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The Philly Gryphons have two active membership types: players and social members

We accept new members year-round

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join anytime: rugby player

If you're interested in playing, you're welcome to show up at any of our practices. No experience is necessary. We just ask that you let us know in advance. You can message us through any of our social media platforms or fill out our contact form! 

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Summer 2022 Practices:

Mondays and Wednesdays

7:30-9:30 PM

Lanier Playground 

What to bring: 

-Athletic gear (cleats if you have them)

-Water

-Sun protection

join before a competitive season: rugby player

Before every competitive season in the Fall and Spring, the Gryphons organize an on-boarding clinic called Rugby 101. This is a great way for you to get involved with the team, especially if you're a bit nervous. Rugby 101 is tailored to newbie players with little to no experience (but all experience levels are welcome). 

Next Rugby 101

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Lanier Playground 

Time TBA

Following practice, we'll be hosting a social mixer so you can meet the team. Details TBA. Make sure to follow our social media accounts to stay up to date!

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join anytime: social member

If you want to hang out with the Gryphons, but aren't ready, or you just plain don't want to play rugby you can still join the team as a social member. You'll be welcome to join us at our games, drink-ups (the third half), and at our social events. 

Message us if you'd like to know more. 

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MEMBERSHIP dUES

The Gryphons charge membership dues on a per season or annual basis. Dues cover a portion of our operations budget. The current fees for a new player's rookie season are set at $25.00. Social membership is currently set at $50.00 per season. Note: the Gryphons are committed to making Rugby accessible to all--if membership fees are an obstacle for you we will work with you to reduce or eliminate those dues on a case-by-case basis. 

The Philadelphia Gryphons Rugby Football Club (RFC) is a sports organization dedicated to encouraging participation, building athleticism, and improving our community through the sport of Rugby.  We work to foster a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes all athletes, regardless of age, race, fitness level, sexual orientation or gender identity.  We are a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union and International Gay Rugby competing in Division IV play. We are also committed to the betterment of our community through service and giving.