Mission Statement

The mission of the Clayton Rugby Football Club is to enrich the lives of others through the sport of rugby. Through this principal objective 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 model rugby clubs that develops and attracts players, volunteers, sponsors and spectators.

About the Clayton RFC

Founded in 2013, the Clayton Rugby Football Club provides sports and social activities to the wider community within Clayton, Johnston County, and the Triangle Region of North Carolina. The Club is a member of USA Rugby and the Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union.

The Clayton RFC is legally recognized as a non-profit organization by the State of North Carolina and has 501(c)3 non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service.

The Club currently supports players ages 4-55 along with a growing social membership base. The Club’s annual membership currently stands around 110 members. The Club offers playing opportunities for Men’s and Old Boys sides along with an in-house youth flag rugby program. We are extremely proud of the family friendly and inclusive nature of the club.

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.

About our Team

The Clayton RFC is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors that serve two year terms with the club voting on three positions each year. The club also has a General Committee made up of appointed members tasked with specific jobs within our club. We also use various Committees to oversee Fundraising, Recruiting/Marketing, Tournaments, and our Land Development Project.

Our leadership group is tasked with carrying out the mission of the Clayton RFC and fulfilling goals set forth in our Five Year Development Plan that was published in 2017.

To learn more about the Clayton RFC, please use the contact form below or email us at [email protected]

Board of Directors

General Committee

  • Match Secretary - Chris Belcher
  • Merchandise Chair - Andrew McCullagh
  • Social Chair - Peter Nalley
  • Wive's Group Representative - Michelle Hardy
  • Social Media and Marketing Chair - Amy Lipsky
  • Men's Captain - Dan Parker
  • Men's Coaching Staff - Rich Munro (HC), Cam Grim, Ted Hardy
  • Youth Coaching Staff - Nick Taylor, Peter Nalley, Simon Potter, Nick Russell, Mitch King, Jeff Barley
  • Fundraising Chair - Derek Oliphant

Coaching Staff

  • Men's Coaching Staff - Rich Munro (HC), Cam Grim, Ted Hardy
  • Youth Coaching Staff - Nick Taylor, Peter Nalley, Simon Potter, Nick Russell, Mitch King, Jeff Barley