The University of Mary Washington Men's Rugby Club (nicknamed "The Mothers") rise to new heights after new initiatives and impressive facilities were create on campus to spur the desire to become a collegiate hub for rugby players across the United States.
Mother's Rugby will be participating in the 2016 Bowl Series.
Rugby on the Rise at Mary Washington
The UMW Men's Rugby Club played host to the Leicester Tigers High School Team Camp Feb. 13-15. The sold-out camp brings together 16 teams and 300 participants, 70 coaches, and attendees from California to Canada to Florida. Seven members of the legendary Leicester (England) rugby club worked with coaches and players on essential skills and high-level tactics in what Brown describes as an effort to both grow the game in the USA and scout talent.
In a sign of the school’s commitment to rugby, UMW will be bringing Leicester staff to Fredericksburg full time starting in the fall, becoming the only university rugby program in America to partner with an English Premiership Club.
Working with the academic team, The Mothers also have an exchange agreement with University College Cork in Ireland where any player can go abroad to study and train with the club, and vice versa.