Nestled in the heart of Consett, a story of passion, unity, and sportsmanship has unfolded over a century. Consett Rugby Club, an integral part of the community, is proudly commemorating its 100th anniversary, a milestone that echoes with shared triumphs, friendships, and dedication.
In 1923, a historic moment occurred at The Braes Hotel, as a group of pioneers marked the birth of Consett Rugby Club. Guided by Mr. Taylor’s leadership, they embarked on a journey that would transform the town’s sports landscape. From its inception at Quarry Drift Field to its current home at Belle Vue Park, the club has been the nucleus of camaraderie.
As the decades unfolded, Consett Rugby Club’s determination was unwavering. The acquisition of ‘The Demi’ in the 1990s marked an era of growth, and the 21st century saw the rise of junior teams and inclusivity initiatives, including the addition of a ladies’ team. The club’s ethos remained constant—embracing all, fostering friendships, and nurturing talent.
Today, Consett Rugby Club thrives with three senior teams and an impressive junior section of 350 players. The forthcoming addition of walking rugby exemplifies the club’s commitment to accessibility. With humility and camaraderie at its core, the club defines success through bonds forged both on and off the field.
To celebrate its centenary, the club has planned an array of events, including a showcase game and a Sportsman’s dinner. Banners and memorabilia will preserve this milestone, a testimony to the shared memories and triumphs that shape its legacy.
Joe Darroch, President of Consett Rugby Club, aptly encapsulates the ethos: “Never be afraid to come through our doors at the ground, you will be made welcome.” The club’s doors are open wide to all, a testament to its enduring power in uniting people through sport.
As the celebration unfolds, Consett Rugby Club stands as a testament to community spirit, resilience, and the timeless allure of a shared passion.
With its 100-year journey inspiring the next chapter, the club’s legacy continues to be etched in the heart of Consett.