The Clayton Rugby Football Club is made up of players, of all skill levels from ages 4-60+. The club currently fields two full Men’s sides, and an Old Boys (35 & over) side. We field two 7s teams during the summer with both competitive and social options for 7s players. We also run an in-house Youth Flag Rugby program for kids ages 4-10.
The Clayton RFC has grown quickly since our first game in 2014 and aspires to be a model club in the Carolinas. We are one of the largest clubs in the Carolinas and we are led by an progressive Board of Directors with high aspirations. We aim to continue that growth well into the future as we expand our programs and offerings to our members.
We are also fortunate to have our own rugby facility. When complete the facility will include three pitches, bathrooms, pavilion, and playground. The Johnston County Rugby Park is scheduled to open in 2022. Future additions to the park include a clubhouse which will make our club one of few clubs in the entire USA to have a full service rugby facility.
No experience is necessary to play. The Clayton RFC has a culture that encourages and welcomes brand new players to the sport of rugby.
The club is a member of the Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union as well as USA Rugby which is the governing body for the sport in the United States. Our XVs playing season begins in August and runs through April with a short break for the Holidays in December. During that time, we practice two nights per week and play 2-3 games per month during the season. Games are mostly played on Saturdays. June and July is 7s season and our teams participate in multiple tournaments throughout the Summer. Our youth program has both fall and spring seasons.