Presidents Welcome


It is my honour to warmly welcome you to the Darfield Rugby Football Club.  We are a proud and supportive club located deep in the heart of Central Canterbury.  Darfield RFC was founded in 1904 and is one of the longest standing clubs in the Ellesmere Region.  As a club our mission is to promote and provide high quality, enjoyable rugby for players of all ages and skills.

Each weekend many teams take to the field under the Darfield banner, ranging from U6 to Senior Division 1.    Many of our senior players have been with the club since they bagan playing rugby 20+ years ago.  The three senior teams work closely together to foster a positive cultureto strengthen and develop our senior talent pool of players, not only for this season, but also for the years to come.  We run a club van out from town for trainings and games.

The club is dedicated to developing and maintaining our grounds and facilities to a high standard.  Our clubrooms and outdoor viewing deck provide an excellent place to watch rugby and socialise after games.  The 5 fields are all well upheld, providing an excellent turf to play on in all conditions, including the option of night games.

We have a warm, friendly, social atmosphere at the club and encourage age groups to join us to play for, and support, our many teams.  So come along and watch some rugby this season, utilise our courtesy van and enjoy the atmosphere of the Darfield Rugby Club.

On behalf of myself, and the committee, thank you to all our club sponsors and to all those who play a part in making this a great Rugby Club; Coaches, Managers, Players and also our dedicated Supporters.

2018 saw a Divison 3 team added to the Darfield roster as well as two U6 teams.  Finals Day was held at Darfield RFC August 11th and we had U13 and Div 1 representing us in their respective finals.  While both teams were runners up, it was a successful day for the Darfield RFC and Ellesmere Sub Union with all final games being played hard, but fair and with a good spirited sideline and supporters.  A fine weather day showcasing country rugby at it best.  To all our members please enjoy the off season and we look forward to seeing you all back  2021


Tim McNae

DRFC President