History of Moore Rugby Union Football Club
The Gentlemen of Moore R.U.F.C was founded in November 1968, when a group of like-minded people were gathered in the Red Lion pub in Moore. Their common interest in rugby led to the suggestion that they form a rugby club. The inaugural meeting was held at the home of Mr. Ian. Trevithic in Moore, and the Club was born. Early games were always played ‘away’ on a Sunday, as a pitch had not yet been obtained.
The first game was against Warrington Vikings. Eventually, the Club obtained the lease of a field in Moss Lane and home games were now a reality.
A short while later the Club was able to obtain an old motorway site hut which, after a great deal of effort by the members, was opened complete with changing rooms and bar.
Over time, the Club was able to purchase the land that the Clubhouse and pitch are on.
The third team, if playing at home, used different fields over the years that were kindly lent to the Club by different farmers. Finally, in 1981, a lease for the field next to the first team pitch was obtained.
The 1990’s saw the Club rewarded for their efforts again, when Lottery and Foundation for the Sports and Arts grants were obtained which enabled the Club to build a new Clubhouse and changing facilities. Success on the field came in the late 90’s by being league champions for three successive years.
The club has gone from strength to strength in the 21st Century, keeping a solid playerbase with a men's 1st and 2nd XV being fielded to this day. The club has also expanded and now includes a Ladies team and a developing youth programme for both ladies and men's teams.
In 2019, the name of the club was also changed to bring it in line with these changes, and Moore Rugby Union Football Club is now one of the fastest growing clubs in the country.
Moore RUFC Committee 2023/24
Rugby Committee Chairman