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Westmount Rugby Club

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Full name  Westmount Rugby Club
Nickname(s)  Ravens
President  Joseph Pogson
League  Rugby Quebec
Union  Rugby Canada
Region  Downtown Montreal
Founded  1876
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Ground(s)  Westmount Park, Westmount, Quebec

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The Westmount Rugby Club is a Canadian rugby club based in Westmount, Quebec.

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Despite McGill University having a team in 1874, Westmount, which claims to have been established between 1876 and 1878, it is the oldest independent (as opposed to college-affiliated) rugby club in North America.

The club later became associated with the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (known as the M.A.A.).

In the 1930s, the Rugby Club split from the MAA, and changed its name to the Montreal Scottish RFC, and had a Scottish-only player policy. In the 1950s this policy resulted in the creation of two new teams of non-Scots in Montreal: the Montreal Wanderers RFC, and the Montreal Barbarians. Soon after, the club opened its memberships to non-Scots.

By the 1970s, the team had moved to Westmount, and had changed its name to the Westmount Rugby Club, officially incorporated in 1976.

The club continues to play in the B Division of the Rugby Quebec, winning the C division championship in 2011. The home field is Westmount Park field, in Westmount. It currently has one competitive men's team, one social men's team, one women's competitive/social team, a juniors program and a minis program.

Presidents- Past and Present

  • 2006-2009 Guillaume Rieucau
  • 2009-2012 Tony O'Driscoll
  • 2012-2013 Karl Frigan
  • 2013 Tony O'Driscoll
  • 2014 Jeremy C. Moore
  • 2015 Charles Marsh
  • 2016 Joseph Pogson
  • The founding of Rugby Quebec

    The Westmount Rugby Club were one of the founding clubs of Rugby Quebec (FRQ in French). Other founding clubs included Montreal Irish Rugby Football Club, Barbarians, Montreal Wanderers RFC and Town of Mount Royal (TMR). Every one of these clubs continues to this day, fielding teams across multiple levels of the FRQ league.

    References

    Westmount Rugby Club Wikipedia


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