Rugby Football Club
The HAC Rugby Club was founded in 1896. For many years after WW2 it ran three regular sides comprised solely of members from the Regiment. By the early 1970s it had opened its membership to Non- Regimental players, and at its peak in the early 1980s, was putting out each week as many as 9 teams. The Club joined the RFU leagues in the late 1980s and since the end of the '90s has competed in the Herts & Middlesex leagues.
Heading into the 2018-19 season, the 1st XV are in London One North (Level 6) as a result of a successful 2017-18 campaign which saw them crowned champions of London 2 North West; winning 19 games and loosing only 3 all season. Alongside this, the 1st XV also finished runners-up in the Middlesex Cup.
The 2nd XV had a season to remember in 2017/18 - winning 'The Double'. They were Middlesex Merit Division 1 league Champions & winners of the Middlesex Cup competition. They will be looking to carry this form into the
2018-19 campaign as they will be looking to defend their title in Middlesex Merit 1.
The 3rd XV finished their season in third place in Middlesex Merit 2 and will be pushing to challenge for the title and promotion in the 2018-19 season . Alongside this, we also have an 'occasionals' team who play around 10 games per year. This team primarily made up of those who’ve recently retired from rugby, have enjoyed playing socially. A particular highlight has been playing the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst both at the HAC and Sandhurst itself.
May 14th 2011 saw the proudest day in the Rugby Club's history as HAC RFC won the RFU National Junior Vase, defeating Old Edwardians 37-6 in the final at Twickenham. With towards a thousand clubs from all corners of England entering this competition in the initial stages, this was a huge achievement and a very special day out at the home of rugby.
Home matches at the superb HAC ground and Chiswick Rugby Club. The season runs from September through to April. Contact us for details on pre-season and regular season training.
The active social life of the club has built the spirit and camaraderie which has been the foundation of success in recent seasons, and there are regular social events, ranging from informal nights out after games to organised events such as the Christmas Social, End of Season Ball and annual Rugby Tour. The HAC tradition is to play an attacking, dynamic and attractive style of rugby, which is enjoyable to play as well as to watch.
To find out more about joining the HAC RFC, or to follow the club match by match, please visit their website.