History

The "Attica Springboks" Club was established in October 2000 when players from the Athens area concluded that the development of the sport and competition of rugby in greece required the establishment of new clubs.

The Club's name is a combination of the nick-name of the South African National Rugby Team "Springboks" (a kind of gazelle) and the place of foundation (Attica), since many of the founding members originated from South Africa.

The Club secured access to the Glyka Nera athletic ground, where games and training sessions take place. At the same place, the Youth Rugby Academy runs teaching and coaching sessions for boys and girls aged from 5 to 17.

The Attica Springboks Team participated in the Hellenic Rugby Championship which started in the 2005-06 season. It was declared champion in 2011-2012 and also won twice the Sevens Championship.

In 2013-2014, it won the Greek Unity Cup and is already qualified for the semi-finals of the 2014-2015 Edition.

Furthermore, the Club regularly plays friendly games with other Greek teams, as well as foreign teams visiting or on tour in Greece. The Team had successful tours in Romania in 2004 and in Toulouse in 2011 where it played against local teams. Last May, it hosted the Stade Toulousain Under 20s for a friendly game.

Every year from 2007, the Club organizes the “XV de Gaule” Tournament which brings together over 100 local players of all ages and with the participation of foreign touring teams.