When Alick Birkin returned to Nottingham from Rugby School at the age of 16 in 1877, he gathered some friends around him to form a rugby playing team. This is generally regarded as the date of the formation of Nottingham Rugby Football Club, although the earliest reports of matches in the local press were published in 1876.
Nottingham went on to establish themselves as one of the most famous and well-respected rugby clubs in the country and are currently playing in the Greene King IPA Championship, which is the second tier of English professional rugby.
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