This Saturday, June 17, the Rockaway Fisheads Rugby Club will host their 47th annual rugby extravaganza on the fields of Fort Tilden. More than 50 teams will compete in several divisions including Premier, Men, Women, High School and Youth. The tournament, which started in 1977, has been known throughout the years for having competitive yet fun matches. “Rugby, Beach, Rugby repeat.”
This year, the tourney will host the first of four tournaments for Northeast Club Series Championship (CSC). Point leaders will play for the USA Club 7’s Championship this August. The premier teams invited are Mystic, Old Blue, NYAC, Saratoga, Long Island and White Plains. The Men’s Open will consist of teams mostly from the Empire GU League (EGU). Again, a point system will determine the Champion of the local Empire GU 2023 Summer Series. The Women’s Division has all the top women+ ruggers in the NYC area and will compete for the most sought-after crown! High School and Youth divisions will showcase all the upcoming rugby stars of the future. So, come on down, beautiful weather is expected.
Competition begins at 8.a.m and finals are expected to be at 5 p.m. A full day of rugby fun! Food provided by Rockaway Little League and SUNY Downstate Medical will provide first aid to all players. Tournament T-Shirts will be on sale at 10 a.m. at the Rugby Clubhouse.
Thank you to our sponsors, The Cabana of Long Beach, Rogers Hotel & Pub, Breezy Lumber, AOH Division 21, Orangetheory, Ciros by the Sea Pizza, the Graybeards and the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. Special Thanks to NPS’ Rita Mullally, U.S. Park Police and the entire NPS Gateway Staff and Field Crews for making our 7’s tournament a great tri-state event.