The Philippine Rugby Football Union
The PRFU is the official governing body of the sport of Rugby Union in the Philippines.
The PRFU is registered with SEC, has a Board of Directors. There is a full time Secretariat and a number of Development Officers/Coaches. The PRFU and its Development Officers provide free training icontact rugby for schools, institutions, clubs and the military (PAF, PMA and PNP).
The PRFU is a member of the International Rugby Board and Asian Rugby Football Union, an Asian Sports Federation of the Olympic Council of Asia. It is recognized by the Philippine Olympic Committee and Philippine Sports Commission.
To make rugby a recognized and popular sport in the Philippines, played by Filipinos.
To support the promotion, development and efficient administration of the sport of rugby union in the Philippines.
The PRFU was founded in 1999 and, but until about 2004, the PRFU activities were fairly limited as there was only one club – Nomads - playing rugby. There were no regular fixtures and the Club just played internal games, visiting ship and occasional touring sides. At that time, there was only one major tournament each year – the Manila 10’s at Nomads, though this in itself has been an excellent vehicle for raising the visibility of Philippine’ rugby to clubs all around the World.
At the time of the PRFU’s formation, the sport of Rugby Union was being played in the Philippines predominantly by foreign expatriates. Since then, the PRFU has come a long way and is now able to field 100% Filipino heritage players in the Philippine National Team. Called the “Philippine Volcanoes”, the team have competed and won several internationally recognized and sanctioned competitions.
The “Philippine Volcanoes” consists of several teams:
Why "Philippine Volcanoes"?
Board of Trustees