Cartagena Rugby Club is on the look out for male and female players from across the Mar Menor and Murcia areas to join them for the new season. The Club de Rugby Universitario Cartagena  was founded by university students in 1987, taking part in friendly games and University competitions. They went on to win two Spanish titles in the Industrial Engineering Championship in 1995 and 1997 and a 2nd place in 1996.

In 1995, Cartagena started entering regular competitions, and finished top of the 2nd Valencian division, but was not able to be promoted to 1st Valencian division, because they were an “invited” team. Seven years later, they were finally promoted to Valencian 1st division.

Cartagena are currently playing in the FERRMUR  competition along with other clubs from the Murcia Region, Albacete as well as the San Javier Squalos, the Torrevieja Tigers, and ITV Orihuela Vega Baja. Junior and Senior teams have won numerous competition on many occasions and the 1st XV have played in the promotion playoffs to National Division three times, narrowly missing out on each occasion.

The club has toured to Scotland, England, Wales and to other parts of Spain as well as hosting many games against clubs from all around the world. There are currently two senior male teams; a female team; a veterans team; and six different age-grouped junior sides. New players will get a warm welcome and as well as a great way to keep fit, it’s a good way to improve on speaking your Spanish in addition to interacting with the local community.

For more details, call Peter on 660 170 355 or e-mail peter.clarke@costa.media