Chorley Rugby Union Club was founded in 1973 and initially played their matches on the playing fields of Astley Park. Since there was no club house in the early days the team played from the Prince of Wales pub, near the town's covered market. Although the pub offered good post match refreshments, the changing facilities were not ideal and the club's only viable option was move to a site of its own.
In 1981 the Club secured on an area of land off Chancery Road, situated on the edge of the freshly constructed Astley Village estate. Plans were made and work started on the clubhouse on 19th June 1982, the occasion was marked by a turf cutting ceremony. Since then club has been able to secure the use of a second pitch on match days. These pitches currently run 2 senior teams, 6 junior teams and mini tag teams.