The Vintage Bath Rugby Sweatshirt. It is inspired by the history of this famous club.
Bath Rugby established in 1865
Bath Football Club is one of the oldest clubs in existence. It was founded in 1865. By members of Lansdown Cricket Club in Bath. The Cricket Club was founded a year earlier in 1825. It is believed the Rugby Club was created by the Cricketers for something to do in the winter. This is the reason why the club colours of the two clubs are identical.
The club’s original home was based at North Parade. They then led a nomadic existence during the 1800s. Bath played at Claverton Down, Lambridge Meadows, Taylor’s Field, and Henrietta Park. Also, they leased a plot of land at Pulteney Meadow. This is where today’s Rec stands. In addition, most games were played against local opposition. This included teams like Weston-super-Mare, Gloucester, Clifton, and the “Arabs” from Bristol.
Bath Rugby tour of Wales and France
By the 1890s. Welsh clubs were starting to become regular opponents. Teams like Penarth and Cardiff were regularly appearing in the fixture list. But, Bath tended to field a lightweight pack. So, they would suffer regular defeats. The club played its first fixture against overseas opposition in 1907. They played Racing Club de Bordelais at the Rec Ground in Bath. Also, in 1954 Bath Rugby played games in France. They beat the French team’s St Claude (23–3). Givors (9–6) and Tour du Pin (17–0).
In addition, the tour was repeated the following year. Firstly a win over St Claude (13–8). Secondly, defeating Dijon (14–0). Finally victory over Macon (8–3). The captain was Peter Sibley. And he was the first to develop the ethos for fast, attacking rugby in the Sixties.
Vintage Bath Rugby Sweatshirt
The Vintage Bath Rugby Sweatshirt features a ribbed collar. Also, cuffs with quarter button neckline. In addition, embroided with the vintage Bath Rugby crest.
Limited sizes are available.