The 2019-20 season brought some exciting changes for rugby in Ealing.

To ensure that we can continue to offer rugby in Ealing at an appropriate level for all players we decided to create a new club with RFU affiliation.  The new Club, playing as Ealing Trailfinders 1871, is closely linked to the existing Ealing Trailfinders structure, shares the same facilities but operates independently within the RFU regulations and compete independently within the RFU league structure.

In the era of professional and amateur rugby it is important that clubs have the right structure to provide all rugby players with a pathway that suits their rugby ability and ambition.  By having two clubs with strong links and co-operation this can be achieved and helps to develop rugby in Ealing and the surrounding area.

The new 1871 structure not only enables us to play RFU league rugby London and SE Division but also give players opportunities to play Middlesex Merit Table rugby as well as social and veterans’ rugby through the Exiles and Evergreens squads.  This ensures we can offer rugby for players at all levels.

This also gives a strong development pathway for the very successful Ealing Trailfinders U18 Performance Programme.

The Ealing Trailfinders Professional structure is a separate entity but the strong links will enable players at the highest level to transition across either through the new Brunel University Scholarship Programme or through the Championship side’s own Academy structure.

The successful Minis and Youth sections will continue to be at the heart of Ealing Trailfinders with pathways in to Senior, and the Brunel University affiliated programme.


Ealing Trailfinders 1871 Teams

Ealing Trailfinders 1871
Ealing Trailfinders 1871 2nds
Ealing Exiles
Ealing Evergreens
Ealing Trailfinders 1871 U21s

Ealing Trailfinders Teams

Greene King IPA Championship
Ealing Trailfinders U18


Further Information

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Performance Programme
Ealing Trailfinders 1871
Ealing Trailfinders Professional Rugby Management

East Grinstead 34 – 5 Ealing Men’s 1sts

On an exceptionally warm November day but playing on a heavy Wealden clay pitch, a much-changed Ealing Men’s 1sts captained by Olly Miller in the absence of Adam Hulmston were out-muscled in the second half by a strong and direct East Grinstead team containing several players who would not look out of place in their successful National League 3 side.


Mens’s 1st XV 7 – 28 Chinnor

The Men’s 1sts tasted defeat for the second week running after a long unbeaten run in the Zoo Shield, but put in a vastly improved performance against the second string of a team currently sitting in the top half of National Division 2(S).


Evergreens 44 – 20 Fullerians

See report on Friday’s game 19th October below from BOF. “A magnificent effort from each and every one of us finally gave victory over a tough Fullerians team that’s been in the making for over […]


Race Night Saturday 25th October

Saturday 25th October at Vallis Way promises to deliver a feast of rugby plus Race Night entertainment for players, their wives and girlfriends, and members and supporters of The Club.


Rosslyn Park Hatters 13 – 17 Men’s 1st XV

The Men’s 1sts maintained their successful start to the season with a fifth straight victory, and remain unbeaten in Zoo Shield league fixtures since the end of November 2013. However, they were pushed all the way by a well-drilled Hatters side who looked capable throughout of repeating their victory in the same fixture almost exactly a year ago.