Droitwich Rugby Football Club was founded in 1972 by a group of local rugby enthusiasts. Its original members didn't want to travel further afield to Worcester or Bromsgrove for home matches, so they became part of the St. Peter's Field Association. This allowed them to share the town's cricket pavilion and use the school for changing facilities.
With the town of Droitwich Spa growing rapidly during the 1990s, Droitwich RFC’s site on Hanbury Road came increasingly under the eye of local property developers. After much debate within the club the decision was taken to sell and move on.
In April 1998 Droitwich played their last game at the Hanbury Road ground and prepared for the largest, and potentially most daunting, move of their short history.
Funded by the £1.9 million windfall from the sale of the old ground, Droitwich RFC moved a mile up the Hanbury Road to its current home.
The Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground, named after one of our founding fathers who did so much to acquire and develop the ‘old’ Hanbury Road ground, was officially opened on August 29, 1998.
The new ground is purpose-built and features four full-size pitches, two of which are floodlit, as well as a number of specialised mini & junior pitches.
The clubhouse, bar and changing rooms are excellent and bear comparison with the facilities of many clubs in higher leagues.