Welcome to Ashburton Celtic RFC


Kia ora

Welcome to Ashburton Celtic Rugby Club, located at Keenans Rd, Ashburton, Mid Canterbury, New Zealand.

Founded in 1921 we have cultivated a rich tradition of excellence that goes beyond the try line. We offer modern clubrooms, new dedicated changing facilities, quality fields the envy of many, training lights, sitting along side The Murney Stand providing cover and prime viewing for spectators. 2024 will see the addition of a new purpose built playground.

Ashburton Celtic stands to our commitment to on-field success, with our senior men completing an almost perfect 2023 season (one loss) winning the Luisetti Seeds Country Combined Cup and creating history with the double, taking out the Watters Cup. This was complimented with our Senior B's dominating the second grade from start until finish.

Train and play with our formidable Senior and Senior B men, spirited Senior Women, teenage grades and thriving Junior JAB. Supporters of the Green Machine are always made welcome, we pride ourselves on being a multicultural club that embraces individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

Our affiliation to Marist Rugby is strong with selected club members gaining positions on the NZ Marist Colts team each year.

In addition we have Ashburton Celtic Squash adjacent, affiliation to Celtic Netball and touch during the summer months to retain fitness and have fun.

Come and join us in the spirit of rugby, where friendships are forged, skills are honed and a warm community awaits!


New Players

We offer employment and accommodation assistance where possible.


Open Grade – email clubcaptain@ashburtonceltic.co.nz

JAB – email admin@ashburtonceltic.co.nz


Hiring of Clubrooms

Outside of rugby season only – email admin@ashburtonceltic.co.nz


Our Sponsors

We are very lucky to have very loyal and supportive sponsors without whose help we wouldn't be able to do what we do!

Senior Jersey Sponsor - Paul Summerfield Plumbing  ::  Womens Jersey Sponsor - McKain Quality Construction  ::  Senior B Jersey Sponsor - Harcourts  ::  U18 Jersey Sponsor - Dairy Business Centre  ::  JAB Jersey Sponsors - New World Ashburton  ::  Club Sponsors - Placemakers Ashburton, Kilworth Insurance & Investment,  McCormack Decorating  ::  JAB Supporters - The Finishing Company, McCrea Painters and Decorators, Summerfield Builders, Paddy Strange - Property Brokers, Dave McCrea Building, Blacklows

“Proudly supported by” 

Braided Rivers Community Trust, Community Trust Mid & South Canterbury, Sport NZ, The Lion Foundation, Bunnings Rugby Assist Fund