Join Brooklyn Rugby

Everything You Need to Get Started​

With men’s and a women’s sides across 15s and 7s, Brooklyn Rugby is always looking for new recruits. Training is open to players of all positions and skill levels. We welcome all newcomers, even those completely new to the game of rugby.

New players are always invited to our training sessions and if you have any questions, you can contact us via the form below or directly via email (Men | Women).

If you’re new to the game, we recommend bringing a mouth guard and molded rugby or soccer cleats with you to practice as we practice on artificial turf, where cleats with metal studs are forbidden.

Next Spring Season Match: Brooklyn Men's @ Queens


Get in Touch

Brooklyn Rugby Club is a welcoming community of rugby players from all walks of life. We encourage individuals of all skill levels to come to a practice and experience our team culture themselves. 

Have any questions before you join? Shoot us a note and we’ll be happy to help.

Practice Information

Practice Field: Red Hook Park

Brooklyn Rugby practices Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 PM at Red Hook Park Soccer Field #1, directly across the street from 611 Court Street. 

Practices run from late February through May for our Spring 15’s season, June through August for 7’s, and September through the end of our Fall 15’s season. We encourage all to attend regardless of skill level, but recommend joining towards the beginning of the season to emphasize skill development and fitness.

Be sure to join our Whatsapp Group to stay connected on practice cancelations or any other real-time updates. Additional fitness and touch rugby sessions are held during off-season months and will be announced in the group.

What to Bring

  • Molded rugby or soccer cleats (metal football cleats are forbidden on turf)
  • A mouthguard and any soft protective gear if needed
  • Appropriate athletic gear (rugby shorts are recommended but not needed for your first practice)
  • Water


Our practice area is a short walk from the Smith-9th Street Subway Station, and just one block away from stops on the B61 and B57 bus lines.

SUBWAY: 10 minute walk from Smith-9th Street F/G station

BUS: 2 minute walk from B61/B57 Lorraine St/Clinton stop

Driving: Red Hook Park is easily accessible from both the Gowanus Expressway/BQE and the Prospect Expressway. Roadside parking on Bay Street is available. Use the map above for driving directions.

Match Day Information

Home Field: Kaiser Park

Match days are on Saturdays, with kickoffs varying from 10AM – 2PM outside the occasional evening home game.

Brooklyn Rugby’s home field is the football field at Kaiser Park in Coney Island. Away games are determined before the start of the season, so we encourage you to follow our social media or keep an eye on our events calendar to be the first to know once our schedule is finalized. Car pools or other collective transport are coordinated the week of away games according to player availability.

What to Bring

  • Molded rugby or soccer cleats (metal football cleats are forbidden on turf)
  • A mouthguard and any soft protective gear if needed
  • Brooklyn Rugby gear if you have it, otherwise blue athletic gear for warm-ups.
  • Water
  • Your best game-day mindset


SUBWAY: 20 minute walk from the Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue DFNQ subway station

BUS: 3 minute walk from the Neptune Avenue/W 24th Street B74 bus stop

DRIVING FROM NORTH/NORTHWEST: From the Belt Parkway, take exit 6 towards Cropsey Avenue/Coney Island. Take Cropsey Avenue, turning right onto Neptune Avenue. Kaiser Park is located on the right-hand side of the street of Neptune Avenue.

DRIVING FROM EAST: From the Belt Parkway, take exit 6 towards Cropsey Avenue S. Take Cropsey Avenue, turning right onto Neptune Avenue. Kaiser Park is located on the right-hand side of the street.


Brooklyn Rugby values every player who contributes to our legacy by donning our jersey and showing their commitment to the club. Whether you’re a lifelong veteran, a college student venturing into men’s rugby, or a brand new player, we encourage you to become a member and cement yourself as a part of BKRFC history. We also offer social dues for those looking to support the club off the pitch without the contact part.

Help us continue our mission of growing Rugby Union in Brooklyn.

Click below to learn more about contributing to our legacy by becoming a club member this season.