The Club - About

Corporate and Property


Battersea Ironsides Rugby Football Club Limited [BIRFC Ltd] is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society which is a mutual society - Reg No: 30395R
Registered Address: Openview, Burntwood Lane, London SW17 0AW
Registered on 17 December 2007

We changed our image, logo etc in 2010 and we trade and are generally known as Ironsides Rugby

The officials of BIRFC Ltd. are: 

Officers of the Club and Members of the Main Committee by virtue of their elected position
Richard Smith (President), Rob Newman (Committee Chair), Dan Addis (Senior Chair), Alan Wilkins (Youth Chair and Interim Secretary), Dave Watson (Minis Chair), Shahid Rafiq, Mike Crofts, Antony Legge (Interim Treasurer), Paul Tanner, Colin O’Keeffe, Thomas Pugh and Zoe Goodwin.

Members of the Main Committee co-opted: 
Tania Nadarajah (Ladies Chair)

The officials are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting of BIRFC Ltd. generally in September.  

The Club is affiliated to the Rugby Football Union and Surrey Rugby.

The members of both the Senior Section and the Junior Section (Youth & Minis) of BIRFC Ltd are automatically members of Battersea Ironsides Sports Club [BISC], which also has a Cricket and Football Section.

The members of the BIRFC Ltd Main Committee representing the interests of Ironsides Seniors Rugby on the Management Committee of BISC and the board of BISOL are Chris Dixon and Sarah Jackson.

Ironsides Rugby is made up of two main sections:
- Ironsides Seniors Rugby - representing the game for players over the age of 18 (Men, Ladies and Vets)
- Ironsides Juniors Rugby - representing the game for those under 18 years of age.

Both sections are operated by their own Committees and Officials and have their own distinct financial and operational structure.

Ironsides Juniors is further divided into Ironsides Youth Rugby for those in the under 12s to under 18s and Ironsides Minis Rugby for those from u11s down as far as around 4 years old.  Girls play within their main Age Group whilst in the Minis and then can play within a girls team when in the Youth section


Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1943 - 44

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1967 - 68

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Vets

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Minis

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Minis with TeamGB

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Ladies

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Mick & Jean

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Juniors

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1944 -45

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Youths