History

October 1932

  • Formation meeting held at Chequers Inn attended by 25 rugby enthusiasts
  • Geoff Cooper voted Vice Captain and scores first Hendon try in November
  • First game against Mullards RFC away – Lost 26-0
  • Pitches rented on Copthall and headquarters in Chequers

May 1946

  • Resurrection meeting after six years of war followed by a nomadic existence

The Fifties

  • The return in 1955 to Copthall and erection of first clubhouse
  • Four senior sides and regular ‘First Class’ opposition

The Sixties

  • The formation of Hendon Rugby Cricket Club
  • Colts rugby starts to develop a stream of players for future First XVs
  • New clubhouse is built and opened with a game against International opposition

The Seventies

  • The start of the strongest playing era in our history
  • Five or six sides plus a Colts squad
  • Cup rugby begins – we play Crawley in the First Round of the John Player Cup
  • We lose in the Final of the Middlesex Cup to Metropolitan Police – just

The Eighties

  • Founder members of the Middlesex Merit Table – second to Ealing in the first season
  • Losing semi-finalist in the Middlesex Cup against Harlequins
  • A successful Youth Section is developed
  • 3rd May 1986 play in the Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham and lead the holders, Wasps by 3-0 after two minutes. It went down hill from there

The Nineties

  • A period of struggle begins with relegation and reduced playing strength all through the Club
  • We survive into the new Millenium

75th Anniversary Season

  • First XV win the Middlesex Federation Vase and the 2nd XV win the Herts/Middlesex Merit Table 4 Cup Final
  • 54th consecutive Hendon Sevens held at Copthall – the longest running Sevens competition in the South East. Hendon 2s make the Final of the Plate Competition

On to 2012

  • First XV win promotion to Herts Middlesex League 1 and Second XV move up to Merit Table 3 in 2008
  • Major clubhouse refurbishment takes place
  • Club becomes a Limited Company and Community Amateur Sports Club
  • The Hendon Sevens continues to be successful