The Clayton Rugby Football Club is made up of members from ages 4-60+. The club currently fields Men’s sides, and an Old Boys (35 & over) side. We also field a social 7s team during the summer for existing players and college players home for the summer. The club runs an in-house Youth Flag Rugby program for kids ages 4-10. We also offer non-playing social memberships to people that want to be involved in the club, but no longer wish to play.
The Clayton RFC has grown quickly since our founding in 2013 and we aspire to be a model organization in our community. 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 with three playing fields. We are one of the few clubs in the country with this type of facility and we are appreciative of all of the hard work to make it a reality. Future additions to the park in the coming years are lights for the championship pitch and a clubhouse.
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 the end of April with a break for the Holidays from Thanksgiving to early January.
During the season, we practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights and play 2-3 games per month. During the holiday break period, we continue with practices on Saturday mornings to keep our players fit and build on skills. 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.