University of Cincinnati Rugby Football Club
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In Spring of 1971, Meyer Field (later changed to turf and known as Gettler Field) became the site of Cincinnati’s first rugby training and matches. In 1974, Labor Day weekend, The University of Cincinnati’s first match was played. Buck Sheils and Mike Barrett founded the University of Cincinnati Men’s Rugby Club, and still are involved with the program today!

As rugby has grown as a sport in our nation, so has UC Men’s Rugby Club. We now carry a roster of 30-40 members, competing across the nation in both 15’s and 7’s, against elite level competition. In the 2012-2013 season, the team elected to move to Division I Rugby, competing in the MAC conference. This conference consists of teams including Bowling Green, Dayton, Louisville, Miami, Ohio University, IUPUI, and Western Michigan.  Over the past seasons, UC has been strong in conference play, making the MAC playoffs the last 2 years. The team welcomes any new members, regardless of any previous experience or knowledge of the sport. Join them in making the history of the UC Men’s Rugby Club.


Our Mission

Our mission is to support and grow the Greater Cincinnati rugby community.


Our Vision

Our vision is to provide world-class facilities, training, leadership, and financial support to youth, high school, collegiate rugby, and beyond, for men and women throughout the Midwest.


Our Purpose

Our purpose is to establish a legacy of financial support and create opportunities to participate in the rugby community.

Investing Rugby

As a 501c3 non-profit foundation, the MWRDF relies on investment from individuals, groups, and corporations to help accomplish our mission. Investments can be made by volunteering time at events, taking a leadership role, or via a financial contribution. No matter how you choose to invest, your time, money, and effort will go to a great cause benefiting amateur rugby throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Building Rugby

To build a significant structure, you must first have a strong foundation to build upon. This is the approach that the MWRDF takes to the growth of rugby throughout the region. The MWRDF builds this foundation by providing world class rugby fields for practice and games, scholarships for ruggers traveling nationally and internationally, coaching clinics, and by providing balls, jerseys, and equipment to clubs throughout the region.


MWRDF by the Numbers

$ Distributed

Clubs Supported

Players Impacted

Years Combined Experience

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Logo QCRFC Frogs Outline Black Transparent Square 4000
Logo CKRFC Kelts Transparent Color Transparent Square 4000
Logo UCRFC Mens Color Transparent Square 4000
Logo St Xavier HS Color Square 4000
Logo Rookie Rugby Cincinnati Color Transparent Square 4000
Logo Walnut Hills RFC Alt 1 Color Outline White Square 4000
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As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the MWRDF raises funds through several different methods including individual donations, corporate sponsorships, community efforts with Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile, raffles for well known high-end prizes, and events such as the annual euchre tournament. 

MWRDF Partners & Sponsors


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TheClubCRM Logo Transparent Square 2000
Logo Rookie Rugby Cincinnati Color Transparent Square 4000
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Mailing Address

1659 Collinspark Ct.
Cincinnati, OH 45230

Contact Us

(513) 822-5424
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