The new Southern Conference League will be launched at halftime during the Super League game between London Broncos and Castleford Tigers on Saturday 23rd February.
We continue today to look at some of the teams that will partake in the this new RFL divisional league.
SOUTH LONDON SILVERBACKS
Founded in 2015, the Silverbacks spent 18 months planning their assault on rugby league in London. The first hurdle was to find a ground in which to play. The club is situated in the London Borough of Bromley on the South London/Kent borders.
The Silverbacks patience paid off and when they launched in 2017 they were fired up when 47 players turned out for the first training session and the club has continued to grow ever since with 140+ players on their club register currently. In their first season in 2017 they finished South London Rugby League Championship runners up, and in 2018 they had won the league, however, lost the grand final for the league cup.
Currently, the Silverbacks have the largest Masters team in London who this year will be traveling over to Canada in the first ever Masters game against the newly formed Toronto Wolfpack Masters.
The club is keen to grow the game in South London and will be presenting junior rugby league and women’s rugby league from 2019.
Training is every Wednesday night starting at 7pm and is open to all levels, then after every training session a team BBQ after every training session.
For more information visit us at www.slsilverbacks.com
London Chargers are based on Clapham Common and play their home games at Old Blues Rugby club in Motspur Park.
They have partnered with junior club Rutlish Raiders (at Old Ruts RFC) to help the local community game grow and create a player pathway for the junior side.
On 17th January 2013, members from South London Storm and West London Sharks came together to found the South West London Chargers. The Chargers went on to win the league and the Harry Jepson three years in a row – an unprecedented feat. They then rebranded to London Chargers RL and went up to the Conference League South to win that in 2016. Chargers have always run two teams and their first team have made the Grand Final every year since inception. They have also played 9 games in the Challenge Cup over the last 6 years.
In 2019 London Chargers 1st grade will compete in the Eastern Division of the Southern Conference League. Their 2nd team London Chargers A will compete in the London Premier League.
More tomorrow as we look at Hammersmith Hills Hoists and Eastern Rhinos