Our Story
Royal Arsenal Rugby Club is predominantly a social group who play Tag (NON contact) Rugby weekly, based on the Royal Arsenal Riverside SE London, that competes in East London Leagues.
On occasions nicknamed “The Wooly Arses”, the club was founded in 2014 by John Gavin and Errol Slater having been inspired by a friend who organised a game of touch rugby in Blackheath. Through sheer dedication and passion it has grown like no other club of it’s kind and are officially accredited by the RFU, the very first Tag Club to be accepted into the organisation. The ambitions do not stop there by any means, because the club have massive plans for the future. To this date it is very much a community driven endeavour hosting monthly events to keep the local community engaged. They also frequently raise money for worthwhile charities.
With membership increasing monthly, the club are gaining enough interest to one day create a full contact rugby team and have their own clubhouse or even an arena for non contact sports.
When: Every Sunday at 11:00am
Where: MOD ground in front of Parade Barracks Woolwich
Also Wednesdays in summer in Wellington Park at 7:30pm Royal Arsenal
We enter our teams into the London Leagues every month. Our most recent league win was in Stratford South next to the Olympic Park in April 2019.

Currently the club have two teams that play regularly in the league, Woolwich Arsenal & Royal Arsenal.

Join us if you’re a resident or NOT of the Royal Arsenal. No need to know the rules, we’ll explain as we go.

2018 Milestones

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