Wisbech RUFC was formed in 1947. The Club moved to its present town centre location in the 1960s when land and a building belonging to the National Trust Peckover House estate became available. The clubhouse was a converted stable and pitches were used by a riding club in the summer. Dedicated club members created a club room with a bar, kitchen and open fire. Two changing rooms shared the traditional communal bath. After long negotiations with the National Trust permission was gained to carry out a demolish and rebuild of the Clubhouse. Careful management of the Club over many years meant that a substantial 6 figure sum was available for the project. The completed project which was supported by Sports England provided 4 changing rooms with their own shower rooms, a refs’ room, a kitchen and larger club room. The Clubhouse was opened by Mike Teague, Gloucester, England & British Lions in April 1998. In 2011 the Clubhouse was extended with the addition of a function room, and in 2015 the Club worked in partnership with the RFU to enhance the Club’s social spaces
Mini rugby started in 1978 with over 100 youngsters, a handful of balls and several enthusiastic coaches. There has been continuity of provision for mini and youth rugby since that time. Age group teams have won Cambridgeshire RFU and Eastern Counties RU competitions regularly during this time. Mini and youth teams have toured in Norfolk, Donegal, Windsor, East Midlands, the Cotswolds, Derbyshire & Yorkshire. Our mini & junior rugby teams enter festivals & tornaments across the region. Wisbech RUFC joined the RFU’s Kid’s First programme in 2016.During the 2016-17 season Wisbech RUFC has run age group squads involving nearly 150 youngsters from U7-U15.
League & Cup Successes
1997-1998 – Eastern Counties 4 North Winners promoted to Eastern Counties 3 RFU Junior Vase QF lost to Tredworth, Gloucester
1998-1999 – Eastern Counties 3 North Winners promoted to Eastern Counties 2
2002/2003 – Cambs County Cup Finalists (Runners Up) Shelford II v Wisbech
2003/2004 – Eastern Counties 2 Runners Up promoted to Eastern Counties 1
2004/2005 – Eastern Counties 1 Winners (Unbeaten P18 W18) promoted to London North East 4
2005/2006 – London North East 4 Runners Up (missed out on promotion by points difference) Round 6 Powergen Junior Vase Wisbech 8 v 10 Sidmouth
2007/2008 – QF EDF Energy Junior Vase Wisbech 8 v 23 Castleford. 2nd XV promoted to Norfolk Merit 1
2008/2009 – Eastern Counties 1 Runners Up promoted to London North East 3 after winning play off against Campion of Essex 1. Cambs County Intermediate Cup Finalists (Runners Up) Shelford II v Wisbech
2009-2010 Cambs County Intermediate Cup Runners Up: Saffron Walden v Wisbech
2012-2013 Cambs County Intermediate Cup Runners Up: Shelford v Wisbech
2015-2016 Cambs County Junior Cup Winners.