Located in historic Richmond, Virginia, USA, the Richmond Lions R.F.C. is the area's competitive Men's Rugby Club (Division II). Established in 1963, the Lions offer quality rugby and a wide variety of social events throughout the year to athletes of all ages, experience, and backgrounds, and are one of only a few clubs in the country that own their own rugby pitch. New members are always welcome.
2013-2014 Matrix Season
Tryouts have concluded and we have good feelings about our Lions and RATS squads for the upcoming matrix season. As we begin training in earnest in preparation for what promises to be a tough Matrix season, please continue with the great numbers and hard work.
New players to the team are still welcome, it will just be a steeper learning curve as working your way on to the Lions or RATS will require picking up our system.
Home Opener/Friends and Family Day
Please join us as we open our season with new division opponent North Bay RFC out of Baltimore MD at Seven Pines. This will be our Fall friends and family day and we would love to see all friends and family at the pitch.
Sevens Season Concludes with Richmond the Mid-Atlantic Champions
Ater a long day that saw fantastic team play, strong responses to adversity and a lot of hard work in stifling heat from our Sevens Side, the Richmoond Lions RFC was crowned Open Division Champion of the Mid Atlantic Rugby Football Union. Tough competition from determined contendors from Philadelphia and Maryland made the chapionship that much sweeter. Congrats to all of our 2013 Sevens players for putting our program at the top.
Fundraising and Amazon Affiliate Program
We are working on improving Richmond Rugby, and while progress often feels slow, we are getting to where we want to be. Of course this costs money and our new fundraising coordinator, Nate Sirota, has taken on the task of raising money for all of our affiliated groups (Richmond Lions, Lions Youth, Foundation, Old Boys, etc.).
One of Nate's great ideas is hooking up with Amazon as part of their affiliate program, where we get signficant money for each purchase IF you get there using one of our links. So when you do your holiday shopping on Amazong, please go there by clicking on the below banner!
No rugby club is complete without a women's side, the Richmond Lions are working on developing our women's program. Fill out our new player form and/or contact Rachel Komosinski if you are interested. We will be organizing various activities to introduce the game to intrested players over the next couple of months! Get involved and check it out!
Interested in Rugby?
Whether it be Youth, Women's, Men's, or Old Boys, we provide year round opportunities to all interested in playing rugby. Anytime is a good time to see what we're all about, come on out, you'll find a group of rugers who are eager to accept new players into the fold and spread one of the world's greatest games. We have a lot of fun both on and off the field and are always in need of eager athletes of all ages and abilities.
Richmond Lions Youth Rugby
In addition to the Sevens season, our club stays busy during the summer by running Youth Rugby. For over three years the Lions have been working hard to see our beloved sport grow locally. Try to pitch this to all of your friends, coworkers and family with kids between the ages of 5 and 18! Please send them to the Lions Youth Rugby Website and keep your eyes open for chances to volunteer and help out with this important project.