The D2 Men after their Northeast Championship victory in Albany, N.Y., on May 7.


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Dear Lions Supporter,

The Men’s 15s team, the D2 Northeast Champion, is on an incredible journey toward the USA Rugby National Championship in Glendale, Colo., on June 5.

With the Lions set to compete in the national quarter- and semifinals in Pittsburgh next weekend, May 21-22, this is the furthest the men’s team has advanced since 2010. Everyone involved with the program has been training hard and working tirelessly on and off the pitch to deliver the first-ever national title for the men’s side.

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $3137 of $15,000

DONATE HERE  or Venmo: @treasurerVLRFC


The journey so far: bodies crushed and hurdled

Empire Quarterfinal: Lions 104, Rochester 12 on Randall’s Island

Empire Semifinal: Lions 28, Buffalo 12 at Buffalo

Empire Final: Lions 52, New Haven 19 at New Haven

Northeast Championship Game: Lions 37, Mystic River 19 at Albany

The Lions entered the Empire GU playoffs as the No. 4 seed overall after winning their last three league games — including a Village Cup victory over NYRC— and finishing second in the NYC division, arguably the toughest in Empire.

Now, the players turn to you.

All season long, your support on the sidelines has been immense. You’ve been the team’s 16th man, week in and week out. The boys need your help now, more than ever, to get them to Pittsburgh and Glendale.

In order to field the best team possible, we need to plan for transportation, housing, and other necessities. This is our opportunity to make Village Lions RFC a name to fear and revere on the national stage. With the events fast approaching, let’s get the Lions Pack together and get our boys out there so they can concentrate fully on preparations for the big day!

We appreciate your consideration and donation in advance. Like a wing, no gift is too small!


Yours in rugby,

Village Lions Men’s 15s Program

Village Lions Rugby Football Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of rugby union in the greater New York City area and to giving a first-class rugby experience to its members. All donations are tax deductible.