Jersey Shore Men

The Jersey Shore Rugby Football Club (JSRFC) was founded during the summer of 1986. Three members of the South Jersey RFC became tired of the long trips to Cherry Hill and beyond for practices and matches and were considering rugby retirement. After the spring season, and before retirement, these three friends and assorted other rugby enthusiasts began practicing and playing touch rugby at a school field in Ocean City.

Due to high public visibility of the practice field, a relatively decent sized rugby playing population, and others wanting to learn to play who were living in the area started, players suggested starting their own club at the shore. Through the weekly practices, which continued all summer, and word of mouth, the beginnings of the Jersey Shore RFC started to take shape.

Those players who practiced throughout the summer of 1986 embarked on the fall season playing together as South Jersey’s C and sometimes B-side. The first fall season was so successful that a full time Jersey Shore club playing home matches at the shore became inevitable and the decision was made to make to make the club official. That winter the team went for all out recruitment and application to the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Football Union. 

EPRU Division:
Membership Status: Full, Good Standing
Year Founded: 2006
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 31
Ocean City, NJ 08226
United States

Team Contacts

Administrator Position E-mail Cell Phone
Rich Moder President coachmoder@gmail.com 609-703-9147
Rich Moder Match Secretary coachmoder@gmail.com 609-703-9147
Dr. John Zimmerman Head Coach drzimmerman@verizon.net 609-412-6283