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Brighton has a rich history with rugby and the most famous club in the region is Brighton Rugby Club. It is one of the oldest rugby clubs in the country having been founded in 1868. Grassroots rugby players have a wide selection of places to scrum down and enjoy a game, all of which can be booked online through Playfinder.
Rugby clubs and pitches around Brighton cater for one-off games as well as club fixtures. Most of the pitches are grass, but there are 3G options available for training on for when the grass pitches are water-logged. Floodlights are available too for games with later kick-off times. Showers and changing rooms are onsite at the rugby pitches to freshen up after a match.
Longhill Sports Centre has one of the nicest rugby pitches in Brighton so you won’t be disappointed if you choose to play your match here. Expertly taken care of, the pitch is suitable for rugby union, rugby league, tag rugby and touch rugby. The venue is located not far from Moulsecoomb station, meaning the venue is easily accessed using public transport.
The rugby pitch at Dorothy Stringer School is of an extremely high standard. The groundsmen take incredible care in the playing surface to ensure players are able to perform to their maximum ability. The nearest station is Preston Park London Road which means it's the perfect pitch for any teams and players in the area.
The University of Brighton continues to develop its sporting facilities and now boats a superb 11-a-side 3G astroturf pitch, situated within the Falmer campus - directly next to Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium. The state of the art pitch is perfect for either training or matches, it won’t leave you disappointed. Located just a short walk from Falmer station, the campus is easily accessible via a short walk, however there is also free parking for those driving. Round up some mates and enjoy the beautiful game on this cracking pitch.
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