Hangzhou Harlequins RFC was established in 2006 by foreign expats who just couldn’t live without the joys of rugby. Initially the club’s founding fathers played touch rugby, before going full contact in 2008. Since then they have competed against many teams in competitions across China. Most of our players come from overseas, mainly Europe, southern Africa and Oceania, along with a few American Football players who’ve seen the error of their ways. As of 2018, the club consists of a senior Men’s team and a senior Women’s team (aptly named the Harlequeens), who spend most of the season participating in the East Sino 10s and 15s leagues. The club represents the international community of Hangzhou whilst promoting one of China’s rapidly growing sports through cooperation with Zhejiang Universities and various high schools within the province.
The club in the recent past has been sponsored by international companies such as Air Liquide and SDV but now are primarily sponsored by the private jet company Global Jet. We are also proud to be partnered with College B&R as our hospitality sponsor who provide a great venue for social events and represent a slice of home for many expats living in Hangzhou.
Our 10 Years anniversary video (backup link to QQ if you can’t access Youtube):
俱乐部曾经获得很多国际大企业的鼎力支持和赞助，如SDV国际物流集团和法国液化空气集团。而且我们在国内也享有良好的声誉，并获得了杭州当地酒吧Vineyard 和 Maya的赞助。