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This is who we are

ELTHAM RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB was launched in October 1970 with support from the Local Council, the Victorian Rugby Union (now called Rugby Victoria, RV) and former players of Footscray RUFC. We were originally called the Yarra Valley Rugby Union Football Club.

On field in 2021 the club had two senior teams in the Victorian Premiership competitions, and Pathway and Junior teams participating in competitions for age groups from Under 6 to Under 16. The club achieved Premierships in 1980, 1986 (U14), 1987 (U12), 1988 (U14), 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2007, 2010, 2014, with back-to-back Premierships in 2018-2019.

Eltham Rugby has a loyal membership, from esteemed Life Members to the families of our youngest junior players. There were over 200 registered players in 2021 with a supportive following of family and friends who proudly wear the Wattle emblem.

Volunteers are at the core of the club’s operation. Eltham Rugby on and off the field fosters a strong community and family friendly environment. A management committee of elected volunteers run the club and they always welcome motivated individuals to help with any aspect of club operation.