Our Alumni

The first-ever team photo of the Wisconsin Women's Rugby Football Club at a tournament in Indiana in the spring of 1976. Thank you to alumni Nancy "Red" Thorne Cahill for sharing this with our team.

The first-ever team photo of the Wisconsin Women’s Rugby Football Club taken at a tournament in Indiana in the spring of 1976. Thank you to alumni Nancy “Red” Thorne Cahill for sharing this with our team.

A Tradition of Success

The Wisconsin Women’s Rugby team was founded in 1975 with a mix of players from the city of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Now over four decades later, the WWRFC has built a strong tradition of success in games and a stronger tradition of camaraderie and community off the pitch. As the club thrived, our little sister team – the University of Wisconsin-Madison Women’s RFC – also grew to find its own success on the UW campus.

The WWRFC’s history is rich with a diverse mix of women from all backgrounds and counts several players who excelled beyond our club on to Wisconsin, Midwest and USA select teams, including representation at multiple Rugby World Cups.

If you have alumni information, stories or photos to share, please e-mail the team at ww_rfc AT yahoo DOT com.

 


 “A little older, a little wiser, a lot more ibuprofen … “

2017 Alumni Weekend

Our annual tradition of a joint alumni weekend with the University of Wisconsin Women’s Rugby team to celebrate 42 years of women’s rugby in Madison, Wisconsin. Our two teams started as one team in 1975 and continue to represent Wisconsin on a regional and national level.

The 2017 Alumni Weekend will place Friday August 25 and Saturday August 26. As usual, a social outing will take place on Friday followed by an alumni match on Saturday. Stay tuned for more updates on a finalized schedule and locations!

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Future Alumni Weekend Dates

Alumni weekend will always be held the weekend before Labor Day Weekend.

2017 – Friday, August 25 & Saturday, August 26, 2017 (42nd)

2018 – Friday, August 24 & Saturday, August 25, 2018 (43rd)

2019 – Friday, August 23 & Saturday, August 24, 2019 (44th)

2020 – Friday, August 28 & Saturday, August 29, 2020 (45th – Bigger Event)

2021 – Friday, August 27 & Saturday, August 28, 2021 (46th)