Hacklane Farm scene of organised scrum?

 

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Camberley’s Rugby Club plays on Watchetts Recreation Ground – which was once a farm owned by  Nicholas Verran, the local butcher.  He sold the land to the Council in December 1927 before donating the land for St Mary’s to be built the next year.  Surrey County Council bought some adjoining land in 1931 to provide playing fields for the new Frimley and Camberley Grammar School.

The rugby club was formed in 1931 but it does not seem to have survived the war and had to be re-formed in 1947.

The club won the Surrey Cup in 1973, 1995 and 1998 and was one of the first to introduce mini and junior rugby.

By the late 1990s the transition to the professional era brought the club trouble and stress and a lot of work had to be put in between 2005 and 2009 to get the club back into healthy shape all round.

A ladies section was formed in the 1990s, starting with the instruction “bring your own shirt and boots’ it seems.

By 2010 the youth section was the largest section in the club…..and there my information ends.  If anyone can bring this account up to date, I would be very grateful!

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