Welcome to Sussex Merlins Rugby League
The Sussex Merlins were formed in May 2009 to bring a Rugby League Club back to Sussex.
The Chairman of the club is Nick Weston.
Our open-aged team plays in the South East Division of the Rugby League Conference.
Our season runs from April to August. Pre-Season Training starts in March.
Our playing grounds are located at just behind Hove Train Station, located at
Hove Recreation Ground, Shirley Drive, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6NQ.
Our club over 100 members, consisting of teams from under 7’s to over 35’s.
The teams are as follows:
The open-aged side of men ages 16 and above, with 57 members
The Mini Merlins – a junior’s section comprising under-7’s, under-9’s,and under-11’s
A master’s team for ages 35+
An academy team for ages 16 to 18
We encourage the following in all our work as a club:
Promoting social inclusion
Delivering access to a sport at a very minimal cost
Targeting less affluent areas where sport is needed the most
Everyone who works for Sussex Merlins are volunteers.
We advocate the use of mentors to help support our members.
Sussex Merlins is owned by and run on behalf of its members. That means that everyone who is a member gets a say in how the club is run and what long term goals we set. It’s really easy to become a member, so if you want to help shape the future of Rugby League and Netball in Sussex then it couldn’t be simpler. Contact us for more info on becoming a member and supporter of Sussex Merlins.