Vienna Celtic RFC

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Vienna Celtic Rugby Football Club (VCRFC)
Full name Vienna Celtic Rugby Football Club
Union Austrian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) Celtic, Celts
Founded 1978
Region Vienna, Austria
Ground(s) Sportareal Atzgersdorf 1230 Vienna
Chairman Austria Antonio de Vall
Coach(es) United StatesMike McLean
League(s) Erste Österreichische Bundesliga
Team kit

Vienna Celtic Rugby Football Club (VCRFC) is an Austrian rugby club based in Vienna. It is the oldest team in Austria.


The club was founded on 19 January 1978 by a Scotsman, John Skinner, and two Austrians, Johann Schweiger and Bernhard Eigenberger.

Current Staff[edit]

  • Chairman: Antonio de Vall Austria
  • Vice Chairman: Dirk Stryjewsko Austria
  • Secretary: Julia Karl Austria
  • Treasurer: Andreas Zinschitz Austria
  • Financial Controller: Johannes Winkler Austria
  • Men's Team Manager: Gerald Fuchs Austria
  • Youth Manager: Daan de Val Netherlands
  • Event Managers: Omar Nino El Agrebi Austria, Chris Lynton-Evans Austria
  • Coach: Mike Mclean United States

Charity Work[edit]

Over the years the club started indulging in and organising charity events.

During the period of 1997 - 2010 Vienna Celtic realised a project in Zimbabwe where firstly a borehole and pump where provided to the community enabling access to clean water, later a school and additionally a clinic where then built.

Since 2005 the club also hosts an annual 10's rugby tournament donating all proceeds to the "Austrian bone marrow register"

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