History & Information

King's College Hospital RFC is an open rugby union club founded in 1869 as a football club whose representatives were made up of medics from King's College Hospital. The club was one of the 21 founding members of the Rugby Football Union, and produced a number of international players in the sport's early international fixtures. The merging of King's College Hospital medical department in 1999 with the already merged Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital led to the creation of Guy's, Kings and St. Thomas' Rugby Football Club, an amalgam of three formerly distinct hospital rugby clubs each with a long history. King's College Hospital Rugby Football Club opted to remain a separate entity and in so doing became an open rugby club that no longer represented the Hospital medics.

Through welcoming playing and social members from throughout the local community, the club is able to offer adult and age grade Rugby competing in Kent Rugby league and cup competitions.

Club Officials

Key 2023-2024 Officers

Stewart Hartley



Huw Draper



Ollie Smith



Iain Metters

Fixtures Secretary


07867 523 533

Andre Harriman

1st XV Captain

07538 573 478

Jack McAvoy

Club Captain & Coaching Coordinator


Dave Philips

KIPIRs XV Captain (Vets Team)

07768 144 067


KCHRFC Equal Opportunities Policy

KCHRFC Code of Conduct

KCHRFC Safeguarding Policy