Tyne and Wear HER(15789): Percy Main, Percy Park Rugby Football Club - Details
Percy Main, Percy Park Rugby Football Club
Rugby Football Ground
One of the earliest rugby clubs to form in Tyne and Wear. Formed in 1872 at Percy Main Cricket Club's grounds. Cricket was the first game to adopt and develop its own private grounds and so it was at cricket grounds that many rugby and football clubs formed. Groundsharing was common. The Northumberland Rugby Union was formed in 1880.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 16