About Ironsides Rugby
Ironsides Rugby is an ambitious, friendly rugby club, renowned for its hard rugby and social side. Located in Earlsfield, just 7 miles from the centre of London, we now have one of the largest combined (mini, youth and senior) club memberships in London. Everyone is guaranteed a warm welcome, irrespective of age or playing ability.
We are located at Openview, off Burntwood Lane, Earlsfield. The clubhouse is situated on the junction with Openview.
Our view is that children come to the Club to play rugby, but more importantly to have fun. We do not have fixed A and B teams, but maintain a fluid squad: everyone in the squad gets to play in matches. We aim to create an inclusive friendly environment that is welcoming to children, parents and visitors. Our policy seemed to have work as having started with 27 players we now have around 1,200 members playing in age groups from Under 5's to Under 18's. Each season we attend matches, festivals and organise tours in the UK and Europe for some age groups. The highlight of the tour season is the Mini's tour that takes place in May each year. In May 2018 we took over 300 players to Butlins in Minehead for an amazing bank holiday weekend of fantastic rugby and fun.
See New Members page for details.
We meet for training and home games at the clubhouse on Openview on Sunday mornings for a 10.00am start see Pitch Locations . The session finishes between 12 noon and 12.30pm. See Individual Team pages for details and check Fixtures to see where we are this week.
An dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers form the Junior Management Committee and run the Junior section on a day-to-day basis. The normal contact point for parents is their child's Year Group Head Coach and Team Manager, details of which are shown on the relevant Team pages and also on the main Contact page for the club. This is a volunteer run club and we would love to hear from you if you would like to help and give back to this wonderful club. Contact the Youth or Mini Secretaries or speak to your Head Coach or Year Group Manager about how you can help.
Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1968 - 69
Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1996 - 97
Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1943 - 44
Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Vets
Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 2005 - 06
Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Junior Coaches
Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1977 - 78
Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1948 - 48
Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1993 - 94
Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Mick & Jean