The Berkeley All Blues Women's Rugby Club is committed to excellence in rugby as part of a larger pledge to develop and promote both women's rugby and youth rugby, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender expression, in the Bay Area and greater United States.
WHO WE ARE
Women. Of every shape, size, color, and age. We are teachers, doctors, engineers, artists, and community organizers. Diverse in almost every possible way, there is one thing that bonds us together: our love and dedication to the sport of rugby.
Rugby is the third-fastest growing sport in the United States, with women making up the fastest growing segment, including over 400 college teams. Reflecting this growth, rugby was recently added to the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Currently, the All Blues compete in the Women’s Premier League (WPL), comprised of the top ten teams in the United States. Founded in 2009, the WPL is designed to increase the number of high-level competitive matches by women’s club teams. Through their outstanding performance at this level, rugby players are sought out for the national team.
With outstanding coaching, competitive matches, and a focus on player development, the All Blues have a unique ability to cultivate premier women rugby players.
The Berkeley All Blues Women's Rugby Club is a competitive, member-run USA Rugby/Women's Premier League team. The Berkeley All Blues provides fellowship, coaching and peer mentoring to attain the highest levels of personal and team play. The Berkeley All Blues supports female athletes and promotes women's rugby at all levels across the Bay Area.
Founded in 1978
60 active club members
16 National Championships, including the 2012 National Rugby 15s Champions and 2013 7s Champions
Founding member of the Women's Premier League - 2009
47 National Team Players
3 Olympic Rugby Players
Theo Bennett, Head Coach (WPL Fall 2018)
Evan Hoese, Head Coach (D2 Spring 2018)
Katie Chou, Asst. Head Coach (D2 Spring 2018)
Katy Augustyn, Evan Hoese, Sam Miller (Fall 2018)
Ceara Lafferty, Madison Taylor, Serena Liu (Spring 2018)
President: Bridget DeSantis
DII Coordinator: Serena Liu
7s Coordinator: Evan Hoese
WPL Coordinator: Monika Rozkowska
Secretary: Lisa Kelly
Treasurer: Tess Thorman
Social Chair: Sarah Clay
Travel Coordinator: Becca Graff
Equipment Manager: Tisha Waki, Cathy Cai
Fields Coordinator: Sam Miller, Maggie Simpson
Fundraising Chairs: Kedra Davis, Sally Shatford
Recruitment Chair: Serena Liu
Sponsorship Coordinator: Elena Clark
Community Outreach Director: Ceara Lafferty
Media Director: Maja Wichrowska (Team: Madison Taylor, Monica Marquez, Maggie Simpson)
Rookie Coordinator: Cathy Cai
Alumnae Coordinator: Julie "JQ" Kieu