Kingston Rugby Club Vets scrum time

Kingston Rugby Club Vets scrummage

Kingston rugby club is one of the oldest surviving rugby clubs, originating in 1887. It has been through a lot in its life, but is still alive and kicking. Hopefully this page will show not only some of the history, but also illustrate how the work and dedication of members has kept this club running for the past 100 years. Recent times has been a good example of how the determination of members ensured the clubhouse was rebuilt after the arson attack destroyed the previous one.

If anybody has photos of past players, teams that can be added to this page, please email the images to Graeme Maisey at: graeme@kingstonrfc.com
Or bring them down the club where I can scan them and return them to you.


john-cartwrightJohn Cartwright, one of our old boys sadly died from throat cancer on 15th November. John played for the 1st XV on the flank during the 1960’s through to the 1980’s. He attended a number of the OP lunches prior to his illness. Something of a character, his favourite drinking game was to challenge all-comers to beat him downing a pint with his hands behind his back his teeth came out, pint mug secured by remaining teeth, throat open and poured down a pint ……never beaten!! John is centre/ bottom with his tankard.