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Suffolk Rugby, Inc. (a.k.a. Suffolk Bull Moose RFC) began as a seven's team in 2002. In 2003, the club grew to a 15’s side and competed for the first time in the Metropolitan New York RFU (division III).  In 2004, the club registered as a Not-for-Profit Incorporation with the State of New York and branched out to form a U19 boys team in the William Floyd School District. A senior women's developmental program was also initiated in 2004.
The women's team officially joined the Metropolitan New York RFU and the club elected its first female President. The first annual Suffolk 7's tournament was held in 2006 along with the adoption of the club's first bylaws, laying the groundwork for future development.

The Suffolk Bull Moose RFC began as a sevens team in 2002, competing in the Subaru 7s, Rockaway 7s and New York 7s.
In 2003, the team expanded to a full 15s side and played their first match vs. Montauk RFC on April 12 in Hecksher Park (Huntington Village, NY). The match was a clear victory for Montauk (Final score 22-5), but it set the groundwork for a bright future. Suffolk's first try was scored by club alumnus Victor Drover (2002-2006, scrum-half, President 2004) from an off-load by fly-half Frank Grieco (player - 2002 to 2005). Man-of-the-match was Dan Yarusso (complete match report). In their first season, The Moose competed in Division III of the Metropolitan New York RFU against clubs such as Montclair, Hudson Valley and Danbury.

Women compete in DII of the MET NY, playing against team such as Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, Monmouth and Morris.

Currently Suffolk Bull Moose plays in The Empire Rugby Football Union Geographic Union (GU)

Current President:

Regina Ferraro (2013)

 

Past-Presidents:

Dom Toomey (2012)

Dom Toomey (2011)
Dom Toomey (2010)
Jesse Leonard (2009)
Kim Gargan (2008)
Bob Reinhart (2007)
Bob Reinhart (2006)
Ryan Hill (2005)
Victor Drover (2004)
Gordon Anderson (2003)