About UCS

Welcome to UCS Rugby

As current Chairman I am very proud to be part of what is vibrant, modern rugby club – one that embraces all the traditional values of Rugby Union but combines it with a strong drive to be part of the social community at the heart of West Hampstead.

As one of the oldest rugby clubs in London (EST 1892) we are proud of our heritage and the role that we have played over many years in promoting the game. In the current era we have developed a thriving club which provides highly competitive 1st XV League rugby at Herts-Middlesex Division 1 level, 2nd XV League rugby within the Herts-Middlesex Merit Tables, winning the playoff final. There is more social rugby for an occasional 3rd XV team. Finally, we have a Vets XV side that competes in the Middlesex Vets Merit table, losing in the playoff final by only two points.

We have a strong coaching team led by Director of Rugby, Nick Gourlay (RFU Level 3-qualified) and 1XV Coach Charlie Esdon (RFU Level 3-qualified). Training is currently held at our home ground at Ranulf Road (UCS Playing Fields, NW2 2BS) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm. Feel free to come down then, or make contact with me at enquiries@ucsobrfc.co.uk (Via Contact page) and see how you can join the club.

UCS rugby has been at the heart of my life for the last 35 years and we are happy for you to make it part of yours.


Gideon Bard (Chairman UCSOBRFC)