The Ft. Lauderdale R.F.C. was founded in January of 1977 by a small core of ex-college rugby players needing to stay active. Each year we have hosted the Annual International Spring Ruggerfest Tournament. 40 teams from across the United States, Canada, Bahamas and South America attend.
Al Seader in 1974 started the Boca Raton Rugby Football Club. The team was a combination of players from Palm beach Junior College, FAU, local High School graduates from Boca Raton. Our first color's were green and white, Boca's first year record was 8-8. We joined the FRU as an associate member and gained full membership status in two years.
Our Colors were decided in 1976 as Red, White and Navy Blue.
Since then Boca Raton has been on top of Florida Rugby with coach and president Bing Towne through the 80's.
After Bing left we continue to win with coach Allen Spriggs winning Florida Championships and going to the group 4 playoffs in Baton Rouge.
Boca continue its quest to national prominence picking up players. First we went to Ft. Worth and lost to BrandyWine in the final game in 2002. Then in 2003 with a 4th place finish, 2004 with a fourth place finish, and 2005 with a third place finish. We gained national recognition as a Division II club qualifying for the Final IV 3 yrs in a row with coaches Paul Goodkin and Sean Rooney and Nigel Trueman as president.
We got promoted to Division I the last few years to 2012 under the helm of past President Ross Devonport.
With restructuring of the south we are now a Division II team and look forward to the new year ahead with playing teams in Florida.
Our new president Sean Borman and Frank Tito as head coach to move us back into prominence!