Effingham and Leatherhead RFC

Why Effingham and Leatherhead RFC

We have an extensive membership of over 600 players providing fun and competitive rugby for all, from U6 through to Senior Mens, a Junior girls team and a large O2 touch rugby program.
We are focussed on the community in which we are based, working closely with local schools to promote the game of rugby and Effingham and Leatherhead RFC
We are based in one of the most desirable villages in the hear of the rural Surrey commuter belt. Members and visitors are generally A, B, C and C1 demographic.
Effingham and Leatherhead RFC Default location
Effingham and Letherhead RFC, KGV Playing Fields, Browns Lane, Effingham
Leatherhead Surrey KT24 5ND
United Kingdom
Surrey GB

About us:

The Eagles Story

1966 – ‘Effingham Rugby Club’ founded by Dr Charles Sutton.

March – The Club’s first game against Guildford and Godalming XV. This first Effingham team consisted of players who had never played before on the one hand, to a player who had represented the Royal Navy on the other. Although leading at halftime it was not to be a successful debut.

October – The Clubs first victory was a 19-10 win against a Battersea Ironsides XV

1975 – The Minis section formed.

1976 – New changing rooms were opened and a tenth anniversary game against Guildford and Godalming was played. 

1982 – The Junior section formed.

1986 – The Clubroom constructed, the occasion was marked by an official opening by the President of Surrey and a game against a Surrey XV.

1986/87 – introduction of Leagues into Rugby Union, The Eagles were placed in Surrey Division 2.

1986/97 – Winners of Surrey Division II, winning promotion to Surrey Division I.

1991 – The 25th anniversary of the Club and a tour to British Columbia. Although the Club has enjoyed many tours both at home and in Europe, this was the first tour to North America and it certainly lived up to expectations with many firm friendships being formed.

1996 – Boasted four Senior sides and a Vets side. At Junior level, the Club was represented at every age group from under 13 to under 18. At Mini level the Club was represented at every level from under 6 to under 12. The Mini section was the fifth largest group in the South East of England.

1996 – Effingham creates one of the first rugby Club websites.

1996/97 – 1st XV winners of Surrey Division 1, promoted to the London South West 3 league.

1997/98 – The Club changed its name to ‘Effingham & Leatherhead RFC’ and adopted ‘The Eagles’ nickname.

1998/99 – Winning ‘the double’, the London 3 South West league and the Surrey Cup. Promoted to London 2 South West League.

2001 – ‘The Eagles’ win the Surrey 7s.

2004 – Fire destroys most of the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse was rebuilt ready for use by the end of 2004/5 season.

2003/4 – The ‘Eagles’ reverted to London 3 South West where they play currently.

2007 – Awarded the RFU’s Seal of Approval.

2009/10 – The London 3 South West League is renumbered as London South West 2.

2015 – Awarded RFU Accreditation Club.

2016 – 50th Anniversary.

2017 – Eagles 2XV win the Surrey East Conference League whilst being unbeaten all season, winning 18 league games.

Club exposure:

Media reach - total annual impressions: ( 17,200 )
On-site exposure

Club information

Club Type: 
Number of Pitches: 
3 - 5
Membership size: 
500 - 1,000
Average weekly attendance: 
500 - 1000


Number of Players: 
500 - 1000
Mini (7)
Youth (8)
Senior (4)
Age Band: 
All Working Age Adults
Under 18
Social demographics: 
A - Upper middle class
B - Middle class


Car Park
Catering Facilities - Internal
Changing Rooms - Female
Changing Rooms - Male
Changing Rooms - Officials
Connectivity (wifi)
Physio Room
Tea / Dining Room