The new season has started. We will be at our amazing new pitch every Sunday at 10.00.


Come and join us. It's totally free!


Burgess Park Community Sports Centre - SE5 0JB

Join the Tigers Coaching Team


 Every season we look to grow and improve our offering. When the new season arrives in September we are looking to be in a position to field teams from all age groups U6's - U17's.  It will be a huge achievement for the club and just reward for all the hard work everyone has put in over the past 4 seasons.


To make this happen we need to recruit enthusiastic and engaging coaches from the local area.  Experience isn't necessary as RFU courses will be provided by the club. Our sessions take place in Burgess Park every Sunday during the season (September - April) from 10.00 - 12.00.


Get in contact with Chris if in the first instance to discuss what is involved. 07740419539 or 


All-Stars First Fixture



 Southwark Rugby club have been providing weekly rugby coaching sessions to 11 secondary schools in Southwark for several years. Each school is encouraged to attend regular festivals of rugby where they compete against each other for the coveted Southwark Rugby Shield. This season alone over 550 boys and girls have benefitted from rugby tuition provided by Southwark in partnership with London Irish RFC.



What would happen if a super team was created from the best and most willing participants from the program? After-school training facilities were secured and a high class hybrid coaching team from London Irish, Southwark and England rugby embarked on a project to develop the ALL-STARS into a team capable of competing against more experienced opponents.


Maidstone RFC answered the call to provide opposition for the inaugural match and turned up with a full squad and vocal support despite the unfavourable weather conditions that hampered any free-flowing rugby that either team might have had planned.


The first half was a largely tense and scrappy affair with 70% of the ALL-STARS playing their first ever proper match on a full pitch and being pulled around positionally by a more experienced and canny Maidstone outfit who kicked well and recycled efficiently in the tight. Southwark fought hard and contested well, barely missing a tackle all day, they did however have a tendency to throw unnecessary passes which were often knocked-on in the wet conditions. It took a while for Captain Santino from Haberdashers Borough to marshal his troops, making excellent ground with ball in-hand, tackling everything in-front of him and lifting his team by example.


Maidstone had adapted to the conditions well and kicked to exploit Southwark’s positional naivety, they were also far more secure in the set-piece with many of the ALL-STARS experiencing a live scrum for the first time. After some consistent pressure on the Southwark line Maidstone finally went over for the first score of the day.


Despite the continuing rain the ALL-STARS didn’t lose heart and started to contest every tackle. Eventually a lineout in the Southwark 22 led to Tolu from St Thomas the Apostle barge past several Maidstone players to initiate a passage of play that took his team all the way to the Maidstone try line. Maidstone defended stoutly but couldn’t stop Tolu from popping up to finish off the move that he had started.


7 – 5 to the Allstars at half time.


The second half started perfectly for the ALL-STARS, a big hit by St Thomas the Apostle student Joseph dislodged the ball and allowed Rafe from Haberdashers Borough to break away from a couple of tacklers to score between the posts. Fullback Drew from Haberdashers had some great touches but Maidstone began to dominate the second-half with patient play from their forwards allowing them to build a platform that Southwark were unable to compete with. Maidstone picked up three unanswered tries as Southwark began to tire and lose a bit of discipline.

Special mention to Stephen from St Michaels who battled hard all day, Arthur from Nautical School and Jhovani from ARK Walworth.


Despite the score spirits were high, there is a real feeling of something special happening alongside a belief that the team can go onto much greater things.


Thank you to Maidstone and their travelling support for making such an excellent occasion.


Final score 14 - 24


Real-life childhood heroes help workers to find career success – including teachers and sports coaches, survey finds


For one in five, that person was a teacher, while 17 per cent said it was their sports coach.


Rebecca Adamson, head of automobile at Honda said: “We’re all dreamers and sometimes we just need the right person in our life to inspire and guide us towards our goals."

The study of 2,000 adults by OnePoll was commissioned by Honda.

In response to the findings, Honda has unveiled a video of young rugby players and their local heroes at Southwark Tigers rugby club, London.

Laurence Danvers, coach at Southwark Tigers said: “Whether they end up pursuing rugby as a career or keep it as a hobby, what they learn about being part of a team such as resilience, respect, confidence and commitment...

"These are all things that will help them achieve their dreams.” 

Read the full article here:

Any given Sunday!


We believe their should be no barriers to playing rugby which is why our club is totally free to join.


Come down on any Sunday between September and April and see if you enjoy it. Boys & girls 4 - 16.


Contact or call 07740419539 for more info. 






We are Southwark Tigers!

Social Media Assistant Volunteer


Do you like sport? Are you passionate about Social Media?


Would you like to be part of the most energetic #rugbyfamily in London?


Southwark Tigers is waiting for you!


We’re looking for an energetic, creative and enthusiastic Social Media Assistant to join our team as a volunteer. 


Are you interested?


In this role, you will be helping the team with a range of media projects and create content for our vibrant social media platforms and website.


It’s a great opportunity to improve and develop your social media skills in a fun and friendly environment.


Responsibilities as a Social Media Assistant include:

·      Producing daily engaging content for Southwark Tigers social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)

·      Producing weekly content for Southwark Tigers website (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)

·      Develop, launch and manage new campaigns that promote Southwark Tigers brand across London

·      Manage and facilitate social media communities by responding to social media posts and developing discussions


If you’re interested or you’d like to know more about the role, email


We are Southwark Tigers

Historic Day for the Club


It was great to see so may players back at the Cage last Sunday for our first 2022 session.  Welcome Back!

Sunday 16th January the RFU President, CEO and Chairman will be visiting us for a great day of sport and rugby. We’re thrilled to have them at The Cage, showing our full potential.

We also have a hugely exciting fixtures list:
The Under 16 will travel to Old Elthamians for a joint training session to prepare them for their first league match of the season against Old Colfeians.

The Under 14 will travel to Thanet for their opening Waterfall Tournament where they will also be playing Bromley and Whitstable.

The Under13-Under12 are hosting their opening Qaterfall fixture at The Cage: Sidcup, Ayelsford and Bromley will be joining us.


Lastly, KCH Pirates will be bringing teams from Tag to Under 10 for a joint training.

It's going to be a great Sunday at the Club!

The Tigers Cup and a joint session with Millwall Rugby Club

Ordinary Rugby Day


A beautiful day of rugby and sport.


The #tigersfamily has taken part in two great events on Sunday.


The under 8, 9, 10 and 11s have been invited at Millwall Rugby Club for a joint session while the under 12-13 played at The Cage the first leg of The Tigers Cup.

Blackheath Rugby Club and Old Alleynians took part as well in what has become a competitive and enjoyable festival.


The under 14 played a match against Blackheath away and the under 15-17 trained at home.


There’re still few weeks of trainings and matches before the Christmas Break.

Please click here to see how our next Sunday will look like.

Rugby Camp with London Irish


The Irish are back in town! During the schools’ holiday the young people are enjoying two days of rugby and physical activity at The Cage.


The London Irish coaches are back in Southwark, delivering two-day rugby camp on Tuesday and Wednesday at The Cage. 

During the first day the young players have worked hard, showing commitment and passion for the game, having fun in a safe and learning environment.


The Camp is open to girls and boys from 6 to 16 years old.

London Irish back at The Cage


During the half-term week in October, London Irish will deliver two-day rugby camp at The Cage (Burgess Park, Cobourg Road, London SE5 0JD).


Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th, from 10am to 1.45pm, level 2 qualified coaches will run rugby based activity to girls and boys, from 6 to 16 years old.


If you’d like to book a place, please email or get in touch through the Tigers’ social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook).

Warriors and Tigers at The Cage on Sunday 12th of September


On Sunday the 12th of September 2021, Southwark Tigers Rugby Club will host the Allianz Inner Warrior Event for the first time.


From 10am, the gates at The Cage - Burgess Park, Cobourg Road, London SE5 0JD – will be finally re-opened again, welcoming home the #tigersfamily.


What is the Allianz Inner Warrior?

Allianz Inner Warrior is England Rugby’s primary campaign to help clubs recruit female players into their clubs. Warrior Camps are designed as a great introduction to rugby for those who have never played, or those who want to get back involved, and encourage more women and girls to play rugby.


Southwark Tigers Rugby Club has been running a Women’s Team for years and from this season we’ll be welcoming two new girls team, under 13 and under 15.


From Sunday our coaches we’ll be delivering rugby sessions in a fun and learning environment for a new group of female players.


Warrior Camps are great fun and hugely rewarding, encouraging you to challenge yourself and develop new skills.


The Event is completely free of charge for the participants, as well as joining Southwark Tigers Rugby Club.


If you’re girl and you’d like to try rugby, why don’t you come down on Sunday?


At the Tigers there’s a team for everyone!


When: every Sunday.
Where: Burgess Park, Cobourg Road, London SE5 0JD.
What time: 10am.

RFU and tackles at The Cage!


The Tigers’ coaching team has taken part to the Kids First Contact course organised and delivered by the RFU at The Cage (Cobourg Road, London SE5 0RJ).


On Saturday 4th of September, just a week before returning at Burgess Park, the coaches have spent four hours developing their coaching and tackling technique, sharing ideas and good practice on the field.


During the course the coaches have had the opportunity to create their own games, planning and delivering fun and safe activities that are going to support their weekly sessions with the young players.


The course has been delivered by Chris Spedding, England Rugby Coach Developer.


We need a Community Rugby Coach


Southwark RFC is a unique Rugby Club based in inner-London that provides a rugby outlet for children and adults who would otherwise have no exposure to the sport. Located in Burgess Park close to Elephant & Castle the Club attracts local players from Bermondsey, Peckham and Borough.  As part of our desire to help rugby thrive in an urban environment we are looking for a coach to provide regular sessions at local secondary and primary schools.


The program will last from September until April and include 90min sessions at the premises of each participating school. Many of the participants will have had no previous rugby experience so the sessions should focus on fitness, basic skills and team play with an overall element of fun.


The goal of the project is to garner interest in the game and to prepare the participants for various fixtures throughout the season against other schools in the program.


To succeed in this role you must be tenacious enough to encourage both students and also members of school staff to fully immerse themselves in the project.


Most sessions will take place as after-school clubs so you must be free between 15.00 – 16.30 Monday to Friday.



We are looking for:


·      RFU Level 2 qualification

·      Bags of enthusiasm

·      Ability to communicate with inner London teenagers

·      Experience of writing coaching plans and developing talent

·      Reliability

·      Genuine love of rugby

·      Up to date DBS



Hourly salary to be discussed.


To apply please contact Chris Callaway on 07740419539 or email 

We are back!


We’re just few days away from the new season. After a short summer break, we’ve realised that we couldn’t stay away from a rugby pitch much longer.


The season 2021/2022 will start on Sunday 15th August at Peckham Rye Park -34 Straker's Rd, London SE15 3UA.

From 10 to 12 our coaching team will welcome our young people, opening the doors to new participants as well.


If you’re girl or a boy, from 3 to 17 years old, Southwark Tigers Rugby Club is the place for you!


The activity is completely free of charge for the participants, you’ll just be asked to fill a simple registration form.


If you need any other information, do not hesitate to get in touch!


Telephone: 07703052759 or 07490398351






Bring water and desire to play rugby. We need you.


We are Southwark Tigers.

It’s time to play rugby!


The new season is just around the corner and Southwark Tigers’ doors are open already.


We can’t wait to welcome back our young players and to welcome new participants.  


If you’d like to play the best sport in the world, Southwark Tigers is the right club for you.


If you’ve never played rugby before, no problem, Southwark Tigers is the right club for you.


If you’re a girl or boy from 3 to 17 years old, Southwark Tigers is the right club for you.


Starting from August, every Sunday morning from 10am to 1pm, our coaching team will deliver high quality rugby session, focusing on rugby and life skills and supporting each player’s development.


We create a safe, fun and learning environment, where the players can thrive and express themselves.


The activity is completely free.


The only thing you need to do is coming down to The Cage, fill a registration form and have fun!


We are Southwark Tigers. And we need you!

           We'll see you all in August!


It’s been a long and intense season and it has now come to and end.


We’ve faced different challenges, played in different pitches – The Cage, Burgess Park, Kings’ College, Peckham Rye Park and...virtually! – but despite everything, we’ve always created a purposeful and learning environment for the players.


Our great family is growing every week and we can’t wait to restart the activity in August.


Before that, we must say...thank you!


Thank you, to every player who comes down willing to learn.


Thank you, to every coach, who tirelessly supports our young people’s development.


Thank you, to every family, who gives us confidence and strength to carry on improving.


We'll see you all soon!


We are Southwark Tigers.

Ordinary training session with the Tigers!

 Mental Health Awareness Week 2021!


We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, but looking after our mental well-being is still crucial.


During the Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, the Tigers’ coaching team has offered wisdom and kindness, supporting our online Mental Health programme.


Southwark Tigers Rugby Club offers an online support service for young people and adults who wants to reach out and stay in touch with us.

What do we do to look after ourselves?

I listen to my son.

Pushpa, Southwark Tigers coach


I listen to classical music, exercise and slow in/out breathing to relax! 

A walk in the park is good for the mind and just listen and look to all nature around you.

Michael, Southwark Tigers coach


I find routine is comforting to hold onto. 
Be nice to yourself if you are feeling low.

Maggie, Southwark Tigers Women coach


I make time to reflect on the wonderful things we have done as a family.
I look through my journal to reaffirm my self.
I don't listen to the news.
I do sport.
I eat my favourite meals.
I sit with the family.

I watch science videos.
I listen to talks.

Laurence, Southwark Tigers coach

Come down to Peckam Rye Park!


The season is almost over but the Tigers’ family hasn’t finished to play rugby.


Until the end of May our coaching team will be delivering rugby sessions at Peckam Rye Park (34 Straker's Rd, London SE15 3UA) from 10am to 12pm.


From the under 6 to the under 16, the activity is completely free. If you'd like to know more about the rugby sessions, feel free to get in touch.  

Everyone is welcome!


We are Southwark Tigers. You should come and join us!

Easter with the Irish.
What a great success!


Two days full of rugby, fun and enjoyment! During the Easter Break Southwark Tigers has welcomed more than 70 young players for the Easter Camp run by the London Irish.


For the club, it has been the very first rugby camp ever and a great opportunity for a lot of players to stay active during the school break.


Thanks to the London Irish coaches, the players have been able to develop their rugby skills, focusing on specific rugby situations on the pitch in a learning and enjoyable environment.


Communication and teamwork have been just some of the soft skills the children have worked on during the activity, alongside the opportunity to develop their rugby background.


Southwark Tigers Rugby Club and London Irish have been amazed to see how the young players have interacted during the Easter Camp and how engaged they’ve been during the trainings.

U9's & U10's Harlequins Festival Saturday 15th February


Tigers U9 and U10s went a to a wet and windy Harlequins Festival Saturday 15th Feb at Stains RFU

The weather was AWFUL (horizontal rain!) We played a mixed team who for their first outing were a tour do force. 

The team won four out of four games ! Thank you so much to all parents and coaches for turning up it was SO worth it

Latest-Baa Baas team, Waterfall Cup Action & Tri-way Matches -17th Nov

U13s/U14s Played in a Baa baas team @ Dartford RFU. One rugby family.

U12s played @ Tonbridge in the Kent Waterfall Cup and won all their group matches to go through to the next stage.

U6s-U11s Played @ Millwall RFU in a tri-way session with Bexley concluding with friendly matches.

Beccehamian Rugby Football Club Festival


Clocks went back an hour! So all U9s, U10s and U11s were on time for the festival,

All teams played at least 4 matches and progressively got better as the festival went on. All enjoyed a warm sunny morning @Beccehamians. 

Thank you for hosting!








TELEPHONE: 020 8777 8105

Bromley Festival - teaming up with Kings for Barbarians Teams 

Great Sunday of rugby for the Tigers!


Southwark Tigers had 4 teams in action at the Bromley festival - U8s, U9s, U10 and U11s.  Against all the big clubs - Whitgiftians, Elthamians, Sidcup, Bromley, Colfeans, Dunstonians etc - we did really well.  We won more matches than we lost and I think James' U9s won 4 of his 5 matches.  It was great to work with the coaches from Kings College Pirates and share players.  Also well done to Elaine who reffed the youngest teams at a tournament. It was a longer festival than anticipated and we didn't get back until 3:45pm! 


U12s - Ed and Cliff went to Elthamians for the Foxbury Festival, and despite being short of many experienced players left the tournament undefeated! 


At home Freddie ran the coaching for the U13/14/15s - we had about 16 players turn up and be involved in a very productive training session.  

Well done everybody.  

Also a big hug to Mags who is recovering from knee surgery and will soon be back running the women and girls rugby at Tigers.  

Photos on photo page on menu:


Great Start to the New Season Saturday 14th -Sunday 15th September 

Sunday 15th Sept. - Great first day's rugby at the Tigers. Lots of new young joiners & the regular players were in action Burgess Park enjoying training and the lovely warm weather.

Bermondsey Street Festival 


An amazing day @ the sunny Bermondsey Street Festival Saturday 14th Sept. where we ran a stall for the first time.

Thank VERY MUCH to all our wonderful volunteers.Megan, Josh and Rachel (The Greenwood gang).Paul, Io and Abe (the Goode gang). Danny, Gail and Callum, Michael & Ruth(Abe's mum) 
Lots of leaflets handed out, new members reached and fun for all.

Centenary of Armistice Day Remembered at Southwark Tigers Rugby Club

Old Elthamians


On a half term visit to Old Elthamians. All minis enjoyed games with OE and Bexley.


13s/14s joining their first competitive rugby of the season playing in a mixed Old Elthamians U13s vs Tunbridge Wells.

Raise Funds for the Club While shopping

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We’ve registered with easyfundraising, it’s a great site where you can help Southwark Tigers RFU raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping!

Over 3,300 big name retailers are included, such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden and M&S.

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you!’ It’s completely free and over £20M has been raised for causes just like us so far.

We want to raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us at

Amazing  NatWest Rugby Force Winners!!

Take a look at the video from the day!

Southwark Tigers RFU been awarded one of only six £5000 grant & support packages available (nationally) each year to use to refresh the club house. This is fantastic news for the Club.  NatWest RugbyForce involves over 600 rugby clubs nationally so winning one of the main 6 awards is great recognition for the club.

NatWest RugbyForce Weekend will take place on Sunday 24 of June 2018. We will need lots of volunteers if we are to make this project happen.

Maggie Alphonsi will come along to see how things are going and even play some rugby with us!

Sunday 24th June @ the clubhouse. 10am - 3pm.

10am welcome then painting, helping (bring old clothes) and touch rugby.

1pm we will have a bit of a picnic buffet for all of the volunteers. See you there!

Hampshire Festival

It is getting very close to our end of season Hampshire festival. Please have a look at this link from the festival organisers.…/hampshire-rugby…/event-resources/

If you are planning to come for the day you will need to know when your son or daughter is playing at Portsmouth Rugby Club. It is about 30 minutes drive from the holiday camp.

Please call me, Vernon if you have any questions

Coach leaves the Cage Burgess Park 4:00pm Friday 13th April.

Foxbury Mini's Rugby Festival at Old Elthamians RE-SCHEDULED This SundayApril 8th




Due to weather the festival is reschedule to 8th April.



Mini buses leave 8:30 am from the cage. PLEASE SEE PARKING INFO BELOW.



 66 teams across 8 clubs are lined up for the March festival.  With a focus on player development and enjoyment of the game this should be a great day for all our players.


RFU Age Grade Rugby 

We're running the festival in line with the RFU's Regulation 15 Age Grade Rugby and will be encouraging a free flowing game across all age groups.

Event Timing

8.30am Club Registration Opens (at control tent)
9.30am Coaches and Referees briefing (at control tent)
10.00am Matches kick off


2.00pm Event concludes (giving 3-4hrs for 5 matches maximum per age group)

Please note no dogs allowed.

Entry fees will be £5 per family, including the match day program.


Parking this year will be tight with limited space at Eltham College due to the school's building work.

We've allocated parking on a best efforts basis as follows:


  • Marathon Ground (SE9 4QF) - Only coaches transporting gazebos / disabled parking / Southwark Tigers Team Bus
  • Dorset Road  (SE9 4RA) - Beckenham / Blackheath / Bromley 
  • Lulworth Road (SE9 4DL) - Dartfordians
  • Clarence Road  (SE9 4SH) - Edenbridge / Gravesend / Old Alleynians
  • Portland Road (SE9 4TR) - Old Colfeians / Westcombe Park
  • College Meadow (SE12 9PH) - Old Elthamians
  • Avondale Road (SE9 4SN)  - Old Whitgiftians
  • Court Farm Road  (SE9 4LA) - Sevenoaks / Tunbridge Juddians / Vigo

The roads are residential and all within 5 mins walk of the grounds. 

Please encourage your parents to car share or use public transport where possible to minimise number of cars on the day.

Looking forward to meeting you all at Foxbury!

Foxbury Mini's Rugby Festival at Old Elthamians RE-SCHEDULED April 8th




Due to weather the festival is reschedule to 8th April.



Mini buses leave 8:30 am from the cage. PLEASE SEE PARKING INFO BELOW.



 66 teams across 8 clubs are lined up for the March festival.  With a focus on player development and enjoyment of the game this should be a great day for all our players.


RFU Age Grade Rugby 

We're running the festival in line with the RFU's Regulation 15 Age Grade Rugby and will be encouraging a free flowing game across all age groups.

Event Timing

8.30am Club Registration Opens (at control tent)
9.30am Coaches and Referees briefing (at control tent)
10.00am Matches kick off


2.00pm Event concludes (giving 3-4hrs for 5 matches maximum per age group)

Please note no dogs allowed.

Entry fees will be £5 per family, including the match day program.


Parking this year will be tight with limited space at Eltham College due to the school's building work.

We've allocated parking on a best efforts basis as follows:

  • Marathon Ground (SE9 4QF) - Only coaches transporting gazebos / All refs / disabled parking
  • College Meadow (SE12 9PH) car park and overflow - Gravesend / Sevenoaks / Old Elthamians
  • Court Farm Road  (SE9 4LA) Vigo / Tunbridge Juddians
  • Dorset Road  (SE9 4RA) - Southwark Tigers
  • Portland Road (SE9 4TR) - Old Alleynes
  • Clarence Road  (SE9 4SH) - Old Whitgiftians
  • Lulworth Road (SE9 4DL)  - Old Whitgiftians

The roads are residential and all within 5 mins walk of the grounds. 

Please encourage your parents to car share or use public transport where possible to minimise number of cars on the day.

Looking forward to meeting you all at Foxbury!

Girl's Rugby Camp Feb 15th/16th (Half Term)



The girls rugby camp run by the Lions Sports Academy over the Christmas period was a great success, so much so that they are to run another camp during the February half term. 


The camp will be led by two world class international women's rugby players, Gaelle Mignot (the French Hooker and Captain) and Leanne Riley (England’s Scrum Half).
The cost is £60 for two days (or £35 for just one).
If you are interested please e-mail Joe Garner at 

Are you ready? The 2017-18 season has begun



The new season began on Sunday 3rd August 2017.


Lets make this a great season!! Come on you Tigers!!

Harlequins New Recruits



The three boys who made it into the Harlequins academy, proudly wearing their new shirts. Tom , Clayton and Ayomide we wish you a great season!

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