Our Mission

Our mission is to empower and encourage women to be the best version of themselves both on and off the rugby field.


How Grand Rapids Women's Rugby Began

The Grand Rapids Women Gazelle's was founded in the summer of 2015.
We kicked off our first season with summer 7's and transitioned into competitive 15's that fall.  

The Grand Rapids Gazelles are part of the Division II, Midwest Rugby Union, which is organized through USA Rugby. 

We would like to thank the men's Grand Rapids Gazelles, the local rugby community, and knowledge from experienced players for supporting us thus far!  We have build a strong group of ladies & plan to continue the growth of rugby in the community, Michigan, & Midwest! 

Grand Rapids Women’s Rugby has consistantly grown the sport of Rugby in Grand Rapids
— Prof. H. Rugger of Grand Rapids, MI