Jersey Reds is a thriving community rugby club on the largest of the Channel Islands.
The club, which has roots dating back to 1879, offers rugby at all levels, from under 7 mini players, through the age grades to our four adult sides.
Jersey Reds have historically been part of the English rugby union system, to which the club affiliates through the Hampshire Rugby Football Union.
Our 1st XV have competed in the English league structure since the leagues were introduced in 1987, and made a rapid rise up the leagues after members voted to support the introduction of professionalism. Five promotions in eight seasons between 2005 and 2012 brought the Reds to our current status in the Greene King IPA Championship, the second tier of English rugby. We are now in our eighth season at this level, having achieved our best-ever finish of fourth place in 2018-19.
We also cater for adult players through our other teams. Jersey Reds Athletic were formed in 2013 as the club’s amateur 2nd XV, competing against English opponents in the Zoo Shield competition. Jersey Reds Women are also part of the English league structure. There is a veterans’ XV, the Wanderers, who play occasional social fixtures.
The Jersey Reds Mini and Junior section has around 700 active players aged from under 7 to under 18 (Colts) level. This includes league competition against English opposition from Sussex and Hampshire, and regular fixtures against touring teams to Jersey.