Welcome to Smiths Rugby Club

Smiths Rugby Club is a mens rugby club based in central Cheltenham at The Prince of Wales Stadium. We currently have first and second rugby teams, and have ambitions of starting a thirds/vets team.

Whilst we train and play our rugby matches very seriously, we have a strong emphasis on keeping the fun and social atmosphere that has been the blueprint of our 60 year rugby club history here in Cheltenham. Fair to say our social side is as strong as our playing side!

Founded in 1952, Smiths Rugby Club was initially a closed club for Smiths employees only, opening up for anyone to join in the mid seventies. Smiths Rugby Club have always been proud of being a family friendly club, with many generations going on to play for the club.

We’re always looking for new players, young and old and you’re always welcome to come along to one of our training sessions to meet the squad and our coaches and see for yourself what the club has to offer you.

This year we are creating the “Smiths Rugby 1952 Club” to celebrate not only the year the club formed but more importantly to hopefully bring back all those past players, friends and team mates to join in with the burgeoning success of the club.

Look forward to seeing you soon at the Prince of Wales. Our new home right in the heart of Cheltenham, boasts facilities you’ll struggle to find at any other club in the county, So come along and get involved with a squad that’ll help you enjoy even more playing the great game of rugby.

Smiths Rugby Club Player flying down the wing


First Team

Currently play in the Gloucester 2 League

First XV

905961_10153950914458255_3249333739446562019_oIdeal for those who have time to train and want to take their rugby seriously

Second Team

Currently play in the Local Merit Table

The Hamsters

Smiths Rugby Club the HamstersFor those who want to play a game on a Saturday followed by a few beers!

1st Team Next Fixture


Date: 24th September
Playing: Matson
Kick off: 3:00pm

2nd Team Next Fixture


Date: 24th September
Playing: Matson
Kick off: 3:00pm

Latest Results

First XV
Old Pats 0 Smiths 15

Second XV
Chelt North 3 Smiths 12


Can we help?

If you’d like us to help promote your business locally, why not talk to us about our sponsorship packages and become an official supporter of the club?


Club News

610, 2016

Match Report | Hamsters v Civil Service

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Smiths Hamsters secured a convincing 32-11 away victory over familiar rivals Cheltenham Civil Service seconds on Saturday. Play was largely in the Smiths 22 as despite producing some effective defence, they failed to clear their [...]

610, 2016

Coaching Update

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Hi all. Over the next few weeks the coaching structure will change slightly. In order to take full advantage of the expertise and experience that we have and keep things fresh with a mix of [...]

2309, 2016

Are you a member of our 1952 Club?

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Things are changing at Smiths Rugby – on and off the playing field:- We have a young and exciting 1st team An established 2nd XV and will achieve a 3rds We play at the finest [...]