Sussex Rugby Football Union
Sussex RFU is the governing body for all Rugby Union
in the administrative Counties of East Sussex, West Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove.
We celebrated our 125th Anniversary in 2008. There are 41 Clubs, including Universities of Brighton, Chichester and Sussex, from the very old - Brighton FC (RFU) - founded 1868 - to the very new - Horley RFC and Brighton & Hove Medical School who joined us in 2008. In 2006-7, for the first time Sussex RFU had the honour of providing the President of the Rugby Football Union, R.A.G (Bob) Rogers.
Our clubs range from Chichester and Worthing in the West to Crowborough and Hastings & Bexhill in the East, and from Littlehampton and Rye on the Coast to Horsham and Crawley in the North. The larger Clubs have thriving mini and youth sections, and many run Womens' and Girls teams.
We have very active Committees working on Coaching, Playing and Community Rugby, in conjunction
with our Schools Union. The County is divided into four 'Rugby Development Partnerships', with Clubs,
Local authorities and Schools involved. Each has its own Community Rugby Coach
working under the direction of County Rugby Development Officer, Mal Chumbley.
The Sussex Society of Rugby Union Referees is recognised as one of the most
innovative and pro-active in the country.
The Sussex Fixture Bureau is on-line at - www.sussexrugby.co.uk
Our clubs play in Leagues from level 4 to 12, we have a thriving 7 - level Sussex Knock-out Competition,
and the County administers Leagues and Knockout competitions for every
Senior Men's side from 1st XV - to 6th XV, and for Youth sides from U13 to U18 Colts.
For all the information about Sussex RFU and its Clubs, look at our comprehensive Website