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US Rugby Community Mourning the Passing of US Rugby Foundation Board of Governor, Dr. Ned Chambers

March 9, 2023

It is with a heavy heart that we inform our readers of the passing of longtime US Rugby Foundation Governor, Dr. Ned Chambers. He was an enthusiastic and energetic supporter of the US Rugby Foundation and grassroots rugby, particularly in Southern California. He served as a Governor for 19 years.

Ned H. Chambers, MD, attended Stanford University on a football scholarship from 1969-1973. He was introduced to rugby while attending Stanford overseas in England. He earned his MD degree from the University of Cincinnati. During medical school, he played winger for the Cincinnati Wolfhounds. He spent 3 months in Dublin, Ireland, doing a clerkship in emergency medicine and played for Monkstown RFC.

After completing a family practice residency, he returned to his hometown of Point Loma, San Diego, where began his private practice. He served as the OMBAC Rugby team physician from 1988-1991 and was the team physician for the 1989 U.S. Jr. Eagles tour to New Zealand. He was the team physician for America’s Cup defender, A3, and served as a medical consultant to challengers, New Zealand, Japan, and Australia. Dr. Chambers was the rugby team physician for California Maritime University and was a founding board member of the Young Aztecs Rugby Football Club.

‍He is survived by his wife Annie and two sons, Evan and Alec. Please have them all in your thoughts and prayers.