Who We Are?

 

 

Founded in 1983, the Asheville Rugby Football Club is a longstanding club located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. We are a Division II team out of the Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union and a member of USA Rugby.

 

Since 1993 we have hosted the annual Bele Chere 7’s Rugby Tournament, now called the Beer City 7’s Tournament. ARFC is made up of Men’s, Women’s, and Old Boys sides.

 

CORE VALUE

Rugby’s value of TEAMEWORK , RESPECT, ENJOYMENT DISCIPLINE , and SPORTMANSHIP are what makes the game special For those who enjoy the environment and culture they creates

 THEY THE DEFINE THE GAME AND DEFINE ASHEVILLE RUGBY . 

TEAMWORK

Teamwork is essential to our sport. We welcome all new team members and include all because working as a team enriches our lives. We play selflessly: working for the team, not for ourselves alone, both on and off the field. We take pride in our team, rely on one another and understand that each player has a part to play. We speak out if our team or sport is threatened by inappropriate words or actions.

RESPECT

Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport. We hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave. We respect our match officials and accept their decisions. We respect opposition players and supporters. We value our coaches and those who run our clubs and treat clubhouses with consideration.

ENJOYMENT

Enjoyment is the reason we play and support rugby union. We encourage players to enjoy training and playing. We use our sport to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build life skills. We safeguard our young players and help them have fun. We enjoy being part of a team and part of the rugby family.

DISCIPLINE

Strong discipline underpins our sport. We ensure that our sport is one of controlled physical endeavour and that we are honest and fair. We obey the laws of the game which ensure an inclusive and exciting global sport. We support our disciplinary system, which protects our sport and upholds its values. We observe the sport’s laws and regulations and report serious breaches.

SPORTSMANSHIP

Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which rugby union is built. We uphold the rugby tradition of camaraderie with teammates and opposition. We observe fair play both on and off the pitch and are generous in victory and dignified in defeat. We play to win but not at all costs and recognise both endeavour and achievement. We ensure that the wellbeing and development of individual players is central to all rugby activity.