Sussex Rugby

Why Sussex Rugby

Sussex Rugby reaches beyond players to encompass a host of coaches, match officials, volunteers, parents, clubs and schools.
Rugby is a game for all ages and genders, with female rugby an established part of the rugby landscape. Various forms of the game exist catering for all tastes and providing suitably positive rugby experiences.
Rugby World Cup takes place in 2019 and will ensure a rise in interest of the game.
Sussex Rugby Default location
The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue
Hove East Sussex BN3 2PJ
United Kingdom
East Sussex GB

About us:

Sussex Rugby Football Union was formed in 1883 and governs Rugby Union in East and West Sussex, and the city of Brighton & Hove. Over 1800 players take the field each week within Sussex, playing for clubs and schools. Over 100 referees help to ensure the games take place, along with an army of coaches and volunteers. 

By sponsoring Sussex Rugby you will;

  • Reach a large audience - but this can be targetted by gender and age if you prefer.
  • Come on board at a time when huge work has already been done to make sure the game appeals to a wide range people - and is both safe and enjoyable.
  • Benefit from exposure to a demographic that is family orientated.


Representative teams exist at each U15, U16, U17, U18, U20, Seniors and 7's for males, and U15, U18, Seniors for females. Sussex is linked with Harlequins Rugby Club to provide the performance pathway for talented players. This includes U13, U14, U15, and U16 players with Academy places beyond this.

Sussex has a rich history in developing players who go on to the highest levels;

  • Dylan Hartley
  • Joe Launchbury
  • Joe Marler
  • Rob Buchanan
  • Billy Twelvetrees
  • Marcus Smith
  • Dino Lamb
  • Tom Bowen
  • Tom Mitchell
  • Jessica Breach
  • Amy Wilson Hardy


To name but a few...with more to come!

Club exposure:

Media reach - total annual impressions: ( 500 )
Internet / website

Club information

Club Type: 
Club Colours: 
White, Sky Blue, Blue
Membership size: 
0 - 50
Average weekly attendance: 
0 - 50


Number of Players: 
100 - 500
Senior (3)
Youth (4)
Senior (1)
Youth (2)
Age Band: 
Under 18
19 – 24
25 – 34
35 – 44
Social demographics: 
B - Middle class
C1 - Lower middle class
C2 - Skilled working class
D - Working class