Old Pats RFC, based at Everest Road in Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and is one of the largest rugby clubs in the Southwest with three successful senior teams, and a junior section comprising Minis (Tag) U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 and Colts.
The club’s Mini Rugby (Tag) is called Tag Trojans and is managed by ex-Gloucester player Chris Raymond.
Old Pats RFC is a sporting community of over 1,200 at the heart of the popular residential areas of central and South Cheltenham including Fairview, Chartlon Kings, Leckhampton, The Park, Tivoli, Christchurch, Hatherley and The Readings comprising over 560 junior players (including the Minis), 100 senior players, 860 parents, as well as members, sponsors and associates.
The Old Patesians Rugby Club was formed in 1913.
At the start of the 1925/26 season, the Gloucester Echo commented that: “Followers of the Old Patesians will be provided with the best football, played in the right spirit… The Old Patesians play the game for the game’s sake and the pleasure derived is shared by players and spectators alike.”
This is still at the heart of Old Pats’ today, and is the driving force behind the club’s success on and off the pitch.