For 507 years Old Paulines have been making their mark on the world. For the last 145 of those they have also been lacing up their rugby boots for the Old Pauline Football Club. With four sides ranging from the 1st XV playing in Surrey 2 to the Veteran’s XV the club still embraces the ethos of amateur rugby being a game for all shapes, sizes and abilities. The priority s enjoyment, both on and off the field. There is no minimum level of commitment and membership is not restricted purely to Old Paulines so you can bring along any friends you like. This has created a large network of London students and young professionals through interlinking groups of school friends, university friends and work colleagues. 

Based in Thames Ditton (just 30 mins by train from Waterloo) the OPFC boasts the best facilities in the league with a professional coach and physios and a thriving social scene, including annual tours (recent destinations being Londonderry, Sicily, Dublin and Texas). 

Ultimately this is your club; built by people like you for people like you and we welcome anyone, from those wanting to play every week to those simply wanting the occasional game. 

Contact us:

Ben Palairet -
Club Captain -
Facebook – Old Pauline Football Club
Twitter - @OldPaulineRugby 
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Address: Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London SW13 9JT • Tel: 020 8746 5390 • Email: