Heath RUFC


Heath RUFC collecting National Cup. Season 2023/24.

Photo: Bev Clough@HRUFC

Senior Rugby at Heath RUFC

Heath currently runs two open age sides on a regular basis, with a third "Social" team playing from time to time. There are two good pitches at the North Dean ground with a superb clubhouse and changing facilities. The main pitch has match standard floodlights and a stand, with the second pitch having quality training lights. Training is held at the Club on Tuesday and Thursday nights, meet 7pm for a 7.30pm start but if conditions deteriorate during the winter months, then we try to hire all weather or indoor facilities. We have the services of Director of Rugby Dave Harrison, Head Coach Sid Sales, Player Coaches Chris Johnson & Josh Crickmay, fitness coach Spence Blackmore plus Richard Cole and Mark Puttick.

This season the First XV will be playing their second season in Regional 1 North East, level 5 in the RFU pyramid. The team had a successful first season in this league finishing runners up and will be working hard to go one better with the coaching staff and First Team Captain Harvey Keighley-Payne striving to ensure this comes about. They are supported in their efforts by all of the Officers of the Club, plus the many players and followers of Heath. Meanwhile the Second XV, known as the Hawks after being crowned Champions last season, now play in the Yorkshire and North East Premier League. The third team squad play a number of friendly fixtures throughout the season.

At the start of each season all players receive pre-match kit and match shorts & socks. All players are asked to find, if possible, a sponsor at a cost of £100 but if they cannot find one then they pay club subscriptions.

Players have full physiotherapy assessment/support at training and the Firsts have coverage before, during and after each league and cup game. If further treatment is required, the club is linked to Vale Physiotherapists in West Vale where appointments can be made.

Remember, that even though we've a strong and well-organised playing set up, we are also a welcoming Club with a good social life - just look at the News and Events section on this site for confirmation.

After a major overall of its facilities with a new clubhouse, state of the art changing rooms and physio area, revamped junior/training rooms as well as landscaping the site we have also added a fully equipped gym area, improved car parking and pitch surrounds linked to the superb floodlit pitches and training areas we feel we could be viewed as the Premier Amateur Club in the Halifax and Calderdale area.

Age Grade Rugby (formerly ref to as Junior Rugby).

At Heath RUFC we are proud to run the following age grades:

-    Under 12s
-    Under 13s

Every effort is made to ensure all players are coached the basics of rugby and make progress needed to eventually feed into the senior teams. At present the Senior teams have in their squad several players who have come through the ranks. All teams have a number of fully qualified coaches who help out with the organisation of training and on matchdays. The teams are also well supported by parents/carers. Squads either train or play games on a Sunday morning.



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