Posts tagged "sirens"

End of August and lots of games!

There is a whole lot of rugby going on this weekend. Tomorrow, you can go out to Manhattan for the season opener for both the Morrigans and the Shamrocks who are hosting the Chicago Rugby Club with the Sirens and the Condors. The Women will be kicking off at 11am and then men’s match will... Read more »

Summer 7s, time to start planning your schedules

Whether you like playing 7s or just watching 7s you summer calendar will be filling up fast. The Midwest Rugby Football Union has announced the 2015 men’s and women’s 7s qualifier locations and dates. This year’s qualifier series will be held at locations across the Midwest Competitive Region for both men’s and women’s teams. Selection... Read more »

International Play and Thanksgiving Day!

So I am sure that we are all excited for one of the biggest foodie holidays around. The one that makes those endless days of work practice and the gym all worth the 4 day weekend and eating what ever you want before diving into your winter off season conditioning workouts. For this Thanksgiving the... Read more »

You play rugby? You must be crazy! I say, you run a marathon? You must be INSANE!

So when people hear that you play rugby the thing that you’re crazy. It’s such a brutal sport and how can you not be scared to be tackled with no equipment are common questions you’ve either asked or heard. As talked about in other articles being rugby fit is a total dedication and training experience,... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

RWC Starts Off Big

     60-thousand were in attendance for the first game of the Rugby World Cup, millions of others watched on TV or over the internet. I know I was beyond excited watching the start up of the first game of the Cup, smiling the whole time. The New Zealand All Blacks took on Tonga’ Ikale Tahi who started with... Read more »