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Davis Rugby Football Club

2014-15 Season Kicks off in November

Play Rugby!

Introductory Meeting: The Club will hold a player/parent introductory meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Davis Sr. High School Library. All interested 9th-12th graders in the Davis School District are strongly encouraged to come to this meeting. No experience is necessary to play. We have excellent coaches who will teach you the sport. Rugby is played by all shapes and sizes of players. We are a no-cut sport and everyone plays in games. We also encourage female players to attend as the Girls Team is trying to build numbers for a team.

Rugby Skills Clinic: The Club will host a non-contact skills clinic on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Davis Sr. High School Football Stadium.  The event is open to all 7th-12th graders, both boys and girls.  The event is free, but waivers will need to be signed by parents/guardians prior to participation.  Click HERE for waiver forms.

Questions:  contact Head Varsity Coach, Andy Malpass at 530-309-5763,, or club administrator, Mike Goodison, at 530-902-1312,

Girl players contact Michelle Vermette at

Who Are We:

The Davis Rugby Club is a Davis Senior High School Club sport. We established ourselves as a Club Sport in 2012. That first year, the Varsity Boys Silver team finished in 2nd place in league play and won their first playoff game. In our second year, the 2013-14 Varsity Boys Silver Division team went undefeated winning both league and the Northern California Boys Varsity Silver Championship. We are not affiliated with the California Interscholastic Federation of sports like other high school teams. We are recognized by Davis Senior High School as a Varsity sport and players receive Varsity letters for participation.  We play under the Northern California Youth Rugby Association made up of teams from the Sacramento region, Bay Area and Central Valley.  Our main season, Rugby 15’s, runs December thru mid-late April. We also run a summer Rugby 7’s program. We are open to all students enrolled in schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District, including Jr. High schools:  Harper, Emerson, Holmes, and Da Vinci Jr. High, and Davis Sr. High School,  Da Vinci High School, and Martin Luther King Jr. High School.

We welcome all boys in 9th -12th grade to come try the sport and get hooked.  We offer the first week of practice as a time to try the sport and see if you want to commit. We are happy to answer any questions you might have….just ask.  Kids not yet in high school can still enjoy rugby through other local clubs. See the Links section for more information.

Head Varsity Coach: Andy Malpass,  530-309-5763,

Club Administrator: Mike Goodison, 530-902-1312,

Registrar (and waivers): Steve Greenfield, 530-713-2047

For information on the Girls High School team visit their web page  or e-mail Michelle Vermette

Rugby College Fairs

Please see flyers for the upcoming college fairs in Lafayette (click here) and Sacramento (click here). It will be extremely beneficial for players and parents in understanding the college admissions pathway, and how to best position themselves for successful applications.  Not only will the attendees receive great info about the application process, they will get to personally meet college coaches from around the country and find out what it is like to play rugby at the next level.

This is a can’t miss opportunity, and we encourage you all to attend.



Davis Rugby is proud to announce Davis Strength and Conditioning as a 2014 sponsor.  From their web page: “Davis Strength and Conditioning is a sports performance and fitness business. We provide a facility, equipment, and instruction for those who want to improve strength, speed, power, agility, quickness, mobility, work capacity and general health.  We understand the commitment, hard work, dedication and attitude needed for great fitness and athletic performance.”   Check them out at






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