Worcester Warriors Rugby Sweatshirt. Inspired by the great rugby history of Worcester Rugby.
Worcester Rugby – The Early Days
Worcester Rugby Football Club dates back to 1871. And owes its foundations to the cleric Rev Francis John Eld. The playing side made their first outing on November 8, 1871. Against the Worcester Artillery at Somerset Place. In 1893 the Club moved to Pitchcroft and a field adjoining Worcestershire County Cricket Club at New Road. Unfortunately in 1896, the Club was disbanded. In 1908 the Club was revived. And played matches at Pitchcroft and Northwick. In 1913 only one game was played. This was against Gloucester Franciscans before the onset of World War I.
Worcester Warriors Rugby – The 1920s
The Club was reborn following the end of World War I, with their first match coming away at Bromsgrove. A number of new recruits from Malvern, Droitwich, Pershore, and Bromyard led the committee to create an A and B team. The Club continued to grow during the 1920s, playing in the traditional colours of narrowband yellow on blue.
During the 1920s the Club was lucky to have several players with first-class experience: H K Evans (Cardiff & Bristol), F Youd (Cheshire), C F Walters (Neath), F Williams (Glamorgan Wanderers), J N Poynder (Devon & Lancashire), M Averill (Bristol), The Rec JTB Evans (Royal Navy), WJ Hughson (Pontypool), AP Atkins (RAF & Ireland).
Worcester Warriors Rugby – The 1930s
The 1930s were a very strong period for the Club, helped by a talented team and a good community spirit. During the 1931/32 season, the Club played 30 games, winning 27 of them.
The decade saw the team having problems with their grounds, however, and having to move from various playing sites which resulted in the team negotiating and paying a deposit on their own ground opposite the Ketch Inn in Kempsey. When World War II broke out, the Club lost its deposit.
Worcester Warriors Rugby Sweatshirt
The Worcester Warriors Rugby Sweatshirt features a ribbed collar. Also, cuffs with quarter button neckline. In addition, embroided with the heritage Worcester Warriors Rugby crest.
Limited sizes are available.