The Club

Hackney RFC is east London’s fastest growing rugby club, with 4 mens sides, a rapidly growing women's side and an award winning youth division. This success saw the club rewarded in 2009 with a trip to play at Twickenham ahead of the Premiership Final after winning the Club Together competition.

New players will find a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, a great social side and big plans for the future. We have a wide range of nationalities representing the club, and our players travel from across the capital, as we’re easily reachable from Islington, Walthamstow, Tottenham and Bethnal Green.

After winning the Herts. / Middlesex League 1 in 2014, Hackney 1st XV (known as the Griffins as a nod to the Old Griffins who started the club) now play in Level 8 of the RFU structure - London and South East league 3 (North West)

The 2nd XV (known as the Gargoyles) were promoted up a remarkable 7 leagues in 5 years and play in the Hertfordshire / Middlesex Merit table structure

The 3rd XV (known as the Gogs) play competitve league rugby as well as embracing some of the more social aspects of the game!

The 4th XV are an occasional friendly side, with aims to introduce young adults from the juniors into senior rugby alongside veterans.

The clubs junior section (known as the Bulls) continutes to go from strength to strength with sides at all age group levels

Hackney ladies side is known as the Gladies. Formed in 2010, after only 3 years they secured promotion in 2013 to London and south east level 2 (North). They are always on the look out for new recruits of all levels of abilities!

On the 27th August 2015 the club was awarded the RFU's Clubmark Accreditation.

Hackney RFC RFU Accreditation