Rugby is practiced competitively, mainly, during the spring season. The teams (U10, U12, & U14) have friendly matches, championships, etc. To keep our players competitive during off-season, we offer two summer camps and a less competitive fall season of practices and scrimmages.
*OGRCC Rugby Practice Jersey, shorts, and socks are required.
Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. It is the second most popular sport in the world behind soccer. In fact, in Europe, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, the teams and players are elevated to a star status that exceed that of NFL players in the U.S. Many teams fill 80,000 seat stadiums for international match play. In this fast paced sport, players play both defense and offense at any given time during a game. Rugby has a position suitable for everyone who wants to play. Above all, rugby is a true team sport that praises competition but demands good sportsmanship. It is also a social game filled with good cheer and camaraderie.
The OGRCC Rugby Program: a year-round sport.
Established in 2003, the OGRCC rugby program is aimed to promote the growth and development of the sport by emphasizing game philosophy and its rules, sportsmanship and fair play. The coaching team has an internationally diverse Rugby background (USA, Argentina, Ireland, England, Australia, etc). We have a strong, curriculum-based approach in which participants will learn basic skills progressing from non-contact (U-6) to touch rugby level (U-8) to full contact (U-10 thru U-14 teams) and travel by participating in local tournaments, friendly matches, and international tours.
2018 Practice & Game Schedule is below. (Times & Dates may be subject to change)
|U10||4/22||TBA||Stanwich School||Fairfield Rebels|
|U12 & U14||4/22||TBA||Stanwich School||Fairfield|
|U12 & U14||4/29||TBA||@Fairfield||Fairfield Rebels|
|U12 & U14||5/6||TBA||@Pelham||Morris & Pelham|
|U12 & U14||5/13||TBA||@Aspetuck||Aspetuck|
|U12 & U14||5/20||TBA||Stanwich School||Westport|
|U10 - U14||5/27||TBA||Local Games TBD, Potential Tour Dates TBC with Hosts & OGRCC Parents||TBA|
|U12 & U14||6/3||TBA||@Fairfield||Fairfield|
|U10-U14||6/10||TBA||Fairfield League Tournament/ End of Year Jamboree||TBA|
|U10 & U12||6/23 - 6/24||TBA||Potential Tour||TBA|
|U14||6/23 - 6/24||TBA||Potential Tour or National Invitational Tournament||TBA|
Located at the Eastern Civic Center
90 Harding Road
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
The Old Greenwich – Riverside Community Center (OGRCC) offers one of the most comprehensive community youth and adult recreational, athletic, educational and social programs. Our offerings range from art, baseball, basketball, chess, cricket, cycling, dance, field hockey, film and stage, rugby, soccer, tennis and yoga. We also offer camps and special clinics by season. What separates us is our level of dedication to our programs, our professional and volunteer coaches, community events, and the ability to offer recreational and some of the most competitive travel all-star teams.