Morpeth RFC has been established since 1947 as old Edwardians but in 1950 the club was renamed Morpeth old edwardians as there was already a club in Birmingham. We came to the name Morpeth rugby club in 1970 and has stuck ever since.
We are currently based in Mitford road in the town in a tranquil setting which is located on the B6343 towards Mitford and Walllington hall estate.
Morpeth has 4 senior sides who play weekly on a Saturday between September and April. Also we have a colts, minis/juniors and a women's/girls section at the club.
Morpeth provide rugby from under 6s to veterans for both male and female for the community. We also provide community events such as bonfire night/fireworks and beer festival for the people of Morpeth both from rugby and non-rugby background to visit the club for these events.
Other in-house events that we do is Morpeth 7s competition for social and elite teams, Northumberland vets festival which was started in the 2017/18 season also in this season a Good Friday festival was set up for the ladies and girls section.
Morpeth's achievements for the season 2018/19 are as follows:-
1st XV win the North 1 East league
Edwardians win Candy 2 league, county cup and candy bowl.
Colts win county plate.
Under 18s win 7s County plate.
Girls, Women and Youth
Under 15s Girls win County Cup and North of England Cup and progress to National Cup Semi-final.
Tony Moody represents English and British Police.
Phil Brantingham represents England U17s and U18s
The club can be hired for parties, weddings and corporate meetings. Also have an on-site kitchen for catering needs. A very generous large donation and a tremendous amount of work on the refurb of the clubhouse was completed with a larger new clubhouse with new kitchen facilities in 1999/2000 which has helped us move forward as club and to offer the hire of club to these sorts events.
As a club we are a friendly and welcoming bunch who enjoy rugby with the atmosphere of being part of great rugby club.
For more information about Morpeth Rugby Club visit www.morpethrfc.co.uk