Northampton Saints History:
The history of Northampton Saints started in 1880 when an unceremonious club by the name ‘Northampton St. James’ was founded. The founder of Northampton Saints was Rev Samuel Wathen Wigg who was a local parish priest of St. James Church.
Today, Northampton Rugby Football Club (Northampton Saints) have achieved nationwide popularity as one of the best rugby football teams in the Northamptonshire, UK.
Hundreds of rugby football enthusiasts visit the Franklin’s Gardens (Rugby Club in Northampton) that is the official home ground of the Northampton Saints for matches.
Facts About Northampton Saints:
Did you know that:
- Northampton Saints is nicked named ‘The Saints’ or ‘Jimmies’ because the founder was the clergyman of St. James Church (from where they got the Saints) and jimmies is an informal short for James.
- Northampton Saints was not founded to engrave names in the rugby football fields but Rev Samuel Wathen Wigg wanted to create order in the young parish members and make them gentlemen by introducing rugby sport as an anti-hooligan sport.
- Northampton Saints won their first major rugby recognition 20 years after its establishment when Harry Weston (player) received the England Cap award.
Northampton Saints Fixtures:
Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club is currently at 9th rank in the English Premiership. Chris Boyd is the current head coach of Northampton Saints. Some Northampton Saints Club Honours, awards, and achievements are:
- Three Times Winner of RFU Championship (1989-90, 1995-96, 2007-08)
- Three Times Winner of Aviva League (2009-09, 2016-17, 2017-18)
- Two Times Winner of European Challenge Cup (2008-09, 2013-14)
- Winner of Aviva Premiership (2013-14)
- Winner of Anglo-Welsh Cup (2009-10)
- Winner of EDF Energy Trophy (2007-08)
- Winner of Heineken Cup (1999-2000)
- Winner of Middlesex 7s (2002-03)
How Can I Get to Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club?
Getting to and from Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club is quite affordable and secure if you utilise the following Northampton travel guide for travelling to and from Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club by Northampton local transportation.
Travel to Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club by Train – Interested individuals can use the following Northampton railway stations nearest to Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club as drop-off location to reach the club: Northampton Train Station (NN1 1SP) and Long Buckby Train Station (NN6 7PF).
Travel to Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club by Bus/Coach – Interested individuals can use the following Northampton bus stations nearest to Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club reach the club by bus or coach: Beacon Bingo (NN5 5BG), Malcolm Drive (NN5 5BF), Vicarage Road (NN5 7AB), and Natwest Bank (NN5 7AE).
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Contact Details of Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club:
- Northampton Saints Address – Franklin’s Gardens, Weedon Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, UK
- Northampton Saints Postcode – NN5 5BG
- Northampton Saints Contact Number – +44 1604 751543
- Northampton Saints Opening Hours – 10 AM to 5 PM (Monday to Saturday) and Closed on Sunday