Tyne and Wear HER(15791): Westoe Rugby Football Club - Details
Westoe Rugby Football Club
Rugby Football Ground
Formed in 1875 at South Shields 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 cricket and rugby clubs still share today. The Durham County Rugby Football Union was founded in 1876.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 16