The Springfield Celts Rugby Football Club (RFC) was founded in 1975 by a handful of dedicated guys who wanted to bring rugby to Springfield. Some had played college rugby and others had played higher end men's club rugby. Together with some of their friends who had never even seen a rugby ball they formed the Springfield Celts without even having a full team of 15. Over the years The Celts have seen their highs and lows. Many winning seasons of the 80's & 90's, with a mixture of some years without enough players to even field a side. Through it all, The Celts have survived. The green jersey has been a feared icon over the decades and is now growing strong again.

DateOpponentLocationTime
March 4BombersAway
March 11St. Patrick's Day Paradedowntown
March 18WoodsmenBloomington
March 25All Fool's TournamentCarbondale
April 1ShamrocksAway1:00
April 8PiggiesHOME1:00
April 15Fox ValleyAway
April 22OPEN--
April 29Des Moines TournamentAway
May 6RowdiesHOME2:00
May 13Fat Ass 5KSpringfield
May 20MercenariesHOME12:00
June 3Old Boys FestivalHOME
July 15Golf Outing

Aug 5

Jake Carlberg Memorial 

7's tournament

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Team Leadership: 2016 - 2017 Exec Board

Spring Schedule

Current dues are $100.  Please make checks payable to Celts Rugby and bring to practice, or click "Buy Now" to use PayPal.


If you are asked to fill out a "CIPP" form, please click here for access.  Print this form, fill it out, and return it to your team executive board. 

Coach: Steve Ellis


President: John Mizer


Vice President: Zach Burrell


Recruiting/Social Chair: Chris Vander Zwag


Fundraising Chair: Bobby Ritchie


Match SecretaryJames Carlberg 

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Springfield Celts Men

Men's Team Dues


Players and Supporters: Access to FLYERSto help promote the team

Spring Practices

Check out the Celts Rugby Men on Facebook!


Contact us via email.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm, Kennedy Park


We are available via email and Facebook with any questions you may have. 


 Interested in a match?  Please reach out to jimc@liquidrugby.com.

Springfield's Local RFC since 1975

Springfield, Illinois