Rugby Ball 1 Pence Isle of Man Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Football)
Rugby Ball 1 Pence Isle of Man Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making (Football)
Right facing bust of Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the George IV State Diadem
ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II
Rugby ball and goal, enwreathed
Issuer Isle of Man
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 1 Penny
0.01 = USD 0.012
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 3.56 g
Diameter 20.32 mm
Thickness 1.66 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 7340
References KM# 588
Due to its proximity to England, and the major rugby nations of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Manx rugby is amongst the oldest in the world, dating back to the mid 19th century. King William's College, the island's best known private school took the game up early and it is still one of the school's main sports, and a number of other Manx schools also play, such as Castle Rushen High School, Ramsey Grammar School. The Manx Government also funds a full-time rugby development officer.
An early club was Mona RFC, which is now defunct.
There are a number of rugby union clubs within the island that contest the domestic competitions the Manx Shield and the Manx Cup. Reigning Shield Champions are Douglas Rugby Club with the Manx Cup yet to be decided. Other clubs include Castletown Rugby Club, Ramsey Rugby Club, Southern Nomads Rugby Club, Vagabonds Rugby Club and Western Vikings R.U.F.C
There is also a London Manx RFC side.
Ramsey Rugby Club, Douglas Rugby Club and Vagabonds Rugby Club all had teams participating in the English Clubs Championship until 2020. At levels 8 & 9 of the structure there were insufficient teams to run a worthwhile league system. Ramsey & Vagabonds were therefore back in domestic competition only. Douglas and Vagabonds Ladies fell victims to the COVID-19 pandemic and are in a similar position.
Like many small islands, the Isle of Man has a population problem. The main sport is association football, and the national population is under 80,000.
As yet, the Isle of Man has fielded a national team only on a sporadic basis.
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