Since the foundation of Raleigh Rugby Football Club in April 1981, we have provided athletic and educational opportunities relating to rugby football for Triangle area residents on a local, national, and international level. We are a non-profit corporation and recognized as a tax-deductible charitable organization by the IRS.
In 1996, the club purchased 15.5 acres of red clay and pine trees with the goal of developing a first-class rugby facility to include two full-size pitches. August 2001 saw us begin play on a pitch complete with Bermuda sod and 60-foot tall posts. The second pitch followed shortly after. With two full-size pitches, Raleigh Rugby hosts regional tournaments and select-side competitions on a regular basis.
As one of the premier clubs in the Southeast, the Raleigh Rugby Club competes in the North Carolina Youth Rugby Union and the Mid-Atlantic Conference. With a playing membership of over 150 men, women, and youth, we are able to field competitive sides in the men’s, women’s, boys’, and girls’ divisions and consistently post winning records.
With 4 National Championships since 2005, Venom competes in USA Rugby’s Mid-Atlantic DI South, continuously finishing top in the nation with consecutive national championship appearances in 2017 and 2018.
Founded in 1981, the Vipers have established themselves as a force to contend with in the D-II Mid-Atlantic Conference. The Vipers won the 2007 Men’s D-II National Championship.