Why H.A.C. RFC
The HAC Rugby Club was founded in 1896. For many years after WW2 it ran three regular sides comprised solely of members from the Regiment. By the early 1970s it had opened its membership to Non-Regimental players, and at its peak in the early 1980s, was putting out each week as many as 9 teams. The Club joined the RFU leagues in the late 1980s and since the end of the '90s has competed in the Herts & Middlesex leagues.
In recent seasons HAC RFC has gone from strength to strength, and four promotions in six years, including three consecutive league wins in 2010, ’11 and ‘12 sees the 1st XV competing in London 2 North-West. The 2nd XV have finished top of the Middlesex Merit Table First Division two years in a row, winning the Cup in an exciting final held in April this year. The 3rd XV are no strangers to success reaching the MMT Div 2 Final in 2014 narrowly missing out in 2015 to a last minute try in their home semi-final.
May 14th 2011 also saw the proudest day in the Rugby Club's history as HAC RFC won the RFU National Junior Vase, defeating Old Edwardians 37-6 in the final at Twickenham. With towards a thousand clubs from all corners of England entering this competition in the initial stages, this was a huge achievement and a very special day out at the home of rugby.
Matches are played at home (at the superb HAC ground) and away (within the Greater London area) on Saturday afternoons, from September through to April. Contact us for details on pre-season and regular season training.
The active social life of the club has built the spirit and camaraderie which has been the foundation of success in recent seasons, and there are regular social events, ranging from informal nights out after games to organised events such as the Christmas Social, End of Season Ball and annual Rugby Tour.