Formed in 2002, the Union County Lions Rugby Club is made up of students from Union County High Schools. Currently we have players from Weddington, Porter Ridge, Cuthbertson, Union County Early College, Central Academy, Sun Valley, Monroe, Piedmont and Marvin Ridge.
UC Lions players have traveled with the USA Rugby National Eagles U-20 and U-17 teams to play international matches. Lions have played for the USA Eagles South Region select high school all-star matches and represented the State of North Carolina on tournament champion All-Star U-19 and U-17 teams.
Former UC Lion players have playing rugby in colleges across the Carolinas, Georgia, and Tennessee including such collegiate power houses as Life University, Wheeling Jesuit and NC State. Union County teammates have earned college scholarships to play collegiate rugby. UC Lions have also made all the way to play for the USA National Teams.