Mark your calendars Ladies and Gentleman! The Grand Rapids Gazelles Men’s team and Women’s team will be hosting a fundraising set of games for Breast Cancer on October 7th. The event, Scrummin’ for a Cure, is to raise support and awareness for those affected by breast cancer. Please join us for a fun filled day of rugby and raising awareness. There will be items for sale and all the proceeds will go towards the fundraiser. The items for sale are T-Shirts, Pink Socks, Grilled Food & Drinks, also there will be a 50/50 Raffle.
The teams and schedule are as followed:
GR Lady Gazelles vs Rockford Ravens 11am
GR Men Gazelles vs Traverse Bay Blues 1pm
Ferris State vs Eastern Michigan 3pm
Fall Season has started!!
As always we are looking to grow the sport and the club with new recruits, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
All training’s 6 pm, Tuesday and Thursday nights at Highland Park.
2017 FALL SCHEDULE:
August 19th @ Flint
August 26th vs Ann Arbor
September 9th @ East Side Anchormen
September 23rd vs Detroit RFC
September 30th @ Tradesmen D3
October 7th vs Traverse City
October 14th @ Toledo
October 21st vs Tri Cities
November 4th & 5th
November 11th Midwest Championship
Come out and support the Orange & Black this fall.
The history of the Grand Rapids Gazelles RFC dates back to the spring of 1978. Ed Teliczan was playing with the Kalamazoo Harlequins and decided to start his own team in Grand Rapids. Success quickly followed for the club, and we have since acquired several national championships in both 15’s and 7’s play. The Gazelles compete in club competition regulated by USA Rugby. Currently we support teams at Men’s Division II and Men’s Division IV levels; and a Women’s Division II side. The Men’s Division II and Division IV sides are nationally ranked, and compete for National Titles each year. Most recently, the two squads made it out of their respective leagues and fell short of glory during National Quarter-Finals. Our Women’s side is unable to qualify for Nationals due to this being their first year as a club. That being said, they have won nearly all of their games; losing by only a few points to last year’s National Champions. Next season, the Women’s side will be a strong contender as they look to edge out a Championship of their own.
The Grand Rapids Gazelles is more than just a competitive rugby club. We have established and work hard to maintain our rich culture. We have welcomed local talent as well as players from countries around the world. The team is comprised of players of varying ages, skill levels, and experiences; we truly welcome all who wish to share in the comradery and competitive nature of our club. Additionally, the Grand Rapids Gazelles are passionate about giving back to the Grand Rapids and West Michigan communities, as well as the local rugby scene. The club regularly participates in community engagement throughout West Michigan, facilitates fundraising events, and contributes back to the sport. We have partnered with several organizations including: The Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Patient Assistance Fund for the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Spectrum Health, the Humane Society of West Michigan, the Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, the Michigan Youth Rugby Association, The West Michigan Sports Commission, the West Michigan Rugby Association, and Unreal Fitness. For more information regarding the Grand Rapids Gazelles, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.