Club Spotlight: Brandywine Women RFC

Brandywine Women's RFC

With the Fall season starting, Brandywine Women RFC is featured as this week's EPRU Club Spotlight.

Brandywine Women RFC History

The Brandywine Women RFC was founded in 1999 by a Alumna of West Chester University. There were no opportunities after for college for many women to play rugby so the Brandywine Women RFC formed to fill that void.

The team started with many alumni who were still looking to play and that still is the case today. Students come from a variety of schools, including West Chester University, University of Delaware, Bucknell University, Lafayette College, Shippensburg University, Millersville University, Widener University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), and St. Joseph's University. Other players also come from the local high schools in the area, such as West Chester East HS, West Chester Henderson HS, and Unionville HS. The team has always invited everyone to play, including anyone who has never played before and are learning for the first time.

Many players that played for Brandywine Women's RFC have earned high honors for playing rugby. Some players have gone on to participate in the National ITT Championships while others have competed internationally.

The club is also known for giving back to the local rugby community. Many of their players are also coaches at the youth level. Others are certified referees who volunteer to referee in the local community when they are not playing.

All Are Welcome to Join Brandywine RFC

Brandywine Women RFC is more than just a team, they host many social events such as BBQs, Award Ceremonies, and Fundraisers. They are also nicknamed the "Riot" because they are known for being loud and energetic.

The club is also affiliated with the men's team, Brandywine RFC. Together, they share what is considered one of the best rugby pitches in the Union.

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