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WOMEN'S RUGBY
HISTORY PROJECT

OUR HISTORY MATTERS

The USWRF Women's Rugby History Project is an ongoing initiative to collect, digitize, code, archive, and display the rich history of women's rugby in the U.S. -- our history.  

 

The Project includes a comprehensive digital archive, an online museum, and a traveling ‘pop-up’ museum.

 

STANDING ON SOME BIG SHOULDERS

Women's rugby stands on the shoulders of a diverse group of individuals who, over the past 50 years, propelled the sport from pickup games in borrowed men’s jerseys to today’s players with professional contracts and Olympic aspirations. Many of the original women who began 50 years ago continue to promote, sustain, and ensure its future, by passing the ball to a whole new generation who are carving a path for the next 50 years.

Our history is created every day - now is the time to take your place in history!
 

 

YOU MATTER

USWRF is creating opportunities for our rugby communities to honor the individuals - the players, teams, coaches, referees, administrators, and journalists - who built and continue to grow the sport. We need your help.

  • Submit a Greatest Game to be featured @wrcrarugby.

  • Join WRCRA and champion the future of the game.

  • Share your story on social with tag #ourrugbystory.

  • Visit our pop-up museums at tournaments and events throughout 2022.

  • Plan to attend our January 2023 WRCRA Conference and see the event in-person.

  • Share your historical documents - pictures, programs, jerseys, team newsletters, and stories with us.  

 

For information on how you can contribute items, please contact:   

 

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Katherine (Kat) Aversano
Curator and Digital Project SME
kaversano@uswrf.org

Kerri Heffernan
WRCRA Chair
KHeffernan@uswrf.org

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PHOTO GALLERY

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