The Club was the brainchild of a group of teachers from Henry Compton School, who identified that there was a need for a club to cater for the rugby needs of the local residents and school children.
During a trip to Lancashire in 1977, the teachers decided to make their idea a reality. Shortly after, the seed that was to become the Hammersmith Rugby Football Club was planted at the Park Hotel (now demolished) Wigan over the Easter weekend of that year.
During that trip a temporary management committee was appointed. Ed Naylor (later Mayor of Kingston-upon-Thames) became the inaugural Chairman, Adam Lunanski Secretary, Martin Mowforth the first Treasurer, Martin Williams became Fixture secretary and Brian McVicar our very first Publicity Officer. Adam Lubanski was tasked to produce the Club’s first Constitution.
On their return to London, the Committee approached the London Borough of Hammersmith (as it was then) about the use of a local rugby pitch. In March 1978 the Leisure & Recreation Committee of the London Borough of Hammersmith granted the Club the use of the central pitch at Hurlingham Park. Preparations then started for the 1978/79 season. As the West London Observer reported on 20th April 1978 A Rugby Club is Born.