New York Athletic Club RFC

The New York Athletic Club Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team based in New York City that is affiliated with the New York Athletic Club.

New York Athletic Club RFC
Full nameNew York Athletic Club Rugby Football Club
UnionUSA Rugby
Nickname(s)Winged Foot
Ground(s)Travers Island
PresidentTed Vaccaro
Coach(es)Mike Petri
League(s)American Rugby Premiership
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website


American Rugby Premiership

Club honors

  • Rugby Super League Champions: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • US Men's Division I National Champions: 2014
  • American Rugby Premiership Champions: 2016
  • US Men's Division I National Championship Runner-up: 2001
  • US Men's 7s National Championship: 6th in 2000
  • 7s North East Regional Champions: 2000

Notable players and coaches

NYAC was coached from 2000-2011 by Mike Tolkin, who also served as the defensive coach (2009-2011 & RWC 2011) and Head Coach (2012-2015 & RWC 2015) for the United States national rugby team Former coach Bruce McLane is a regular contributor to Ruggermatrix and current head coach of Iona College.

Phil Bailey, a former rugby league professional and current USA men's national team 15s defensive coach, took over as head coach for the 2014/2015 season. Phil was assisted by another former professional, Neil McMillan. Neil spent time with Ulster, Harlequins, and Sale before moving to New York.

USA Eagles

Past and current Eagles include:


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