20 minute walk from Old Street tube station (Northern Line)
We have a story like no other. Since its formation by the artists and vagabonds of early ‘90s Shoreditch, we’ve developed into a club with three competitive teams.
On the way we’ve played at Twickenham, had an art exhibition in the Museum of Rugby and been coached by both Chris Robshaw and Jonny Wilkinson.
Since its formation by the artists and vagabonds of early ‘90s Shoreditch we’ve developed into a club with three competitive teams. On the way we’ve played at Twickenham, had an art exhibition in the Museum of Rugby and been coached by both Chris Robshaw and Jonny Wilkinson
Whether you’re completely new to rugby or looking for a new challenge after a Lions tour we’ll get you a game. All we then ask if that you give your all, and support others doing likewise. Rugby is a game to be relished; it should be a break from the London grind. But we play hard too; we’ve held our own in London 2 (level 7) and provided full Middlesex players in the last few years.
After games we drink at the eclectic Howl at the Moon n the heart of Hoxton. The Howl serves some of the best beers in the world (none of which will you be made to drink through a sock).
You don’t just join Old Street you become part of our story. We’re not going give a tie and a load of odd rituals to maintain. Instead, we ask that you bring what you’ve got to the club (ideally both on and off the pitch – but either one will do).
Old Street train on the artificial 3G surface at Haggerston Park (off Hackney Road, E2 8QH) on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.
Pre-season starts from the first Tuesday in July on the grass in Haggerston Park. Training moves to the 3G at the end of August, and runs through to April.
Training is supervised by a group of RFU Level 2 qualified coaches within the club. Moulded studs or trainers are recommended for grass sessions, moulded studs for the astro sessions. Bring plenty of water, and some food/milkshake to consume immediately afterwards.
Haggerston Park, Hackney Road, London E2 8QH
Old Street’s home games are played on three amazing pitches at Hackney Marsh with state of the art changing facilities and a great roof top terrace and bar providing post-match hospitality.
Hackney Marshes, Homerton Road, London, E9 5PF
21st March 2018 By: Tim Carrington
Old Streetonians’ re-arranged match from ‘the beast from the east’ weekend was against St Albans, where we’d lost in a disappointing display before Christmas. (more…)Read More
13th March 2018 By: Tim Carrington
Old Streetonians 1st XV travelled to struggling Hitchin as the season rolled into March. It was The Onions’ first outing in three weeks owing to a rest weekend and weather disruptions, and they were greeted by a (mostly) dry day and a substantial home crowd to set up a perfect day for rugby.
20th February 2018 By: Tim CarringtonRead More
21st January 2018 By: Tim Carrington
On March 15, 1XV Centre Rory Barton will be taking on Verticle Rush to raise money for homeless charity, Shelter – and as he’s a good Onion, and it’s a fantastic cause, it’d be great if you could dig deep into your pockets to help him reach his target.Read More
16th January 2018 By: Tim Carrington
Following an outstanding victory against table topping Old Verulamians, The Onions were determined to back up their fine performance with another victory. It wouldn’t be easy though, as they welcomed high flying Welwyn to The Marshes; a team unbeaten in their previous six league outings and sitting second in the table, just one point off top.
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