The Essex County Bulldog’s Rugby Program is committed to providing a superior rugby experience for Essex County boys and girls from 5th grade to high school.
Founded in 2010 with only 13 players, the has program quickly developed to become one of the elite rugby programs in New England.
The team is a member of the Massachusetts Youth Rugby Organization and generally plays under Rugby Union rules (i.e., 15 players per side). The Bulldogs play teams from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
As we enter our ninth year, we look to 2017 to be our best year ever. We have new competitive divisions for our high school teams, a full schedule for our middle school team, and new teams to compete against for our Rookie Rugby programs.
We draw players from all over the Essex county region. Our season begins in May and runs through the early summer. Practices and home matches are held at either Amesbury Sports Park (Amesbury, MA) or Pipestave Hill Athletic Fields (West Newbury, MA). So sign up today by following the link below and become a part of the fastest growing and most exciting sport around.
2017 registration now open
The 2015 Spring Rugby Season is underway!
Last night at New England Sports Park, the Bulldgog’s U19 Girls’ team took home a 25-12 win over Lincoln-Sudbury girls. This win is a milestone for the girls’ side in what undoubtedly will be the first of many!
The 19 boys, U15 and U12 sides have all began their seasons as well! Practice has been underway at New England Sports Park as these sides prepare for their first matches. If you are interested in helping out or joining the Bulldog Family, you can find more information on our Join page.
Today, 18 members of the Bulldog’s u19 squad as well as 4 from Cambridge and Rindge and Latin are heading across the pond for Essex County’s first ever rugby tour! In addition to taking in the sites, the boys will be practicing with coaches from the London Irish and Saracens RFC, seeing a match at the legendary Twickenham Stadium and playing matches against the Berkshire College of Agriculture and the Tadley Colts.
A huge thank you is owed to USA Rugby Club and Precision Sports for providing the side with team gear to wear while in England. Also another huge thank you goes out to Complete Sports Solutions for scheduling the tour and making it possible.
If you picked up the Boston Globe today you may have noticed a feature on Essex County’s very own U19 Girl’s squad! The girls got to play in their first match against this Berkshire this past weekend and are on the only high school girl’s side north of Boston.
You can check out the article here.
Essex County presents: A Night at the Races!
ECYRFC’s annual Night at the Races fundraiser is coming up! It’s taking place at the Port Tavern in Newburyport on May 8th. For more information, race sponsorships or purchasing horses check out fundraiser page.
The U15 Bulldogs lost two hard fought battles on Sunday vs. Old Greenwich’s high caliber U14 and U16 sides. Our boys battled until the very last second in both matches. A big thanks to OGRC for providing such a great venue and offering food and drinks after the matches. Both matches were played at Greenwich High School’s Cardinal Stadium.