Although UW-Milwaukee Women's Rugby is the best in the Midwest, we didn't all start with a rugby background. Our common trait is hard work! Some of us played rugby in High School, but we're ex-cheerleaders, ex-soccer players, ex-basketball players, ex-volleyball players, ex-softball players, ex-track athletes, ex-downhill skiers. You name it, we've probably played it. But the one thing that draws us together now is our love of rugby and our willingness to work hard for one another.
We would like to encourage anyone who is interested (or even remotely curious) to come down to our practices and check it out! We are always looking for new players. So if you've been playing for years or have never seen a rugby ball, consider the Lady Panthers! We Practice three days a week on the Lakefront at McKinely Marina / Veterans Park. You can find a map to our training field on our Training Info Page.
In the past 4 years, Lady Panther Rugby has developed some of the best athletes not only in the Midwest and Wisconsin, but in the Country as well. UW-Milwaukee has had 4 USA Rugby Collegiate All-Americans, 1 Senior Women's Eagle, 1 USA 7s Senior Developmental Player, 1 Midwest RFU 7s Senior Player, 1 USA A Pool Player, 1 USA U-23 Player, 3 USA U-20 Players, 6 Midwest U-23 Players, 8 Midwest U-19 Players, 7 Wisconsin U-19 Players and over 20 Wisconsin U-23 Players. We have established a great tradition of hard work and great camaraderie both on and off the field. And what makes us such a cohesive team is our care and concern for one another. We hope you will choose to come be a part of Lady Panther Rugby!
We want to provide women on campus an opportunity to enhance their physical abilities on a competitive team and to also teach students how to play this popular European sport.
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Open to all female UWM students
Summarize the organization's purpose as stated in the charter or constitution. (60 word maximum)
The Lady Panther Rugby Football Club at UWM (herein LPRFC) is established to present young women the opportunity to transcend stereotypes and break-down gender barriers through the action of learning and playing rugby. The Sport of Rugby is the only non-gender biased contact sport available as there are no differences in equipment, rules, length of play or qualifications. Further, the LPRFC seeks to address the societal issues of obesity and sedentary lifestyle by providing structured access to exercise and competitive sport. It has been demonstrated that frequent exercise (> 2x/week) is linked to higher academic achievement and more positive self image. Through its role of physical activity, the LPRFC seeks to improve the narrow and often detrimental self-image overlaid on today's young women through traditional media (print advertising and television).
Summarize organizational events, activities and programs. (40 word maximum)
Our activities include practices two to three times a week, and matches which are held on weekends (typically on Saturday mornings). Matches are held weekly during "league" seasons which run from late September through early November and again from late March through early May.
Must be one of the four primary officers list on page 2 of this form. First and last name required.
Must be one of the four primary officers list on page 2 of this form. Include area code.
Must be one of the four primary officers list on page 2 of this form.