Green Bay Rugby Football Club
Founded in the Spring of 1972 when a St. Norbert's College student, John Featherstone, banded together a group from the college and formed what "they thought" was a rugby club. Only one match was played that season, a disappointing but educational defeat at the hands of Milwaukee Rugby Club. Still the club lacked true knowledge of the game until a roving Australian settled in Green Bay. With his 20 years of experience, Ross Moody came to give the team a driving force that would mold them into a well-coached and disciplined club. The word of Green Bay's club spread quickly, attracting experienced players from Arizona, Colorado, Ohio and even another Aussie came to Green Bay.
Throughout the years, the club would experience it share of ups and downs, both in success on the field, as well as number of members who donned the Green and Orange. The early 2000s saw a resurgence of team success, culminating in our clubs only trip to Nationals which would result in a D3 quarter final appearance in 2007. In 2010 Ofa Ohafi and JJ Rose took over coaching the team and saw a three year span from 2010-2013 in which the club only lost one league match and outscored its opponents 941-171 in that same time. Green Bay was once again a yearly play off contender. In 2015, under new head coach Cole Coopman, the club made the bold decision to move into D2, as well as field a developmental team in the newly created D4 league.
Since joining the D2 league, we not only have made the playoff each year, but have also improved our record as a club each year as well. In the fall of 2017 we celebrated 45 years as a club, and all the men, current players and old boys alike, who have gotten us to this point, and who continue to dedicate themselves to our future.
Green Bay Rugby Football Club, Inc is a 501c(3) charitable organization whose mission is to lead in the development and promotion of Rugby Football through the establishment and fostering of comprehensive programs within Northeastern Wisconsin and to support the growth of the United States of America as a competitive rugby-playing nation.