Help drag a rugby club into the 21st century!


Whitehaven RUFC is based in the centre of town at The Playground. It is a well-established club, having been founded in 1877!

We currently run two open age teams and the First 15 last season won the Cumbria League Cup. A great season! The club prides itself on its inclusive approach, and often gets members who are new to the area through work commitments.

We are also proud to have recently restarted our youth section, branded  as the Whitehaven Sharks, and are currently running three teams. We have plans to extend that next year to six (U7s, U8s, U10s, U11s, U12s and U16s). The kids are loving life at the club and we are all immensely proud to already have 60 kids representing the club and competing on a weekly basis. The club is also available to be used as a community resource, and as a good example the local Women’s Institute meet monthly in the club.

Roughly we have approx. 50 adult playing members, 65  junior members and at least another 50 registered club members, plus many more who attend games and use the club as a social base.

We are currently trying to modernise our facilities, enabling the club to go forward for the next generation to enjoy.

We have been donated some new doors for our changing rooms and toilets.

These now need fitted and we don’t have the skills to do this.

We would love someone to be able to replace the door casings, fit the fire doors and associated furniture and would appreciate any support!

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Whitehaven RUFC

Retail Park,
Preston St,
Whitehaven CA28 9DL,
United Kingdom

Retail Park, Preston St, Whitehaven CA28 9DL, United Kingdom