Rugby Club Haarlem

We are a friendly, thriving rugby club based in Haarlem North for men, women and children from 5 years old.
Most members are Dutch, but we have many players and families from all over the world, including most of the major rugby nations.
Our contact persons and trainers all speak Dutch and English.

A club for everyone


Founded in 1980, we are proud of our history, but focused on today and tomorrow. In 2020 we were promoted to the Ereklasse, the honorary class of the country. Our next goal is to become national champions in 2025. But with 3 senior men’s teams and a women’s team, we are a club for players of all levels, whether you’re super serious or more of a recreational player. There’s even an enthusiastic touch rugby group for those whose full contact days are behind them…


RFC Haarlem has one of the most flourishing youth departments in the country. From our 5-year-old mosquitoes (‘mosquitoes’, the nickname for Haarlemmers) to the 8/9-year-old Benjamins, the children play in mixed teams. There is team selection for the 10-year-old Minis up to and including 18. Our first teams compete at the highest level in every age category, while our other teams are also very successful in lower divisions. We also regularly see older youth players being selected for national squads or choosing to study in a traditional rugby country where they can take their love of the game to the next level. But in all age groups, our trainers’ priorities are fun, personal growth and rugby values.

One big friendly family

At RFC Haarlem, our players and parents ARE the club. We cherish an atmosphere in which everyone feels welcome and everyone likes to ‘do their bit’. A good example is our clubhouse, which opened in 2019 as a result of everyone’s hard work. The result is an award-winning building: a bright, modern space with state-of-the-art technical facilities, great views of the main pitch and that uniquely warm atmosphere that rugby clubs are known for. Come by and see for yourself.

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Rugby culture & club values






At RFC Haarlem these are not just words. These are the values ​​we live by and instill in every player, from the youngest mosquito to our first team captain. Ask anyone who has played and they will tell you: rugby is more than a sport. It’s a way of life, a hospitable family. Complete excitement coupled with mutual respect and camaraderie. In rugby you quickly learn that to win you have to work as a team. And some things are more important than winning. Such as respect for the officials, your opponents and your teammates. So on the pitch we play hard but fair. In addition, we believe it is essential that as a club we are part of and give back to our community.

Via you can easily find the latest results and the playing calendar of all Dutch rugby competitions.

Via our own you can watch our matches live online, with commentary.
You can also review played matches.

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