Posts tagged "griffins"

Why YOU should be referee certified

So with the NFL fiasco where people were going crazy about the replacement refs, it got me thinking to how, first off everyone thinks they are a ref, and if you have a problem with a call, well then maybe you should be on the field making the calls. With every sport, in particular little... Read more »

Murderball and Season Openers

  Murderball was a 2005 Oscar Nominated documentary, about the USA and Canadan Wheel Chair Rugby teams making their way to Athens, and definitely showed the macho side fo the sport.  If you haven’t yet seen Murderball,  I highly suggest you check it out. But if you want to skip the documentary, then you should... Read more »

“Jewish Olympics”, Pre-Season Games, and Ladies Night!

     The Olympics are over and plenty of rugby hints mixed into the games, including the London Welsh Rugby Club Choir singing the Olympic Anthem (may they think it’ll bring the nation luck in the next games). The Olympic  Flag is now in Rio home of the 2016 Olympics and rugby’s glorious return to the... Read more »
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One season bleeds into the next...

I feel like June has snuck upon me and that the year has flown by. College Sevens Championships was last weekend, the weekend before we had Illinois High School State Championships and now summer sevens training has begun and summer clinics. For Boy’s High School State Championships, the Brother Rice Crusaders won Tier I, Lake... Read more »

NATO will make getting to events a pain

NATO will be bring plenty of road blocks making any game you’re trying to get to this weekend a big pain. There are CARFU final games going on, iYRA will be putting on a Rookie Rugby Clinic at the East Garfield Park Olympic Sports Festival, and there will be a rugby combine at Eric Solorio... Read more »

Forever 21, at alumni weekend

As I’ve said many times, rugby is a sport of traditions and a big social family. There are great friends you see at annual tournaments, or games you look forward to, but there is nothing quite like you’re alumni weekend. “Rugby is the largest fraternity in the world,”  Peter Carmine, Reed rugby coach since 1986 once said.... Read more »
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Rugby helping young athletes pay for college

I was reading through the NFL’s Combine results the other day and started think about recruitiment in general. I work with teens and children and am always looking for ways to make them better athletes and also encourage them to do well and go as far as they can in school. Most kids where I... Read more »

Select Sides, Serevi, Super League, and Sevens

So I have been busy and crazy as I am sure many of you have been as well. But I do apologize for not having posted in about 10 days with so much going on in the Chicago Rugby Area. We have had Select Side Games, Malcolm May went to England with the USA U-19... Read more »

Spring is here, and rugby is everywhere!

The spring season is here and with beautiful weather why wouldn’t you want to get out and check out a game or two? Whiskey 10s had perfect weather as teams across the Chicagoland area and the state got to shake off the winter. Last weekend the Chicago Griffin’s Super League team beat the Denver Barbarians... Read more »
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Are you ready for some rugby?

It’s March and rugby is in (and on)the air! The Chicago Griffins have already had their first game. North Shore, the Condors, Siren’s and other teams have had their season kick off parties. This weekend is the South Side Irish’s Whiskey 10s Tournament which many mens and women’s clubs, college’s and even the Chicago Blue... Read more »
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    Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. Got hooked on rugby in 2003, played college, CARFU and with Chicago North Shore Women's Club. Love the rugby community, traveling around and being able to find rugby friends where ever I roam.

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