Village Lions

The Village Lions Rugby Club was spawned from Greenwich Village’s Red Lion Pub in 1989, bringing together a collection of bartenders, bouncers and boozers from all corners of the globe. Founder/Red Lion owner Alan Whelan, an Irishman, opted for black and white stripes on the Lions jerseys as an homage to the Barbarians, a global invitational team, while the Red Lion logo on the chest saluted the pub where the club was born.

The Men’s Fifteens A & B sides competes in D2 and D3 respectively with the Women now competing in a new Empire GU D1/D2 Hybrid League. In the Summer the Men and Women both have taking steps to compete at highest level of regional Sevens in the Northeast Sevens Championship Series (Qualifier).

Carl Rohde

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