About Racing Rugby

Inspired by the colours of the French Racing 92 club, the Racing Rugby Club of Melbourne has somewhat similar beginnings to its famous namesake, which originally started as an amateur athletics (racing) club in metropolitan Paris in 1882.  Our story involves a group of passionate athletics and rugby parents from Brighton wanting to develop a rugby footprint in their local Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston, and Port Phillip municipalities.

The Racing Rugby Club of Melbourne was originally a junior only club which affiliated with the Rugby Victoria in 2015. Quickly establishing four sides in its first year in 2016 and a Rugby Touch 7’s competition for girls within a couple of years. In 2024 due to growing demand, we have for the first time established an U20 Colts program in conjunction with another partner club. As a growing club with a bright future, we hope to have our first senior side along sometime soon with a robust junior program behind us.

Our club prides itself on being a truly Australian rugby experience and as custodians of the game’s traditional values. We have families who come from a non-rugby background who have embraced the sport here is Melbourne. As well as strong expat community from the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Fiji, and other pacific nations.

We offer qualified coaching for boys and girls from five years and above. With players having the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game and meet new friends.  We focus on leadership, knowledge of the game, skills, and conditioning in a safe environment where a strong sense of equality, sportsmanship and fair play are insisted upon. Among players, coaches, parents, and spectators.

Success has come relatively quickly to the club. With multiple Victorian and age group Melbourne Rebels representatives, Rugby 7s competition wins, and an inaugural premiership with our 2022 U11’s.

As a community club with strong links with the local public and private primary and secondary school communities in the area by introducing the game as part of a sports or after school care program. Rugby Victoria and the Melbourne Rebels regularly offer opportunities to engage with the community and take part in activities during the Super Rugby Pacific season at AAMI Park or during international matches here in Melbourne.

Our club assist in developing the game in the local community by sponsoring and hosting both boys and girls Touch7’s and Rugby 7's gala days, skills development academies and holiday programs. We also have a senior cricket program during the summer months and support the development of the game through Touch Football and the Rugby AU “Get into Rugby” clinics.