Belsize Park RFC is London's most central Rugby club and plays out of Regents Park. It traces its history back to the founding of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and is considered the most widely toured amateur club in the world.
The Club runs four senior teams:
- The 1st XV play in Herts/Middlesex 1 and aim to be promoted again this coming season
- The 2nd XV and the Bulls (3rd XV) compete in the Middlesex Merit Table 2nd Division and 7th Division respectively
- The Buffaloes offer social rugby at its most traditional with weekly friendlies around the capital
|2012-13 1st XV ready for the season (left) and club incorporation at the Horse Guards (right).|
In addition, the Club also is affiliated with and provides coaching for the Regents Park Royals, has an occasional Vets side, and puts out summer touch and sevens sides whilst providing year-round training in central London.
The Club’s ambition is to be the best amateur club in London, encompassing exciting rugby that embraces all playing abilities, the best of parties and social side, and the continuation of an unrivalled touring tradition. Hopefully we can share in this exercise with as many of you as possible.
Club History and Tours
Belsize Park was founded in 1871, and in the same year was one of the 21 founding member clubs of the Rugby Football Union. Since then it has been playing a high standard of rugby while maintaining a very strong and unique social culture.
The Club has a proud and illustrious history of touring and is considered to be the most widely toured amateur club in the world. With two tours a year (one national and one international) for over thirty years, Belsize has toured extensively across North America and Europe, as well as reaching destinations as far-flung as China, Croatia, South Africa, Brazil and Argentina.
Software Business thewealthworks supports Malta rugby tour
A leading developer of specialist wealth management software is to sponsor Belsize Park Rugby Club’s tour of Malta in May.
thewealthworks, based within the Gatwick Diamond, is an affiliate member of Finance Malta, the public-private initiative set up to promote Malta as an International Financial Centre. thewealthworks sees the sponsorship of the most widely toured amateur rugby club in the world, as a further means of raising its profile on the island.
The tour sees Belsize Park play two matches against the Stompers (May 25th) and against an Overseas XV (May 27th) with the tourists also taking a schooner cruise, enjoying water sports and visiting the capital, Valetta. We would like to thank thewealthworks for their generosity in sponsoring our great rugby club and hope to build a lasting relationship with them both on and off the rugby pitch. With a number of players working in financial services we are confident that we can be mutually beneficial to each other’s causes.
It's not too late to join tour and get your playing shirt, which thewealthworks has made possible through their sponsorship.
A good number of you had both the honour and privilege of joining us for Berkshire Tour to York. We played some good hard rugby, had some drunken shenanigans, and memories to last a life time. If we could achieve that in some rainy northern town in November just imagine what we could muster in sunny Malta for 5 days in May?
International tours are what really make the club what it is. If you haven't internationally toured with Belsize then you've only seen half of what this great club is all about. We've scaled the Great Wall of China, had our first training session of the season on Daytona beach, had a day named after us in the state of Nevada, and last season toured Berlin in a fleet of Trabants. This time we have loads of excursions lined up, two fixtures, loads of stash, and accommodation for 5 days all for £300.
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