New York Athletic Club RFC

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New York Athletic Club RFC
Full nameNew York Athletic Club Rugby Football Club
UnionUSA Rugby
Nickname(s)Winged Foot
Ground(s)Travers Island
PresidentTed Vaccaro
Coach(es)Matthew Persanis and Federico rienhardt
League(s)American Rugby Premiership
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

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 7s National Championship: 6th in 2000
  • 7s North East Regional Champions: 2000

Notable players and coaches[edit]

NYAC was coached from 2000-2011 by Mike Tolkin, 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 men's national team 15s defensive coach, took 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 New York.

USA Eagles[edit]

Past and current Eagles include:


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