Who we are & what we do
mission & values
Since we were formed, our main goal has been to become an official club sport at Quinnipiac University. Our team is comprised of only Quinnipiac students. We want to ensure the future of our club team by becoming an official club team.
We play with sportsmanship. This team starts out as students, but that soon turns into a brotherhood. We play a fast paced and clean game of rugby. As long as you give your best effort you will go a long way on this team.
Every year our team will take part in multiple philanthropy events throughout the Hamden community. Last year we had a student volunteer his time at the local YMCA. Our team takes part in multiple philanthropy events of Greek life at Quinnipiac. Some of these activities include Queso for Casa, Shamrock the Ropes, Q-thon, and many more. St Baldrick's has been one of the biggest philanthropy events we do ever year. Our team has raised thousands of dollars for this organization. Lastly we have a calendar sale during the spring semester in an attempt to raise as much money as we can for Wounded Warrior project. These past 2 years the calendar sales have helped us raise over $3000 for the wounded warrior project./p>
In 2013 we were New England Collegiate Rugby Conference Champions. In 2013 we were ranked 8th in the country by National Small College Rugby Organizations.
"After a year of college, the void of not having the competitive lifestyle of High School sports running my schedule, had left me out of shape and with a bad GPA. I needed a change, so I joined New Blue the 1st week of Soph year. The next three years were everything you want in a college experience. The physicality, learning of a new craft, teamwork, and level of trust needed, drove me to be a better person. That and a few too many headbutts, Dicks trips, Rugby House(s), and an undefeated 2012 season"
"Entering freshman year at Quinnipiac University, I had no idea what or who New Blue Rugby was. The person I am today is the result of my experiences with my mentors, friends and brothers of New Blue. New Blue is a family that accepts players of all backgrounds, gives them the opportunity to work together towards a single goal, and rigorously tests them through physical and mental trials. Most of all, New Blue has been a window into the national and global rugby community where I continue to play in today"
"New Blue Rugby guys can be described with three words: crazy, energetic, and truly original. Being on the team was never dull, and I made friends who will be friends for life. I couldn’t have imagined spending my time at QU any other way. Rugby offered an opportunity for me to continue to play sports in college and taught me a lot about personal responsibility outside of the classroom, which has been influential in my career. The memories made while playing on New Blue will stay with me for the rest of my life."