The San Jose Seahawk Rugby Football Club was started in 1971 by several Peninsula Ramblers Rugby Club members who were looking to found a competitive rugby club in the San Jose/Santa Cruz area. These rugby players met in a house in the Santa Cruz Mountains and got down to the business of founding a top rugby club. After coming up with this great idea, the founders celebrated their new club in style and decided, after much thought and not a little beer, to name the new club the Seahawks. In the beginning, most of the players lived “over the hill” in the Santa Cruz area to the club was based on the coast.
The San Jose Seahawks remain a stalwart in Northern California and USA Rugby. As the oldest Division 2 club now active, they have a rich history and a bright future and have been working closely with USA Rugby to help host the Churchill Cup and World Cup Qualifiers. Big things, as always, are expected.