Vancouver Rogues Rugby Football Club
The Rogues Rugby Club was founded in 2002, making the Rogues the newest rugby club in Vancouver, Canada. Since its establishment, the club developed two rugby teams, a men’s third division team, and a women’s second division team.
Recently, in May 2009, after seven long, fun-filled years, the Men’s team was folded. Though the Rogues Men are no longer an “official” team, their usual Rogues team spirit lives on; they continue to be involved in the club through social memberships, social and fundraising events, friendships that were made through the game of rugby, and their amazing support for their sister team, the Rogues women: a team that continues to flourish. We look forward to re-introducing the Rogues men’s team in the future.
In the beginning, the Rogues women consisted only of a few novice rugby players with a love of the game, and the determination to grow their team and enter the league. After a full year of attending only practices, the Rogues women finally had gained the experience, and players that they needed to enter the BCRU’s second division league. They played their first game in the fall of 2007. Since then, the Rogues women’s team continues to get stronger, more passionate, and more fun!
Though the Rogues are a competitive team in the sense that they train hard and play games seriously, the Rogues also have a developmental focus. Our team has some players who have little or no game experience and some that have many years experience playing rugby. No matter what level of familiarity to rugby our players bring to the table, we always strive to develop their skills. Players of all ages and all levels are encouraged to join our practice sessions. We all share a passion for rugby and encourage new members to participate on and off the field. This is what makes the Rogues Rugby Club different. Our mission is to play competitive rugby in the British Columbia Rugby Union while maintaining the social aspects of club rugby.