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Old Pats RFC

Old Pats


The Old Patesians Rugby Club, known as the Old Pats, is a vibrant community rugby club in Cheltenham. Leckhampton Hill provides a stunning backdrop for teams of all ages and abilities. The leading Cheltenham rugby club sits between Charlton Kings and Leckhampton.

Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do and the driving force of our successes both on and off the pitch. Our club provides rugby for around 700 players of all ages and abilities. Which makes us the principle rugby club in Cheltenham.

We have over 100 adults from a social XV to the top placed league rugby team in Cheltenham. Around 360 8–18 year olds play with their mates at weekends (and tour at the end of the season!). And in our sister Tag club there’s 200 4–8 year-olds running around throughout the year.

All our players have the support of a community of volunteers. Team managers and coaches, club officials, family, friends, supporters and sponsors. If you want to be part of this community and you share our ethos for inclusivity you are very welcome. Whatever your aspirations. With or without boots.

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The Old Pats journey

Old Pats Tag Trojans Tug of War


Our sister minis club Tag Trojans is managed by ex-Gloucester and Old Pats player Chris Raymond and his son Marcus who is a current senior player.

Old Pats Juniors at The Park


Old Pats Juniors comprises U9 to U16 and Colts with 360 participating players and 100 volunteers who run the section.

Old Pats Colts Match 2


With around 50 players, Colts is the final step on a player’s journey through the Juniors. With strong links to the Seniors Colts provides a bridge and the support needed to smooth the transition to adult rugby for players wishing to continue their rugby at Old Pats beyond the age of 18.

Old Pats Seniors Possession


The Old Pats seniors provides 100 players aged 18 and over with the opportunity to play league and social.  We are immensely proud that most weekends at least 50% of the players in the Senior teams played junior rugby at Old Pats.

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Latest news

Old Pats Colts v Cottingham Tigers

It was a great game to watch, played in good spirits. The Old Pats boys enjoyed their first taste of league and, of course, it was a real thrill to run out at Kingsholm.

Old Pats Taff Powell

Taff Powell

Everyone connected with Old Pats will be saddened to hear of the very recent loss of David ‘Taff’ Powell.

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From the shop

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Old Pats RFC is very grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the club and their part in enabling over 400 juniors and 100 seniors to play rugby and socialise with their mates.


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