Hall of Fame

Maccabi USA Rugby Hall of Fame

The Mission Statement: The mission of the Maccabi USA Rugby Hall of Fame is to celebrate the history, honor the gentleman, inspire the future that will preserve the legacy of Maccabi USA Rugby

Nominating Committee:  Initial Committee will consist of Jon Velie, the current Chairman and coach. The ongoing committee will consist of members of the HOF and representatives that had exposure to at least one Maccabi USA Rugby team that participated at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel. People to be considered for committee would be past chairmen, coaches and captains.   Candidates could represent 1985 through the present. 

Induction Criteria: Past players, administrators, coaches, teams or supporters who have contributed to the growth and development of the Program. 

  • Candidates must have participated in at least one World Maccabiah Games either as a player, administrator, official or major donor. An exception could be made for a rugby player who played for the USA Eagles or other professional sport but could not participate in the World Maccabiah Games.
  • Candidate, if a player, must have been retired from playing for Maccabi USA Rugby at least since the previous Games.
  • Candidates made an outstanding contribution to Maccabi USA Rugby and the game of Rugby.
  • After the initial Class, nomination process is open to all current and past players.
  • No set number of any class of inductees but the Committee’s target is two to four new members each year.
  • After the initial class, nominations will take place from April through September and selections will be announced at an annual Hall of Fame Banquet initially to be held in conjunction with the World 7’s Series held in Las Vegas the first weekend in March.