Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union


TEAMS AND CONTACTS

  • Women’s College
  • Women’s Club
  • Men’s Club
Women’s College

Women’s College Coordinator: Rachel Grispon & Scott Stratton

Email: wcolepru@gmail.com

Albright College Women

Albright College Women’s Rugby was founded in 1995. The Albright Lions compete in the Small College-Division III League. In 2014, we joined the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO).

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1995

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 15234
13th & Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612
United States

Contacts:

President:

Alexis Battle – alexis.battle001@albright.edu – 717-510-2734

Coach:

Star Thomas – star.thomas001@albright.edu – 917-574-7795

Match Secretary:

Naadirah Moore – naadirah.moore001@albright.edu – 646-200-2912


DeSales University Women

DeSales University Women were founded in 2014 and admitted to the EPRU as Recognized Members in March 2014. DeSales began playing competitively in Fall of 2014 in the Small College Division replacing Millersville who joined MARC.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 2014

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
United States

Contacts:

President:

Simran Bhamra – sb7792@desales.edu

Coach:

Morgan Kaschak – Mk1768@desales.edu – 570-599-5490

Match Secretary:

Vanessa Hadeed – vh5871@desales.edu – 484-602-7999


Gettysburg College Women

The Gettysburg Women’s Rugby Club was formed by co-founders, Ashley Binter and Debora Pfaff in 1996. During that year the team practiced unofficially with the men’s team under the guidance of their coach, holding in-house competitions.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1997

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Campus Recreation
300 N. Washington St., Box 400
Gettysburg, PA 17325
United States

Contacts:

President:

Erin Boyle – boyler01@gettysburg.edu

Coach:

Sara Brensinger – sarabethbrens@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Emma Lavoie – lavoem01@gettysburg.edu


Franklin and Marshall College Women

Established in 1975, the Franklin and Marshall Women’s Club Rugby team has a history of success. Currently, the team is in a critical time of growth and change.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded:

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Women’s Rugby
Athletics & Rec, PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604
United States

Contacts:

President:

Ashley Manifold – amanifol@fandm.edu – 302-535-0572

Coach:

Ashley Letten – aletten@fandm.edu – 717-586-4430

Match Secretary:

Emily Ellsworth – eellswor@fandm.edu – 609-742-3556


Juniata College Women

The Hellbenders are Juniata College Women’s Rugby team and have been in existence for 30 years.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1983

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Mailing Address

1700 Moore Street
HuntingdonPA 16652

United States

Contacts:

President:

Olivia Somers – somerox16@juniata.edu – 925-577-8782

Coach:

Yamilex Lopez

Match Secretary:

Emma Ashlin – ashlieg19@juniata.edu


Kings College Women

The King’s College Women’s team was formed at the beginning of the 2016 fall semester by a group of female students. What were recreational touch rugby sessions quickly turned into more formalized and drill-oriented practices. Eventually, a committed group of students voiced their interest in forming an official women’s team. Through support from the college’s administration, the athletic department, and student affairs, the King’s College Women’s RFC was formed.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 2016

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Coach:

Match Secretary:


Lafayette College Women

Lafayette College Women’s Rugby team competed in Division II in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference in 2012-2013, but transferred to the EPRU’s Small College Division in January 2014.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1992

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Lafayette College Recreation Services
134 Kirby Sports Center
EastonPA 18042

Contacts:

President:

Olivia Resnick – resnicko@lafayette.edu

Coach:

Rachel Grispon – rachelriccardo@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Kristie Valentin – valentik@lafayette.edu


Lehigh University Women’s Rugby Football Club

The dedicated girls on the Lehigh University Women’s Club Rugby Football Club (LUWRFC) have been determined to improve their program every year. The team was founded in 1994 and has quickly become a competitive team in the area. These girls have gone to Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU) Playoffs for the past three consecutive years, despite the fact that many of the new players did not have the opportunity to play rugby in high school.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1995

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Women’s Rugby
641 Taylor St.
BethlehemPA 18015

Contacts:

President:

Ali Canning – ajc321@lehigh.edu – 347-817-9471

Coach:

Match Secretary:

Alexa Bennetch – arb221@lehigh.edu – 717-381-6117


Susquehanna University Women

The Women’s Rugby Club is a Small College club sport open to students of all experience levels.  The club competes with teams from the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union.  Practices and matches are held during both the fall and spring semesters

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1997

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Campus Center, Box 73
SelinsgrovePA 17870

Contacts:

President:

Abbie Boyer – boyeral@susqu.edu – 215-859-3949

Coach:

Sam Leib – samanthajleib@gmail.com – 570-847-1115

Match Secretary:

Kathryn Reedy – reedyk@susqu.edu – 570-768-5468


Swarthmore College Women

Their number one priority is to, “have fun playing rugby! But we also take ourselves seriously on the field.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1986

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Coach:

Match Secretary:


Ursinus College Women

We are a laid back; hard-working rugby team that loves to come together and play the greatest sport around. We welcome all players – from beginners to experienced ruggers! There are generally three to four practices a week and games normally fall on Saturdays. There is also a good amount of inter-rugby hanging out and team bonding. Come out and have some fun!

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1998

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1000, Main St.
CollegevillePA 19426

Contacts:

President:

Emily Klein – emklein@ursinus.edu – 856-298-0907

Coach:

Max Friel – maxwell.friel@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Taylor Kerling – takerling@ursinus.edu – 610-468-8018


Widener University Women

EPRU Division:

Year Founded:

Membership Status:

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Jadelyn Rivera – jdrivera@widener.edu

Coach:

Danna Kutchner – danna_kutchner@yahoo.com

Match Secretary:

Micalah Morrison – mmmorrison@widener.edu


Women’s Club

Women’s DII Coordinator: Mel Lawrenson

Phone: 484-515-7976

Email: mkahler3@gmail.com

Women’s DIII Coordinator: Jean Solecki

Phone: 610-505-7189

Email: soleckijm@gmail.com

  • Women’s Division 1
  • Women’s Division 2
  • Women’s Division 3
Women’s Division 1

Philadelphia Women

Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Football Club (PWRFC) was founded in 1976, making it the most established women’s rugby club in the Philadelphia area. PWRFC currently fields a competitive Senior side as well as Developmental side that compete in 15’s in the fall and spring and 7’s in the summer. Our Senior side competes in NCR4 (East Coast) Division I and our Developmental side competes against Division I and II sides. Our Senior side is highly competitive and in the 2012 season, PWRFC finished as one of the top 4 teams at the national playoffs.

We are based in center city Philadelphia with a centrally located practice facility and a dedicated rugby pitch for all home games. We practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and play a competitive schedule against teams up and down the east coast. Philadelphia Women’s Rugby is made up of a group of over 30 players with various levels of experience. Some have played for many years, while others just joined us this year. We boast several USA Women’s National Team pool players, USA U23 Women’s National Team players, and MARFU and EPRU select side players. PWRFC aims to support all levels of play and aspirations.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 1

Year Founded: 1976

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8163
PhiladelphiaPA 19101

Contacts:

President:

Heather King – president@pwrfc.org – 267-261-9361

Coach:

Match Secretary:

Lucy Dawson – matchsec@pwrfc.org – 908-577-8120


Women’s Division 2

Brandywine Women

Founded in 1999, Brandywine Women’s Rugby Football Club (BWRFC) is based out of the Brandywine Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Nicknamed the “Riot”, Brandywine is a full member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union and competes within Division Two on both a regional and national level.  The Club plays year round, fielding both a competitive side for 15s in the fall and spring as well as a social side for 7s during the summer.  While the majority of the Club’s players have a significant amount of rugby experience, having played in high school and/or college, Brandywine strives to create a social team environment that welcomes athletes of all ages and skill levels.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 2

Year Founded: 1999

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Patricia Delamere – president@brandywinerugby.org – 716-698-5795

Coach:

Nick Abell – coach@brandywinerugby.org – 484-798-9958

Match Secretary:

Stephanie Ottino – matchsec@brandywine.org – 609-405-1547


Doylestown Women

As of October 2001, the Doylestown Women’s Rugby Football Club (DWRFC) gained recognized membership in the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU)

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 2

Year Founded: 2001

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

54 Kingwood Avenue
FrenchtownNJ 08825

United States

Contacts:

President:

Rachel Dayton – rdayton129@gmail.com – 267-566-9222

Coach:

Mary Merlo – mmerl585@yahoo.com – 215-300-9507

Match Secretary:

Kate McKenna – kathrynacoyle@yahoo.com – 267-475-5636


Harrisburg Women

Harrisburg Women’s Rugby Club is a part of the Harrisburg Men’s Rugby Club which was established in 1969.  Nicknamed the Harlots, Harrisburg Women continue to raise the level of competition in the EPRU Division 2 by developing skills on the pitch and building team bonds and friendships off the pitch. The Harlots play hard while enjoying and embracing the spirit of the game.  Harrisburg has represented the EPRU at D2 Women’s Nationals in 2007 and has made MARFU championships many times in recent years.  Contact HRFC at harrisburgrugby@

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 2

Year Founded: 2002

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 161
Federal Square Station
HarrisburgPA 17108

Contacts:

President:

Jeff Cook – president@harrisburgrugby.com – 717-554-8525

Coach:

Scott Stratton – sstrattonrugby@gmail.com – 717-215-7552

Match Secretary:

Erin Strelec – erinstrelec@gmail.com – 717-599-9303


Northeast Philadelphia Women

The Northeast Philadelphia Irish Ladies are closely related to their men’s side, the Northeast Philadelphia Irish, and compete as a part of the EPRU Women’s Club division. The club was admitted to the EPRU as a Recognized Member on February 6, 2012.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 2

Year Founded: 2012

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Alicia Hoy – NEPRugbyPresident@gmail.com – 610-574-9030

Coach:

Vikki Crosier – zephnpep@gmail.com – 267-716-1013

Match Secretary:

NEPmatchsecretary@gmail.com


Phoenixville White Horse Women

Phoenixville White Horse Women were created as the sister club to White Horse Men’s RFC. The Women of White Horse are committed to promoting rugby and developing the growth of the sport in and around the Montgomery and Chester County areas, and to provide a competitive and social outlet for women of all ages and walks of life. WHWRFC prides themselves in fostering team spirit, camaraderie and sportsmanship and welcomes all interested club members, both on and off the field. White Horse Rugby Club is also affiliated with the Phoenixville Mustangs, a high school club for boys. In May 2015, the team won the MAC Division 3 Championship! If you are interested in joining our team, contact whitehorsewrfc@gmail.com.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 2

Year Founded: 2014

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Angela Johnson – whitehorsewrfc@gmail.com – 610-226-5610

Coach:

John Hammer – coach.whitehorsewrfc@gmail.com – 484-653-8842

Match Secretary:

Maura Quigley – secretary.whitehorsewrfc@gmail.com – 610-324-8947


Women’s Division 3

York and Lancaster Thorns Women

We emphasize building camaraderie on and off the pitch and try to provide a positive environment so every player, no matter the skill level, can thrive.

It’s never too late to join.. Come out to practice and have some fun. We welcome all ages(above 18) and skill levels…NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 3

Year Founded: 2005

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 42
ColumbiaPA 17512

Contacts:

President:

Tricia Smoker – thornsrugby@yahoo.com – 717-330-3495

Coach:

Tricia Smoker – thornsrugby@yahoo.com – 717-330-3495

Match Secretary:

Amy Hunsberger – summitnj2004@gmail.com – 908-868-7495


Lehigh Valley Women

The Lehigh Valley Women began in the Fall of 1976 as the Maulie Maguires and were one of the first women’s teams on the East Coast.  Twenty years later the team folded but re-formed in Fall of 1999 as the Lehigh Valley Vultures with the support of the Lehigh Valley Men’s team. The club folded again in 2005, but is now back in the EPRU having been admitted as an Associate Member in November 2012.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 3

Year Founded: 1999

Membership Status:

Associate, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 21662
Lehigh ValleyPA 18002

Contacts:

President:

Caroline Frances – carolineheimerl@gmail.com – 908-752-8526

Coach:

Kate Kocsis – kate.anne@live.com – 484-888-8591

Match Secretary:

Katherine Minyety – minyety@gmail.com – 917-216-7950


South Jersey Women

The South Jersey Women were formed in the summer of 2014 and admitted as Recognized Members in August. As of Fall 2015, the team will begin competitive play in Division 3 of the Mid Atlantic Conference. Players of all skills levels are welcome to join the club.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 3

Year Founded: 2014

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Ivy Wiggins – ivywigs@yahoo.com – 856-906-9999

Coach:

Christopher Kevenaar – kevenaar88@yahoo.com – 856-473-2033

Match Secretary:

Jamie Lynn Fortuna – dynamite215@yahoo.com – 856-516-1247


Men’s Club

Men’s DII Coordinator: Mike McCandless

Phone: 215-964-7793

Email: mccandless2m@gmail.com

Men’s DIII Coordinator: Dominick DiSabatino

Phone:

Email: disab4220@gmail.com

Men’s DIV Coordinator: Ray Fritz

Phone:

Email: njrayray@gmail.com

  • Men’s Division 1
  • Men’s Division 2
  • Men’s Division 3
  • Men’s Division 4
  • Men’s Non-Division
Men’s Division 1

Schuylkill River Exiles Men

Schuylkill River Exiles Rugby Club was founded in 1995 and is the only Men’s Division I club that trains and plays in Philadelphia. Since its inception in 1995, the club’s accomplishments are a source of pride and the foundation on which it builds its future.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division I

Year Founded: 1995

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

2411 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
United States

Contacts:

President:

David Codell – david.codell@gmail.com – 610-742-0200

Coach:

Jon Grasso – Jgrasso49@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Ryan McHugh – rmchugh04@gmail.com


Men’s Division 2

Doylestown Men

The Doylestown Rugby Football Club (Men’s Division) was formed in December of 1974 by Jo Stefano, Tony Stefano, Matt Tyksinski, Gary Mount, and John Tomlinson (JT). Through the Doylestown Maennerchor Society, they gained access and built a rugby pitch on Cold Spring Creamery Road, Buckingham Township. In January of 1984, John Tomlinson was again instrumental in the formation of the Doylestown Junior Rugby Football Club (High School Boys).

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 1974

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

P.O.Box 543
Doylestown, PA 18901
United States

Contacts:

President:

Michael Bondar – president.mens@doylestownrugby.com – 267-614-1313

Coach:

Michael McCandless – mccandless2m@gmail.com – 215-964-7793

Match Secretary:

Dylan Pellegrino – matchsecretary.mens@doylestownrugby.com


North Penn Men

The foundation for North Penn RFC was formed in 1988 as a high school program for UK Ex-pats whose children did not have a team to play for in the Lansdale/Hatfield, PA area.

Since those humble beginnings North Penn RFC now includes a youth flag rugby program, two PA State Championship high school programs, and our Men’s team who have been highly competitive in Division 3 are looking to make a name for the club in Division 2 of the EPRU.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 1988

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 285
Lansdale, PA 19446
United States

Contacts:

President:

John Lock – john.e.lock.iii@gmail.com – 215-285-7143

Coach:

Christian Lewis – christianlewis418@gmail.com – 215-527-1313

Match Secretary:

Tyler Smith – tylerscottsmith@gmail.com – 267-372-4997


Old Gaelic Men

Old Gaelic RFC was formed in the winter of 1975 and became a Full Member of the EPRU in February 1987. The club participated in the Division 3 National Club Championship Series in 2010 and 2011. In May 2015, the club won the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) Division 3 Championship and moved to Division 2 in Fall 2015. The club plays matches in Hershey, Dillsburg and Mechanicsburg.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 1975

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

712 Bower Road
Shermans Dale, PA 17090

Contacts:

President:

Frank Lentz – franklentz@gmail.com – 717-576-5847

Coach:

Mark Cooley – 717-903-1546

Match Secretary:

Brian Hart – the.8of.harts@gmail.com – 717-265-6159


Philadelphia Whitemarsh Men

Philadelphia Rugby Club was founded in 1961 in Philadelphia. The Whitemarsh Rugby Football Club started in 1967 in Whitemarsh Township Montgomery County Pennsylvania.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1961

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Ed Curran
5 Somerset Lane
Malvern, PA 19355
United States

Contacts:

President:

John Knab – jlknab22@gmail.com – 215-266-7422

Coach:

Tim Day – timday0419@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Collin Johnston – collinjohnston20@gmail.com – 610-392-3431


Phoenixville White Horse Men

Phoenixville White Horse Rugby Football Club is a Division 3 Senior Men’s Rugby team who play in Phoenixville, PA. In May 2015, the team won the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) Division 4 Championship and moved up to Division 3. New players of all skill levels are always welcome!

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 2002

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 26025
Collegeville, PA 19426
United States

Contacts:

President:

Eoin Beck – eoin1171@gmail.com – 610-400-3247

Coach:

Dan Pickerskill – danpicks@gmail.com – 484-576-3039

Match Secretary:

Josh Rizzuto – jjrizzuto92@gmail.com – 484-620-6428


Roses Rugby Men

The Roses Rugby Football Club, (Roses RFC), is a rugby union team based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that was founded in 2000. The club competes in, and is governed by, the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union and USA Rugby.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 2000

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Mike Capp – michael.capp414@gmail.com – 610-764-6198

Coach:

Kevin Laporte – kevinalaporte@gmail.com – 717-515-3145

Match Secretary:

Ed Prichard – edwardpritchard@gmail.com – 717-723-5921


South Jersey Men

South Jersey RFC is a Division II member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union. Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, just a ten-minute drive from Philadelphia, and 40 minutes to the Jersey Shore, the team is always looking for new players to join the ranks.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 1969

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Adam Zuckerman – president@southjerseyrugby.org – 609-923-0964

Coach:

Andrey Biryukov – ostap65@netzero.net – 609-230-3387

Match Secretary:

Tim Cumming – matchsecretary@southjerseyrugby.org


Wilmington Men

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 1974

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 30606
Wilmington, DE 19805
United States

Contacts:

President:

Ian Ferguson – president@wilmingtonrugby.com – 302-632-8022

Coach:

Bob Weir – bweirathome@comcast.net – 302-377-6107

Match Secretary:

Tex Wolfman – tex.wolfman@gmail.com


Men’s Division 3

Blackthorn Men

The Blackthorn Rugby Football Club (Elkins Park, PA) was founded in 1971 by Marshall Sturm, John Galante, and Bob Kirkpatrick. Sturm had been a member of the Penn State Rugby Club and then played for Whitemarsh R.F.C. After playing several seasons for Whitemarsh, Sturm decided to form a club.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division 3

Year Founded: 1971

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

United States

Contacts:

President:

Patrick Dufnerrugbypat7@hotmail.com – 215-519-9278

Coach:

Kevin McIlhinney – kmcilhinney@yahoo.com – 215-370-6587

Match Secretary:

Keith Reynolds – keithwreynolds@yahoo.com – 484-612-2579


Brandywine Men

The Brandywine Rugby Football Club was formed by West Chester University graduates who wanted to play rugby while still continuing their careers. The club’s founding father, Scott Johnson, grabbed some mates and moved around from the elementary schools and parks to play their favorite sport.

The BRFC has been in the National Elite 8 in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and came in second in the nation in 2008. In 2001, the team traveled to Scotland as part of their tour — a far cry from the days the club didn’t have their own field or enough players for a game.

EPRU Division:

Year Founded:

Membership Status:

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Sean Lonsinger – seanlonsinger32@live.com – 484-888-0603

Coach:

Joseph Cassidy – jpcdu@hotmail.com – 610-299-4074

Match Secretary:

Walt Rogers – wrogers1321@gmail.com – 484-888-9054


Delmarva Men

A rugby club whose heart and soul were established in 2011 by a small group of rugby fanatics. They began to build on the dream of a full-on club and it has come to fruition!  The club became a Recognized Member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union in September 2012.

Delmarva is looking to expand their membership in both players and supporters, so please feel free to contact us at DelmarvaRugbyClub@Yahoo.com and find out what rugby and rugby culture are all about!

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 2012

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

22595 Ramble Road
Lewes, DE 19958
United States

Contacts:

President:

Stephen Ciccaglione – stephanciccaglione@gmail.com – 302-270-4255

Coach:

Match Secretary:

Ryan Batdorf – rydorf@yahoo.com – 610-763-8509


Harrisburg Men

Harrisburg RFC, established in the autumn of 1969, Celebrates is 50th year in 2019. Club growth now includes men’s, women’s, old boys (HOBOS), old girls (HOGS) and high school teams. Harrisburg is currently fundraising for a Rugby Complex. Updates and donations at http://www.gofundme.com/harrisburgrugby

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1969

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 161, Federal Square Station
Harrisburg, PA 17108
United States

Contacts:

President:

Jeffrey Cook – Cookjj2@gmail.com – 717-554-8525

Coach:

Scott Strelec – hrfc.strelec@gmail.com – 717-951-8149

Match Secretary:

Adam Bingnear – binga2304@gmail.com – 610-812-0258


Hibernian Men

The Hibernian Rugby Football Club, based in Levittown, PA was founded on January 21, 1976 by former Blackthorn RFC players along with some enthusiastic novices to the game.  The club’s name is derived from Latin “Hibernia”, which the Romans called the wild and unconquerable island now known as Ireland. The original club logo was adopted from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, but was later changed in the 1977/78 season to the crest of the Province of Connaught, Ireland.  This Province of Ireland, as it turns out, is the homeland to the ancestors of most of the Club’s Founding Fathers.  The team’s colors are Black and White with Royal Blue trim.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1976

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Matthew Pashley – matt.pashley@gmail.com – 267-566-9307

Coach:

Matthew Pashley – matt.pashley@gmail.com – 267-566-9307

Match Secretary:

John Vella – shortyjv30@netscape.net – 267-566-0657


Jersey Shore Men

The Jersey Shore Rugby Football Club (JSRFC) was founded during the summer of 1986. Three members of the South Jersey RFC became tired of the long trips to Cherry Hill and beyond for practices and matches and were considering rugby retirement. After the spring season, and before retirement, these three friends and assorted other rugby enthusiasts began practicing and playing touch rugby at a school field in Ocean City.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1986

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 31
Ocean City, NJ 08226
United States

Contacts:

President:

Rich Moder – President – coachmoder@gmail.com – 609-703-9147

Coach:

Dr. John Zimmerman – drzimmerman@verizon.net – 609-412-6283

Match Secretary:

Rich Moder – coachmoder@gmail.com – 609-703-9147


Lehigh Valley Men

The Lehigh Valley Rugby Football Club is a non-profit corporation. Founded in 1998, the Club represents men’s and women’s rugby in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. The Club also takes an oversight role for the High School and Youth teams. The men’s team is a Full Member of the EPRU.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1998

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 21662
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002
United States

Contacts:

President:

David Young – president@lvrfc.org – 610-417-4529

Coach:

Evan Walters – evanwalters85@yahoo.com – 610-393-3762

Match Secretary:

Chris Kretzman – secretary@lvrfc.org – 484-515-2505


Media Men

Media Rugby Men’s Football Club played its first game in the spring of 1978. Three high school friends who were returning to the Media, PA area from college and had played collegiate rugby started the club. In the mid 1980’s Media assimilated Marple Rugby football club into its fold and continued to grow. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s Media grew into a regional powerhouse. Media Rugby grew from its humble beginnings into the premier Division 1 club in the EPRU, moving from division 3 up to the top echelon of Division 1’s men rugby and was nationally ranked in USA Power Rugby as one of the top 10 teams in the nation. In 2008 the club was inducted in the Media Area Sports Hall of Fame. In Fall of 2016, Media dropped out of Division 2 league play due to lack of numbers. The team will return to league play in 2017

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1978

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1085
Media, PA 19063
United States

Contacts:

President:

Brendan Brower – brendanfbrower@gmail.com – 973-647-5407

Coach:

Rick Van Luvender – rjvanluvender@verizon.net – 610-312-3621

Match Secretary:

Austin Keith – austin.keith@aol.com – 610-787-2418


Northeast Philadelphia

The Northeast Philadelphia Rugby team, also known as the Irish, was founded in 2011 and were admitted to the EPRU as Recognized Members on February 6, 2012. In a short two years, the Irish went undefeated and won Division 4. In Fall 2014, they moved up to Division 3 and look to further establish themselves against greater competition.  Contact info@neprugby.com.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 2012

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

David Zuniga – david.zuniga1812@gmail.com – 267-449-5051

Coach:

Tim Morris – Tmorris648@gmail.com – 215-514-7283

Match Secretary:

Mike Besio – mikebesio@gmail.com – 716-870-8939


Philadelphia Gryphons Men

The Philadelphia Gryphons Rugby Football Club (RFC) is a sports organization dedicated to encouraging participation, building athleticism, and improving our community through the sport of Rugby.  We work to foster a diverse environment that welcomes all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation, age, race, or fitness level.  We are a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union, competing in Division III play. phillygryphons@aol.com.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 2004

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

1229 Chestnut Street, #180

Philadelphia, PA 19107

United States

Contacts:

President:

Jason Angelo – president@philadelphiagryphons.org – 302-740-2009

Coach:

Philip Egner – philegner88@gmail.com – 610-742-1279

Match Secretary:

Ray Fritz – matchsec@philadelphiagryphons.org


Reading Men

Established in 1978 the Reading Rugby Football Club competes in the Eastern Penn Rugby Union. Currently the team competes at the Division III level against teams from the Mid-Atlantic region of the US and the National Competitive Region 4 (NCR4). Reading also fields a competitive 7s side. Although the club has seen success at the local and national levels, the true heart of the club has always resided in its players. Reading Rugby has never wavered on its commitment to sportsmanship, competition, and camaraderie. Always with an eye to the future, Reading Rugby extends a challenge to anyone who would like to join and become part of something not because it is easy, but because it is hard.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1978

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Ross Harter – ross.harter@gmail.com – 717-634-4526

Coach:

Kerry Griffith – kerry@millerbuilderssupply.com – 484-256-3029

Match Secretary:

Victor Joel Garcia – Victorjoelgarcia@Gmail.com – 484-219-6803


Schuylkill River Men DIII

EPRU Division:

Year Founded:

Membership Status:

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Dave Codell – david.codell@gmail.com – 610-742-0200

Coach:

Jon Grasso – Jgrasso49@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Ryan McHugh – rmchugh04@gmail.com


Men’s Division 4
Men’s Non-Division

Wild Rovers Men

The Wild Rovers are an invitation-only Over 35 men’s rugby team

EPRU Division: Club Men, Non-Division

Year Founded: 2014

Membership Status:

Recognized, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Kenny Burke – President – lostlion10@icloud.com – 717-364-9002

Coach:

Dwight Hare – Match Secretary – Hare12y@yahoo.com – 717-887-4269

Match Secretary:

Sean Robinson – Head Coach – sean.p.robinson@verizon.net – 717-576-2328


Wharton Wharthogs

For over 30 years, the Wharton Rugby Football Club has represented the University of Pennsylvania on the pitch in heated competition against American rivals such as the Harvard Business School, Stanford University GSB, and the Kellogg School at Northwestern, as well as international competition such as the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), the Smurfit School of Business at University College-Dublin, and the London Business School. The Wharthogs, or “Hogs” as we are known, have traditionally been among the strongest teams at their level in the United States and have experienced success in both national and international tournaments such as the MBA World Cup, held every spring at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Non-Division

Year Founded: 1883

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

300 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Contacts:

President:

Sebastian Apud – President – sapud@wharton.upenn.edu – 240-888-1257

Coach:

Ben Charles – Match Secretary – charb@wharton.upenn.edu – 267-401-8649

Match Secretary:

Craig Wilson – Head Coach – wilson.j.craig@gmail.com – 281-382-0864