Club History


The port of Goole, founded in the 1820’s is situated in the East Riding of Yorkshire and has a current population of approximately 18,500. The rugby club was formed in 1927 as Goole Grammar School Old Boys and became affiliated with the Yorkshire Rugby Union in 1929 earning a good reputation throughout the county in the early years. This early success resulted in winning the Yorkshire Shield in consecutive seasons before the ultimate achievement for a small club in 1956 when they won the Yorkshire Cup. Since then however the trophies have been limited to regional and 7-a-side successes and Yorkshire Silver Trophy in 2013/14 as Goole stuck to its 100% amateur status being historically made up of local players.

As the club expanded it outgrew its old ground with the development of a thriving Mini & Junior section and subsequently moved to its current location in 1996 as part of a multi-sport development. The club currently runs two senior teams and junior teams from Under 19’s right down to Under 7’s. In 2000/01 the club achieved its highest league position and finished third in North Two East (Level 6) however, since then have slipped down the leagues to the current position in Yorkshire Two after winning Yorkshire Three during the 2013/14 season.