Rugby in fresno (cont.)
California State University, Fresno
Open letter from Rugby Coach Partick Quan:
Dear Fresno State Rugby Community;
I like to think if one imagined the ultimate culture to surround a sport it would be much like rugby. It is a sport steeped in tradition that promotes respect and camaraderie as a result, not despite, rugby's physical and competitive nature. At Fresno State we support the rich history of rugby globally, here in America and locally in the San Joaquin Valley but also embrace its progress as the fastest growing team sport in the United States and its new inclusion in the Summer Olympics. Efforts within Fresno State and the local rugby and business communities have never been as engaged or aligned as they are now. This united endeavor is aimed at creating a program that the university, local community, players and fans will be proud to represent and support.
Our goal at Fresno State Rugby is simply to get better; as a student, boss, friend, father or athlete, our possibilities are endless. As Vince Lombardi eloquently states, “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” We have made that commitment here at Fresno State Rugby and humbly ask you to join us.
Patrick M. Quan
Head Coach / Fresno State Men's Rugby
2016 D-III West Coast Conference Champions
Fresno State Women’s Rugby has rapidly grown into the largest club sport team on campus within the last couple of years and shows no sign of letting up. Averaging over 35 members a year, Fresno State women’s rugby team, this fast paced, hard-hitting sport continues to be popular amongst female student athletes. With competitions being held primarily in the spring semester, newcomers have the opportunity to learn about and practice the sport well before their first competition, so no previous playing experience is necessary. As a team within the Pacific West Rugby Conference, competitions are held within California and at out of state universities.