Our History

Although Bromyard boasted a rugby club during the thirties, this ceased to exist following the outbreak of war in 1939.Bromyard RFC, as we know it to day was established in 1981 by some local enthusiasts who held a meeting at the local Conquest theatre. That same evening the owner of the Falcon Hotel donated the first set of shirts hence the club logo.

A  Second XV appeared for the first time in 1984/5 followed by a Third XV in 1989/90.

Initially, the club met at the local cricket club, changed at the school next door and travelled two miles to play on a local farmer’s field. It soon became obvious that as the playing standard and numbers were increasing there would have to be an improvement in facilities. With the support of Club President Clive Richards OBE and a substantial fund raising drive, the club was able to purchase 12 acres of land on the outskirts of the town. A new clubhouse was opened in October 1995 by the Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester and the following September two pitches were officially played on for the first time. Full tarmacking was completed in 2001 and floodlights were installed in 2009.

Conscious that no local schools played rugby, a Youth Development Officer was elected in 1992 and over the following years, a number of year groups were formed. Following the successful 2003 World Cup, the club was well equipped to accommodate the huge increase in junior numbers. Parents were happy to see their children benefit from the facilities available and the number of already qualified RFU coaches at the club’s disposal. May 2017 saw over 260 juniors travelled to Barnstaple RFC to take part in the West Coast Festival of Rugby. In the same month, the girls won the West Midlands Tag League.

On the introduction of the leagues in 1987/88 Bromyard were initially placed in North Midlands Div 4, gained promotion in 1989/90  rose to Division 2 in 1992/93 and Division 1 in 1994/95.

The club won the Bethell Trophy in 1990/91, 1992/3 and 1995/96. Runners up in the Cross and James Floodlit Cup in 1989/90 the club won it in 1992/3.In 1994/95 Bromyard reached the 6th Round of the then Pilkington Shield before being knocked out by North Shields ( Newcastle upon Tyne).

The Club was promoted to Midlands 4 West (North) in 2011/12  and crowned Champions of Midlands 4 (South) in 2016/17.