Old Glory DC is excited to announce Nancy Fitz as the inaugural Old Glory DC “With Her” Award Recipient. This award is presented to an individual or group who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the advancement of women’s rugby in the Washington Metropolitan and Capital Rugby Union area through achievements in the sport, on the field, and/or at the workplace.
Through their personal and professional example, the recipient has inspired women and girls and demonstrated a lasting commitment to the growth of rugby and physical activity for all women and girls.
The Old Glory DC “With Her” Award recipient represents the values of Old Glory DC – hardiness, valor, perseverance, and vigilance. This inaugural award will be presented to a woman or group of women in the community every March in the upcoming years based on a nomination process.
About Nancy Fitz:
Retired US Eagle No. 80, Nancy Fitz has dedicated her rugby career to the growth of local women’s rugby clubs in the area for the past two decades through playing, captaining, and coaching. Nancy has coached the U.S. Naval Academy, Georgetown University, the Washington Furies, NOVA Women’s Rugby, and MARFU selects 15s and 7s. Nancy played for the Washington Furies for 15 years, mostly in the forwards; for the USA 7s in the late 1990’s; and for the US Women’s National Team from 1996 – 2002. She is also a course leader for USA Rugby coaching courses.
Most recently, Nancy Fitz took on the CGU head coach job in January 2019. Since then, she has improved the Capital Rugby Union Old Glory Capital Selects program by showing dedication and heart to develop all CGU players and clubs. Her overall dedication to the growth of the women’s game and the development of players has made significant contributions to the advancement of the game in Washington, DC.
Honoring the recipient:
Please join us during halftime during the Old Glory DC v Rugby ATL game on March 8th, International Women’s Day, as we award Nancy Fitz with the Old Glory DC Award.