Category: women

Want your kids to try the newest Olympic Sport?

With the USA Women’s Eagles placing in the top five in the world this Olympics, and the men’s team with a few win under their belts, how can you and your kids get in on the game? Youth rugby is quickly growing through out the country and Rugby Illinois and USA Rugby are helping that... Read more »

USA Rugby's Women's Olympic Squad for Rio

Via USA Rugby LAFAYETTE, Colo. –   USA Rugby has announced the 12 athletes and eight staff members nominated to represent Team USA in the first Rugby Sevens competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games. This will also mark the first time women’s rugby will be played at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad,... Read more »

International Women's Rugby for Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day. So what does that mean? Where are women as a whole? How has the rugby community impacted women in general? Here in the United States of America, we have had the luxury of the right to vote for 95 years now. This however is still not the case world wide.... Read more »

#YesAllWomen and my daily life

On Mean Girls Day, October 3rd, we should think about how women are seen in society. I recently flipped out a little bit when getting my oil changed. While in the waiting area, with 3 men, the head shop guy came in. He looked at the TV, turned to me and with a smirk on... Read more »

USA Rugby men, women qualify for Rio 2016

VIA USA RUGBY- The United States will be represented in the Rugby Sevens competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games in both genders after the Men’s and Women’s Eagles Sevens won their respective competitions at the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships Sunday. Both teams defeated a border rival in the Championship matches, with the women beating... Read more »

NBC Continues to Ignore Her Rugby Counts petition

With almost 5,000 signatures, the #HerRugbyCounts petition is growing and complaints from the College Rugby Championship are continuing to grow. Rebecca Carlson, NCAA D-I Coach at Quinnipiac University, and who started the petition posted As we head toward 5000 signatures, we wanted to let you know that more alarming information from the CRC players, parents... Read more »

Sexism in sports, starts with broadcasters

There is a petition making its online rounds right now, to try and get NBC to give the same amount of coverage to Women’s Rugby, as Men’s Rugby has recently been receiving. Rebecca Carlson who started the petition and #HERRUGBYCOUNTS, feels that the recent College Rugby Championships Sevens that was aired on NBC and NBC... Read more »

Former Chicago Player become Girls High School All-Americans Coach

Farrah Douglas a former Chicago North Shore Women’s player as well as USA Eagle player is now helping coach. VIA USA RUGBY The three female age-grade national teams have found new coaches for 2015 and beyond. Sue Whitwell is the newly-appointed head coach of the AIG Women’s Collegiate All-Americans, Farrah Douglas was hired as of... 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 »

Save your Thirsty Thursday for Pub Crawls

So, it is almost the weekend. That time of the week known as “Thirsty Thursday”, a pre-Friday happy hour and just a time for great drink specials in general. So why not indulge tonight, why wait until the weekend? I am glad you asked, because two local clubs are having their pub crawls this weekend... Read more »