Club Info

It all started in February 2006 when a group of friends, after spending a couple of hours in The Free Trade Inn, decided it was high time that Sileby had its own Rugby Union team. It began as little more than a half-serious idea, but before long Sileby Town RFC was born. A couple of weeks later we held our first training session on Sileby Memorial Park, but we soon realised that we needed more space and some goalposts! So, commandeering the nearest unused set of rugby posts that we could find (which just happened to be in Barrow-Upon-Soar) on a Sunday morning, we continued our training sessions over the following weeks and steadily grew our numbers.
However, one Sunday we arrived at our usual training spot to discover that the posts had disappeared (the Rugby season was over and so the posts had given way to an athletics track!) and we feared that our hopes of forming a team had disappeared along with them. Conversely, this is when the story gets interesting and the club really starts to take shape.

Instead of giving up on our idea of forming a team, with the help of our new club sponsor, local businessman Steve Hillyer of Hillyer Transport, we
networked with our friends and contacts in an effort to seek other suitable places to train. It wasn’t long before we received a generous offer of support from Aylestone Saint James RFC (better known as Jimmies) in Scraptoft. They allowed us to use their clubhouse and training facilities in return for a proportion of the revenue generated by us playing our Home matches at their ground. This relationship proved to be very effective, but the ambitions of the club were higher than social rugby on someone else’s pitch.

Since then, Sileby have moved to the Platts Lane playing field in Cossington, where they make use of the trust owned facilities. These have served the club well as they have progressed up through the Leicsetershire Leagues, then making the decision to transfer across to the Midlands leage setup.

Having won Midlands 5 East(North) at the first time of asking at the end of the 2013/14 season, the club is continuing to make progress with improvements planned to the facilities and ever greater structure in terms of training and game-plan.

Since those early days Sileby have gone from strength to strength winning multiple league titles on the trot. This can be attributed to the support of a strong coaching team, good local support both from spectators and sponsorship and a committed group of players.

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Teams

  • Male Teams
  • Senior 1st
  • Senior 2's
  • Female Teams
  • Senior 1st

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