Rugby, The Woking Way
Since 1931 there has been a rugby club established in Byfleet. The club in question was Vickers RFC, more latterly named BAC RFC and British Aerospace RFC and it was based at Kings Head Lane, Byfleet, behind the Kings Head pub and next to Kings Head Lane Primary School.
Perhaps some of you were members of the sports and social club based in Kings Head Lane and even players for the rugby club. With the closure of the British Aerospace works in the early eighties the rugby club survived until the late eighties and then in the early nineties took over running the old social club and was reformed as Woking RFC in 1990.
The club entered Surrey league 5 and was promoted, three times as champions into Surrey League 1. During this time the club reached the last 16 of the national junior cup competition. The rugby committee took over the running of the prestigious former BAe pavilion and grounds and turned it from a loss making concern to break even. On expiry of the short lease granted by BAe, the rugby club were forced to move half a mile eastwards along the M25 to the Byfleet recreation ground.
Here the club has been based since 1993, hiring two pitches from Woking Borough Council
Woking is a rugby club from where all walks of life are encountered and encouraged to play, or be involved from the start.
Whenever you walked through the doors of the various bases of Woking RFC, be it the Astra/BAe, Kings Head, Byfleet CC or Camphill, a friendship would be born, and an affinity with a club would last a lifetime, all were, and are, welcome: Players, Families and Friends.
A comradeship born out of playing, training and touring. Whether it be the Isle of Wight, Cornwall, Exeter, Amsterdam, Berlin, Portugal or Bournemouth. The BBQs and End-of-Season functions. It epitomises everything that is the character and ethos of Woking Rugby Club and the Woking Rugby Family.
Looking forward to a new start without the past covid restrictions, a new era for the club unfolds for us all to explore together with the same commitment, passion, friendship and respect for who are, or will be, involved in Woking RFC.
Whether you cross the whitewash, take on a committee role, support the team on a matchday or attend a social, everyone has a part to play in ensuring the future of the club remains a positive one.
Our Clubhouse is based at the Camphill Social Club in West Byfleet, which is less than 1 Mile from our Playing Grounds. Camphill Club is a family friendly Social Club for members only was founded after World War One for the ex-Servicemen and Women and their families. The Club has grown from a group of Nissan Huts to a purpose built club for use by the local community. The club has two bars ‘The Clubb Bar’ where members can enjoy a lunchtime meal together with a pint of real ale, and the ‘Sports Bar’ where you can listen to live music, play pool or watch live sport on the TV. The club also has a snooker room with two snooker tables as well as a garden and BBQ area. There is also a private members car park. Find our Location Information