Club History

The Club was formed in 1932/33 and played their first season matches at Concord Park, on the eastern side of Sheffield. In 1933, a pitch was rented at the rear of the Dore Moor Inn and changing facilities were provided in the loft above the old stables. As the club developed, a permanent site was needed and the present grounds were rented from the Hollins Hospital Trust in 1938. A clubhouse was built, the nucleus of the present pavilion, and two pitches laid down in front of it. At that time, the club was intended to be Sheffield Tigers Rugby and Cricket Club, so a wicket was laid between the two rugby pitches.

War was declared in 1939, which prevented the use of these new facilities until 1947, by which time the cricket club idea had been abandoned. A further pitch was rented behind the clubhouse which was shared with Nether Congs Cricket Club. In the mid-sixties, Tigers took over sole use of this area, and the pitch was levelled, and laided out as the new First XV pitch.

To compensate for the loss of one pitch while the levelling took place, a fourth pitch was rented from beside the Dore Moor Inn on a renewable short term lease. 

This pitch came to be known as the ‘Eiger’ due to its slope, and was eventually purchased by Tigers in 1995. The remaing grounds were finally purchased from the Hollins Hospital Trust in 1998.

The clubhouse has been extended three times since 1947, and, at the end of 1999, we opened our present clubhouse and pitch redevelopment which was funded with a sports lottery grant of £570,000.

The First XV pitch is now located in front of the refurbished Clubhouse and this has given us playing and changing facilities second to none in the area. 

 

Full History

Date Event

1932-33

Sheffield Tigers RUFC Inaugural Season
President: Owen Lister
1st XV Captain:Eric Ward

On Saturday 10th September 1932 Tigers played their first ever match against Scunthorpe away but eventually lost by 3-13 (1 try to 3 tries & 2 conversions).

Tigers first victory was achieved 2 weeks later at their home ground at Concord Park with a 9-3 win over Atlas & Norfolk (a local works team).

Tigers played 24 matches in this first season and recorded 7 victories. They also had their first appearance in the Yorkshire Cup, losing to Barnsley in the 1st round.

1933-34

Sheffield Tigers Move to Dore Moor Inn
President: Owen Lister
1st XV Captain: Charlie Unsworth

At the start of this season, Tigers leased a field from the licensee of the Dore Moor Inn and changed in rooms above the pubs stable block.

1938-39

Sheffield Tigers Lease Dore Moor Ground
President: E.L.Raworth
1st XV Captain: Harry Bridger

During this season, Tigers signed a Lease for the present Dore Moor grounds and set about levelling and draining the pitches and building the first clubhouse.

1939-45

Sheffield Tigers Grounds Used for Agriculture During WWII
President: John Tregenza

No matches were played during the Second World War.

1946-47

Sheffield Tigers Use Dore Moor Facilities for the First Time
President: John Tregenza
1st XV Captain: M.Olshinetzki

Tigers used the present Dore Moor ground for the first time from the start of this season.

1953-54

Sheffield Tigers 21st Anniversary
President: Gordon Harris
1st XV Captain: K.G.Lissenden

Tigers held the 21st Anniversary Dinner and Reunion at the Grand Hotel in Sheffield on 23rd April 1954. Representatives included the Sheffield Lord Mayor, the President of the Yorkshire RFU and the Guest of Honour was RV Stirling, the current England captain and former pupil of Nether Edge Grammar School.

1963-64

Sheffield Tigers Extend Facilities to 4 Changing Rooms
President: Jack Curry
1st XV Captain: B.Stray

Tigers extended the Clubhouse to provide 2 extra Changing Rooms, an extra bath and a new full length verandah. This meant that the old railway coach could finally be removed as it was no longer required as changing rooms.

1965-66

Sheffield Tigers Extend Clubhouse with new Toilets and Kitchen
President: Norman Edge
1st XV Captain: M.W.Eldridge

Tigers extended the Clubhouse to increase the Club room area by building an extension for new Toilets and Kitchen. This work was mostly carried out by Club members as the club had little money. Tigers fielded 5 Senior Teams for the first time.

1971-72

Sheffield Tigers New 1st Team Pitch Completed
President: Jack Curry
1st XV Captain: Derek Sherlock

Work had started in 1967 to create a new 1st Team pitch behind the Clubhouse. This was finally completed in 1971 and was christened by a game between Tigers and a full Staffordshire XV which included players from Moseley, Sale, Birkenhead Park, Wilmslow and the like.

1975-76

Sheffield Tigers Field 5 Senior Teams for the 1st Time
President: Vic Grainger
1st XV Captain: Hugh Smith

For the second time in 10 years, Tigers fielded 5 Senior Teams for most of the season.

1981-82

Sheffield Tigers Buy Ground and first VPs v Perroquets D'Unieux Fixture
President: George Oxley
1st XV Captain: Roger Cordery

Tigers had finally raised enough money, and with a contribution from the Sports Council, were able buy the freehold of the grounds.

Vets XV Captain: John Knowles
Tigers VPs (Vets) played 1st fixture against the French Vets side Les Perroquets D'Unieux in France. Entente Cordiale prevailed with the match being drawn 10-10 courtesy of a Tigers last minute penalty miss from in front of the posts.

1982-83

Sheffield Tigers Reach Yorkshire Shield Semi-Final for First Time
President: Geoff Mawson
1st XV Captain: Roger Cordery

Tigers reached the semi-final of the Yorkshire Shield for the first time but were beaten by Bramley. This gave Tigers entry to the Yorkshire Cup and a home tie against Harrogate in which they rattled the Senior Club before going down by a margin of only 6 points.

1983-84

Sheffield Tigers Silver Jubilee Year
President: Geoff Mawson
1st XV Captain: Roger Cordery

The Silver Jubilee Dinner was held at Baldwins Omega in Nov 1983 with Guest Speaker Phil Bennett (Wales International & British Lion).

1987-88

Sheffield Tigers First Yorkshire League Season
President: Sam Blower
1st XV Captain: Mark Heaton

This was the first season in which the RFU introduced the League System for all clubs. Tigers were positioned in Yorkshire League 2. The League consisted of 11 clubs, who played each other only once. Tigers first League fixture was against North Ribblesdale at home which Tigers lost to a
late try.

The League Teams were Doncaster, Huddersfield YMCA, Ilkley, Ionians, Leodiensians, Malton & Norton, North Ribblesdale, Old Otliensians, Sheffield Tigers, Wath, Wheatley Hills.

1989-90

Sheffield Tigers Relegated from Yorkshire 2 to Yorkshire 2
President: Bill Anderson
1st XV Captain: Bob Taylor

Tigers were relegated from Yorkshire League 2 to a new Yorkshire League 2 due to National League reorganisation.

The League Teams were Goole, Ilkley, Malton & Norton, Moortown, Otliensians, Scarborough, Sheffield Tigers(R), Wath, Wheatley Hills, Yarnbury, York Railway Institute.

1990-91

Sheffield Tigers Finish Midtable in Yorkshire 2
President: Bill Anderson
1st XV Captain: Mark Heaton

Tigers finished midtable after a good start against teams playing in lower Leagues the previous season.

The League Teams were Airebronians, Bradford Salem, Hessle, Leeds CSSA, Marist, Old Modernians, Rodillians, Sheffield Oaks, Sheffield Tigers, West Leeds, Wibsey.

1995-96

Sheffield Tigers Remain in Yorkshire 2 as 7 Teams are Relegated
President: Andy Crosbee
1st XV Captain: Richard Senior

At the end of the season Tigers finished 6th and were one of only 4 sides who started in Yorkshire 2, to remain in Yorkshire 2 for the following season as the Leagues were to be reorganised on a Home and Away basis.

The League Teams were Aireborough (R), Dinnington, Hemsworth (R), Hessle (R), Huddersfield YMCA (R), Moortown (P), Northallerton (P), Old Modernians, Scarborough, Skipton (R), Sheffield Tigers, West Leeds (R), Wetherby (R).

1996-97

Sheffield Tigers Start in Yorkshire 2 as Leagues Move to Home and Away Matches
President: Andy Crosbee
1st XV Captain: John Goodman

Tigers finish in midtable in first season of Home and Away League matches.

The League Teams were Barnsley, Castleford, Dinnington, Halifax Vandals, Hullensians, Old Modernians, Pheonix Park, Scarborough, Sheffield Oaks, Sheffield Tigers.

1999-2000

Sheffield Tigers Open Refurbished Clubhouse & Grounds and Win RFU Tetley Junior Vase For 1st Time and Promotion from Yorkshire 2 to Yorkshire 2
President: Martin Caine
1st XV Captain: Chris Barrett

As a result of a £530,000 Sport England Lottery Fund Grant Tigers refurbished Clubhouse and 1st Team pitch was officially opened by Roy Manock (RFU Vice President) in November 1999. This was followed by a match between Tigers and Rotherham (from National League 1) on the new 1st Team pitch in front of the Clubhouse.

Tigers won the RFU Tetley Junior Vase Final at Twickenham with a 20-11 victory over the Bank of England. Tigers were runners up to Dinnington in Yorkshire League 2 and were promoted to a new Yorkshire League 2 due to National League reorganisation.

The League Teams were Bramley Phoenix Park(R), Dinnington(C), Halifax Vandals, Heath, Hullensians(R), Malton & Norton, Old Otliensians, Sheffield Oaks, Sheffield Tigers(P), York Railway Institute.

2000-01

Sheffield Tigers win Yorkshire Shield For 1st Time and Promotion from Yorkshire 2
President: Roger Cordery
1st XV Captain: David Holmes

Tigers won the Yorkshire Shield Final at Ionians ground with a 20-3 victory over
Scarborough. Tigers were runners up to Scarborough in Yorkshire League 2 and were promoted to Yorkshire League 1.

The League Teams were Bradford Salem, Castleford, Dinnington, Hemsworth, Ilkley, Leodiensians, Northallerton, Roundhegians, Scarborough(C), Sheffield Tigers(P), Wath,
West Leeds.

2001-02

Sheffield Tigers First Season in Yorkshire 1
President: Peter Gadsby
1st XV Captain: David Holmes

Tigers first season in Yorkshire 1 resulted in a mid-table position at the end of the season after heading the table upto Christmas.

The League Teams were Beverley(R), Hull(P), North Ribblesdale, Old Brodleians, Pontefract, Pocklington(R), Scarborough(C), Selby, Sheffield Tigers, West Park Bramhope(R), Yarnbury, York.

Tigers Vets win 20th anniversary of 1st fixture with Les Perroquets D'Unieux.

2002-03

Sheffield Tigers Relegated from Yorkshire 1
President: Peter Gadsby
1st XV Captain: David Holmes

Tigers second season in Yorkshire 1 resulted in bottom position and relegation to Yorkshire 2 together with North Ribblesdale.

The League Teams were Bridlington(C), Dinnington, Huddersfield YMCA, Old Brodleians, North Ribblesdale(R), Old Crossleyans, Pontefract, Selby, Sheffield Tigers(R), Wheatley Hills, Yarnbury, York(P).

2003-04

Sheffield Tigers Win South Yorkshire Trophy for 1st Time
President: Bill Anderson
1st XV Captain: Doug Trivella

Tigers won the South Yorkshire Trophy Final for the first time with a 13 - 3 victory over Barnsley at Dore Moor. Tigers finished 4th in Yorkshire 2 after being 2nd for most of the season.

The League Teams were Beverley(C), Bradford Salem, Heath, Ilkley(P), Knottingley, Leodiensians, North Ribblesdale, Ripon, Sheffield Tigers, Skipton(R), West Leeds(R),
West Park Bramhope.

2004-05

Sheffield Tigers Triple Trophy Season - RFU PowerGen Junior Vase, Yorkshire Shield and Yorkshire League 2 Championship
President: Bill Anderson
1st XV Captain: Rob Pound

Tigers most successful season ever started with Tigers winning the RFU PowenGen Junior Vase by beating Solihull 30-13 at Twickenham. Followed by becoming Champions of Yorkshire League 2 without losing a game and then winning the Yorkshire Shield with a 26-19 victory over West Park Bramhope at Huddersfield YMCAs ground. Tigers also won the South Yorkshire Trophy for the second time when the 2nd XV beat Doncaster Phoenix 1st XV by 34-17 away at Doncaster.

The League Teams were Bradford Salem (P), Castleford (R), Heath (R), Knottingley, North Ribblesdale, Old Brodleians ,Pocklington, Ripon, Scarborough, Sheffield Tigers(C), West Park Bramhope.

Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Wayne Warren (1st XV)
3rd XV Player of the Year: Richard Joel & Phil Tomlinson
2nd XV Player of the Year: Rory McCall
1st XV Player of the Year: Harry Toews
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year : John Storey (1st XV)
The Club Man of the Year : Rob Pound

Tigers hosted the Rugby Union 7s competition for the 8th World Firefighters Games hosted in Sheffield in August 2004.

2005-06

Sheffield Tigers 2nd Consecutive League Promotion as Yorkshire League 1 Champions
President: Nigel Dakin
1st XV Captain: Harry Toews

Tigers achieved back-to-back promotions by winning Yorkshire League 1 with only one defeat to gain promotion to North 2 East for the first time. Tigers also progressed to the 2nd round of the RFU PowerGen Intermediate Cup and the 2nd round of the Yorkshire Cup before being narrowly beaten by teams from 2 Leagues above.

Tigers unbeaten run of 47 matches (starting on 03/04/04) was finally ended by Huddersfield winning 10-20 in the 2nd round of the RFU PowerGen Intermediate Cup on 15/09/05.

Tigers won the South Yorkshire Trophy for the third time in a row when the 2nd XV beat Stocksbridge 1st XV by 27-13 at Dore Moor.

The League Teams were Bradford Salem, Bridlington, Goole (R), Huddersfield YMCA, Ilkley, Keighley, Old Crossleyans (P), Pontefract, Selby (R), Sheffield Tigers (C), Wheatley Hills, York.

Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Chris Abbishaw (2nd XV)
3rd XV Player of the Year: Ian Meyer
2nd XV Player of the Year: Paul Robinson
1st XV Player of the Year: Stuart Holes
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Ian Cutts (1st XV)
The Club Man of the Year: Gerry Smith & Stuart Trueman

2006-07

Sheffield Tigers 3rd Consecutive League Promotion as North 2 East/West Play-Off Winners
President: Nigel Dakin
1st XV Captain: Harry Toews

Tigers achieved a 3rd successive promotion by finishing runners-up in North 2 East and then winning the North 2 East/West play-off to gain promotion to North 1 for the first time. Tigers also progressed to the 2nd round of the RFU PowerGen Intermediate Cup before losing out to Caldy (the eventual winners of North 1) but lost in the preliminary round of the Yorkshire Cup to Hull (also from North 1).

The League Teams were Driffield, Durham City, Hartlepool Rovers, Horden (R), Middlesbrough (C), Morpeth, Old Crossleyans, Percy Park (R), Rochdale, Sheffield (R), Sheffield Tigers (P), West Hartlepool.

A  Gala Sports Dinner was held at The Marstons Suite (Sheffield United FC) to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the year of formation of Tigers. The compere was celebrity Malc Lord and the guest speaker was Gareth Chilcott (British Lions, England, Bath).

Tigers Vets win 25th anniversary of 1st fixture with Les Perroquets D'Unieux.

Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer:
3rd XV Player of the Year: Mick Summers
2nd XV Player of the Year: Owen Evans
1st XV Player of the Year: Morgan Jones
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year:Tom Denton (2nd XV)
The Club Man of the Year: Ann & Ray Kilby

2007-08

Sheffield Tigers First Season in RFU League North 1 (RFU Level 5)
President: Nigel Dakin
1st XV Captain: Harry Toews

Tigers finished a creditable 7th in their first ever season in North 1. Tigers went out of the RFU PowerGen Intermediate Cup losing to Cleckheaton in the 2nd round having had a bye in the 1st round. However, they reached the Quarter-Final of the Yorkshire Cup for the first time before being beaten by Beverley from National 3 North.

The League Teams were Altrincham-Kersal (R), Birkenhead Park, Cleckheaton,
Darlington, Huddersfield (P), Hull, Kendal (C), Liverpool St Helens (R), Middlesbrough,
Penrith (R), Sheffield Tigers, Westoe.

The 75th Annual Ball/Dinner Dance was held at the Mercure St Pauls hotel (Sheffield) in October 2007. As part of the entertainment, the France v England World Cup Semi-Final was shown live on a big screen.

The 75th Annual Players Awards Dinner was held in the Clubhouse with silver service catering.
Annual Players Awards:

The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer:
3rd XV Player of the Year: Henry Laithwaite
2nd XV Player of the Year: Frank Wragg
1st XV Player of the Year: Andy Barnes & Richard Joel (2nd row pairing)
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year:Alex Drage (1st XV)
The Club Man of the Year: Chris Souster

2008-09

Sheffield Tigers Second Season in RFU League North 1 (RFU Level 5)
President: Nigel Dakin
1st XV Captain: Richard Joel

Tigers finished in their highest ever league position in 4th place in North 1. Tigers also reached the Semi-Final of the RFU EDF Energy Intermediate Cup and just lost away at Clifton by 15 - 24.

The 2nd XV won the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy with a late penalty to beat Wath 1st XV by 16 - 15.
The 3rd XV were runaway winners of the South Yorkshire Merit Table and scored over 1000 points in the process.
The Alickadoos won the South Yorkshire Referees Society Whistlers Trophy for the first time.

The League Teams were  Beverley, Birkenhead Park, Cleckheaton, Darlington (R),
Hull (P), Middlesbrough, Morley, Sheffield Tigers, Stockport, West Hartlepool,
West Park (St Helens), Westoe (C).

The Annual Players Awards Dinner was held in the Clubhouse with silver service catering.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer:
3rd XV Player of the Year: Pat Scotton
2nd XV Player of the Year: Richard Harvey
1st XV Player of the Year: Nick (Biffa) Pearson
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Tom Bray (1st XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year:Owen Evans (1st/2nd XV)
The Team of the Year: 3rd XV
The Club Man of the Year: Sue Bradshaw

2009-10

Sheffield Tigers Third Season in RFU League National 3 North (RFU Level 5)
President: John Joel
1st XV Captain: Dave Scully

Tigers finished a disappointing 10th in the new National 3 North League which replaced Regional North 1 having been near the top of the table until Xmas. The new league comprised of 14 teams with 4 points for a win, 1 for a draw and bonus points for scoring 4 or more tries or for losing by 7 or less points. The increase in teams was to compensate for the lack of an RFU Cup competition at this level. Tigers did however, reach the Final of the Yorkshire Cup for the first time and aquitted themselves well in defeat to Wharfedale from RFU National 1 League.

The Develoment XV won the Yorkshire Division One Merit Table and reached the Semi-Final of the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy.

The 3rd XV finished a creditable 9th (of 13) in Yorkshire Division Three Merit Table after being promoted by 2 leagues last season

The League Teams were Beverley, Birkenhead Park, Chester, Cleckheaton(R),
Darlington Mowden Park, Middlesbrough, Morley(C), Penrith, Rochdale, Rossendale,
Sheffield Tigers, Stockport(PO), West Hartlepool(R), West Park (St Helens)(R)

The Annual Players Awards Dinner was held in the Clubhouse.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer:
3rd XV Player of the Year: Dave Sinton
Development XV Player of the Year: Nick Scheinkonig (Shanks)
1st XV Player of the Year: Harry Toews
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Sam Whitworth (DevXV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Charlie Cone(1st XV)
The Team of the Year: Development XV
The Club Man of the Year: Stuart Trueman

Tigers stalwart Harry Toews returned to Canada after 6 Seasons in the 1st XV, with 157
appearances, Yorkshire 2nd & 1st Divisions League Winner, North 2 East/West Play-off
Winner, 3 seasons in North 1, RFU Powergen Junior Vase Winner &
Yorkshire Shield Winner.

2010-11

Sheffield Tigers Fourth Season at RFU Level 5 Ends in Promotion to National League 2 North
President: John Joel
1st XV Captain: Andy Barnes

Tigers started the season in RFU National 3 Midlands for the first time, after being ‘level shifted’ from 3 North by the RFU to ensure that all leagues at this level had the same number of teams. They lost four of their first six league games, before winning all their remaining games apart from a close defeat by the eventual league winners Bromsgrove. This winning run and bonus points picked up, resulted in Tigers finishing the season in 2nd place in the league. Tigers then achieved promotion to National League 2 North (RFU Level 4), their highest level ever, by beating Chester 16 - 14 at Dore Moor in the Midlands/North League 3 Play-Off.

The Develoment XV won the Yorkshire Division One Merit Table and reached the Semi-Final of the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy.

The 3rd XV finished a creditable 8th (of 13) in Yorkshire Division Three Merit Table.

The League Teams were Broadstreet, Bromsgrove(C), Burton(R), Kenilworth(R), Hereford,
Longton, Luton, Malvern, Newport (Salop), Peterborough(R), Old Northamptonians,
Scunthorpe, Sheffield Tigers(PO), South Leicester

The Annual Players Awards were presented in the Marquee after the Play-Off game:
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Jon Feeley (1st XV)
3rd XV Player of the Year: Simon Miles
Development XV Player of the Year: Owen Evans
1st XV Player of the Year: Jon Buchanan
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Ali Thomson (1st XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Frank Wragg(1st XV/Dev. XV)
The Team of the Year: 1st XV
The Club Man of the Year: Richard Senior
The Supporters of the Year: Andy Bairsto & Pete Burnand

2011-12

Sheffield Tigers First Season at RFU Level 4 in National League 2 North
Chairman: Alick Bush
President: Stuart Headford
1st XV Captain: Andy Barnes

Tigers started the season in RFU National 2 North for the first time at their highest league level ever. After a slow start in getting to grips with the pace and style of this league, Tigers did well in the second half of the season to finish a creditable 9th (of 16).
The Develoment XV finished 9th (of 12) in the Yorkshire Premier Merit Table after being promoted last season and again reached the Semi-Final of the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy.

The League Teams were Bromsgrove, Caldy(PO), Harrogate(R), Huddersfield, Hull,
Hull Ionians, Kendal(R), Leicester Lions, Loughborough Students(C), Luctonians,
Nuneaton(R), Otley, Preston Grasshoppers, Sheffield Tigers, Stockport, Westoe

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during
the evening the Annual Players Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Jamie Broadley (1st XV)
Vets XV Player of the Year: Richard Knowles
Development XV Player of the Year: Sam Whitworth
1st XV Player of the Year: Jamie Broadley
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Ryan Holmes (1st XV/Dev. XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Charlie Cone (1st XV)
The John Joel Memorial Trophy for the Outstanding Forward of the Year: Nick Pearson (1st XV)
The Team of the Year: U13 XV
The Club Person(s) of the Year: Brad and Sue Bradshaw
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Kate Hattersley

Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances:
Richard Joel, Nick Pearson, Alex Drage, Tom Outram

In addition Andy Barnes, Nick Pearson, Gregor Hayter, Jamie Broadley & Jon Buchanan
were picked for the Yorkshire squad for the County Championship.

Tigers produced their 1st Junior England International with U16’s Guy Borrowdale
progressing through Yorkshire, North of England and finally to an England cap.

2012-13

Sheffield Tigers Second Season at RFU Level 4 in National League 2 North
Chairman: Andy Crosbee
President: Nigel Dakin
1st XV Captain: Andy Barnes

Tigers started their second season in RFU National 2 North by narrowly losing the first match before winning nine in a row. A spate of injuries and bad weather caused some disruption and although only eight more victories were recorded, Tigers finished in their highest league position ever (6th of 16 at  RFU Level 4).
The Develoment XV finished 7th (of 12) in the Yorkshire Premier Merit Table and beat Wheatley Hills in a thrilling Final of the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy.

The League Teams were Birmingham Solihull, Bromsgrove, Caldy, Darlington Mowden Park,
Dudley Kingswinford, Huddersfield (R), Hull, Hull Ionians (C), Leicester Lions, Luctonians,
Otley, Preston Grasshoppers, Sheffield Tigers, Stockport (R), Stourbridge (PO), Westoe (R)

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during
the evening the Annual Club Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Jamie Broadley (1st XV)
Vets XV Player of the Year: Simon Tomlinson
Development XV Player of the Year: Charlie Dunn
1st XV Player of the Year: Peter Swatkins
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Max Argyle (1st XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Frank Wragg (1st XV)
The John Joel Memorial Trophy for the Outstanding Forward of the Year: Ross White (1st XV)
The Team of the Year: U17's
The Club Person(s) of the Year: Dave Parish & Matt Smith
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Simon Cooper
Exercise Club Person of the Year: Pete Stevens

Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances:
Nick Pearson, Alex Drage, Tom Outram, Jon Buchanan

Players Who Have Achieved Over 200 League Appearances:-
Richard Joel

In addition Gregor Hayter & Jamie Broadley were picked to play for Yorkshire and
Biff Pearson for Cheshire in the County Championship.

The U17's reached the Final of the Northern section of the National Plate competition and the Semi-Final of the Yorkshire Cup.

2013-14

Sheffield Tigers Third Season at RFU Level 4 in National League 2 North ends in Relegation
Chairman: Andy Crosbee (2013), John Marriott (2014)
President: Nigel Dakin (2013), Ian Wragg (2014)
1st XV Captain: David Bradford

 

Tigers started their third season in RFU National 2 North by losing the first seven matches in a row. A spate of injuries and a small squad didn't help and only eight victories were recorded altogether. Tigers finished 3rd from bottom (13th of 16 at RFU Level 4) and were relgated to National 3 North.
The 2nd XV finished 11th (of 12) in the Yorkshire Premier Merit Table and were relegated. They also lost in the Semi-Final of the South Yorkshire Trophy - Uniplex Plate Competition.

 

The League Teams were Birmingham Solihull, Bromsgrove (R), Caldy, Chester, Darlington Mowden Park (PO), Dudley Kingswinford (R), Harrogate, Hull, Leicester Lions, Luctonians, Macclesfield (C), Otley, Preston Grasshoppers, Sedgley Park, Sheffield Tigers (R), Stourbridge

 

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during
the evening the Annual Club Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Lee Monks (1st/2nd XV)
2nd XV Player of the Year: Scott Ferriday
1st XV Player of the Year: Josh Redfern
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Lee Monks (1st/2nd XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Liam Wallace (1st XV)
The Club Person of the Year: Chris Souster
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Helen Hustler

 

Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Andy Barnes and Dave Price

 

Joe Duffy was picked for Yorkshire Colts and Josh Redfern was picked to play for Yorkshire U20’s and England Counties.

2014-15

2014-15
    

Sheffield Tigers Start at RFU Level 5 in National League 3 North
Chairman: John Marriott
President: Ian Wragg
1st XV Captain: Nick Pearson
 

Tigers started in RFU National 3 North by losing the first 2 matches but improved to win 21 out of the remaining 26 matches to finish in 3rd place (3rd of 14 at RFU Level 5).
The 2nd XV finished 8th (of 10) in the Yorkshire Championship Merit Table. They also lost in the  Semi-Final of the South Yorkshire Trophy - Uniplex Plate Competition.

 

The League Teams were Beverley (R), Billingham, Burnage, Cleckheaton, Firwood Waterloo, Huddersfield YMCA, Lymm, Morley (R), Rossendale, Sale (C), Sandal (PO), Sheffield Tigers, Westoe (R), Wirral
 

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during the evening the Annual Club Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Henri Packard (1st XV)
2nd XV Player of the Year: Chris Keetley
1st XV Player of the Year: Stephan Destounis
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Lee Monks (1st/2nd XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Lee Orton (1st/2nd XV)
The Ken Russell Trophy for Ladies Player of the Year: Hazel Joel
The Club Person of the Year: Kitty Nichols
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Nicola Gillott
 

Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Peter Swatkins

 

Players Who Have Achieved Over 150 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Jon Buchanan and Tom Outram