Village Lions RFC

NYC, New York, USA.

The Village Lions Rugby Club was spawned from Greenwich Village’s Red Lion Pub in 1989, bringing together a collection of bartenders, bouncers and boozers from all corners of the globe.

Founder/Red Lion owner Alan Whelan, an Irishman, opted for black and white stripes on the Lions jerseys as an homage to the Barbarians, a global invitational team, while the Red Lion logo on the chest saluted the pub where the club was born.

Spring 2000 saw the Lions launch a women’s team on the backs of Jennifer Lightbody, Jessica Houser, Gretchen Doughty, Rachel Liberatore and other pioneers. In that first season, they were happy to have 15 players turn up on a Saturday and a men’s player to lead practice. But momentum built quickly, and the “Leonas” had a meteoric run of success under the coaching of Greg Parsons, Mary Holmes and Mike Barry.

With players aligning with select sides like the Northeast Academy and Empire All-Stars, the women’s future looks bright.

Training Ground: Randall’s Island field 74/75, New York, 10035.

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Main club contact email address: president@villagelions.org
Club website address: https://www.villagelions.org
Public Facebook Page URL: https://facebook.com/villagelions
Instagram Page URL: https://instagram.com/villagelions

 

DETAILS

ADDRESS

PO Box 553, New York, New York 10159, USA

EMAIL

president@villagelions.org

YEAR FOUNDED

2021

MEMBERSHIP

Full

IGR REGION

North America (East)

REGIONAL REP

Joe Cruz

TEAMS

Men’s Rugby Union, Men’s Rugby X, Men’s Rugby 7’s, Women’s Rugby X, Women’s Rugby 7’s, Mens Developmental Squad, Womens Developmental Squad, Mens Rugby Social, Mens Rugby Veterans, Womens Rugby Veterans, Womens Rugby Developmental

COMPETITIONS