PRFC has a very proud history of women’s rugby, dating back to the 1973 founding of the first-ever women’s team in Southern California, the Eleanors. After a ten year run, the Eleanors played their last season in 1983. In 2013 Pasadena Rugby entered a women’s team in a number of Southern California Summer 7s Tournaments. Interest continued to grow and the club committed to a full Women’s 15s program competing in the Southern California Rugby Football Union (SCRFU) Division II.
The Women’s team competes against teams from Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. The current roster has over 25 dedicated rugby players, with women ranging in age from early 20s to 40s. The players are a diverse group, representing many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Professions are as varied as the players themselves, including lawyers, bankers, students, as well as entertainment industry, medical, and education professionals.
The Pasadena Women’s team is open to anyone, regardless of prior rugby experience. Some players have as many as ten years of rugby experience with club and college teams; many others have never played the sport before. Practice runs Tuesday and Thursday from 8pm–10pm at Duarte Sports Park.
This is a short documentary about the coming together of Pasadena Women’s Rugby Club.
2017 Women’s D2 15s Regular Season Schedule
Kickoff times for 2017 PRFC Women’s regular season home matches will be posted weekly. Pasadena Royals’ Home Pitch is Encanto Park in Duarte. Map/Directions.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 → Santa Barbara Mermaids at Pasadena Royals
Saturday, February 4, 2017 → Pasadena Royals at Las Vegas Slots (Las Vegas, NV)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 → Bye Week / Rain Make-up
Saturday, February 18, 2017 → Pasadena Royals at Old Pueblo Lightning (Tucson, AZ)
Saturday, February 25, 2017 → San Luis Obispo RFC at Pasadena Royals
Friday – Sunday, March 3-5, 2017 → USA Sevens Rugby Tournament
Saturday, March 11, 2017 → Bye Week / Rain Make-up
Saturday, March 18, 2017 → San Fernando Rugby Club at Pasadena Royals
Saturday, March 25, 2017 → Bye Week / Rain Make-up
Saturday, April 1, 2017 → Pasadena Royals at Ventura County Rugby
Saturday, April 8, 2017 → Fullerton Wolfpack at Pasadena Royals
Saturday, April 15, 2017 → Easter
Saturday, April 22, 2017 → SCRFU Playoffs, Round 1
Saturday, April 29, 2017 → SCRFU Playoffs, Round 2
Saturday, May 20, 2017 → Regionals
Sunday, June 4, 2017 → Nationals