Whitby Rugby Club

Welcome to Whitby Rugby Club

We are a small club on the North East Coast of Yorkshire, a very friendly club with an emphasis on traditional rugby values. Our main aim is to provide sport and a place to meet for our surrounding community. We are affilated to the RFU and the YRFU. We currently play in Durham & Northumberland League Division 2 (level ) after winning promotion last season and our Harlequins play in the Teesside Social League. We always welcome new players to the club.

1st 11

Our 1st team.....

2nd 11

Our 2nd team.....

Mini Maroons

Our junior section "The Mini Maroons" is in the process of being rebuilt. We have loads of coaches and plenty of children aged 6 to 14 but new or returning children will be always welcome. Check out the Junior section for more information.

Player Restrictions


1st 11

You must be at least 6 foot 12, weigh in at 500 pound, run the 100 metres in less than 5 seconds and hit like a tank


2nd 11

Just slightly less than the first, but not by much!!!!


Mini Maroons

age 6/11 paid members etcetc .................

Our History

Where it all began

Where it all began Whitby rugby club held a meeting at whitby police station on monday 24th september 1951. We were known as Whitby Harlequins Rugby Football club and the club has moved through the years with success and knowing that playing rugby with pride was always the way forward to be. Its always be our policy to be a grassroots club and to support the community as we know they support us. Nowadays we have a great clubhouse with a modern out lay. Function room with a bar and a very comfortable lounge area. The club has 2 senior teams and over 100 juniors playing on a sunday.

Past Internationals

Mrs Emma Garbutt (nee Scourfield) played for England Ladies, but played for England 1993-1997.

Lee Johnston played youth rugby and senior rugby, now he is a Great Britain Olympic Bobsleigher. His brother Carl played for the Academy and now follows his brother as an Olympic Bobsleigher.

And then along came Jamie Noon. He started school at Fyling Hall, where under guidance from Paul Blackwell. Newcastle Falcons snapped up Jamie after a spell at Whitby. He played for Newcastle Falcons for 10 years, Played for England at full international level and scored a hat trick v Scotland at Twickenham. He has now moved to Brive (France) to carry on his rugby career.