About Overton Rugby Football Club

Club History

ORFC was started in Overton in 1970 – born from a bunch of local enthusiasts backed by the Local Reverend Ted Evans – his idea being  “to give youth the opportunity to play rugby”.  This, combined with the donation of Town Meadow by Colonel Hoare at Southington House as a ground for training and playing, brought the club from idea to reality. With no membership fees due and only 22 1/2 pence for match fees, the club was ready to compete.

On 12th Sept  1971 the first game was played against AWRE Aldermaston  – Overton won 10 – 3. The first home game was on the 24th of October of the same year, against Basingstoke – (the result of which has not been tracked down yet!).

From January 1972 membership was required at the club and, as the membership increased, in 1979 Overton Primary School offered two school pitches for the teams to play on.

From the 1990s ORFC began its Minis section, and for several years also had a successful girl’s team. From 2005 a successful  Youth section has been developed, which continues to grow. The club currently run two Senior sides, a full Minis section and a growing Youth section.

Since 1991 the Club has run the bi-annual International FestOval.

Club Honours

History of touring