19th Century Rugby in Brockville

With files from Brockville Privateers RFC

"Rugby has been played in Brockville area as far back as 1899. The original Brockville Rugby Football Club eventually became part of Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI). As rugby evolved into football in North America, the BCI/BCRC program became a high school football program that is still in existence today." - Brockville Privateers RFC's 'History' webpage 

Original Brockville Football Club, 1899 (Photo from archives at Brockville Museum)

Original Brockville Football Club, with positions, 1899 (Photo from archives at Brockville Museum)

Brockville Rugby Football Club, 1917; most likely part of BCI by this time (Photo from archives at Brockville Museum)

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