Broughton Park Football Club
Didsbur Toc H RFC were founded in Manchester in 1924 by members of Toc H.
Now an established part of the south Manchester community, Didsbury rugby club boasts 4 senior teams and juniors from 6 to 16.
Founded as Manchester Football Club in 1860, eleven years before the formation of the RFU, the club is one of the oldest open rugby clubs in the world along with Blackheath and Liverpool.
The first ever club game took place in December 1857 between the gentlemen of Manchester and Liverpool. The ball was provided by Manchester's founder Richard Sykes, a former Captain of Football at Rugby School. Manchester played in the environs of the city until the early 1970`s before teaming up with the local cricket club, Cheadle Hulme CC, to move to their current ground to the south of the city.
At the start of league rugby Manchester found themselves in the North West 2 and over some ten seasons rose through six leagues to compete in National One.
Although there are fewer Internationals who grace the club the game remains strong with 4 seniors men`s sides, a women`s team and a thriving mini & Junior section.