Fordham Women's Rugby began in the early 1990's and has continued to grow since the club's inception. In 2004, Women's Rugby won the East Coast Rugby Women's Collegiate Champion title. Fordham women were crowned champions at the Big Apple Tournament two years in a row. The current team competes in Division III of the National Small Colleges Rugby Organization (NSCRO) against teams such as Fairfield, Sacred Heart, Drew University, Molloy College, and Bard College.
Fordham Women saw their hard work pay off in the 2011-2012 season by making the play-offs of the Metropolitan New York Rugby Football Union's Women's Division III tournament to conclude conference play in the fall of 2011. This past spring, 2012, Fordham attended the Beast of the East tournament in Rhode Island and proved themselves as one of the competitive DIII teams in the northeast.
Fordham will begin the Fall 2012 season as a member of the newly formed Empire GU Rugby Conference. The spring season will consist of tournament play and non-league matches.
With every incoming class, the team continues to grow and progress. The spring 2012 season concluded with a squad of 25 dedicated players who are proud to call themselves sisters. With effort and determination on the field, coupled with team spirit and fun off the field, the team has a promising future here at Fordham.
Fordham Women's Rugby encourages new students and prospective players to give rugby a try. If you are interested in hearing more about the team or are interested in playing, contact us!