Our Impressions of Dry Leas
The main playing pitch surface at Dry Leas is considered to be one of the best in the country (confirmed by the leading referees e.g. Ed Morrison, Steve Lander etc). There are five other playing pitches of excellent standard adjoining the famous regatta course. These pitches are used by all the other teams in the club and by the recently formed Henley Wanderers RFC (the amateur club for Henley players).
From 2000/01 Henley RFC has been fielding two senior sides which will be known as Henley Hawks I and Henley Hawks Alliance (the name Henley Hawks was adopted in 1995 for marketing and public relation purposes) . Hawks Alliance are playing in the London & South East 2nd XV competition. This team won the London Merit Table , of similar strength, during the 1999/2000 season.
Henley Women' XV play in the National Regional Division 1 having gained promotion in four successive seasons since their foundation.
Henley Colts will be playing in the inaugural 3 Counties League (Bucks, Berks and Oxon).
There are teams at each age group from 7 -17 with a total membership of 300 plus.
This year Henley Wanderers RFC was formed to give players who wish to play the game purely as amateurs competitive Rugby. The players who play for this club formerly played for Henley RFC's 3rd and 4th teams. It was necessary to form a new club as RFU regulations forbid any of their member clubs fielding teams in more than one competitive league. Henley Wanderers I play in Oxon/Bucks Division II.
Ground Capacity: 3000. Covered Stand: 120 Standing Uncovered : 2880 Car Park : 600
Clubhouse : 2 bars - sponsors pre-match luncheon facility - 120. Snack and Bar Food available
Creche - Club Shop - Function Capacity - 200