Rugby Club Nijerode

Rugby Club Nijenrode is the most traditional Sports club on the Nijenrode estate, which was founded in 1947 by Sir David John Scratton, boasting more members than any other committee within the Nieuwe Compagnie van Verre. RCN is a men-only club that requires all members to go through an introduction period to earn their position within this committee. The importance of RCN to Nijenrode is unquestioned, having our own corner in our beloved bar and a personal field where we play home games - het Heilige Gras. All true men of the Nieuwe Compagnie Van Verre become a member of Rugby Club Nijenrode.

RCN has two aspects of it: the sports side and the non-sport side. Hence, we have two different members, the playing member and the beer member. For our playing members, we organize weekly training sessions in preparation for our matches in the NSRB Jonghe Honden competition. In the glory days, (1970’s) RCN competed at the highest playing level of The Netherlands, with some players even getting drafted for the national team. With a change in culture, the

club has gained a more social focus. Over the past few years, a revival under the guidance of the past few boards has seen a balance between playing and drinking return. Within the RCN two large social events are organized annually - Bacchanaal & Bier Cantus which are incredibly fun times nobody will soon forget. Furthermore, we organize men-only nights in the bar (Heeren Avond), where rugby is the main focus of the evening.

Bestuur van Rugby Club Nijenrode met IJ

Wessel Koppelle (2022) Voorzitter
Norbert Visser (2023) Vicevoorzitter
Max Huisman (2023) Beheerder Gouden Dukaten
Christiaan de Vries (2023) Comm. Penneveer Perkament en Typmachine
Tim Feio de Azevedo Homminga (2023) Comm. Spelende Leden
Stijn Janssen (2023) Comm. Bierleden