The Kathy Flores Memorial Fund is accepting donations as we work to build an endowment that funds the growth of women's rugby.

The Kathy Flores Memorial Fund was established to honor Kathy Flores’ (1955-2021) legacy, allowing her contributions to women’s rugby to continue. All donations will directly fund the growth of the game.

Kathy had long ago identified the need for women’s coaches to receive the financial support and resources required to succeed and excel. It was Kathy's wish that the Foundation continue to find new ways to make it possible for women to coach.
Your contribution will allow Kathy’s legacy to continue in women’s rugby. These funds will be utilized to provide development of women’s rugby coaches and help other coaches like Kathy have an opportunity to influence and impact not only their rugby careers but also the trajectory of the lives of hundreds of girls and women.


"The thing I love most about my sport,
is the sense of confidence and self-esteem it gives to young women.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have the opportunity to be a part of their growth."
-- Kathy Flores


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Photo Credit: Bill English

Kathy Flores Celebration of Life

December 11, 2021 - Virtual Celebration of Life

April 9, 2022 - West Coast Kathy Flores Memorial

To learn more about Kathy and the tremendous impact she had on women’s rugby, please visit our tribute site.
Kathy’s awards included:

  • Inductee Eastern Stroudsburg University Hall of Fame (1997)

  • Coach of the Year, Women's Sports Foundation (2000) 

  • Personality of the Year, International Rugby Board (2003)

  • Coach of the Year, USA Rugby (2014)

  • Honorable mention for the list of the ten greatest North American rugby players

  • Inductee, US Rugby Hall of Fame – individual (2016)

  • Woman of Achievement, YWCA (2016)

  • Honored as a Pioneer of the Women's game in the RFU "Women's Rugby – A Work in Progress"

  • Inductee, US Rugby Hall of Fame – with 1991 World Cup Team (2017)

Kathy's coaching career included the following teams:

  • Florida State University Women’s Rugby Team

  • Berkeley All Blues Women’s Rugby Team

  • San Francisco Fog RFC Men's Team

  • USA Women’s National Team 

  • Bay Area Touring Side (BATS) Rugby Club

  • University of San Francisco Women's Rugby Team

  • Cal Berkeley Women’s Rugby Team

  • Pacific Coast Regional All-Star Women’s Rugby Team

  • Providence Women’s Rugby Club

  • Brown University Women’s Rugby Team

Read more about Kathy's legacy: