Go Fund Me Page

Posted: November 1, 2017 in NYPD R.F.C. in the News

If you can not attend our fundraiser for Christopher Freda but would like to donate and help out click the link bellow. We have set up a Go Fund Me Page that will go directly to medical bills.


Go Fund Me Page: Christopher Freda






Fundraiser and Donation

Posted: September 20, 2017 in NYPD R.F.C. in the News

Help support a fellow rugby player and Police Officer.




Or donate on the go fund me site below:




Posted: August 25, 2017 in Match Report's

FD came out of the gate firing on all cylinders with a full on pack assault for the first 25 minutes of the match.
Although they eventually put the first 5 points on the board, the PD pack made them work for every single inch, with a 20 minute long goal line stand.
With 10 minutes left in the half, Louie Ducchessi exploited obvious short comings in FD’s backline intercepting a skip pass and taking it in for 5. Paddy Daly’s kick made it 7-5 and the tone was set for the rest of the match.
Chris Freda was able to sneak another try in before the half (his second try in as many months on the team), and we led the match 12-5 at the half.

The second half continued the same way we left off. Playing together as 15, the backline and pack continued running the ball up the Fire Department’s gut, never taking their hands off the faucet. Another rookie, “Brooklyn Liam” put in his first try, followed by 8-man Pat Buckley giving the Police a overpowering 24-5 lead.

FD was able to sneak in 7 with a penalty try, but winger Matt Crowe responded with another cop try.

A steady run of fresh legs kept FD on their backs until the final whistle was blown with a final of 31-19, and the 3rd win in as many years for the NYPD.

It was a fantastic match fellas, and I couldn’t be more proud to be apart of this team.

The man of the match belongs to the entire team. All 35 guys who stepped foot on the field were apart of that victory. We played together as a team, never giving up.

A special thank you to Bruce McLane and Mike Riordan for helping us out over the last few weeks and giving us the confidence and knowledge to play as one. Also the Iona and Old Maroon boys for coming and playing their hearts out. You guys are all apart of this club.

Also, Chris Freda took a bad stinger last night, causing some herniation in his neck. I’m told he’ll heal up well, but he’ll definitely be on the lam for a few. Great job brother.

Happy Father’s Day boys. It’s a special one.


We would like to thank everyone who came out to support our team.


Being lead onto the field by the famous NYPD Pipes and Drums.

P.O. Freda

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2017 Fall Schedule

Posted: August 25, 2017 in Schedule

All Home matches are played at Fordham University at Murphy Field. Come out and support the team.

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Image  —  Posted: June 4, 2017 in NYPD R.F.C. in the News

IMG_20170504_183456_463come out and show your support. Location: field #10 Randals Island, Manhattan, NY. Kick Off 1800 hrs.

Royal Air Force play NYPD

Posted: December 2, 2016 in Match Report's


The British Royal Air Force aka (Flying Pig’s) came on a New York City tour and played the NYPD in what I am told is very English weather. The RAF came away the winner of the match.


Liberty Cup 2016

Posted: July 20, 2016 in Match Report's

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the semi-annual Liberty Cup Rugby Tournanment. The NYPD Rugby Team placed 2nd in the tournament. We would like to thank  everyone who came out to watch and play. The NYPD was able to defeat the Chicago PD Rugby Team(Chicago Blue) and BROB (Fort Bragg) but lost in the final match to the Gypsies. It was a great day of rugby with a great group of people. Watch the NYPD and BROB match here




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NYFD in Red and NYPD in Blue

The New York Police Department (NYPD) and the New York Fire Department (NYFD) held their annual memorial rugby match, honoring two fallen comrades. The game this past weekend was held at Gaelic Park in the Bronx, a small stadium venue (2,000) created in 1926 originally for Irish hurling matches, but used occasionally for rugby and other sports. Manhattan College purchased the site in 1991

NYPD were the victors 20-14 in a spirited game. The police were coached by Iona’s Bruce Maclean, and sponsored by Rhino Rugby.

The afternoon was abetted by much pageantry from a drum and bugle corps and a bagpiper band.

(Photo Credit – Gary Low)

Riverdale Press article: NYPD vs FDNY Charity Match

Game raises funds for fallen officer’s family

Posted May 13, 2016

The NYPD and the FDNY met up at Gaelic Park on Saturday for their annual rugby match to raise money for officers killed in wars overseas.

Proceeds from this year’s game went to the family of Det. Joseph Lemm, a 15-year veteran of the NYPD, who was killed during his third tour in Afghanistan on Dec. 11. Det. Lemm worked in the warrant division, one floor above the 50th Precinct.

Two other fallen first responders, Firefighter Chris Engledrum and Officer James McNaughton, were also honored at the event.

“They do it every year, they’ve been playing years and just adding names to it,” said Deputy Inspector Terence O’Toole, the commanding officer of the 50th Precinct. “Unfortunately, we keep adding names to it.”

Families of all three servicemen were present at the event.

On the field, the NYPD dominated the majority of the game, scoring 5 points by halftime and three times in the second half to propel the team of officers and volunteers to a 20-14 victory over the FDNY.

One of the highlights of the game came late in the second half when Charles Brown, a volunteer for the NYPD, scored the game-clinching try on a break-away run from almost mid-field.

“I think for the first half, we were pretty fundamental. We kept it slow and steady,” he said. “Then the game plan towards the end was to try to close it out, get big runs, don’t do too much go to ground and just eat up yards.”

This is the second defeat in a row that the FDNY has suffered at the hands of the police, after beating the NYPD by 40 points in 2014.

“Most of these guys play in the tri-state area [rugby] league and we just come together a couple of times a year to play each other,” Firefighter Keith Rogozinski, the captain of the FDNY’s team said after the game. “It’s been the Engledrum and McNaughton game for a couple of years, but Det. Lemm died this past year, so we decided to give the money to his family, and that’s basically what we’re here for. We can get together in the park and play anytime, but this is an event.”

Many former and current police officers and firefighters assembled to watch the game, including retired police Officer Sam Perez, and his son Chancellor, who had commuted from Philadelphia for the day. The pair was with former Officers Manny Alayon, Freddy Velez and Ben Beron, whose son was playing for the NYPD

Saturday’s game was also played as part of police memorial week, when events are held nationwide to celebrate police officers who have died in the line of duty.

Image  —  Posted: May 9, 2016 in NYPD R.F.C. in the News