Welcome gentlemen to another year of rugby. We are entering a new phase in our club’s history. The culture of our program is changing. Under our stellar new leadership, and building off of recent year’s president’s foundations we are taking our club to a new level. The club was established in 1961 and has developed into a leading competitor among Pacific Northwest schools.
The University of Oregon Rugby Football Club (UORFC) enjoys a fine tradition of producing top notch gentlemen who are leaders in their studies, their sport, and their community. However our stout team is transitioning away from the social club mindset, and embracing the responsibility of a serious group of ruggers.
Our talent, although young, is ready to make an impact again this year during both the 7s and 15s seasons. And we are working hard to ensure a successful next couple of seasons as a member of the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference Union (NCRC) Collegiate Division I.
This Conference includes:
- University of Washington
- Washington State University
- Western Washington University
- Eastern Washington University
- Boise State University
- Western Oregon University
- University of Idaho
- Central Washington University
If you are curious about our team, and are thinking about joining then feel free to contact us after you read the new FAQ section. Rugby is a gentleman’s game that will test mental, physical, and emotional determination. Only players who are dedicated to excellence can handle this game. Our home pitch is Riverfront Field located along the Willamette River at the Autzen Footbridge. Our team is always open to new membership. And because we field both an A side a B side, you are guaranteed to get game experience right away.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q:What if I have never played rugby before?
A: Those that have played football, soccer, wrestling and many other sports have a great foundation in place to make the transition that much easier. You will learn from hands-on-training and game experience. Many people that now play rugby never played before coming to college. What’s more is that you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches in the Northwest to help get you up to speed.
Q:What kind of gear do I need?
A: Gear you will need to practice with is a mouthguard, a pair of cleats (soccer, football, or rugby) and compression shorts (recommended). Should you choose to wear football cleats, they must be detachable because you are not allowed to wear the toe stud. Other than that all you need to wear is a t-shirt or compression shirt and shorts (rugby shorts and rugby practice jerseys are recommended as do they not rip easily like t shirts or sport shorts).
Q:What do my dues go towards?
Dues are used to fund a wide array of costs ranging from facility rental fees, personal trainers, team/personal gear, referees, lodging, transportation, social activities, and tournament entry fees.
Q:How much are dues?
A: Club dues are $500 per player annually. If you cannot afford to pay this in one lump sum, payment plans are available and flexible. Players are also expected to help fund-raise for the club.
If you have any further questions regarding the team please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment in the Contact Us section.