Friday night after work and instead of Happy Hour in the pub round the corner I’m heading to Gloucester Road to meet Ricky and head down to Sunbury for the annual friendly against London Irish Vets. This is a very popular fixture for Evergreens with so many of the squad having a connection with London Irish and such a strong Irish contingent in the Evergreens and Ealing in general.Read More...
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 Teams
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First game of the season for Ealing Evergreens saw them taking on an Ex-Ealing Colts Invitational XV. I say XV but there were literally hordes of them or so it seemed as rolling subs were played. Still, it was great to see so many of the club’s former Colts back at the Trailfinders on a beautiful Saturday morning.Read More...
Former Ealing junior players Dave Francis and Chris Rose have been named in the Trailfinders 1st XV Squad for the coming season, the first since the foundation of the club’s minis section.Read More...
Fancy playing Rugby for the Amateur /Social side of the club in 2009?
The amateur / social side of the club is always looking for new players who either want to play serious rugby or just have a good craic. Whatever your rugby level, you’ll find a warm welcome!Read More...
Congratulations to the coaches Terry Thompson, John Cudmore and all the players who defeated the Black Baa Baas 46-17 in the final of the MMT Division 2 play off finals at Wasps training ground in Acton.Read More...
On Sunday 10th May the Ealing Exiles Present played Ealing Exiles Past in an end of season game. The hot sunny conditions provided a perfect day for fast flowing rugby and the fans were not disappointed.Read More...