Island Rugby Football Club

2014 - U19 Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund @ Newport Hospital Team


2014 - U15 FHP Memorial Fund @ Newport Hospital Team with the Boston Irish Wolfhounds U15's during the 35th Annual New England Rugby Football Union {NERFU} Tournament at Fort Adams 5/18/14

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Our Island Rugby Football Club is now inviting all young men and young ladies age 13-18 living in or near Rhode Island to "TRY" the fast paced, exciting sport of Rugby!!!

"We have the BEST fields to run on in all of USA ... "TRY" Rugby Today!" Volunteer assistants are needed 4-6 hrs per week to accommodate more age groups, and girl's programs in the future. Please contact us if you are interested and available. Thank you!

Rugby is a sport for children of all shapes and sizes. We teach kids the proper techniques and body positions to help promote safety in the contact areas. Rugby is all inclusive and everyone is encouraged to run with the ball.  Participants also learn teamwork and one on one defense when the opposition has the ball. Rugby instills skills, discipline, fitness, respect for others, camaraderie and sportsmanship. All while the kids are running, thinking, kicking, yelling and having fun. "Just pick it up and run with it," Island Rugby.   

2015 Practice is on! Sun 12-2pm Boys & Girls Club Parkholm, 1 York St., Npt., Thurs 7-8:30pm B & G Club central club house, 95 Church St.,

Mar 12 - Mar 26 Non-contact practice sessions are indoors, sneakers only please

U15 boys' - "Safe intro to full contact rugby" 13-14 yr old boys

U17 Boys' - "Full Contact Rugby" 15-16 yr young men

U19 Boys' - "Full Contact Rugby" 17-18 yr young men


U15 girls' - "Safe intro to full contact rugby" 13-14 yr old girls

U19 Girls'- "girls safely learning full contact rugby" 15-18 yr young ladies

Island RFC - 2015 Spring Schedule {In Progress}

Sat 3/28 - @ Milton High School, 25 Gile Rd., Milton, MA 02186 1pm Kick off -> Meet behind IHOP @ 10am

Easter Sat 4/4 – Open 

Sat 4/11 – Rhody Cup Challenge @ URI {College tournament only} 25 minutes away if you want to watch rugby at the next level

Sun 4/12 – Open – If no IR match scheduled NECRC 7’s tournament @ URI {College only} 

Sat 4/18 – Beast of the East {Men’s/Women’s college tournament weekend at Glenn Farm in Portsmouth, RI}

Sun 4/19 – IR U19 vs. Hendricken 2nds @ the Beast of the East 3pm Kick off 

Sun 4/26 – IR U15/U19 Boy’s & U19 Girl’s @ Berkshire United RFC Kick off TBD -> 3 hr. drive {Directions to come} 

5/2+3 – NERFU {New England Rugby Football Union} Tourny @ Fort Adams – All NE adult teams 8am – 6pm

Sun 5/3 – IR U15 Boy’s and U19 Boy’s Home vs. Boston Irish Wolfhounds U15 Boy’s and U17 Boy’s? Kick off TBD 

Sat 5/9 – IR U15 Boy’s @ Derby Academy, Hingham, Mass. Kick off TBD

Sun Mothers Day 

Sat 5/16 – IR U15 Boy’s, U19 Girl’s and U19 Boy’s @ Essex County YRFC 12pm Kick off -> 3 hr. drive

Sun 5/24 – U15 Boy’s Home vs. Derby Academy Kick off TBD {Memorial Day Weekend} 

Sat 5/30 – U15/U17 Boy's Home vs. South Shore Sharks U15/U17 Boy's 1pm Kick off

Sat 6/6 – Open

Sun 6/7 – Open 

Sat 6/13 – Open

Sun 6/14 – Open 

Sat 6/21 – All programs @ Boston Irish Wolfhounds – IrishCulturalCenter, Canton, Mass. Kick off TBD 

Sat 6/27 – 20th Annual Newport 7’s tournament {Adult teams only}

Sun 6/28 – 3rd Annual Island Rugby U19 7’s tournament in Newport! {typically the end of our season} 

But, there are different 7’s tournaments available to high school rugby teams during the summer throughout New England. LMK in advance if you are interested in continuing to play rugby through July.

H - Home matches are played at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI

@ - Away matches; directions will be provided. Vehicles and drivers will also be needed!

(All players should be at the pitch at least 1 hour prior to kick-off)

We train participants prior to any contact situations and we keep them with their own age group and ability. All rugby players are required to wear a mouth guard, shorts and safety approved rugby cleats for outdoor sessions which can be aquired at Rugby Imports in East Providence, RI or

We accept New Player Applications all season. {See Register 2015}

Register today or contact your Newport County YRFC Director for more information:

Chris Gray - Coach/Admin              Phone: 401-639-4901                                    E-mail to:

Vasga Tilo - Coach/Mentor            Phone: 540-388-6648                                   E-mail to: 

A very special thanks to the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital for their kind support in 2014!