Warwickshire RFU
Full nameWarwickshire Rugby Football Union
UnionRFU
Founded1914; 108 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 Steve Wilkes of the Old Coventrians club.

History

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

County team

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

There are currently 44 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 (The English Championship) and the University Teams (who compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport rugby competitions). In addition there are 4 District Unions who form the Inter-District Competition Committee. Warwickshire Schools Rugby Union consist of five schools districts: Coventry Schools, South Warwickshire Schools, North Warwickshire Schools, Rugby Schools and Solihull Schools.

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County club competitions

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

Cups

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Discontinued competitions

Notes

  1. ^ Although at first glance one would think they were based in Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke Old Boys are actually based in Coventry.

See also

References

  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.