In a first floor room at York House, Worthing, on a late summer’s evening in 1920, a group of young men met because of their common sporting interest. Many had started their education at Worthing’s old Steyne School (now the Chatsworth Hotel) and had gone away to public schools. They returned to the town determined to continue playing the game of rugby.
At 8pm on Friday, 10th September the small group gathered in the flat in Marine Parade overlooking the sea. A light breeze blew gently over the sand.
It had been a fine, warm day but a slight chill in the air reminded those present that the rugby season was approaching.
They unanimously approved the first item on the agenda, “that a rugby football club should be formed in the town and should be known as The Worthing Rugby Football Club.” Its object was “the furtherance of amateur rugby football on the South Coast.”
As a club we now count down to the centenary with a full schedule of activities engaging all sections of the club and all members past, present and future.
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