Established in 1961

The Portland Rugby Club is celebrating our 60 Year Anniversary in 2021!

History

About The Club

The PRC is a non-profit organization and a member of USA Rugby that competes in the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union (PNRFU). The union is made up of men’s, womxn’s and collegiate clubs from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

The Pigs now have a Men’s Division II side, a Men’s Division III side, a Womxn’s Division II side, and an old boys side (the Old Boars) made up of players age 35 and older.

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Pigs in the Community

In its 60 years the PRC has promoted the sport of rugby through competition as well as fundraising and charitable contributions. In recent years the club has donated to Rugby Oregon to help promote youth rugby throughout the state. Our members have volunteered with Store to Door and SOLVE Oregon. Our fundraisers have had a strong focus on supporting community organizations such as Value Village, NW Elixirs, Oregon Brewers Festival and Bottle Drop, as well as many local Chefs during our annual chef competition, SCRUMptious.

In the past the club has supported organizations such as St. Vincent de Paul with their Adopt-A-Family Program, Portland’s wheelchair rugby club, and has given over $15,000 to New Avenues for Youth in support of homeless teens in the city.

The club has partnered with SE Works, a fantastic local community-based workforce development organization that provides employment, training and supportive services. For several years we supported the Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metro with donations.

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Our Members

Members of the PRC come from all walks of life. Every season the Pigs invite new players to participate in the club, regardless of experience level. Every member has equal opportunity to compete and is essential to the success of the club. Our club welcomes members ages 18+ and are able to help find the right youth team as well through our partnership with Rugby Oregon. Our goal is to get as many people involved in rugby as possible, whether they be players, coaches, referees, fans, supporters or alumni. There are also many opportunities to get further involved in rugby through our officer and board positions and on up the ladder through PNRU and USA Rugby.

The PRC also has a strong old boy network in their Old Boars side and their support both on and off the pitch is critical to the success of the club. The club occasionally assists with accommodations and employment for international exchange players. After all, the brotherhood and sisterhood of rugby encompasses the globe and is home to the greatest camaraderie in organized sport today. The community connection experienced through joining a rugby club is unparalleled. Rugby means making lifelong friendships and close connections, it is the feel of coming home and finding your family.

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We're always looking for new and experienced players to start training!

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