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Ashington JW RFC

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Ashington JW RFC
Full nameAshington Joint Welfare Rugby Football Club
UnionNorthumberland RFU
Founded1922; 99 years ago (1922)
LocationAshington, Northumberland, England
League(s)Durham/Northumberland 2
Official website

Ashington JW RFC is a rugby union team based in Ashington, Northumberland in north-east England. The club play in Durham/Northumberland 2 at the eighth tier of the English rugby union system.


The rugby club was founded in 1922 by amalgamating the two Ashington Welfares, hence the clubs official title of Ashington Joint Welfare R.F.C. How or why the amalgamation occurred is unclear but reference to Northumberland County Records shows that prior to 1922 Ashington won the No 2 Cup competition in 1908, while Ashington and Hirst United won the No 3 cup the same year.[1].

Ashington currently reside in Durham/Northumberland 2 since relegation from Durham/Northumberland 1 in 2012.


  • North East 2 Division Champions: 1994-95
  • Durham/Northumberland 2 Division Champions: 2007-08 [2]
  • Northumberland Senior Plate: 2002, 2006, 2008


  1. "Rugby - Ashington History". Ashington RFC. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. "2007-08 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 23 August 2017.

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