Timothy Mendoza, a University of Wyoming rugby alum and recent graduate of the University, will be traveling to Sydney, Australia mid-March to play rugby for Waverly Rugby Club. (Read more about Waverly rugby club  here)


Tim has shown his ability to play at the very highest level of rugby.  He was a standout 8-man, center and National Championship 7’s captain of UW Men’s Rugby Club. After graduating from UW he moved to Southern California and earned a starting spot for Belmont Shore Rugby Club in Los Angeles CA. Belmont Shore finished 4th in the recently completed Cal Cup with a loss to San Francisco Golden Gate. (Read more about Tim and Belmont Shore’s rugby matches  here)


Tim, from Big Horn Wyoming, is typical of the Wyoming players who have succeeded at the next level of rugby (well known examples being Travis Kelsey, Brad Gifford, Danny Fitch, Leif Gibson, Josh Masek and Cody Jerabek).  He is tough, dedicated, and incredibly hard working.  Given the chance to craft his rugby skills in a high performance setting, we believe Tim has a great chance of making it to the next level and developing a serious rugby career.  As part of that effort, he intends to play rugby in Australia this season so that he can compete at a high level, increase his skills and build his profile in the US rugby community.


Tim’s efforts in forging this development path will be important for inspiring young players around Wyoming, will enhance UW’s ability to recruit new players to the clubs, and build awareness of Wyoming Rugby overall.


As Wyoming Rugby grows and prospers, we hope for more opportunities for player growth like this one. Wyoming Rugby has established a rugby student athlete exchange program between the University of Wyoming and universities in Brisbane, Australia. The exchange program allows Australian and Wyoming students to study and play at partner universities for up to a year.  Wyoming players also have an option to join the University of Queensland rugby academy. The program also welcomes non-students that can play for clubs in either region.


Timothy needs your help raising $2,200 to underwrite cost or else he will not be able to go.  Waverly Rugby Club has lined up a job for Tim once he gets to Sydney.  But Tim needs help with advance funds to pay for a working visa and air ticket.


Here’s how you can help donate (tax-free, as Wyoming Rugby is a 501(c)3):

  1. Donate to Wyoming Rugby through PayPal. Click link below: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DQ4TQPMD66YQS
  1. Or, mail your check to the following address:

Wyoming Rugby Organization

PO Box 801, Laramie, WY 82071

Attn:  Tim Mendoza Down Under Support


(Note that Wyoming Rugby charges a 10% service fee on this type of donation in order to support operational and regulatory expenses.)


If you have questions, please contact Bwatkins@wyomingrugby.com.




Executive Director  

Wyoming Rugby

Bobby Watkins

Community, Fun, Grit

Dear Wyoming and Friends of Wyoming Rugby,

We need your help!!

Help support youth rugby in Wyoming by donating to Wyoming Rugby.  Your donation will help introduce kids to rugby through programs at their schools, recreational centers, camps, and will help provide equipment (Rugby Balls, Flags, Cones, Pennies, Shirt Jerseys) and staff to all programs.

Rookie Rugby is the US brand of flag rugby. Rookie Rugby is a safe, non-contact, easy to play game for both boys and girls of all ages! It is played in schools, parks and recreation leagues, and community organizations across the country. The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, and minimal equipment is required.

For more information about Rookie Rugby click link below


Here’s how you can help donate (tax-free):

1.Donate to Wyoming Rugby Organization through PayPal. Click link below, all funds donated will go straight to support youth rugby programs:  http://wyomingrugby.com/donate/

2.Mail your check to the following address:

   Wyoming Rugby

   PO Box 801, Laramie, WY 82071

Please contact Bobby Watkins  (bwatkins@wyomingrugby.com) if interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Wyoming Rugby sends a big thank you to all the players, parents, and coaches for attending the first Rookie Rugby camp in Wyoming. The kids really enjoyed the camp and had a ton of fun running, passing, and scoring!

Players, Parents, Coaches, and Volunteers get ready for rugby camps in your town or county. Wyoming Rugby staff are currently working on implementing youth rugby all across the Cowboy state.

Rookie Rugby Leagues are short, 4-8 week learning leagues where youth can individually sign up for Rookie Rugby and be placed on a team. It’s a great way to try rugby quickly and safely!

Contact staff@wyomingrugby.com for more info on youth rugby in Wyoming. #WyomingRugby #USArugby #Youthrugby

The Laramie Lumberjacks Rugby Club (LLRC) are in their inaugural season of action and will host their final home league match Saturday.
The Lumberjacks compete in the USA Rugby Rocky Mountain Men’s D4 League in northern Colorado. The Jacks are currently undefeated and have the highest point differential in the league.
Their final home match will take place Saturday, Oct. 15 at East Frat Mall field on the University of Wyoming campus. It’s schedule for a 3 p.m. start.
The team is open to anyone 18+ years of age and is focused on teaching the fundamentals of the game and building the sport in Wyoming. If you’d like to help out the team or find out more information, please email laramierugby@gmail.com or find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Laramielumberjacks/
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