from 4 years up to 15 years of age.

We now compete with other local clubs to give the children the best possible experience. We also go into schools to deliver after school clubs and we also have links with local secondary schools through the RFU ‘All schools Program’ which aims to get more children involved in grassroots rugby.

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