Physical Education

Division of Student Services

Women's Rugby

Coaches: Beckett Royce and Sharon Blaney

Reed has fielded a women's rugby team consistently since the mid-eighties, introducing the sport (and for some "sport") to several generations of Reedies. The team competes throughout the northwest and despite playing against much larger universities Reed has enjoyed success. The women's team has been league champions and competed in the national playoffs. Over its existence the team has produced many Pacific Coast All-Stars, 5 All-Americans and two Eagles (US National Team players). In certain circles the team is known as the badass sparkle princesses.

Rugby offered at Reed is arguably the most competitive sport at the college. We play PAC 12 and D1 schools such as UW, WSU, WOU, WWU, and CWU. If you were a competitive athlete in High school and looking to keep that going, we are the place for you!

Gear needed for rugby is soccer cleats and mouth guard. Normal workout attire

We practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7 with games on Saturdays.

Touch Rugby Training/Practice

New this year to Men's and Women's rugby will be the option of Touch Rugby training and practice. Touch Rugby is a valuable training technique for contact Rugby since it develops the basic skills needed to play any form of Rugby focusing on passing, drawing the defender, running without the ball and utilizing space. Plus the best benefit of Touch Rugby is increased physical fitness and fun!

These practices are offered Wednesday's on the Rugby Pitch from 4pm-6pm and instructed by Scott Grice. Please come out and check out this fantastic opportunity to experience the world of Rugby.


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Reed Women's Rugby Schedule

9/28 - Reed vs. Lewis & Clark @ Reed
10/12 - Reed vs TBD @ Reed 
10/19 - Reed @ OSU 
11/2 - Reed vs. OSU @ Reed *

11/9 - Babbfest Tourney @ West Linn

*Game schedules are subject to change

To schedule a game or for other information please contact coach's Beckett Royce or Sharon Blaney.

All Reed Club Sport games and current schedule can be found here: Reed Sports Schedule


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Contact Athletics, Fitness & Outdoor Programs

Sports Center "Cage"

Michael Lombardo


Will Symms

Assistant Director

Todd McCormack

Administrative Assistant

Pool hours

Call the cage for accurate hours: 503/777-7285

*Pool hours may vary depending on lifeguard availability and unforeseen circumstances.