The Southampton Spitfires Rugby League Football Club was founded in the summer of 2007 by Yorkshireman Glenn Tyreman and a group of Rugby League enthusiasts based in Glenn’s adopted home of Southampton. Glenn is a vastly experienced Rugby League coach having worked with the England Lionhearts and the South of England teams, as well as undertaking regular work with Super League outfit Harlequins R.L. Glenn’s previous clubs include Kent Ravens and St Albans Centurions.
In their first season the Spitfires played a single trial game against the Kent Ravens at Southampton Rugby Union Club’s Test Playing Fields as an exercise to introduce the sport to potential players. The trial was a great success ending in a 56-16 triumph over their more established opponents and provided the springboard for the formation of a permanent club.