When Worthing RFC first opened it’s doors in 1920, a group of local men met at York House over their shared love of the sport and decided that Worthing needed a Rugby Football Club. They formed the club on the 10th September 1920 with no ground or equipment, they initially borrowed a field from a local farmer before moving to the Rotary Ground at Broadwater where the Cricketers Arms was used for changing. Since then the club has relocated three times and are currently situated at Roundstone Lane. Having gone from strength to strength over the years, Worthing now run twenty-one teams from under 5’s through to adult ladies and men’s including our National 2 first team.
To celebrate our centenary we have been working closely with ONeills to design a kit based on the popular blue, gold and chocolate hoops with a modern twist. The Azurians, Knights and Ladies will be the first teams within the club to wear the centenary kit during the 2017-2018 season and we aim to have every team within the club playing in the new kit by the 2020-21 season in time for the centenary celebrations.
Worthing RFC President Bob Reynolds said “I think it’s great that we’re making the transition back towards the traditional hooped shirt in time for the centenary year. The team have done really well to get the old shirt resurrected in a modern design and this will truly show our one club mantra. I just feel sorry for Ralph who will have the task of sorting them all out on Monday mornings to be washed and packed away.”