USC Rugby was founded in 1997 just one year after the opening of the University of the Sunshine Coast (then Sunshine Coast Community College). The USC Rugby Club plays in the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union competition, the local competition to the Sunshine Coast which is apart of the Queensland Country Rugby Union.
Today USC Rugby boasts two Senior Grades, an Under 19 Colts team as well as a womens side all competing in the Sunshine Coast District Rugby Union Competition (SCDRU). The competition has eight teams from Fraser Coast in the north to Caboolture in the south.
2003 saw the formation of the club’s juniors (formerly Mooloolaba Mountain Creek Vikings). They offer a firm foundation to bring players through to the club at our colt’s level.
USC Rugby is fast becoming the club of choice on the Sunshine Coast due to its commitment to nurturing the running game and strong club culture. Numerous programs have been put in place to host and nurture the development of individual players and officials, and of course the game of rugby union. USC has a very innovative philosophy for such a young club, believing that a club should not be segregated into teams but work as one united club. This is evident on and off the field with strong training sessions involving all players regardless of age or skill, and a social calendar that sees University as the envy of the district.