Wed 09 Sep 2020 15:58

Bugbrooke R.F.C. played its very early games as a Sunday social side in the very early 1970s, when a considerable number of people living in the village were playing for various clubs on Saturdays. Many of these early games were against Long Buckby R.F.C. who were very hospitable towards this bunch of nomads with no pitch to call home.

In 1973 Campion School finally employed a teacher of rugby football to complement the soccer already developed in the school. From 1976 onwards these students began to look for games in their local area and it became more and more apparent that there would soon be a need for a full time club.

Chris Douglas, Mick Curtis, Graham Cooper and David Pope decided in 1977 that the time had come to formally establish Bugbrooke R.F.C. and were kindly proposed to the East Midlands R.F.U. by Long Buckby R.F.C. Even at this stage all of the games were played on Sundays.

Bugbrooke R.F.C. played their first Saturday game on the 10th of March 1979 away against Brackley R.F.C. They then started their first full season in 1979-80 playing a collection of friendlies and pool fixtures

In the early days all eating and drinking after the game was at the Five Bells. From there the club moved to the luxury of Bugbrooke Cricket Club. The Club moved to the current premises in 1987.

The Junior Section started in 1985 with the first Colts team playing in the 1988-89 Season. The Mini Section started in 1995 and the club now supports age groups from 6 to Adult. A considerable number of the senior players have progressed through the Colts and are proving a continuing asset to the Club.

The Club earned the RFU Seal of Approval in 2008 and became Bugbrooke RUFC Ltd when Incorporated as an Industrial and Provident Society in 2009

In 2016 the club gained two new pitches and additional training space, courtesy of local farmers Messrs Adams and in 2018 the current clubhouse was completed. In 2020 the club benefitted from new changing rooms