Lincoln Rugby Football Club, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Lincoln Rugby Football Club, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

In 1882 the first Lincoln Rugby Club was formed and games were played in a field opposite the Golden Cross Inn on the High Street, roughly where Cranwell Street is today.

Lincoln, as far as is known, was the only club in the county at the time and in order to get matches had to play across the border in Yorkshire. This proved to be a financial burden for the amateur players who had to fund the transport arrangements out of their own pockets.

The club's initial period of life only lasted two or three years due to the difficulty in obtaining matches but it did reform again a few years later with D.M.Bell as Chairman of the Committee.

A purple braided cap dated 1899-1900 with the letters LRFC and bearing the Imp Logo is evidence that the Club was certainly going strong at that time. Understandably rugby seems to have ceased during the years of the Great War.

Today, LRFC is successful and popular. Please visit the official website for further information.

Address Lincoln Rugby Football Club
Longdales Park, Lodge Lane
Telephone 01522 753967
Area More information on Lincoln