Women’s rugby is one of the fastest-growing sports in America. Our team has grown tremendously since its birth in 2004, and we’re still growing! Several Memphis area high school teams have started, and the University of Memphis hopes to form a women’s team soon. To support this growth, we’re always on the lookout for new players. Whether you’re new, or an experienced rugger, this page will have all the info you need to get started.
For those of you who don’t know a lick about rugby, DON’T WORRY! Prior experience is a plus, but most new players have never played the game before. If you’ve played another sport before, you’ll find that many of the skills you’ve learned already will transfer over into rugby – we can teach you the rest.
The Memphis Women’s Rugby team, better known as The Flamingos, is a True South Senior Women’s Division DII Club team that travels throughout the South to compete in rugby matches and contributes to the community in helping to grow the sport in high schools and colleges in the Memphis area. The Club’s members come from all walks of life; from medical students to construction workers, engineers to social workers, artists, military, bartenders, attorneys, and more. We currently have 31 players on the roster and are working towards having a B-side team. A diverse group of women who play various roles in our day to day lives but when the day is over, we meet as one, on the pitch, ready to rumble. Game days are Saturdays, home and away, and scheduled amid men’s and high school teams and are spectated by fans providing great exposure to the entire rugby community and beyond. We have a strong social media presence and are often featured on national blogs and websites and in local news print and web articles.