Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club at Billesley Common

Moseley Rugby Club was founded in 1873 and play their home matches at Billesley Common near Yardley Wood Road in Billesley. 


Where is Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club?

Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club is based at Billesley Common, Yardley Wood Road, Billesley, Birmingham, B13 0PT.

 

In brief

Moseley Rugby Club was founded in 1873 and is an Rugby Union football club. Formerly based at Reddings Road, Moseley from 1880 to 1998, they eventually settled at Billesley Common in 2005.

Moseley Rugby ClubBirmingham Moseley Rugby and City of Birmingham Indoor Bowls Centre at Billesley Common (July 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club - history

Moseley Rugby Club was founded in 1873 by members of Havelock Cricket Club, who wanted a winter sport when the cricket season ended.

The club debuted in the signature red and black strip a year later. From 1874, they were based at Highgate Road and Moseley Road near Camp Hill Station. In 1878, they moved to a ground on Oxford Road in Moseley.

The Reddings was leased to them in 1880. This was near Alcester Road, between Reddings Road and Moor Green Lane. After financial difficulties, they were forced to sell their old ground to developers by 1999. Today it is a housing development. With Rugby related road names, Twickenham Drive off Reddings Road, and Harlequin Drive off Moor Green Lane. The former pitch at the centre is now Reddings Play Area.

From 1998 to 2005, Moseley Rugby Club was based at the University of Birmingham in Bournbrook.

They then moved to Billesley Common in the Shire Country Park near Yardley Wood Road in Billesley, where they remain to this day. Plans for stands were difficult, but a stand with capacity of 750 seats was opened in 2015.

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Moseley Rugby ClubBirmingham Moseley Rugby at Billesley Common (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

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Moseley Rugby ClubBirmingham Moseley Rugby at Billesley Common (July 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Transport to Billesley Common

You can park your car on Yardley Wood Road near Billesley Common.

Nearby bus routes include the 2 and 3 to Yardley Wood Road, or the 18, 27 and 76 to Haunch Lane.

Trains to Yardley Wood Station, Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club is 23 minutes walk away via Trittiford Road.

 

Contact details

Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club

Billesley Common

Yardley Wood Road

Billesley

Birmingham

B13 0PT

0121 443 3631

Project dates

08 May 2021 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Sport & leisure, Green open spaces

Contact

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