Tess Feury

Age: 25


Hails From:

Denville, New Jersey


Job That Pays the Bills:

Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse


Rugby Life:

  • High School All American

  • USAR U20 (player)

  • Youth Olympic Rugby Team, Nanjing China (Co-Captain)

  • Rugby New Jersey All-Stars (player)

  • New Jersey Blaze (player)

  • Atlantis Rugby (player)

  • Northeast Academy Rugby (player)

  • Penn State Women’s Rugby, 3 D1 National Championships (player)

  • USAR Women’s National 7’s Team (player)

  • USAR Women’s National 15’s Team 2017 Rugby World Cup (player)


Leading Like a Boss:

  • Morris Girls Rugby (Guest Coach)

  • Coordinates annual holiday sock and underwear drive for Homeless Solutions, Morris County

  • Assists with car seat inspections and community health/safety fairs for Northern New Jersey Safe Kids/Safe Communities; coordinates social media posts


Why We Love Tess:

  • Began playing flag rugby for Morris Rugby Club at age 5

  • Worked as a nurse through the COVID pandemic while also continuing to train for elite level rugby

  • Graduate student studying for her degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner

  • Mentors female high school athletes in their search for the right academic and rugby environment


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Photo Credit: Travis Prior