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Rugby Training

BW Crossfit now helping rugby training for Grimsby RUFC

Rugby Training

Grimsby RUFC has appointed a new strength and conditioning coach. The Rugby Union club is looking to build on last season’s success with a new-look coaching team. This includes BW CrossFit’s head coach Steve Burns who will be assisting in the development of players.


BW CrossFit is the new home for Grimsby RUFC for strength and conditioning as part of their Rugby training. Our level 1 CrossFit coach Steve will be putting the lads through their paces for the upcoming 2022/2023 season! BW CrossFit in Holton Le Clay, Grimsby will be providing a top-class space for Grimsby RUFC to train, using our state of the art equipment.


Strength and conditioning coaches typically work with athletes of all levels, from youth to professional, as well as individuals in the general public. They train their players to develop speed, power and agility through weight training, plyometrics and other strength-building exercises. These coaches also design workout routines for their clients. Steve will be using a mix of Crossfit methodology and Olympic weightlifting.


CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that was developed over a decade ago. It is focused on creating high-intensity workouts that will help improve fitness. It uses functional movements to help improve the fitness of individuals by increasing key indicators, aerobic capacity, and muscular endurance. CrossFit has gained popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness and the variety of workouts they offer. CrossFit training is often used by athletes as a way to continue their conditioning during the offseason when they are not competing in events. There are many different ways to participate in CrossFit. The main options include working out at one of the many gyms worldwide or working out at home.



Grimsby RUFC, one of the oldest Rugby Clubs in the Country has been playing rugby since 1885. The first president of Grimsby RUFC then was Walter Alford Green, who was appointed to the position. Hull and East Riding RUFC were the new club’s first opponents but this game ended in a loss for Grimsby. The club was officially founded in January 1923.
Gainsborough hosted the club’s debut game as an established club. Grimsby won by a score of 31 to 5. Charlton’s, on Littlefield Lane, is where many of the club’s early home games were played.

A few months later, the team was able to get their own pitch at Fairfield in Grimsby’s Scartho neighbourhood. Following that, the club faced Gainsborough once again, this time at home. Grimsby won this game as well, with a score of 62 to zero. Over 2,000 people turned out to watch the game.


Following World War II, the club relocated the grounds several times. They began by playing on the land at the bottom of Peakes Lane. They later relocated to the site behind the Scartho Road Swimming Pool in Barratts Recreation Ground.
In 1961, however, it was decided that the club needed a new home, and after a great amount of fundraising by club members and assistance from the Earl of Yarborough, the club relocated to its current location in Springfield.1 

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