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Rugby Town

Currently Playing In:

Souther League Division One Central


An association football club from the town of Rugby has been competing since 1956, when playing in The Rugby & District League as ‘Valley Sports‘ . The club later featured in The Coventry & Partnership competition and The North Warwickshire League but after joining the United Counties League in 1969 changed its name to VS Rugby.

In 1975 VS Rugby joined The West Midlands (regional) League where they remained until 1983, a year when the club won The FA Vase at Wembley and were admitted to The Southern League.

In their fourth campaign in The Midland Division, promotion was achieved as champions and led to six seasons at Premier level. Sadly the club suffered a difficult period on and off the field in the late nineties and relegation was followed by another name change to Rugby United in 2000.

In 2004 a return to the Premier Division was achieved through the play-offs and one year later the club settled down as RugbyTown, found the higher level difficult to retain but have since proved a challenger in Division One Central.


Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
Valley Sports 56-71, Valley Sport Rugby 71-73, VS Rugby 73-2000 and Rugby United 2000-2005
Butlin Road, Rugby, Warwicks CV21 3SD
01788 844 806
From M6 Junction 1 North and South take A426 signed Rugby, at third island turn left into Boughton Road. Continue along Boughton Road, after passing under viaduct turn right at traffic lights. B5414 up the hill take second left at mini island into Butlin Road.
Record Attendance:
3961 v NorthamptonTown FA Cup 1984
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Midland Football Combination Division One 2001-2002

Club History

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1977-1978West Midlands League Premier Division13thGeoff Coleman
1978-1979West Midlands League Premier Division13thGeoff Coleman
1979-1980West Midlands League Premier Division17thSyd Hall
1980-1981West Midlands League Premier Division18thSyd Hall
1981-1982West Midlands League Premier Division8thJimmy Knox
1982-1983West Midlands League Premier Division7thJimmy Knox
1983-1984Southern League Midland Division10thJimmy Knox
1984-1985Southern League Midland Division5thJimmy Knox
1985-1986Southern League Midland Division4thJimmy Knox
 1986-1987Southern League Midland Division1stJimmy Knox
1987-1988Southern League Premier Division17thBob Ward
1988-1989Southern League Premier Division3rdBob Ward
1989-1990Southern League Premier Division5thJimmy Knox
1990-1991Southern League Premier Division9thJimmy Knox
1991-1992Southern League Premier Division3rdJimmy Knox
1992-1993Southern League Premier Division20thMartin Martin
1993-1994Southern League Midland Division2ndRon Bradbury
1994-1995Southern League Midland Division17thRon Bradbury
1995-1996Southern League Midland Division22ndRon Bradbury
1996-1997Southern League Midland Division19thDavid Jones
1997-1998Southern League Midland Division19thAlan Lewer
1998-1999Southern League Midland Division20thAlan Lewer
1999-2000Southern League Eastern Division13thMartin Sockett
As Rugby United
2000-2001Southern League Western Division12thMartin Sockett
2001-2002Southern League Eastern Division12thTony Dobson
2002-2003Southern League Western Division8thTony Dobson
2003-2004Southern League Western Division5thTony Dobson
2004-2005Southern League Premier Division16thTony Dobson
As Rugby Town
2005-2006Southern League Premier Division15thTony Dobson
2006-2007Southern League Premier Division17thBilly Jeffrey
2007-2008Southern League Premier Division15thBilly Jeffrey
2008-2009Southern League Premier Division17thRod Brown
2009-2010Southern League Premier Division22ndTony Dobson
2010-2011Southern League Division One Central6thMartin Sockett
2011-2012Southern League Division One Central6thMartin Sockett
2012-2013Southern League Division One Central2ndDave Stringer
2013-2014Southern League Division One Central2ndDave Stringer

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