About

Current Season

In 2020 Chargers planned to have two men’s teams, one in the Southern Conference League and one in London Premier. The season is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 government and RFL advice.

Coaching and management staff 2020

  • Head Coach:  Todd Peut
  • Team Manager:  Deon Stephenson
  • Chairman:  Craig Monteiro
  • Secretary:  Todd Peut
  • Treasurer:  Deon Stephenson

History

South West London Chargers were formed on 17 January 2013 from the merger of South London Storm and West London Sharks. The newly merged side was based in Clapham Common.

The club entered a team in the London Premier men’s competition and a second men’s team in the London Entry League. The club ran a women’s team in the South East England competition.

Chargers went on to win the London Premier and the Harry Jepson three years in a row – 2013 – 15.

In December 2015, the club announced a rebrand to ‘London Chargers’ and competed in the Conference League South, the highest level of amateur rugby league in the south of Britain. Their A team moved up to the London Premier competition to replace the first team. Chargers won the CLS in 2016, but after the season the CLS folded and Chargers had to go back to the London Premier. In 2017 they made it to the London Premier final but lost to Hammersmith Hills Hoists.

In 2018 Chargers drew local long term rivals Hammersmith in the 1st round of the Challenge Cup and avenged the Grand Final defeat winning 18–0. But in the London Premier season, Chargers once again came up just short against Hammersmith losing in the Grand Final.

In 2019 Chargers made the Grand Final of the newly formed Southern Conference League, once again against Hammersmith Hills Hoists. They drew 12-12 and won away 16–34 against the Hoists in the season. But when it came to the Grand Final, Chargers went down 16–10. The rivalry continues…

Chargers has run two men’s teams since inception in 2013.

Chairman

  • 2013 – 2017: Cam Paul
  • 2018 – present: Craig Monteiro

Head coach

  • 2013 – 2014: Mark Barnes
  • 2015: Richard Knight and Kane Stannard
  • 2016 – 2017: Mark Barnes
  • 2018 – present: Todd Peut

Founding members

On 17th January 2013, the following members from rival clubs West London Sharks and South London Storm came together for a few drinks in The Merchant Pub Battersea. In what felt like a scene from Remember the Titans, South West London Chargers was formed:

  •  Adam Tran
  •  Cameron Paul
  •  Craig Monteiro
  •  Damian Mohan
  •  Donny Lam
  •  John Paul Byrnes
  •  Mark Barnes
  •  Mark Clune
  •  Nathan Brown
  •  Rob McLean
  •  Ryan Massingham

Barnes-Paul (Clubman) award

The Barnes-Paul clubman award is named after two of the founding members of the club. Cam Paul, the original Chairman (from South London Storm) and Mark Barnes, the original Coach (from West London Sharks). This is awarded to the player who represents the clubs values as clubman for the season.

  • 2013: Craig Monteiro and  Mark Clune
  • 2014: Mark Clune
  • 2015: Paul Handley
  • 2016: Paul Handley
  • 2017: Joe Briggs
  • 2018: Mike Butcher
  • 2019: Mike Chivers

Club honours

  • Conference League South: 2016
  • South Premier Champions: 2013, 2014, and 2015 (three times)
  • London and South East Cup: 2013 (one time)
  • Harry Jepson Trophy: 2013, 2014, and 2015 (three times)
  • South Premier Minor Premiers: 2014, and 2015
  • Brighton 9’s: 2014, and 2015 (two times)
  • Challenge Cup: 2014 – Round 2, 2015 – Round 1, 2016 – Round 1, 2017 – Round 2, 2018 – Round 2, 2019 – Round 1, 2020 – Round 1
  • London and South East Entry League Minor Premiers: 2013 (one time)
  • London Rugby League “Club of the Year”: 2014

Challenge Cup

  • 2014 Round 1: Torfaen Tigers (home) 12-6 W
  • 2014 Round 2: Milford Marlins (home) 6-24 L
  • 2015 Round 1: Widnes West Bank (away) 14-10 L
  • 2016 Round 1: Shaw Cross Sharks (home) 14-22 L
  • 2017 Round 1: Bridgend Blue Bulls (home) 116-0 W
  • 2017 Round 2: Fryston Warriors (home) 12-40 L
  • 2018 Round 1: Hammersmith Hills Hoists (home) 18-0 W
  • 2018 Round 2: Army (away) 24-16 L
  • 2019 Round 1: Wath Brow Hornets (home) 6-34 L
  • 2020 Round 1: Rochdale Mayfield (away) 32-12 L