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Who are the Friends of Fairfield Rugby?

We are players, past and present.
We are fans and supporters, always.
We are keepers of the tradition.
We are holders of the history.
We are the Friends of Fairfield Rugby 

Save the date!
OCTOBER 19, 2019
Women's Rugby 25th Anniversary Celebration
Fairfield Homecoming Rugby Fest
Grauert Field 50th Birthday
Salute Our D2 Nationally Ranked 2018 Women's Team
Men's D1A Match
Men's and Women's Alumni Matches
Visit us regularly for more details.


In case you missed it: FURFC - Rich in History. Still Going Strong! was at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library recently. If you were unable to see it, we have a slideshow of the exhibit at this link.


Grauert Family $50,000 donation.
Left to right: Bill Connolly ’69, University President Mark Nemec, Chris Grauert ’68, Bart Franey ‘67


 Thanks to over 500 who joined us for Rugby Fest ’17 on October 21st.
The blue-sky day featured a very competitive alumni match, the formal welcome of University President Dr. Mark Nemec to our rugby family, and $70,000 in donations by the Grauert Family and the FOFR. Of course, the highlight was the spirited play of President Nemec (#10 jersey) in the alumni win vs. CT Greys.

$17,500 Donation from FOFR to both teams. Kendall Pieri '18, Tim Johnston '18, Kelsey Persechini '18, Sarah McHale '18, 
Ginny Galante ’18, Colleen (Paull) Grinnell ’00, Dave Smith ’00, and Tom O’Connor ’75.  

Yes, exciting times now and ahead for Fairfield Rugby including plans for our own clubhouse at Grauert Field. Stay tuned for news in the next few months as we chart an exciting new course for Fairfield Rugby for decades to come!

FOFR $2,500 donation to the Ciacci-Pascale Rugby Scholarship Fund.
Alison Hildenbrand, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Rory O’Connor ‘12

Below are some links to a terrific video and photos from an historic and memorable day:
As featured on RugbyWrapup.com.  Featuring interview with Dr. Nemec. Special thanks to Robert “Doc” Hynes ’75 for getting RugbyWrapup.com to come film and produce this incredible segment.
Ceremony & Alumni match vs. CT Greys

Men’s matches ((A&B) vs. Fordham

From 10/15/17 - Women vs. Stony Brook playoff

More photos courtesy of Angele Kassar Ekert ’83, P’18.
Angele’s husband Ken joined our alumni squad and played a hell of a game.

FOFR Presentation photos prior to the Red Rugger vs. Fordham match

Men's Rugby Team Moves Up To Division 1A and Joins the Liberty Rugby Conference

Visit the FOFR website store to support the FURFC with a donation or merchandise purchase.

The FURFC Men are members of the newly formed Liberty Rugby Conference and the Women are members of the Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference, www.tristaterugby.com, and both play under the requirements of USA Rugby, www.usarugby.org. Practices are held 3-5 days a week with games played on Saturdays (men) & Sundays (women).

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FOFR thanks the following companies for their support of Fairfield University Rugby!

Visit Our FURFC Platinum Sponsor
Pat O'Keefe, 1984
  Visit Our FURFC Gold Sponsor
Joe Herman, 1980
Towne LLC
FURFC Silver Sponsor
Brian McGarvey, 2002
Visit Our FURFC Silver Sponsor
Tom Fanning 1978
Visit Our FURFC Bronze Sponsor
Peter Ferrara 1973