You got questions? We got answers.
Can I just turn up?
Since 1897 Eccles RFC has welcomed new players, members and supporters with open arms. However, our traditional hospitality must now adapt to the current COVID19 restrictions. Before you arrive at the club we need your contact details so we can reach you should an infection be reported. We appreciate you’ll want to experience what the club offers before you commit to registering as a player or member, so if you’d like to attend a training session please first contact the relevant coach or team manger who will ask you to complete an easy online declaration which takes about 90 seconds to submit using your phone. Contact details can be found here TEAMS
When do the Seniors train?
Men & Women train Tuesdays and Thursdays 19:00 - 20:30. Colts train Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:00. There's also Saturday Touch Rugby 10:00-12:00. New recruits are welcomed. Please contact Director of Rugby Sam Simpson 07935 403171 or Ladies Head Coach James Wright 07791 227616
When do the Minis & Juniors train?
Wednesday evening training is typically 18.30 start depending on age group, please check with team manager or coach. Sunday training typically 10.00-11.30 or 10.30- 11.30 depending on age group. See the map below for pitch allocation for your age-group. We have teams from U5-U16 for boys and girls. New recruits are always welcomed. Please contact Safeguarding Officer Heather Thorpe 07762 081105 or M&J Chair Dan Nicholls 07789 202189 for more information.
How do I join?
New players can sign up on this link REGISTRATION Any problems call Heather Thorpe 07762 081105
How much is membership?
We beleive in Rugby for All. To keep Rugby accessible to our community our membership represents unrivalled value. Senior Player (Men and Women) £100. Mini & Junior Player £100. Colts £100. Walking Rugby Player £25. Non-Player £25. More details here MEMBERSHIP
What facilities does the club have?
Four grass pitches, floodlight 3G training pitch, physio facilities, gym with weights and cardio equipment, clubhouse with bar, kitchen, cafe, Wi-Fi, Sky Sports, conference room ( international media newsroom and first team hot tub in planning) More details here FACILITIES
Where can I get club kit?
Eccles RFC have worn the iconinc Navy and White hoops for over 100 years. A wide range of club apparel, including socks and shorts, are available here CLUB SHOP
How can I get involved and help?
Coaches, Managers, First Aiders, Photographers, Match reporters, Administrators, Groundskeepers, Chief Cooks and Bottle Washers are lavished with praise at Eccles RFC. If you'd like to join thier celebrated ranks please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you found my boots/keys/phone/sense of humour?
If you’ve lost or left items at Eccles RFC there is the possibility the club’s resident collectomaniac and Bar Manager Marie Wilson 07908 667160 may have it stored safely alongside Lord Lucan, Shergar, the Holy Grail and last season’s silverwear in one of her many cupboards.
What time is Kick Off?
Team managers will communicate meet up details and kick off times for players typically through team whatsapp groups. Spectators can follow the club’s news published daily on Twitter @EcclesRugby
What pitch am I on?
Senior and Colts teams typically play on Pitch 1 or Pitch 3 under the tunnel and you'll find details written on the channging room board on Match Day. Mini and Junior teams will typically occupy the areas indicated on the map below unless otherwise advised by the team manager.