Rugby and American Football in the city of Worcester are to join forces as Worcester RFC announce a new partnership with The Worcestershire Black Knights, the county’s very own American Football team.

When sport re-commences, the Knight's will relocate from their current base in Perdiswell to Weston’s Fields as Worcester RFC attempt to make a "significant step" in becoming a sporting hub for the county and local community.

After enjoying significant growth in terms of playing numbers and teams in the last few seasons, Worcester RFC will now welcome players and coaches from the Knight's to train, play and socialise at the high-quality community facility.

The Knight's play their season in the summer and WRFC have seen it fit for the American Football side to utilise the facilities the club has worked hard to provide whilst the rugby club are on their summer break.

James Styles from The Worcestershire Black Knights said: “It is our firm hope that moving to WRFC will allow the Black Knights development to continue.

"The synergy between Rugby and Football is strong and in time player crossover could be key to a successful partnership.

"Moving to Worcester RFC also provides the club with a home, rather than just a facility, and we look forward to getting involved with club events, making full use of the fantastic facilities on offer and establishing the Black Knights presence as a successful long term partnership."

George Gidlow, wide receiver for the Worcester Knight's added “I cannot wait to get back to playing football again. To have somewhere new to play and train as well just makes it even more exciting!"

Worcester RFC Chairman Stephen Lloyd added “It's fantastic news to be welcoming The Worcestershire Black Knights to the family.

"Diversity is a wonderful thing and we are very much looking forward to seeing them play and socialise at our club. Finally, there is a home in Worcester for them and we are excited by the

future we can share together!"

Training will take place on Sundays 10am-1pm and anyone interested in joining the Knights should contact Edd Purslow on