Club Spotlight: South Jersey Women

South Jersey Women's Rugby

The EPRU understands on the importance of women within the grassroots rugby community. As such, we wish to honor the South Jersey women's team as this week's club spotlight.  

The Importance of Women in Rugby

In recent years more and more well-established rugby clubs across the U.S. have started to support competitive women's sides. These trends have only made rugby a better sport. Especially as clubs and unions have invested more funding and diversity into their membership.

"Today, strong girls and women excel in many areas of athletics, even in traditionally male-dominated sports. Females reach their goals, break records and win championships. Participating in sports creates champions on and off the field. These champions not only lead in their respective sports, they lead in their homes, in their schools, at their jobs, and in their communities. They lead on a path that has been paved by skilled and accomplished women who have gone before them." - National Association of Girls and Women in Sports

Fun Facts about Women's Rugby in America

  • USA Rugby leads the world in women's rugby participation with over 20,000 participants
  • Over 3,000 girls are participating in high school rugby
  • There are 35 different state championships for Youth and High School girls
  • There are 347 women's collegiate rugby clubs and plans for Women's Rugby to become a recognized NCAA Sport in the near future

South Jersey Women History

The South Jersey Women has been evolving in the EPRU since 2014 and playing alongside the men's squad since 1969.

South Jersey Women's team is a Division III member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union and the Mid Atlantic Conference. 

In addition to the fall and spring league seasons, South Jersey RFC plays in competitive 7s tournaments along the eastern seaboard during the summer. The Club also supports A & B men's sides, an Old Boys side, and Under-19 Boys and U19 Girls. 

Members play together on and off the field, traveling the world and maintaining a busy social calendar at their home pitch.

About the SJRFC

The South Jersey Rugby Football Club was formed in 1969 by two friends who set out to create a local rugby club that would forge a brotherhood based on discipline and hard work. Today, the team helps create a modern brand of rugby in which players of many levels can evolve.

Learn more about the Men's team »

Join the NJ Rugby Community

The South Jersey Devils are based out of Cherry Hill, NJ, just a ten-minute drive from Philadelphia and 40 minutes to the Jersey Shore. Due to their central location, they welcome players from various townships that are interested in joining an exciting team where you can learn and/or refine your skills within a competitive, team-spirited organization.

South Jersey Women's team is always looking for new additions. The team practices every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 - 9pm at their home pitch located at 490 E Evesham Rd, Voorhees Twp., NJ 08043. The Devils officially begin Spring practices on February 20, 2018. Southjerseywomensrugbyatgmail [dot] com (Contact the team for more information »)

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