Old Mission Beach Athletic Club RFC
Full nameOld Mission Beach Athletic Club Rugby Football Club
UnionUSA Rugby
Nickname(s)OMBAC
Founded1966
LocationSan Diego, CA
Ground(s)The Little Q Rugby Field
Coach(es)Jason Wood
Captain(s)Ian Denham
League(s)Pacific Rugby Premiership
20143rd
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.ombacrugby.org

Old Mission Beach Athletic Club Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team based in San Diego, California. OMBAC RFC is directly affiliated with the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club. The rugby team plays at The Little Q Rugby Field, adjacent to Qualcomm Stadium (hence the name).

History

The Old Mission Beach rugby club was established in 1966 under the wing of Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) which was founded in 1954. Many past students of the San Diego State University rugby team joined, and the OMBAC rugby club entered first division competition two years later in 1968. The club has won 6 national Rugby Sevens titles and 8 national Rugby Fifteens titles.

Venue

In 1991 OMBAC raised funds to build a new clubhouse joining only a handful of teams in the United States to have such a facility. Currently OMBAC plays its home matches at the "Little Q". This site was previously the NFL San Diego Chargers practice facility. It is now a nationally renowned rugby pitch that has hosted the USARFU National Championships, the USA Eagle NA4 developmental matches, and a host of other youth and collegiate matches.

Current 1st XV squad

Players in bold are internationally capped.

Notable former players

OMBAC players Mike Saunders, Brian Vizard, Kevin Higgins, Steve Gray, Chris Lippert and more recently, Dan Lyle, and Dave Hodges, have captained the United States national rugby union team in international competition.

OMBAC was represented in the 2007 Rugby World Cup by team members Todd Clever, Tui Osborne and Dan Payne. Former OMBAC player Will Hafu has played internationally for Tonga and also played professionally in England for Moseley RFC.

National Championships

OMBAC Rugby has distinguished itself with the following accomplishments:

National 7s

National Placement

First XV Honors

This is a list of honors awarded to the OMBAC rugby union team.[1]

Sponsorship

OMBAC Rugby's sponsors for the 2014 Pacific Rugby Premiership are the following:[2]

References