Wheatsheaf Esher Club




The Rugby Club’s Centenary season (the 2022/23 season) is only four seasons away and following relegation last season the Club’s aim is to bounce back into National One for season 20/21 under the guidance of new Director of Rugby, Peter Winterbottom. The Club is determined to approach it’s Centenary season in a strong position with a sense of optimism and momentum for the future.

Whilst success in National League rugby is not all about finances and we are determined to punch well above our financial weight, it is still a huge factor in determining which clubs are successful in the long run.

The Wheatsheaf Esher Club is an idea that the Committee has picked up on it’s travels around other National League clubs. The purpose of the club is to provide some additional financial (and moral) support to the First XV squad, thus taking some pressure of the rest of the club’s finances. In return the members will benefit from some exclusive benefits as set out below.

Why the Wheatsheaf you may ask? Well unbeknown to many, the club was formed in 1923 when four rugby enthusiasts, enjoying a pint at the Wheatsheaf in Esher, decided to form the Club. In fact, old Photos of Esher Rugby players are proudly displayed in the Wheatsheaf toilets. All joking aside though, the four gentlemen, through their creation of the Club and the tie up with the Wheatsheaf have bought a lot of happiness, camaraderie, fond memories and friendships to many many people. We have therefore named the Wheatsheaf Club after the venue where they formed the club.

Cost and benefits of being a Wheatsheaf Esher Club member:

Cost - £35.00 per month paid by standing order (form attached)


  • Three exclusive evenings at the Wheatsheaf with season update by Peter Winterbottom and the coaching staff
  • Exclusive Wheatsheaf Esher Club tie
  • Entry into monthly draw for a meal for two at the Wheatsheaf Esher*
  • Dedicated whatsapp channel with regular updates from Peter Winterbottom, advance team information
  • Access to league match videos
  • Invitation to Wheatsheaf Esher Club Pre-match lunch
  • Advance invitations to Sportsmans lunches (Le Petit Nantais, Sandown, Bengal Clipper etc.)
  • Name listed on Wheatsheaf Esher Honours board in Club House
  • Name listed in Match Day Programme

* terms apply

Please sign up and play your part in the success of Esher RFC in the next few years leading up to our Centenary season in 2020/23…

The Membership form can be downloaded here.........  pdf Standing Order Esher Rugby Development XV (478 KB)

Members signed up to date

Wheatsheaf Club Member





Allan Olsen


John Inverdale


Graham Deane


Philip Davies


Paul Wogan