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About Us

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Our 
Story

The Chattanooga Rugby Football Club was founded in 1978 by a group of rugby enthusiast who wanted to promote the game locally.  Throughout the 80's & 90's the group built a strong foundation.  Under the guidelines of USA Rugby, Nooga Black DivII, and Nooga Red DivIII were established.  In 2011, the club was granted 501(c)3 status as an Amateur Athletic Association.  In 2012, a partnership with the city of Chattanooga Parks & Recreation was established to develop a pitch at Montague Park.  Montague Park has been home to the CRFC since that time.  During this time, they competed in the True South Conference, becoming 7-time title champions and a top 10 finalist.  In 2018, the Queens women's team was established.  The Queens combined players from Sewanee, UTC, Lee College, and local community members to create a dynamic team that welcome players of all age, ability, or experience level.  The mission is to empower women through sport, fostering a supportive, and inclusive environment.  In 2023, 3 Queens players and the Nooga Black's coach qualified to compete on the USA Rugby team at the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Women's XV Tournament held in Kingston, Jamaica.  RAN host 11 teams from seven RAN countries.  In 2023, Nooga Rugby Boosters was established to aid in Alumni relations, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and educating the community on the great sport of rugby through local partnerships and grant opportunities.  In 2024, plans are being organized to develop youth leagues through partnering with local schools.  As the CRFC moves forward, they aim to maintain their competitive spirit while nurturing a supportive rugby family in Chattanooga.  Charitable outreach support is part of the CRFC's mission.  The teams have supplied labor and materials for various projects that support the Chattanooga area.  In December, they host a Toys-For-Tots drive.  The Nooga Boosters premier partner in 2024 is the CHATT Foundation.  The team's passion for the sport of rugby, community, and vision for a greater tomorrow remains unwavering.  They have created a legacy for future generations of players.

Let’s Work Together

Nooga Rugby Boosters

Tel: 706-996-1657

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