London Irish has been one of the capital’s leading rugby clubs for well over a century, and while the first team has been playing in Reading since 2000 its roots have never left west London.

The Brentford Community Stadium at Kew Bridge is just a few miles from London Irish’s training base and spiritual home at Hazelwood, Sunbury, and is in an ideal location to be reached from the club’s traditional area in south-west London, those who have begun following the team in the Thames Valley, and new rugby supporters from across the capital thanks to the excellent public transport links.

London Irish had a superb decade at the start of the 2000s, reaching the Premiership Final, European Cup semi-final and winning the Powergen Cup, and producing a string of England international players.

The move back into the capital will be the catalyst for success in the future, and we will be reaching out to the local residential and business communities to make London Irish their authentic club, and for the whole of London as well.

London Irish is more than just a professional team. The amateur side of the club is one of the largest in London, and every weekend hundreds of rugby players aged from six all the way upwards to the veterans wear the green shirt in matches. A true community club, London Irish has recently extended its partnership with the Middlesex RFU to develop the best young players in the west London area.

 

If you want more information about why we're moving then click on the link below!

About the Brentford Community Stadium

Brentford Community Stadium Shield

Location

Kew Bridge, London

Capacity

17,250

Brentford Community Stadium Shield

Opening

Summer 2020

Building work

Started in early 2018

Within easy reach of the whole of London and the Thames Valley

BY CAR: Adjacent to Chiswick roundabout, where the M4 meets the North and South Circular roads.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Kew Bridge station (South Western Trains) just over one hour from Reading with one change, and direct services to Clapham Junction and London Waterloo.

Multiple District Line stations within walking distance, with direct services to central London and to the new Crossrail station at Ealing Broadway