Chicago Lions Rugby is a premier rugby club in the Midwest and has been a consistent powerhouse in the United States rugby scene since the club’s inception in 1964.

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Lions in 1966

The Lions are the only team in the Midwest to field fully competitive sides for Division 1, Men’s Club 7s and a Women’s 7s competition, as well as a 2nd team development side. The Lions have had several teams within our organization, including an over 35s “Grey Lions” to keep our extensive network of players old and new active and involved. We have an elite, experienced coaching staff and are fortunate to also have a full-service training staff partnership with AthletiCo at their disposal for training sessions and matches both home and away.

The Lions call Chicago Hope Academy Field their home, located at 732 South Washtenaw in Chicago. This location is a direct result of a long term partnership with Chicago Hope Academy. This partnership with a private, coed college prep school for urban youth creates unique sponsorship opportunities for the club and its supporters. The Lions are also spearheading the development and coaching efforts of the Chicago Hope Academy youth rugby club.

For further information about the club, the teams, the Hope Academy partnership, playing schedules and results, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us for more details.

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