October is breast cancer awareness month. One thing that empowered women do is tackle health issues.  Though tackling players and making sure you're staying health aren't exactly related, being a confident woman makes being able to address your health issues easier. Athletes take better care of their body, and pay attention when things don't feel right or something hurts a bit more than usual. This Sunday you can support young women, by introducing them to a sport that will most definitely empower them and give them a boost of confidence. The Illinois Youth Rugby Association will be having a 'Girls Day of Rugby'. It's a sport every young woman should try out. Whether you play volleyball, basketball, or are a cheerleader (we had many ex-cheerleaders on my college team), it's a great game to get involved in.  The sports expansion on the high school boys level is amazing, as we saw with Brother Rice's 3 teams winning the State Title.  SO let's attempt to get the girls game on the same page and hope it transfers over into other parts of their lives, like health.



Sunday 10.6.2013  1:00 – 4:00 PM

Olympic Park, Schaumburg

$10 Registration Fee for Female Players age 12 – 18

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Curious about rugby ? Looking to join a Girls High School or Girls Middle School club?  Then, join Illinois Youth Rugby Association for an afternoon of rugby fun and fitness.  Girls Day of Rugby will take place on Sunday October 6, 2013, from 1 – 4pm at Olympic Park in Schaumburg, located at 1675 E. Old Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194.  (For GPS and online mapping services, use 10 N. Martingale)


There is no entrance fee for the event; only registration for players.  Players under the age of 18 must be registered by a parent or guardian on or the Illinois Youth Rugby Association Facebook page. Please note the event is utilizing turf soccer fields; therefore, no steel spike cleats will be permitted (molded plastic only).


Current players and rookies alike will enjoy best rugger competitions, fitness drills, training by certified coaches, and touch rugby.  Invite your friends to this non-contact event.  Prizes will be raffled off for the benefit of the All Star Tornados Girls Rugby Team.  The event finale will include a live Women’s DI match.  At 3:00 pm, USA Rugby will present their new “Try On Rugby Program” to players, coaches and parents.

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