The Celtic Rugby Club, which celebrated its100th year in 2021, is situated on 12 acres at Keenans Road, Newland, Ashburton. The rugby section of our club can now boast to having playing members in all grades available within the Mid-Canterbury Competition, including senior women playing in the CRFU Women's Competition.
The Celtic Rugby Club offers modern clubrooms with good changing facilities, bar and entertainment areas. Recent upgrades have included extensive internal and external refurbishments. The clubrooms are available for hire. (not during the rugby season)
Quality fields make up the outside area with four only just being enough to cater for the annual club day where over two hundred green machines take to the fields. Recently all new training lights have been purchased, which make the fields the best night game fields in Mid Canterbury.
The addition of the Murney Stand in 2016 has provided wonderful cover and prime viewing for our spectators. This was complemented with additional training lights for the northern end fields in 2017.
As well the rugby players and supporters the squash club have their courts in the building. The squash club membership is around the 60 mark, and caters for junior and seniors players. The Celtic netball club are affiliated to Ashburton Celtic Rugby Football Club and have a membership of around 50 plus players.
The squash courts provide the players a summer activity to retain fitness. Touch is also run during summer months.