New York Athletic Club RFC

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New York Athletic Club RFC
Full name New York Athletic Club Rugby Football Club
Union USA Rugby
Nickname(s) Winged Foot
Founded 1973
Ground(s) Travers Island
President Ted Vaccaro
Coach(es) Matthew Persanis and Federico rienhardt
League(s) American Rugby Premiership
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
Active departments of New York Athletic Club
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Basketball (Men's) Basketball (Women's) Boxing
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Cycling Fencing Gymnastics
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Handball Judo Lacrosse (Men's)
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Lacrosse (Women's) Rowing Rugby
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Soccer (Men's) Soccer (Women's) Squash
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Swimming Table Tennis Tennis
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Track & Field Water Polo Wrestling

The New York Athletic Club Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team based in New York City that is affiliated with the New York Athletic Club.


The SuperLeague's primary sponsor is Michelob Amber Bock and as such, each individual team receives a portion of those revenues. In addition to Amber Bock, the Winged Foot have individual sponsorships. These consist of several secondary sponsorships from local and regional businesses.

Club honors[edit]

  • Rugby Super League Champions: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • US Men's Division I National Championship Runner-up: 2001
  • US Men's 7's National Championship: 6th in 2000
  • 7's North East Regional Champions: 2000

Notable players and coaches[edit]

NYAC was coached by Mike Tolkin from 2000-2011, who now coaches the United States national rugby team. Former coach Bruce Mclane is a regular contributor to Ruggermatrix and current head coach of Iona College

Phil Bailey, a former rugby league professional and current USA MNT 15s defensive coach, takes over as Head Coach for the 2014/2015 season. Phil is assisted by another former professional, Neil McMillan. Neil spent time with Ulster, Harlequins and Sale before moving to NYC.

USA Eagles[edit]

Past and current Eagles include:


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