The Lehigh Valley Rugby Football Club is a non-profit corporation founded in 1998. Our club represents men’s and women’s rugby in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. Most recently, the club has taken on the task of organizing youth rugby in the community- a project which we hope will help maintain the presence and spirit of the sport in the Lehigh Valley. The men’s team are full members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU), our local area union. The LVRFC teams are also members territorially through the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union (MARFU) and nationally through USA Rugby. As such, each team is eligible to compete in all national qualifying matches.
The Hooligan’s Men’s Team had an impressive run in Spring 2017, with a perfect record earning them the opportunity to travel to Richmond, VA to compete for the Mid-Atlantic Division 3 Championship. The Hooligans won a closely contested match against James River by a score of 24-15.
Our women’s team has made immense progress over the last few seasons, growing from a small organization to a successful team with more than 30 members and a winning record. The ladies’ Fall 2017 season began with an exciting win against the South Jersey women and ended with an intense, nail-biting match against the Lancaster Thorns.