The Worcester Rugby Football club (WRFC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1979 by Rob Anderson, Peter Coz, and Mike Minty.  Our founders grew up in Worcester and recognized the obstacles facing the city’s adolescents, prompting them to create a program focused on empowering inner-city children and growing a connection between them adults young and old. The  mission of the WRFC is to make positive changes in the community, to give local youth guidance and life skills, and grow the beautiful sport of rugby in Central Massachusetts.

For over 35 years, the WRFC has been a positive influence in the lives of thousands of live in the Worcester community.  Our objectives have spanned from promoting physical well-being and social skills through positive development and support to  improving self-awareness by encouraging involvement in neighborhood service projects. These young adults then are empowered to take on the responsibilities of their club mentors and pay forward the meaningful relationships they received to future youth.

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Our Men’s club players range in age from 19 to 35. Our “old boys”, the Faded Blacks, have members aging from 35 to “mind your business.”

If you are young and looking for a different kind of sport and environment, we have youth programs for all ages. Rookie Rugby for boys and girls aged 6 to 14; Spartan Rugby for boys under 19 and Clover Rugby for girls under 23. These programs are open to local youths of all abilities and focus on providing a safe, organized environment for kids from all backgrounds to learn important team-building, social, and life skills.


WRFC has a strong relationship with Worcester’s Women’s Rugby Club, the Shamrocks as well. Please visit their site at