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New Leicestershire club flourishing

06 November 2013

  • Leicestershire's newest club makes promising start
  • Loughborough MP guest of honour at opening match
Quorn Rugby Football Club

Photo: RFU Archive

The Leicestershire village of Quorn has its first rugby club, which has been established by local enthusiasts.

Quorn intend to play only friendly matches and have arranged 18 matches for the club’s first season. Half of Quorn’s opening six matches have been won with the victories coming against Leicestershire rivals Birstall, Leicester University Freshers and Nottingham Casuals thirds.

Nicky Morgan, the Conservative MP for nearby Loughborough, was the guest of honour at Quorn’s historic inaugural match against Birstall.

Quorn play their home matches at the Rawlins Academy in the village and use the White Horse pub for their pre and post-match hospitality.

“There were a few players who lived in the village who were playing for other clubs and we were travelling long distances to play league rugby on Saturdays,” said Quorn secretary Nathaniel Holden.

“We decided to set up a club to play local fixtures within easy reach of the village and friendly matches only and we are having a great season so far. It’s going much better than we probably envisaged.

“We have been getting around 20 players to training regularly and we have attracted quite a few players who were at Loughborough Grammar School as well as a few newcomers to rugby.

“We play a match every two weeks which means that players can have a week off to do all the other things that they need to do on a Saturday and it also means that we can guarantee them game time.”