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OUR CLUB HISTORY

Silicon Valley Rugby Football Club (SVRFC) was established in the year 2000 as a high school rugby club for the South San Francisco Bay Area.  In 2013, Silicon Valley Rugby merged with Santa Clara Youth Rugby, a youth rugby club based in Los Gatos.  The merge  brought players for U8 through middle school to the high school rugby club.  Our Men's side was founded in 2014, completing the clubs junior youth to adult rugby program.

SVRFC is a member of USA Rugby. Our junior youth and high school programs participate in the Bay Division of the Northern California Youth Rugby Association (NCYRA) during the winter.  

Our Men's side participates in Norcal Division 4 and are current D4 champions

During the summer, SVRFC plays the newest Olympic Sport: 7s Rugby.  

We host players from all over the Silicon Valley including Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Fremont, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Willow Glen, Cambrian, and San Jose.  Silicon Valley Rugby hosts youth rugby teams for boys and girls ages 6 through 18.

OUR MISSION, CORE VALUES AND CULTURE

At Silicon RFC our mission is: To have a positive impact on peoples lives, through a thriving rugby club and community in Silicon Valley

Our club Core Values are:

  • Community - Out of many, One
  • Selflessness - we strive for the greater good of the club and community
  • Focus - we are always moving forward
  • Accountability - we adhere to the highest standard

Our culture and rugby philosophy

  • Anyone can play rugby.  Everyone has something to contribute.  
  • We believe in treating each player as an individual; each with unique qualities, needs, goals, and challenges.
  • We believe in creating an environment where hard work and good times can coexist. 
  • We, as players, coaches and supporters, respect our opponents and our referee.  As Oscar Wilde said, "Rugby is a ruffians game, played by gentlemen". 
  • Rugby is about making connections; lifelong friendships are built on the pitch through the common struggle of the game.
  • We believe in multi-sport athletes, and encourage it.
  • Rugby is the best game on Earth...it has the finesse of basketball, the stamina of soccer, and the physicality of "grid-iron" football and wrestling.
  • We believe rugby is true sport; a great teacher of lessons that apply far beyond the boundaries of the field, and the ultimate expression of both group values and the power of the individual. 
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