Summer Practices:
Outdoor Practices (Men) Tuesday & Thursdays 5:30 -7:00 @ Kennedy Park 
  (Women) Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 @ Kennedy Park                  

Mens Celts Rugby Club:
Our men's team started in 1975 and are still going strong, but we are always in need of new players. No experience is required, just the desire to play rugby. If you are a recent high school grad who is still in the area, a student at one of our local colleges or universities or just a guy wanting to play full contact sports.... We Want You! Our men's team plays regular "Union 15's" in the spring & fall. Then we play some "7's" during the summer. You can join any time. Most of our matches (when not at home), are within the Champaign, Bloomington, Peoria & St. Louis areas, and we do travel to the Chicago are a few times a year. If you are interested in playing, come on out to one of our conditioning times or practices. You can also contact us at:

Celts Rugby Women:
Our women's team was founded in 2015 and is currently looking for new players and fans!  Please visit the women's website for additional information.

High School Rugby
High school rugby is a "Spring Only Sport" so it does not conflict with school football or soccer. The Jr. Celts are a "Springfield Area" team. You don't have to be from Springfield to play. The Junior Celts are always looking for new players. Past teams have included boys from Lanphier, Southeast, Springfield High, Chatham, SHG, Calvary, New Berlin, Pleasant Plains, Athens and now North Mac & Pawneee. The Springfield Jr. Celts are not affiliated with any school or the IHSA. If you are interested in playing HS Rugby, please contact Jim Carlberg at

Youth & Middle School Rugby
Our "Non Contact" form of rugby is called "Rookie Rugby". The Celts are wanting to introduce it to PE Classes & other youth
programs in Springfield and it's surrounding towns. If you, your school or youth program is interested, please contact Jim Carlberg at

We now offer Full Contact Middle School Rugby, the Springfield Rhinos. In the Spring of 2013, we formed our first full contact middle school team who competed with the many clubs from the Chicago and Peoria areas. This will also be a multi-school team from Springfield and it's surrounding towns & schools. If you are interested in playing, please contact Jim Carlberg at


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