Driffield Rugby Union Club is a member of the RFU and Yorkshire RFU, playing its senior fixtures in North One East. The Club’s aim is to provide a safe, friendly and enjoyable venue for people to play, support and take part in the ethos of rugby union.
Driffield fields five senior teams (four men’s and one ladies), and mini/juniors at every age group from Under 6s to Under 16s, every week during the season. All teams welcome new members – please contact the club for further details.
Training for senior male teams is held Monday and Thursday nights at 7pm on the floodlit pitch on Mucky Duck Lane. During July/August training nights are Monday and Wednesday.
Driffield attracts a support of some 300 to 400 people at home games and boasts one of the largest away-match travelling contingents in the Northern leagues.
Letter from the Chairman
I am very honoured to have been given the chance of being Chairman of the club I feel very passionate about. Firstly, on behalf of all the club, I want to thank Andrew Chapman – he has now stood down after 9 years’ of leadership, leaving the club in a very healthy position both on and off the field.
Driffield RUFC prides itself on offering rugby to all. We are one of the few clubs in the North of England who field four senior men’s sides every Saturday. The strength in numbers comes from having a thriving mini / junior section : 240 players registered last season from Under 6s all the way up to Colts.
We also have a great Ladies section who go from strength to strength. This season they enter their 2nd season of league rugby. Under the guidance of coach Mitch they plan to make numbers grow, allowing them to run a development side.
We also have a strong O2 Touch contingent opening the game to all ages.
At Driffield RUFC we believe it is important to be strong in every section of the club, from the 1st XV down to the under 6s, and we will continue to put a structure in place to continue this. A big thank you must go to all members of the Executive Committee : without their hard work behind the scenes the club would be a very different place.
Congratulations go this season’s President, Richard (Dick) Dee. He has been involved with the club for many years. He started playing his senior rugby in the late 70s, played second row in the 1st XV for a number of years, and skippered the 2nds later in his playing career. When he retired from playing he was still a regular visitor to the club, supporting the team at home and away games.
This season sees the Woldsmen once again in North East 1 : a very competitive league which pitches them against some great sides and plenty of local derbies to put add spice to games. Under the guidance of Coops, the expert coaching of Denchy and Mitch, and with the on-field leadership of Rob we can look forward to an excellent season both on and off the field.
Good luck to all players who are lucky enough to pull on the blue, black and white this season. Up the Woldsmen.
Dom Thompson – Club Chairman
In January 2002 the club proudly opened a new clubhouse. The clubhouse is the focal point for the pre- and post-match activities, ladies, mini and junior rugby on Sundays and numerous social events throughout the year. On match days the clubhouse accommodates up to 150 people for a three course pre-match lunch.
It is available for private hire – click here to read more.