The Wanderers were originally the third and fourth teams of Worcester Rugby Club before Worcester became a professional team. In 1998 it was decided that they should enter an amateur side into the leagues, but under the RFU rules, they could not enter another team under the name of Worcester Rugby Club, as they already had one team in the league under that name.
So they took the name of the old third team who played under the name of Wanderers. Therefore, in 1999 Worcester Wanderers entered the bottom rung of the leagues.
Over the first three years they played, Wanderers were promoted three times, and after a spell in National League Three South West in 2013/14, they now play their rugby in Midlands One West. The Wanderers 2nd XV also play league rugby and have enjoyed success. The Wanderers also have a very successful Colts side which has won The National Plate Competition, with several of that winning side having moved up to the 1st XV.
|President||Michael Clarke: 01905 428767 or 07917 872738|
|Secretary||Geoff Adams: 07980 628112|
|Fixture Secretary||Roy Saunders: 01299 822292 or 07944 787602|
|Director of Rugby||Stuart James: 01905 453722 or 07973 201707|
|1st Team Manager||Sean Bairstow: 01905 613532 or 07767 200 189|
|2nd Team Manager||John Yarwood: 01299 250446 or 07909 977764|
|3rd/4th Team||Manager Geoff Adams: 07980 628112|
|Colts Manager||Pete Johnson: 01905 611667 or 07973 940410|
Worcester RFC has a thriving Ladies Section with two senior teams and two youth teams (U15s and U18s) offering rugby for all ages and standards from novices to internationals. The Ladies 1st XV compete in the RFUW Premiership and topped the table last season.
The 1st XV are coached by ex-international Donna Kennedy, capped 115 times for Scotland, assisted by Steve Watkins and Jason Allen. The 2nd XV coaching team, led by Josh Phillips, includes Rich Hepple and ex-Worcester prop Kelly Phasey.
Worcester has a long history of international success, with five players representing their respective countries at the 2010 Rugby World Cup and three players in the England squad for the 2013 Sevens Rugby World Cup.
For further information on the Ladies sides please contact Karen Jones on 07876 554898, or for the U15s or U18s contact Keith Morris on 07760 282723.
To see Ladies team fixtures click here
The Mini/Junior Section meets at WRFC on most Sunday mornings and has a full home and away fixture list. Last year more than 500 youngsters were registered in 11 age groups representing teams from Under 7 to Under 17, along with Ladies Under 15's and 18's.
Visit the website or for more information on the Mini/Junior Section please contact any of the below:
|Chairman||Adrian Heffernan - 01905 755639 or 07989442825 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=Worcester%20Rugby%20Juniors|
|Vice Chairman||Henry Catherwood - 01905 921164 or 07875 219727 mailto:email@example.com?Subject=Worcester%20Juniors%20Rugby|
|Hon Secretary and Club Welfare Officer||Bryan Radford - 01905 24112 or 07875 880040 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=Worcester%20Juniors%20Rugby|