The Brooklyn Rugby Football Club is the latest club to join in partnership with Ruck Science in our quest to support every single rugby club on the planet! This means that every time a player or supporter uses the code BROOKLYNRFC they’ll be earning back 10% of the purchase. We love the opportunity to support rugby on a global level and we’re pumped to have the Brooklyn RFC on board!
Brooklyn Rugby Football Club was founded in 2007 by a small group of former college and men’s club players looking to build a competitive and community-oriented club in the borough of Brooklyn. At the time, New York City was serviced by several clubs within the 5 boroughs including NYAC Rugby, Old Blue, The Village Lions, Landsdown Rugby, Rockaway, and Old Maroon. There were, however, no rugby teams in the city’s largest borough of Brooklyn.
In the Fall of 2007, the core group of players, who would start the club, played that season for the NY Americans (who later merged with another club to form the Kingston Mad Dogs). Since the travel to games for the NY Americans was becoming cost-prohibitive, the core members got together and started a club in Brooklyn, which would later be named Brooklyn Rugby Football Club.
In the early days, the club was fully sponsored by Barons Brewing Company of Sydney, Australia and, in line with this sponsorship, was named the Brooklyn Barrons Rugby Football Club. Barons eventually pulled their sponsorship in light of the economic downturn in 2008 and the club re-branded itself as Brooklyn Rugby Football Club, the name of the club to this day. The club started its history in the Metropolitan Rugby Football Union Division III, which was the fourth tier of United States Rugby.
Brooklyn Rugby is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is committed to the growing the sport of rugby in Brooklyn, New York. To that end, they are represented by two competitive 15s sides, men and women, as well as a 7s program during the summer.
They believe that rugby teaches key life skills and values such as teamwork, respect and self-discipline, making a rugby team a great resource for the community. As the only rugby union club to represent the borough, their vision is one of continued growth.
Their vision for growth extends across both men’s and women’s teams, 15s and 7s, but they also work with local organizations to run youth rugby clinics, an extremely important move for a borough like Brooklyn.
If you’d like to support the Brooklyn RFC, you can get started with three easy steps!
If you’re interested in supporting the rugby program at BRFC, please consider entering BROOKLYNRFC as your club code when you checkout on ruckscience.com. You can also support the team by connecting them on social media.