Island Rugby Football Club


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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!!! {18 before 8/31/2013}

"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 accomodate 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.   

 Weekly rugby practice for all 13 & up Rain or shine Wed 5-7 Linden Park {Behind IHOP} ~     

Practice March-July Wed 5:00-7:00 Linden Park {Behind IHOP across from the Newport Creamery W Main Rd., Midd., RI} ~ Practice schedule subject to change

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

IR U19 & U15 Boys - 2014 Spring Schedule

U19 H v Berkshire United U19 - Sat March 29, 2014 - 12pm Kick-off ~ Berkshire - 42 IR - 0

U19 & U15 @ Essex County Youth RFC - Sun April 6, 2014 - 12pm Kick-off {2.5 hour drive}

U19 v Hendricken JV @ the Beast of the East tournament in Ports. - Sun April 13, 2014 - 3pm Kick-Off

U19 H v Springfield U19 - Sat May 3, 2014 - 11am Kick-off {prior to Prov v NRFC}

U15 H v Derby Academy U15 Sat May 10, 2014 - 11am Kick-off

U19 H v Worcester U19 - Sun May 18, 2014 - 11am Kick-off {NERFU Tournament}

U15 @ Derby Academy U15 - Sunday May 25, 2014 - 2pm Kick-off

U19 & U15 H v N. Shore Youth RFC - Sun June 15, 2014 - 1pm Kick-off

2nd Annual Newport U19 7's Tournament - Sun June 29, 2014 {Island Rugby, Boston U19, S. Shore U19, Mystic River U19} Please contact us if your club is interested in participating!!! 

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

H - Home matches are played at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI - Directions to away matches will be provided. Vehicles and drivers will also be needed!

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 2014}

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

Christopher Gray                          Phone: 401-639-4901                                    E-mail to:

Ralph Craft - Coach/Mentor           Phone: 401-297-6062                         E-mail to:

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