The Dartmouth PigDogs Rugby Football Club (RFC) was founded in 2002 by Rick Kitchin as the Dartmouth RFC a.k.a the Chameleons. The following year the club’s name was changed to the Dartmouth PigDogs RFC and a great club was born. The club doubled in size in 2005 with the creation of a women’s team, which became known as the Lady Pig Dogs or LPD for short.
In 2009 the men won their first Provincial Championship and then went on to win the Maritime Championship in spectacular fashion. The PigDogs celebrated 10 years of rugby in 2011 in true PigDog form and 2014 saw us celebrate the 10th anniversary of the creation of the LPD.
Both our men’s and women’s teams play their home games at Don Bayer Sports Field in Burnside; a grass pitch situated in front of Leon’s in the Burnside Industrial Park.
The Dartmouth PigDogs RFC believe in giving back to the community. Most notably our players have raised money for the Breast Cancer Action Network and Prostate Cancer Canada through the “Dressed 4 Rugby” and “Risky Business” charity games. These events helped Rugby Nova Scotia raise almost $14,000 and more than $20,000 respectively for very good causes.
When we aren’t playing rugby you can find us at our clubhouse Dave Doolittle’s Sports Bar and Grill (90 Tacoma Drive in Dartmouth) or on the last Friday of every month at the Molson Give’r supporting local charities.
We always welcome new members. For more information you can contact us or join us for one of our practices on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Prince Andrew High School Field.
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