DARC first had a presence in women’s rugby in the 1970s. After a new women’s side formed in 1999, DARC and the Cincinnati Kelts joined forces to create the Cincinnati-Dayton Women’s Side from summer 2000 to spring 2006. The team went on to win several Midwest Championships and make three National Invitational Championship appearances. Cincy-Dayton finally reached its goal to build separate women’s teams within their respective clubs in summer of 2006 and DARC women began a new chapter with a new generation of players.
Cincinnati-Dayton Women’s Side History:
2001 League Champion (Midwest-Midsouth)
2002 Midwest RFU Champion
2002 Third place National Invitational Tournament
2002 League Champion
2003 Midwest RFU Champion
2003 Second place National Invitational Tournament
2004 League Champion
2004 Second place National Invitational Tournament
2005 Champion of Inaugural Ohio Women’s Championship
2005 League Champion
Numerous 7s tournament championships.
The team boasts several players, past and present, with representation on LAU, TU, National U23, All-American, and National Development Pool.