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Kelvinside Academicals RFC

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Disbanded  1982
Founded  1888
Location  Glasgow, Scotland
Union  Scottish Rugby Union
Full name  Kelvinside Academicals Rugby Football Club

Kelvinside Academicals are a former rugby union team that played their home games at Balgray Playing Fields, Glasgow, Scotland.


The team was founded in 1888 by former pupils of the Kelvinside Academy. The team no longer exists.

In 1982 it merged with Glasgow HSFP - the rugby team of another school; the High School of Glasgow - to form a rugby club called Glasgow High Kelvinside.

In 1997, Glasgow High Kelvinside merged with Glasgow Academicals to form Glasgow Hawks. Both GHK and Academicals survived the merger as spin-offs from the Hawks.


Founded in 1888, Kelvinside Academy Former Pupils formed a rugby club.

Throughout the 1890s they were noted for a fast open style of play.

The club played at various locations in the Anniesland area until the early years of the Twentieth Century.

For a short period after the Second World War, Kelvinside Academicals joined with West of Scotland to form a new club Kelvinside-West.

Scotland internationalists

The following former Kelvinside Accies players have represented Scotland at full international level.

Glasgow District

The following former Kelvinside Accies players have represented Glasgow District at provincial level.


Kelvinside Academicals RFC Wikipedia

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