The Hamilton College Women's Rugby Football Club is a university club sport that competes with teams throughout the upstate New York region. Hamilton College enjoys a strong tradition of athletic success combined with community and campus support. The Hamilton Rugby team is a member of the recently formed Division III Excelsior Rugby Conference and competes annually with schools such as SUNY Cortland, Colgate University, and Sienna College. Hamilton Rugby enjoys the continued support of alumni, academic staff, and fellow students.
HCWRFC has a long tradition of excellence, including winning the 2008 Division II New York State championships and earning second place in the Excelsior Rugby Conference in 2012. In the spring, HCWRFC annually competes against in a friendly rivalry match against Colgate University in a Prom Dress Rugby Game.

Prospective Players

HCWRFC accepts all interested students, of all skill and fitness levels, with any or no rugby experience. The majority of students joining the team have no prior knowledge of the game. We have over 40 players on the squad and everyone gets to play. Depending on field conditions, the team practices Monday through Friday on Minor Field from 4 - 6 p.m. We compete during the fall and spring seasons, and have off-season training in the winter. Only equipment necessary for practice is cleats and a mouthguard. If you have any questions, feel free to email Emily Pitman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..