Ashington JW RFC

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Ashington RFC
Full nameAshington Joint Welfare Rugby Football Club
UnionNorthumberland RFU
Founded1922; 100 years ago (1922)
LocationAshington, Northumberland, England
League(s)Durham/Northumberland 2
2019–207th
Official website
www.pitchero.com/clubs/ashington

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

History[edit]

The rugby club was founded in 1922 by amalgamating the two Ashington Welfares, hence the club's official title of Ashington Joint Welfare RFC.[1]

Ashington currently reside in Durham/Northumberland 2 after they were relegated in 2012[2] from Durham/Northumberland 1.[3] Ashington have won the Northumberland Senior Plate a joint record three times. The club made national news headlines in 2019 with its infamous clubhouse party games at Christmas time. [4]


Honours[edit]

  • North East 2 Champions: 1995
  • Durham/Northumberland 1 Champions: 1990
  • Durham/Northumberland 2 Champions: 2008
  • Northumberland Senior Plate Winners (3): 2002, 2006, 2008

References[edit]

  1. "Rugby - Ashington History". Ashington RFC. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  2. "Ashington relegated from Durham/Northumberland 2". Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  3. "2011-2012 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  4. "Rugby players filmed using naked human bowling balls in raucous Christmas party". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 31 March 2021.


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