After a successful Blaze fundraiser last week, we had our ruggers represent the team at our table at the First Look Fair yesterday, where we reached out to potential new players. Our team is looking for new members, no experience necessary! A significant portion of our current roster never touched a rugby ball before college, and now they starting players and leaders on the team. There's always time to come check out one of our practices, watch a game or send us a message for more information.
Tonight is our team's first "Team Night". The exec board is proud to present our new tradition of holding a Kick-off BBQ before the first match of the Fall season. We hope to see everyone there to bond and get a filling meal before our match versus UMBC tomorrow at 10:30.
UMDWRFC is excited to enter our first match of the Fall season! After weeks of practicing, our players are ready to get on the field and play. If you want to attend the game its at:
951 Hilltop Cir, Halethorpe, MD 21228
Hope to see you all there!
-XOXO Your friendly neighborhood Ruggers
First. Meeting. Tonight.
Where? Eppley Recreation Center Wet/Dry Classroom
When? 6:30-7:45 pm
Who? Returners and New Ruggers
Do I need to bring anything? Returners should bring their boat jackets, if you haven't received your order yet you can pick it up at the meeting tonight.
Anything else? We'll be taking head-shots for the roster on the website, so prepare yourself
Official practices start tomorrow, 9/5 on Frat Row Field from 6-8pm. If you're new wear athletic clothes, non-metal cleats (or sneakers if you don't have that yet), and a mouth-guard.
See ya there!
-XOXO Your Friendly Neighborhood Ruggers
It's official, school has started again. This can only mean one thing... Rugby is back! Practices start up on 9/4 from 6-8pm on Frat Row Fields every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can also check out our Fall 2018 season match schedule under our "SCHEDULE" tab.
We can't wait to see all our returners, as well as meet our new teammates! Remember, there's no experience necessary to join!
Stay tuned for a post about our Rugger's summer adventures
-XOXO Your friendly neighborhood Ruggers
At the end of each season our team gathers for an evening of food, friends, awards, photos and a senior send off. You'll be able to find our slideshow from last season online soon.
Unfortunately our team said goodbye to Shay, Jamie, Tori, Vanessa, Jen, Jasmine, Val K and Harriet. We wish these lovely folks the best in their next steps in the *cringe* real world, and hope to see them at our next alumni game!
We'd also like to congratulate all our rookies on completing their first season with UMDWRFC. We are lucky to have each and every one of you on the team!
Thanks again to Coach Winter for all the time and effort you put into the athletic development of our team. We can't wait for Fall matches to start!
To the rest of our team, thanks for another great season! We wish you all a happy, healthy summer.
-XOXO your friendly neighborhood ruggers
Spring 2018 Award Winners:
Most Valuable Back: Nat
Most Valuable Forward: Shay
Most Improved Veteran Player: Drum
Best Tackler (Bone Cruncher): Mackenzie
Best Overall Team Player: Paige
Best Team Spirit: Kimberly
Most Improved Rookie: Christian
Congrats to our award spring season winners! Each award is voted on by the team after each season and revealed at banquet. Each player also receives a customized "paper plate" award to commemorate a special moment they had during the season.
Your favorite Ruggers played their last match of the season with our very own UMDWRFC alumni this past Saturday! Past, present (and even a few future) players faced off on iconic Frat Row field. It was a beautiful day for the game and the tailgate after! It was bittersweet to see the seniors play their last game, but at-least we'll see them at alumni matches in the future.
As we launch a new look for our site, keep an eye out here for schedule updates, match highlights, announcements and more! We'll be posting here as well as on our social media.
See you in the Fall!
-XOXO your friendly neighborhood Ruggers