Celebrating Pride: Meg Collins and Rosie Rough

Pride Month originated with the “Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade,” first held 50 years ago. The march marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Uprising, sparked by an early morning police raid on June 28, 1969. That 6 day protest against harassment and police brutality has since bloomed into a month long global celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and many others.

The Village Lions started just a few blocks from Stonewall. From the beginning we have been a Welcoming Club. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, we’re all rugby players. For many years, we have marched as a club in the Pride Parade. Though we can not march in 2020, we still celebrate. Today we celebrate by giving Meg Collins & Rosie Rough the spotlight.

Collins, a New York native, and Rosie, who hails for Oregon, have quite simply dominated the field. They have each collected enough hardware to fill a trophy case, have competed at a high level, and contributed to the advancement of the club in many ways. Together they are a super couple who have already produced their greatest work yet, Ryan Maeve born earlier this year.

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Following the women’s final at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Izzy’s partner Marjorie Yuri Enya walked onto the field at Deodoro Stadium and publicly asked Cerullo to marry her. The moment became a media sensation, Cerullo being the first athlete to accept a marriage proposal at the Olympics.

Celebrating Pride: Meet Brazil’s Isadora Cerullo

We continue our Pride celebration by showcasing Brazil 7s international Izzy Cerullo.  Born in the US to Brazilian parents, Izzy played rugby at Columbia University before being selected to Brazil’s Sevens squad in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics.  Following the women’s final at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Izzy’s partner Marjorie Yuri Enya walked […]

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Celebrating Pride: Meet Rico Garcia!

Pride Month originated with the “Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade,” first held 50 years ago this weekend. The march marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Uprising, sparked by an early morning police raid on June 28, 1969. That 6 day protest against harassment and police brutality has since bloomed into a month long […]

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Kimo Has Been Appointed to the Village Lions Board of Directors

Kimani Davis Appointed to Village Lions Board of Directors

The Village Lions Rugby Football Club is thrilled to announce that Kimani Davis has been appointed a member of its Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors is the ultimate authority for the Village Lions, setting the strategic direction and overseeing its operations.  The role is a three year appointment and Kimo joins Meg Collins, […]

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