Stanford Rugby Union Football Club was formed in 1975 by Ted & Bert Higgs & Welshman Mark Thomas after leaving Thames Boardmills.
Stanford played rugby union for several years without a clubhouse until 1980 when lock Brian Hattershank donated a barn in his back yard that backed on to the pitch. In 1988 Stanford moved to their own clubhouse.
Stanford Rugby Football Club is proud to boast a thriving minis and youth section and the young players enjoy top quality coaching and support from all sections of the club, with the emphasis on inclusion and enjoyment and not winning at all costs.
The 1st XV are currently playing league rugby in Essex 2, the 2nd XV play in the Essex Merit League and the 3rd XV are now having regular fixtures.