About the Team

The Valkyries have been Austin’s premiere women’s rugby club since 1991. Our team provides a competitive and social environment that allows us to express our physicality and personality through sport. As a competitive team, the Valkyries field a very talented and experienced side that consistently earns selection to the National Championship tournaments. We also develop our team by allowing veteran players and experienced coaches to pass on their passion and knowledge to new rugby teammates. We are the first and only women’s side in Texas to field a Division I and a Division II side. The Valkyries offer all players opportunities to play. As our team grows together on the pitch, we continue to build camaraderie off the pitch as well, often getting together outside of practice and games to socialize and enjoy the beautiful Austin scene. The Valkyries are gracious hosts to teams from across the nation, and are always willing to put together a fun rugby day to include family, friends, dogs and beverages! We accept all women, regardless of fitness level, race, gender, or orientation. We promote a supportive team atmosphere that hinders on ensuring no bullying or hazing is ever allowed or tolerated. The Valkyries are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and rely primarily on the community to help support them financially, and in return, the team gives back to the community through volunteer efforts and public service.

Leadership

Luis Sanchez

Luis Sanchez

Head Coach

Julia Fortkort

Julia Fortkort

President

Hez Rennerfeldt

Hez Rennerfeldt

Treasurer

Meek Lee

Meek Lee

Match Secretary

Karla Navarrete

Karla Navarrete

Fundraising

Christina Tobar

Christina Tobar

Recruiting

Jordan Ynostrosa

Jordan Ynostrosa

Secretary

Liz Garcia

Liz Garcia

Equipment Manager

Contact Us

Huns Rugby Fields

4107 Nixon Lane
Austin, TX 78725

Interested in playing?

Email us at recruiting@austinvalkyries.com

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