The Norfolk City Blues Rugby Football Club was founded in the Spring of 1978 as the result of a merger between the Norfolk Rugby and Norfolk Irish Rugby Clubs. Through the Spring of 2013, the Blues have accumulated a first side 15's record of 551-202-14.
The NCBRFC has represented the state of Virginia in playoff competition and have had numerous players chosen to State and Regional Select Side teams. The Blues are active in all aspects of Rugby, whether it is 15's, 10's, 7's, Old Boys, Refereeing, or Administration.
The Blues team colors are Blue and Gold, the colors of the City of Norfolk. The Norfolk Blues are named after the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, a military unit dating back to 1829; their oath of service said they would "...never surrender...".
The team symbol is the Norfolk Mace, a large, ornamental mace that was crafted in London from pure silver. It was presented to the 'Borough of Norfolk' in 1754 by Robert Dinwiddie, lieutenant general of Norfolk from 1751 to 1758 and is still used today for public ceremonies. The Norfolk Blues are a member club of the Virginia Rugby Union, the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union and the USA Rugby Football Union.
John Ellis Cup
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