History

Past and present of El Estrecho Rugby Club

The beginning of El Estrecho Rugby Club can be traced back to 2010 when a group of friends, who were rugby fans, decided to establish the club with the objective of promoting rugby as a sport within the county Campo de Gibraltar, creating a rugby academy and joining the Federation of Rugby Leagues in all its categories.

After the foundation took place and in its first season, the club joined the Federated League of Andalucía with a senior team and an under-14 team. In its second season, 2010-2011, the club already had 70 registered players. Soon enough, good results were achieved as the senior rugby team reached the play-offs in the 2010- 2011,2011-2012,2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons.

During the 2012-2013 season the senior team played to be promoted to a national league after playing in the 1st Regional League in Andalucía. In the current 2016-2017 season, the team will play in the 1st Regional League in Andalucía after being promoted last season, which is the top category before reaching national level.

In regards to the junior teams, Juan Andrés Ocaña, a Physical Education and Sports graduate from the University of Cádiz, has accepted the role of sporting director and is contributing to the club’s mission, in line with to the requirements of the young but experienced board management team.

Thanks to the development of our sports project, the club has managed to affiliate 8 junior teams formed of players aged 4 to 18.

We are currently the third club in Andalucía with the biggest number of licenses in junior leagues, and we have around 250 federated players in total.