Rugby football returns to the Olympics next year in Rio de Janeiro, and very strong American sides (both Men’s and Women’s) could make some noise, providing a boost to what is already the fastest-growing sport in the United States.
On the vanguard of local rugby’s development since 1972, White Plains Rugby’s serious commitment to premier competition has made the club a perennial force in American rugby. Now the club, a 503c(3) charitable organization, is positioning itself for growth with an expanded management structure, new membership initiatives, a dynamic new website, and an eye-catching new logo that reaches back into the club’s storied history.
The club’s new interactive website at www.whiteplainsrugby.com offers instantaneous social media interfaces allowing members, and anyone interested in rugby, many ways to make contact and stay informed. The site’s expanded functionality provides several avenues for players and fans alike to access information on the sport of rugby football, and on the matches, social events and community initiatives of the White Plains Rugby Club.
The club’s striking new logo resurrects a legacy White Plains Rugby identity, the “White Plains War Pigs.” The club’s wild boar mascot was at same time intimidating and self-deprecating (it is a pig, after all), which fits one of the key elements of the club throughout its history: Top level rugby without forgetting the fun of it all.
With the help of these improved outreach tools the club hopes expand membership, develop a women’s rugby program, and further our ongoing support of local youth and high school rugby programs.