About Us

Huddersfield YMCA Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union team based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. We run three senior sides, a full set of junior teams and women’s teams.

The Rugby Club was formed in 1927 by 6 YMCA members, who had up till then been playing their rugby for Huddersfield RUFC. The ground and clubhouse are still on the original site although there have been a number of changes since then.

A concrete Club House was built and opened in 1975 with this being replaced by the present building “The Lawrence Batley Centre” which was built and opened in 1995. Prior to these and during redevelopment projects, players were fed and watered in a number local of hostelries including the White Swan & Packhorse Mews, Spotted Cow, Dusty Miller and Wappy Spring. The present main pitch was opened in 1989 with the “Lawrence Batley Stand” (Now known as “The Thomas Crapper Stand”)following in 1996.

A Junior Section started during the summer of 1971. The 2012/13 season marked our 40th anniversary of developing and promoting junior rugby for every age group – from U6s through to colts and seniors. This is very clearly reflected in the large number of home-grown players that now make up our First XV. We have a great group RFU qualified coaches that are CRB-checked and ready to take your children from Tag rugby, through mini rugby, and onto the senior game.

If you’re new to the area, the game or just want to try something different then come and try rugby union in a warm and friendly environment.

All players aged between 16 & 45 are welcome to come along to senior training regardless of experience.

Training Times
Tuesday: 18:45 – 20:30
Thursday: 18:45 – 20:30

Location
Laund Hill Stadium, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3XF

For directions or information, please contact Damon Scholes on 07862 272025

Laund Hill Stadium, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3XF

Laund Hill Stadium is a first class, RFU Gold Standard facility set within 18 acres of finely manicured sports grounds. It is a peaceful venue which can provide superb facilities for any function or event.

It has 10 playing fields with an exceptional first team pitch with a stand that can seat up to 1,000 people.

With parking for over 100 cars, we host a cosy newly refurbished Armitage Leisure Lounge Sports Bar with all important air conditioning in both bars, also serving excellent beers, our private Enterprise Print function Suite can hold up to 200 people and with our beautiful grounds.

League

  • Yorkshire 3 Champions: 1996-97
  • Yorkshire 2 Champions (2): 1997-98, 2001–02
  • Yorkshire 1 Champions: 1998-99
  • Durham/Northumberland 1 v Yorkshire 1 promotion playoff Winners: 2012-13
  • North 1 (east v west) promotion playoff Winners: 2013-14

Cup

  • Yorkshire Silver Trophy Winners: 1982-83, 1995-96
  • Yorkshire Cable Shield Runners-up: 1996-97
  • Yorkshire Shield Winners: 1997-98
  • RFU Junior Tetley Bitter Vase Winners: 1997-98
Promotions Relegations
Yorkshire League 2 Runners-up 1987-88
Relegated to Yorkshire 2 League 1989-90
Relegated to Yorkshire 3 League 1995-96
Yorkshire League 3 Champions 1996-97
Yorkshire League 2 Champions 1997-98
Yorkshire League 1 Champions 1998-99
Promoted to North East 3 League 1999
Re-formed Yorkshire 1 League 2000-01
Yorkshire League 2 Champions 2001-02
Relegated to Yorkshire 2 League 2007-08
Promoted to Yorkshire 1 League 2010-11
Promoted to North One East 2012-13
Promoted to National League 3 2013-14
Relegated to North One East 2015-16