The Sharks were formed in 2017 and compete in the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union. We are a collection of athletes with roots across the globe including Africa, North America, Central America, Micronesia, and Polynesia but proud to call Oregon our home. We developed our program to provide a bone-jarring example of how people from very different backgrounds can work together to achieve something truly remarkable. Our goal is simple: to dominate the competition, show the world that diversity is power, and #ruckracism.
New for 2020!!! We are excited to announce a partnership with the International Rugby Institute in Pretoria, South Africa. Our goal is to use this partnership to improve our play, but more importantly, to promote cultural and educational exchange between these countries as both our nations confront implicit, explicit, and systemic racism. Our partners from South Africa will be using their time here to learn more about our country and deliver skills courses to all ages and skills groups. The Institute currently delivers training services to Major League Rugby in the USA and aims to reach a larger audience to include clinics for young children, adolescents, and adults.
Through your generous support, we are able to offer professional training and personal development coaching to athletes who would otherwise be unable to afford them.