Sports & Recreation
Thursday, Nov. 156:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Police Activity League301 E. 4th Street, bakersfield, CA 93307Phone: 6614779616
Established in 1970, Kern County RFC is currently represented by a diverse group of about 50 individuals that are committed to serving the greater Bakersfield area. Some are educators, local fire and law enforcement officials, real estate salesmen, family men and students. We participate in the annual toy collection drive for ‘at risk youth’ at the Kern County Probation Department and Jamison Children’s Center, and collect clothing items for the Bakersfield Homeless Center.
As USA rugby gears up for the 2016 Olympics so will KCRFC. We are excited for this journey as we aim to increase the presence of rugby in Kern County. KCRFC is creating a model for US excellence in Rugby and with the right program we can turn some of Bakersfield’s many great athletes into potential rugby Olympians. An increase of live television broadcasts of all USA games during the 2012 Rugby World Cup earlier this year, collegiate 7s and 15s tournaments, and USA 7s tournaments have led to an increase of popularity for the sport.
The 2012 regular season featured a roller coaster of many highs and a few lows as your Tuskers put together their best performances since the 2004 Division III championship run. Our goal for the 2013 season is to represent Kern County at the National tournaments for both 15s and rugby 7s.
Preparations have started for our new Youth Co-ed “Touch” as well as the revival of a High School program. These efforts will no doubt ensure a solid foundation for rugby in Kern County and serve as roadmap for any youngster with aspirations of representing USA at the Olympic games.