Samiksha Jaiswal

Sussex Rugby Football Union

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Sport  Rugby Union
Country  England
Number of teams  41
Website  www.sussexrugby.co.uk

The Sussex Rugby Football Union is the society responsible for rugby union in the county of Sussex, England and is one of the constituent bodies of the national Rugby Football Union.

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Membership

The Union is formed of 41 clubs from the towns and villages (and three universities) of Sussex and is run by a committee of representatives from all the affiliated clubs.

History

The first rugby club in Sussex was Brighton, formed in 1868. Following the formation of several other clubs in the 1880s, the Sussex Rugby Football Union was formed in 1883, several years prior to the national organisation of which it is now a constituent part, with the most recent members admitted in 2008.

Competitions

The Union has 1 team in National League 2 South, 3 teams in London 1 South 1 in London 2 South West as well as 3 teams in London 2 South East and 4 teams in London 3 South East.

There are also 5 Sussex specific leagues in levels 9-12. sponsored by brewer Shepherd Neame, and named for their range of beers:

  • Sussex Spitfire 1
  • Sussex Canterbury Jack Intermediate
  • Sussex Oranjeboom 2 West
  • Sussex Asahi 2 East
  • Sussex Late Red 3
  • The Sussex Spitfire 1 league comes under the auspices of the London Division of the Rugby Football Union, but the lower four leagues are run entirely by the Sussex Union.

    The Sussex Late Red 3 league is an amalgamation of the 'Sussex Late Red 3 West' and 'Sussex Bishops Finger 3 East' leagues, a change which was introduced for the 2014-2105 season.

    In addition to leagues, they also run six knockout competitions at different levels, all called Sussex Spitfire and respectively the Trophy, Bowl, Shield, Vase, Plate and Salver.

    Member clubs

  • 1066 Conquerors Rugby Football Club
  • Barns Green Rugby Football Club
  • Bognor Rugby Football Club
  • Brighton Football Club (RFU)
  • Brighton & Hove Sea Serpents
  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • Burgess Hill Rugby Football Club
  • Chichester Rugby Football Club
  • Cinque Ports Rugby Football Club
  • Crawley Rugby Football Club
  • Crowborough Rugby Football Club
  • Ditchling Rugby Football Club
  • Eastbourne Rugby Football Club
  • Eastbourne Stags Rugby Football Club
  • East Grinstead Rugby Football Club
  • Hastings and Bexhill Rugby Football Club
  • Haywards Heath Rugby Football Club
  • Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Football Club
  • Hellingly Rugby Football Club
  • Holbrook Rugby Football Club
  • Horley Rugby Football Club
  • Horsham Rugby Union Football Club
  • Hove Rugby Football Club
  • Lewes Rugby Football Club
  • Littlehampton Rugby Football Club
  • Midhurst Rugby Football Club
  • Newick Rugby Football Club
  • Norfolk Arms Rugby Football Club
  • Old Brightonians Rugby Football Club
  • Plumpton Rugby Football Club
  • Pulborough Rugby Football Club
  • Rye Rugby Football Club
  • St Francis Rugby Football Club
  • Seaford Rugby Football Club
  • Shoreham Rugby Football Club
  • Sussex Police Rugby Football Club
  • Uckfield Rugby Football Club
  • University of Brighton Rugby Football Club
  • University of Chichester Rugby Football Club
  • University of Sussex Rugby Football Club
  • Wanderers (PSW) Rugby Football Club
  • Worthing Rugby Football Club
  • References

    Sussex Rugby Football Union Wikipedia


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