Message from our President

It is with great pleasure I am writing those words today.

Being the president of the club after being an ex player and coach clearly is something special for me. Following our results in the past 3 seasons clearly show we are on the right path. When we reformed the club in 2006 we were the only club on the Asian side of Istanbul and today we are 3: Ruggers 34, Bosphorus and Kadıköy. This is another step forward to the growing path of our sport in Istanbul and Turkey.

I would also like to thank all volunteers and the players who worked for over 3 seasons to make Kadıköy rugby one of the most known rugby club in Turkey. The numbers speak for themselves, since the season 2011/2012 Kadıköy rugby is: 20 matches played for 17 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats.

Finally, I would like to share with you our 2014/2015 project for Kadıköy RFK. The project is based on the following three inseparable pillars:

Results: Give all necessary human and material resources in order for our first team to achieve the biggest performance possible in the league.

Training: Outside the result aspect we believe a club can not exist without training coach, referees and future players. This is why we have started coach training session, followed Kadıköy referee by taping and debriefing matches and focusing on young players. Our goal is to open a youth academy in the beginning of next season. In order to do so we need experienced coach and referees. We will also make our coach available for any new rugby team who would like to benefit from our experience.

Social aspect: We will focus this season on promoting the sport in our neighbours, we are working on a big events and will try to have more coming in the near future. Developing women and youth rugby is also part of our targets.

From results to training and social aspect, Kadıköy rugby football club should be a club where life and athletic performance comes together with pleasure, team spirit and respect.

Kadıköy needs every help it can get as tomorrow s success will be the result of everybody implication.

Rugby yours
Julien Treu
President, Kadıköy Ragbi Kulübü

Rugby in Istanbul

Kadikoy Rugby Club was founded in 2006 and has grown into the premier Rugby club in Istanbul, and one of the most competitive Rugby teams in Turkey.

Rugby is a rapidly growing and developing sport in Turkey and we are proud to be at the forefront of that progress.

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