We are a Division I club team at UConn and play in both semesters. Our official season takes place in the fall from the beginning of September till the beginning of November. We play teams all throughout New England in tournaments and regular season games. We practice during the week and our games usually fall on a Saturday. We also play a shorter season in the spring with indoor practices starting in February until we can go outside in March. We have a few games in the spring as well as the highlight of the year, a long weekend trip to Nashville, TN for Nashbash! Take a look at our "Schedule" Page for more details!
If interested in joining the team you can either find us at the Involvement Fair each semester or contact one of our Recruitment Chairs listed on our "Contact Us" page. There is no experience needed, just come join us at practice to see what it's all about! If you would like to prepare yourself however feel free to check out some of our helpful links listed on our "Links" Page.
UConn Women's Rugby is an excellent opportunity to get into, and stay in shape. The sport involves everything from agility and endurance to strength and teamwork. If you miss the days in high school of being on a team, but want to try something new this may be just what you need! Not only will our team give you the ability to strengthen physically, but it will give you the chance to make lasting friendships. Going to a large school can be difficult at times, but being on a close nit team such as this one will help you to make friends that will quickly turn into family.
Also, make sure to find us on Facebook and "like" our page! This way you can get weekly updates on our games and results!
"I have no doubts that this upcoming season will be an excellent display of our continued efforts to improve our play and our program as a whole. I cannot thank our graduated seniors enough for all of their hard work and dedication, which led to amazing Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 seasons. As co-captain, it is my goal to take the momentum from last year’s success and use it to build another great season. Like anything worth achieving, it will take a lot of commitment and effort, but the talent on our team is deep, and I couldn’t ask for a better group of girls to be able to step up and fill the gaps. I believe our strongest asset is our passion and love for the game and the team, which is why I am looking forward to spending this next year with my Rugby family, and seeing what wonderful things come of it." - Julia
"I'm really excited for the upcoming season. Our team has been very strong for the last few years and we are excited to keep that up. A tough schedule will keep us busy, but our team is ready for the challenge. We lost a great group of seniors, but we have some young strong players who are ready to step up. Our high level of fitness, teamwork, and passion for the game will help keep us competitive. My goal for the season is to help push my teammates to help them find their potential, while I continue to grow as a player and leader. UConn rugby is all about dedication, great friendships, and having fun. To prospective players definitely give it a try, it's one of the best decisions I've ever made."- Kelly
What teams have you played on? High Wycombe Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe RUFC (500+ games), representative at all levels for Buckinghamshire County.
What position do you enjoy the most? Scrum half.
How long have you been playing rugby? 27 years (11-38)
What positions have you played? Every one throughout the backs, 9 - 15
How long have you been coaching UConn Women's Rugby? Since fall 2008
Was it challenging the first time coaching a bunch of college girls? Yes, as all have very different levels of skills, athletic ability and drive. It's finding the right collection of coaching to fit and enthuse all.
What do you think sets aside rugby from other sports? It is the most demanding, challenging, rewarding and team building game I have ever played or coached.
What do you think is the best way to learn the game of rugby? Study, practice, play, listen to coaches, and watch as much live rugby as possible... view more