Speed, strength, endurance, situational awareness, creativity and the ability to play alongside anyone are the indispensable qualities that make up the U.S. Air Force Women’s Rugby Team.
“Everything that makes a good rugby team makes a good Air Force unit,” said Lt. Col. Nicole Jansen, USAF women’s rugby program officer in charge and joint planner “Rugby values are Air Force values!”
Stationed across the world, teammates came together to compete in the 2021 Armed Forces Women’s Rugby Championship in Wilmington, North Carolina, June 25 - 26.
“We played the United States Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines,” said Jansen. “The tournament was a single round-robin. The team with the best win-loss ratio record is named the Armed Forces Champion. This year we took second place with a final standing of 3 -1.”