The Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Football Club (N.H.R.F.C.) has a history of over 125 years.
It has been operating at its current location at Pioneer Park on Dover Road since 1968.
NHFRC IS THE SECOND OLDEST RUGBY CLUB IN WESTERN CANADA SECOND ONLY TO
James Bay Athletic Association Established: 1886 IN: Victoria, BC
THE NHRFC IS A PART OF THE British Columbia Rugby Union (BCRU), the provincial administrative body for rugby union in British Columbia. The BCRU consists of nine sub-unions (Hornets play in the Vancouver Island Rugby Union) and 65 clubs ACROSS BC. Each is responsible for the organization and operation of their club. Originally organized in New Westminster in 1889 where Alfred St. George Hamersley, the former England rugby union captain and recent immigrant to Vancouver, and member of Vancouver Football (Rugby) Club, became the first President. The same man is credited with founding the first Amateur Athletic Club in British Columbia.
- Established: 1888 Originally the Nanaimo Rovers (1 year before the BCRU started)
- City: Nanaimo, BC
- Home: Pioneer Park
- Divisions: First’s, Third’s, Senior women’s, Over 40’s, Junior’s (13-19), and mini’s (5-12)
- Total membership is on average 250 each year
- Colours: Black and Yellow