HARLEQUINS: A RICH HISTORY
Harlequins has a rich history in rugby in this country and abroad. For over a century and a half the Club has contributed generously to the development of the game both on and off the pitch.
On the pitch our players have performed with distinction not just for England but for other nations; in the process bringing honour on themselves and the Club. Harlequins has a reputation for producing and attracting players who have been innovators – a trait that we like to think runs through the entire Club.
Off the pitch the Club has also made a notable contribution to the governance of the game through the Rugby Football Union. Harlequins has already provided twelve Presidents of the RFU, a tradition that continued with 2003 Rugby World Cup winner and former Harlequins prop forward Jason Leonard finishing his year as President of the Union in 2016.
Harlequins’ influence extends beyond this country via a network of affiliate clubs around the world. They include Harlequins Pretoria, Kenya Harlequins, Harlequins Melbourne and Dallas Harlequins among others. These clubs have added to our heritage not just through name association but also through their adoption of the Club’s style of play.
We are proud of the ambition and passion that we bring to everything we do.