The Santa Monica Women’s Rugby Club is a Division I rugby team in the Southern California Rugby Football Union. The division includes teams from Southern California and Arizona. Having had tremendous success in Division II, the Lady ‘Phins look to continue the winning tradition at this elevated level. As the Southern California Division II champions from 2009-2011, SMWRC earned three consecutive appearances at the USA Rugby Club National Championships. This upcoming season at the Division I level promises to be an exciting time for the club!
Santa Monica Women’s Rugby is always welcoming new team members, regardless of experience. If you have never picked up a rugby ball, or you simply haven’t figured out how to put one down after a decade of play, we welcome you to join us. Players from far and wide agree that there is nothing better than top level, winning rugby in the beautiful Southern California beach town of Santa Monica. Intrigued? Contact our rookie coordinator, Kristi, for more information at SMWRCinfo@gmail.com.
The regular season starts in January and ends in April. Rugby sevens is played in the summer and a few friendly matches in the fall.
Training for the 2014 season will start in the fall and will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The team holds on-field training sessions in the Santa Monica/Venice area of Los Angeles (see training page).