The Harlequin Club
Harlequin Rugby Club, or “Quins”, was formed in 1928 and is one of Melbourne’s oldest and largest rugby clubs with recent success in wining the 1st Grade "Dewar Shield" Premiership in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 and the competions Club Championship "Cowper Shield" for the best overall performed club for the last four years; 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019. The club boasts premierships in 2nd Grade (2), 3rd Grade (1) and Colts U20 (5) with seven Junior premierships in the last decade.
Quins offers a complete rugby club environment with a mix of local and international members creating an enjoyable atmosphere to play and support rugby in Melbourne, Victoria. A highly qualified rugby department ensures that players receive the best preparation for maximum performance and enjoyment, playing the game in the ethos of Quins, 'Running with the ball in hand'. The club has teams in all the Junior age groups (U6 to U18) including Girls Youth teams in U11, U15 & U17 along with six Senior teams including Women, Colts (U20) and Masters (over 35) that all play in the Rugby Victoria (RV) Premier Division.
Boasting the competition’s premier playing and social club facilities, the club often hosts finals, Senior state matches, Melbourne Rising and Melbourne Rebels games with the playing surface recently undergoing a $1 million dollar upgrade care of Monash Council and the addition of a 3.8m x 2.8m electronic scoreabord. Our facilities include:
- Large social club rooms adjacent to the main playing field with committee room, licensed bar, open fireplace and two big screen TVs for all the rugby action
- Dedicated main rugby field that received a $1 million field upgrade in 2019 to bring to a National Premium level playing surface
- Main field match standard lights (Phil Gyles Memorial Lights) for night rugby and excellent training facilities
- Floodlit second rugby field and adjacent training area
- Four modern spacious change rooms
- Indoor hydraulic scrum machine - the only one of its type in the state
- Modern training equipment
- Car parking for over 100 vehicles
- Very close to public transport – rail and bus
- Away game sponsor hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s nightlife district
New players and members are welcome at all stages of the season for both Junior and Senior teams and the strong social aspect of the club is a great way to settle into Melbourne or learn the game of rugby if the sport is new to you.