The UNCC Rugby Club has been an established organization on UNCC campus since 1989. We like to think of ourselves as more than a club, but a culture. We focus on creating a strong brotherhood that last a lifetime through the game of rugby. Off the field we maintain this bond through tradition, social events, and community service.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Men's Rugby Club welcomes all of those interested in playing the beautiful sport that we like to call rugby. Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 - 9:00 pm on our new rugby field located behind the UNCC Softball field.
UNCC Rugby was founded in 1989 by students Layton Golding, Ralph Campano and faculty member Dean Butckovitz. The club quickly gained notoriety by winning the 1989 N.C.R.U. tournament.
Since that time the club has won the 1999 N.C.R.U. Regular Season Championship and the 2008 Clover Sevens Tournament.
Rugby at UNCC is more than just a team, it is a family. 2009 marked the club's 20th anniversary. During the club's 20 plus years over 270 men and women have taken the pitch wearing the hallowed green and gold. The bonds of brotherhood made during time spent as a student at UNC Charlotte and a member of the 49ers Rugby Club are forged in the fire of top level rugby competition, as such they are never broken. The eternity of those bonds is proven each year during the annual Alumni Game and Weekend.
The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association was founded in 2007, incorporated in 2008 and is now recognized as a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It's goals are the development of the UNC Charlotte Rugby Club into a championship rugby team, the development of a rugby scholarship program and the support of local charities.
The history section of this web site is an on going project. If you have information to add (such as pictures, rosters, schedules, etc.) please forward the information to MeanGreen@unccrugby.org