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Handsworth Rugby Union Football Club

Handsworth Rugby Union Football Club

 Address: 450 Birmingham Road, Walsall WS5 3JP

The exact origins of Handsworth Rugby Club are unclear, however, according to old newspapers, reported statements and speeches it seems certain that Handsworth Football Club (Rugby Rules) existed in 1870, a year before the founding of the Rugby Union. Originally playing on a field in Heathfield Road, Handsworth. In 1887 secured land at Brownes Green in Handsworth. After the war they played at different loactions. The Birmingham Road land was bought in January 1948, and the first changing rooms were ex-army huts - soon to be known as George Lewis Erection after the purchaser of said huts. The first game at the new ground was on 11th September 1948 against Standard Motors of Coventry.

Website: www.handsworthrufc.com

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