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All our directors live in Rye, NY and are founding members of Rye Rugby Club. They are also all parents of rugby playing (or soon to be rugby playing!) children.

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan started playing rugby in 1991. He played his club rugby with the Springfield Men’s Club , NYAC, North Jersey, Bayonne , Monmouth and Lansdowne. He played on a select side while at Western New England University. While at Western New England he captained his side to victory over the University of Connecticut (ranked 1st  in the nation at that time) and an undefeated season. In 2002 Ryan was fortunate enough to captain Bayonne RFC through an undefeated spring season including capturing the Long Island Tournament and Jersey Cup. Ryan coached Springfield college women’s side, to league championships and an undefeated season.  Ryan most recently has coached Lansdowne RFC to an undefeated season in 2013.  Ryan has toured 6 different nations and has played against the national sides of Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos.

Ryan received an BS from the Western New England University in 1995. He joined JLT Capital markets in 2013 and serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance officer.

 

Evan Kamer

Evan was introduced to rugby through his son Cameron’s interest in the sport.  When Cameron aged out of other community rugby programs, Evan worked with Cameron and his other son Michael to bring rugby to Rye High School.

A professional sports marketer, Evan has worked for the National Football League, USA TODAY Sports, Competitor Sports Group, Octagon (a sports marketing agency) and Big Lead Sports (a fantasy sports business).  Of all the sports Evan has been involved in, rugby stands out for its teamwork, camaraderie and lifelong passion for all involved.