Fall Alumni Game
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by Jonathan Galinsky
When John Greer ’77 journeyed to campus for the Williams College Rugby Football Club’s (WRFC) 50th anniversary last weekend, he made the event a literal family affair. G reer’s son Nick is a member of the class of 2008 and one of the squad’s captains, a position the elder Greer – “Tosh” to his teammates – held over 30 years ago. Though the Greers may have been the only father and son pair in attendance among the crowd of over 250 players from the classes of 1961 to 2008, there was certainly no lack of family atmosphere. “If there was a motto for our weekend it would have been ‘Togetherness and Camaraderie,’” said Jose Pacas ’08, president of the WRFC and main organizer of the reunion events. “I got big hugs from guys I’ve never met. You just love each other for being brothers of the WRFC.”
by Jose Pacas '08
At a college where club sports have to fight for the recognition of the administration, it will certainly be difficult to ignore the presence of the Williams Rugby Football Club (WRFC) this upcoming weekend. Over 200 of the team’s alumni will grace the College’s fields on Friday and Saturday as they celebrate the WRFC’s 50th anniversary. Given the magnitude and importance of this alumni event, it’s a good time to start a discussion not only about the role the rugby team plays on campus but, more importantly, how this role reflects the importance of club sports to the social fabric of the College.