Mon 04 Sep 2023 15:43

When was Chesham Rugby Club founded?

Chesham Rugby Club was established on October 22nd 1981 in The Red Lion, Chesham, Bucks.

Councillor John Downes announced that the town of Chesham would now have a Rugby Club and the meeting was open for further discussion on the broader policies of the club and its future.

It was also decided at this meeting that the club should be known as 'The Stags' and that it should endeavour to be known as 'Buck's Friendliest Rugby Club'. The name has stuck, and we have never forgotten how to be friendly.

At the meeting Councillor Downes proclaimed; “I can think of no greater honour than that of playing for one’s town”. The club still consists of many local players, but we’ve also drawn in plenty of members from wider reaches. No doubt they have been attracted by our ‘unique’ outlook and inclusive qualities.

We are proud to be a Buckinghamshire based rugby club.

Why Chesham Stags?

We don’t really know, although it may have something to do with a Stag being part of the Chesham town logo. That or the fact that the club was established in a pub, possibly after a few too many refreshments…

Where are you based?

We are based at Chiltern Hills Academy


What can Chesham Rugby Club offer me?

A core idea underpins all sections of the club – ‘If you want a game, you get a game’.

We offer the largest menu of rugby available in the area with rugby for boys, girls, women and men as well as touch rugby in the summer and non-contact Return To Rugby throughout the year. Plus, we are determined that everybody plays; whatever their ability.

We offer reasonable membership fees, competitive rugby, high class coaching and great facilities. We aim to spread the good word of Rugby Union, and get as many people in the community involved as we can. We’re not known as ‘ Bucks Friendliest Rugby Club ’ for nothing!

What facilities do you have?

We have everything a good rugby club needs; well-maintained pitches, a floodlit training area.

Having completed our own purpose built clubhouse in 2019 after many years in sheds, tents and containers we are now firmly at home in our ”Future Building”. This has 4 changing rooms, a kitchen, bar, club shop and social area.

We also have use of the Artificial Grass Pitch located at Chiltern Hills Academy which is great for all weather/year round training.

How can I join?

Everybody is welcome! Chesham Rugby Club run two senior men’s sides, a women’s team, and have a thriving mini and junior section.

More information about the club’s individual senior sections can be found clicking the links below:

Men's 1st XV

Men's 2nd XV

Women's XV

Our men train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and our women on Wednesdays, all start at 7.30pm.

Our minis and juniors train and play on Sunday mornings.