GROSVENOR RUGBY CLUB
ABOUT GROSVENOR RUGBY CLUB
Founded in 1953 Grosvenor Rugby Club has a long and proud tradition in Ulster Rugby. One of the top junior rugby clubs in Belfast, in 2009, 2010 and 2018 we were short-listed for ‘Ulster Club of the Year’.
We share the excellent clubhouse and facilities of Malone Rugby Club and field three adult male sides giving our members the chance to play serious or social rugby. All three sides have enjoyed considerable success in recent years. Our 1st XV play in Championship 1 and In April 2019 won the McCrea Cup at Ravenhill, defeating Queens IIs. Our 2nd XV play in Provincial 1 and in April 2018 reached the Crawford Cup final at Ravenhill, being narrowly pipped by Ballynahinch 3rds. Our 3rd XV lost only one league game in the last full playing season and reached the semi-final of the McCambley Cup.
Our newly formed Academy U21 side caters for younger members and provides a natural stepping stone for school leavers into adult rugby.
We place great importance on the social side of rugby and have a busy calendar of events throughout the year where members, their friends and families can enjoy our superb clubhouse and facilities. Our Annual Tour is the stuff of legend and destinations in recent years include Toulon, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Exeter and Den Bosch in Holland.
OUR COACHES & TRAINING
Our qualified coaching team comprises Robert Ford (Head Coach), Peter Lowry (forwards) with Andrew Gibson and James Bowman looking after the 2nd XV. They all believe passionately in playing expansive, attacking rugby and have many years' combined experience playing and coaching at a high level with proven track records of delivering success on the pitch.
Training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting promptly at 6.45pm (7.30pm start for pre-season during July & August).
Sessions are carefully planned and delivered by our coaching team and are designed to foster both individual player and team development to help bring success on Saturdays. The Tuesday sessions are physically demanding but enjoyable and in a recent survey, 96% of players rated them at 4 or higher out of 5 stars in terms of quality. On Thursdays, the focus is on preparing the teams for the upcoming games on Saturday with game planning and Captain's run sessions.
JOIN GROSVENOR RUGBY CLUB
With a young squad and a reputation for playing expansive, exciting rugby we place great emphasis on player development and have one of the finest coaching teams in local rugby. We welcome new members of all playing abilities and can guarantee you great rugby, warm hospitality, and the chance to be part of a winning team whether you are looking for serious or social rugby. Our Head Coach Robert Ford will be happy discuss how you could become part of the Grosvenor success story.
Grosvenor Rugby Club Mission
To be a successful, sustainable rugby club with a strong Grosvenor identity, playing an exciting brand of rugby, recognised for good sportsmanship and great hospitality and for making a positive contribution to Ulster Rugby.