As the oldest Rugby Club in Northwich established in 1907, Winnington Park RUFC are situated in the valley of the River Weaver, the grounds are flanked by other sports facilities at Moss Farm and a Golf Driving Range. ECOLAB, our Landlord and sponsor form one boundary. The Pippins, a pleasant housing development, forms the other.
Two full-size pitches, one floodlit, and a third slightly smaller pitch occupy the site, along with dedicated pitches for all age groups from U6 through to U12 and a training area on the margins. Our pitches are widely regarded as being amongst the best in Cheshire and the hard work of our Groundsman has been praised by the Head Groundsman at Twickenham HQ.
The Clubhouse has changing facilities for up to six teams on the ground floor, with two large baths and a shower area. With seperate Referees changing and a dedicated First Aid / Physio room.
The first floor has a large recently refurbished bar and function room, the Bowden Room. Which boasts a massive 12 foot full HD TV system linked to a surround sound system. Televised sporting events are regularly shown. A smaller traditional lounge with its own bar, a kitchen and toilet facilities complete the upstairs accomodation.
The clubhouse is available to hire for a variety of uses from Birthday / Anniversary celebrations or Conference / Business meetings.
Play can be viewed from the comfort of both bars, and also from the Wilf Platt Memorial Stand, capacity 200. Large car parks accommodate most fixtures, there is provision for parking nearby on big occasions.
We currently run three Senior teams on a Saturday afternoon with an occasional 4th team of Veterans and provide rugby in Northwich at every age level from unders 6's right through to Under 16's, Junior Colts(Under 17s) & Senior Colts(Under 19s) on Sundays here at Burrows Hill.
We are working hard to increase community involvement in the club and to this end we now have Winnington Park Ladies Hockey Club and Weaverham Shadows Running Club based with us.
We welcome players of all ages and abilities and spectators are most welcome to come down have a coffee or sample one of our range of draught beers and bottled drinks and watch some great rugby.
Please refer to the Club Officials / Coaches page for contact tel numbers.