Fri 25 Jun 2021 14:21

Club House


The club was founded 1905 by Earlsdon Baptist Church and played on local parks. There may have been games prior to this but this is widely accepted as our start date.

The club was founded 1905 by Earlsdon Baptist Church and played on local parks. There may have been games prior to this but this is widely accepted as our start date.

We were based in the City Arms pub which is still our watering hole along with The Oak in Earlsdon.

From 1946 - 1954 the team played at Browns Lane but in 1954 Earlsdon bought 3 1/2 acres on Kirby Corner and built their own clubhouse out of an old air-raid shelter. The ground was then sold to build a science park next to Warwick University. Earlsdon relocated round the corner at Mitchell Avenue with 13 1/2 acres and a £250000 clubhouse in 1988.

In 1988 Earlsdon RFC moved from Kirby corner to our current home at Mitchell Avenue. The two storey club house provides excellent facilities for every section of the club for both the social and playing side.

The recently completed extension has provided additional changing facilities and showers as well as a superb balcony which overlooks the first team pitch. The club now has eight team changing rooms, referee's changing rooms and physiotherapists room.

In the summer of 2015, the club house has been refurbished, with an all new kitchen and social space. The audio and visual equipment in the social area has been upgraded allowing a real atmosphere for game days, whilst also letting the the club be used for other events such as birthdays and business events. Please check out the photos of our recent work, or why not come visit


Presidents of Earlsdon RFC


1926 - 1928 - H W Wale
1928 - 1960 - W A Bales
1960 - 1977 - F E Shanks
1977 - 1993 - A J Jarvis
1993 - 1995 - R F Brown
1995 - Date - R Price

Life Members of Earlsdon RFC


M Robinson
J Kinmond
R Parkinson
C Judd
H Shellard
R P Bonham
W A Davies
F E Shanks
L Bonham
C H Reaves
F J Liddington
E Malin
W Hamm
J Foxon
A Leslie
R F Brown
A J Jarvis
W Barker
J Carnall
H Jacobs
L Scott
T Kendall
D Morrison
Dot Carnall

Club Captains of Earlsdon RFC


2016/17 - Andrew Forsyth
2015/16 - R Roberts/R Fisher
2014/15 - R Fisher
2013/14 - C Scott
2012/13 - C Scott
2011/12 - C Scott
2010/11 - C Scott
2009/10 - L Davies
2008/9 - L Davies
2007/8 - G Beynon
2006/7 - R Farrell
2005/6 - R Farrell
2004/5 - G Mitchell
2003/4 - G Mitchell
2002/3 - G Mitchell
2001/2 - G Mitchell
2000/01 - M Jones
1999/0 - P Keene
1998/9 - P Keene
1997/8 - M Murphy
1996/7 - P Keene
1995/6 - M Evans
1994/5 - P Keene
1993/4 - P Keene
1992/3 - J Kinmond
1991/2 - C Forsyth
1990/1 - C Forsyth
1989/90 - J Murphy
1988/9 - J Murphy
1987/8 - S Kenney
1986/7 - A Barker
1985/6 - A Barker
1984/5 - A Adkins
1983/4 - S Kenney
1982/3 - I Carnall
1981/2 - N Mountford
1980/1 - A Barker
1979/80 - G Robinson
1978/9 - G Robinson
1977/8 - K Clark
1976/7 - R Howells
1975/6 - D Hart
1974/5 - I Carnall
1973/4 - I Carnall
1972/3 - J Adams
1971/2 - T Pateman
1970/1 - T Pateman
1969/70 - P Carnall
1968/9 - B Parker
967/8 - T Pateman
1966/7 - M Thompson
1965/6 - M Thompson
1964/5 - T Kendall
1963/4 - T D Smythe
1962/3 - R Anstey
1961/2 - R Anstey
1960/1 - D Venables
1959/60 - D Venables
1958/9 - D Venables
1957/8 - T D Smythe
1956/7 - P Roche
1955/6 - P Roche
1954/5 - A Leslie
1953/4 - A Leslie
1952/3 - F Bird
1951/2 - J Carnall
1950/1 - J Carnall
1949/50 - J Carnall
1948/9 - J Carnall
1947/8 - J Carnall
1946/7 - R J Halford
-------------------------------- 1939 - 1945 - WORLD WAR II --------------------------------
1939/40 - R Pickering
1938/9 - H L Brain
1937/8 - H L Brain
1936/7 - L Scandrett
1935/6 - R J Brain
1934/5 - R Bonham
1933/4 - R Bonham
1932/3 - R Bonham
1931/2 - R Bonham
1930/1 - C Judd
1929/30 - W Hamm
1928/9 - C Judd
1927/8 - C Judd
1926/7 - H Owen
1925/6 - H Owen
1924/5 - H Owen
1923/4 - H Owen
1922/3 - V Rosamund
1921/2 - V Rosamund
1920/1 - V Rosamund
1919/20 - V Rosamund
-------------------------------- 1914 - 1918 - WORLD WAR I --------------------------------
1912/3 - V Rosamund
1911/2 - Unknown
1910/1 - Unknown
1909/10 - E Lawford
1908/9 - P Lord
1907/8 - Unknown
1906/7 - Unknown
1905/6 - Unknown


Honours


Since 2000 the club has picked up a number of honours which are listed below:

2000/1 - 1st XV - Warwickshire I Champions

2nd XV - Coventry & Mid Warwickshire Cup Winners (Beat Barkers Butts 9 - 5 in the final)

2001/2 - 1st XV - Warwickshire Shield Winners (Beat Marconi 19 - 5 in the final)

2002/3 - 2nd XV - Coventry & Mid Warwickshire Cup Winners (Beat Barkers Butts 20 - 7 in the final)

2003/4 - 1st XV - Midlands West 4 South Runners-up and Warwickshire Shield Winners (Beat Berkswell & Balsall 29 - 5 in the final)

2004/5 - 2nd XV - Warwickshire Cup Final runners-up (lost final 25-4 to Barkers Butts)

2007/8 - 1st XV - Warwickshire Cup Final runners-up (lost final 15-8 to Broadstreet)

2011/12 Midlands 3 Champions

2013/14 Midlands 2 Champions

2015/16 Cov & District 2nd Team Cup winners v Pinley RFC

2016/17 Warks Shield winners v Berks & Balsall RFC

2017/18 Warks Shield Winners v Kenilworth RFC

2018/19 Warks Shield Winners v Kenilworth RFC