Vail RFC is located in Vail, Colorado. Our pitch is nestled between Gore Range and Vail Mountain at about 8,150 feet above sea level. We play a summer 15's season that begins in May and ends with Aspen Ruggerfest in September. We attract players from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and many college players who want to improve their rugby skills by playing 15's during the summer at high altitude. Our coaches have played rugby throughout the world and this year we have a coach who has played international rugby. We belong to Rocky Mountain Rugby and play in the Summer Mountain League, which includes games against the following teams: Grand Junction, Breckenridge, Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Steamboat along with 15's tournaments.
Vail Rugby Club President
Vail Rugby Club Chairman
Vail would like to welcome Mose Timoteo. Coach Timoteo has been a familiar face in the Rocky Mountain League. He will bring in an immense amount of knowledge for the boys and we can’t wait to have him back in the middle of June.
Coach Timoteo represented USA at the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He made his debut for the Eagles against Tonga in 2000. He made his last appearance against Barbados in 2006. He has played for the Denver Stampede and many different Rocky Mountain League Tournaments. He’s been involved in many different clubs and has been helping build American rugby all over. Thanks again Coach!
Director of Vail Rugby Summer Academy
Vail Rugby would like to welcome Coach Luke Gross to the coaching staff for Vail this summer! Thank you for giving us your time,
Luke Gross is the current Director of Amateur Rugby for the Glendale Raptors .
Coach Gross calls Decatur, Indiana his hometown, located in the state’s northeast. He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Marshall University, where he played both college basketball and rugby. Luke has played professional rugby nationally and internationally, playing in Italy, Wales, England, and the United States during a career spanning more than thirteen years. He has 62 USA National Team caps and has participated in three Rugby World Cups. Luke has been coaching the sport for nearly ten years and holds a 300-level USA Rugby coaching certification. Outside of rugby, he enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and spending time with family.
Welcome Coach Chobot, we are honored to have top level coaching here in Vail.
Sarah Chobot played for Central Michigan University. She also represented the United States at the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup. Sarah is a big part of The Glendale Merlin’s program and we are excited to learn from her up in the mountains!
Vail rugby would like to thank Mark Bullock for his dedication to this team through out the years. Coach Bullock will run some practices up in the mountains and we’re all very optimistic about how this season will turn out! Once again thanks for all the support, Vail rugby wouldn’t be where we are without you.