To encourage the participation in, development, appreciation and enjoyment of rugby union by all sectors of the community. To develop players’ individual and team skills and abilities to maximize their potential. To strive to promote the Club and the Community, attract players, retain the players developed in-house, and retain the support of the Community, fans, and sponsors.
Through these principal objectives a range of benefits are achieved. Increased physical activity for children and adults; improved health and fitness; Community spirit, identity and enterprise; financially stable and robust Club business; A profile as one of the United States emerging rugby clubs that develops and attracts players, volunteers, sponsors and spectators.
The Clayton Rugby Football Club was founded in the Fall of 2013. The club is a community based Rugby Club within the Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union and a member of USA Rugby. The club currently fields two Men’s sides (DIII & DIV) as well as an Old Boys team. The club is in the process of adding a Men’s U20 teams and also fields two separate 7s teams in the Summer.
The Clayton RFC is also heavily involved in youth rugby throughout the area providing administrative and coaching support for area youth programs and rugby outreach programs for children in Johnston County. The club is also working with the Town of Wilson’s Mills to launch a brand new youth rugby program for the Spring of 2018.
The Clayton RFC was founded with the goal of rethinking the model of what a rugby club should offer it’s members and what it can provide the community as a whole. While the club actively recruits with the goal of expanding our playing numbers and level of competition, the true measure of the Clayton RFC’s success will be found in how we contribute to our community and how many new people we can introduce to the sport of Rugby Union.
Clayton RFC exists for players of all ages and skill levels. There is a place for every type of player within the club, whether you have never played before or are a seasoned veteran. One of the major goals of the club is to provide a friendly and enjoyable rugby club experience both on and off the pitch.
Coaching and growing youth rugby in the area is also very important to the club. Many founding players are heavily involved in youth rugby in the area. Club members are expected to get involved, at some level, with youth rugby in the area. Whether that is helping through coaching, becoming a referee, administration, fundraising, support, or simply helping out every now and then.
The Clayton Rugby Football Club is legally recognized as a non-profit corporation by the North Carolina Secretary of State and has IRS 501(c)3 non profit status as a Public Charity. All donations to the Clayton RFC are tax deductible.
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