On Saturday, June 18th, the Highlanders hosted their first annual Skull & Bone’s 7’s tournament at the Soccer Fields at Boyce Park. The weather was beautiful as the club hosted a number of quality 7’s programs from all over the region. The men’s competition included qualifying sides from Columbus (1823), Pittsburgh (Pandas) and Cleveland (Crusaders) […]
This past Saturday, the Highlanders conducted their Annual Valentine’s Day Bar Crawl, but this time it was personal. Although supporting a local charity was usually the priority for the Club at this event every year, this year, veteran forward David Banta asked the Club to support a cause near and dear to him. Over the […]
Pittsburgh Highlander Rugby
The Pittsburgh Highlander Rugby Football Club (PGHHRFC) is a federally registered 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable organization structured to foster the sport of amateur Rugby Union in the United States. The club was founded 1983 as the Westmoreland Highlanders in Latrobe, Pennsylvania before moving to the Pittsburgh area in 1994. Currently, the club is fielding competitive men and women’s sides that participate locally in both 15’s and 7’s competitions.
Under the direction of USA Rugby, the club’s play an annual competitive schedule organized by the Midwest Rugby Territory and is represented locally by the Allegheny Rugby Union. During the summer months, both men and women’s sides participate in regional 7’s tournaments. The Highlanders currently field a roster of more than 70 active men and women in addition to hundreds of alumni in the Pittsburgh area and all over the country.
How Can I become involved?
If you are interested in trying out the club as a player, please feel free to contact us or just come out to a practice. Currently, we are practicing every Tuesday & Thursday evening at our pitch near Pittsburgh’s Southside. The address is 725 Mountain Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. We are there from about 7:00pm until 9:00pm. Anyone is welcome to join, whether you have experience in rugby or not.
Bill Marnell -- Club President
Neil Reynolds -- Men's Vice President Gerri Russell -- Women's Vice President Kevin Dell -- Club Treasurer Andrew Chapman -- Match Secretary