Boston Women’s is heading into a full fall of competitive matches this upcoming weekend with an opener against Beantown! With Top-16 finishes for the past two years, Boston is looking to build off of this momentum and attack our fall line-up. With a new coach and new players joining our veteran squad – we can’t wait to put Boston the test again this fall.
Fall 2015 Match Schedule
September 12th – Boston v Beantown (Away)
September 19th – Boston v Village Lions (Home)
September 26th – Boston v Albany (Away)
October 10th – Boston v Monmouth (Home) – ALUMNI GAME
October 17th – Boston v Philadelphia (Home)
October 24th – Boston v Monmouth (Away)
October 31st – Boston v Beantown (Home)
November 7th – Boston v Village Lions (Away)
We hope you can come out to cheer us on at any home or away match! Please note, we’re welcoming the Alumni specifically to the October 10th HOME GAME vs. Monmouth Women’s Rugby. Monmouth is a great hard-hitting team and it’s sure to be an awesome game! Come, bring your family, rock your Boston Gear and cheer us on at home! We’re here because of our extensive BWRFC Alumni Family!
BWRFC Welcomes a New Coach
Introducing new Boston Women’s Head Coach: Arturo Bravo Nuevo AKA “R2”. R2 has played rugby since he was 6 years old. He played top rugby in Europe and was granted a full college rugby scholarship. He then moved to New Zealand, where he played for a year before moving to Australia. In Australia he was a member of the Sydney University team while pursuing his Ph.D in neuroscience. In 2004 he moved to the US where he coached and played for several teams in Boston and Philadelphia. Over the last few years, R2 has focused on coaching and growing teams. He has led several women rugby club and college side teams, including: Bryn Mawr College, Ursinus College, St. Joseph’s University and the Philadelphia Northeast Irish Ladies. He is married to a rugby player, which is probably the reason that she hasn’t divorced him yet due to the hours that he spends thinking, watching and coaching rugby.
Boston Women’s is excited to be working with a new coach this fall as we work to enter our competitive season. R2’s work with us so far has pushed veterans and rookies alike, and we can’t wait to see how we develop with him.
New Players Join Boston Women’s
It’s that time of year: a new season and a new group of women joining BWRFC. This is the perfect time to give the team a chance, or give rugby a chance if you’ve been considering it but unsure when to start. Players are always welcome to join BWRFC and we field a competitive side and a developmental side ensuring that new players get the opportunity to grow with the club. If you’re thinking about continuing to play after college or making the decision to give rugby a try – come out and join us for a practice or two – we know you’ll find a family in Boston Women’s Rugby.
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-10pm
Location: English High School, 144 McBride Street Boston, MA 02130
Calling BWRFC Alumni
It’s official – we’re getting close to our 40th Anniversary year! 2016 is going to be a BIG year for Boston Women’s and we want to make sure we have as many of you as possible to be a part of it! We have an ongoing (and growing) alumni email list, but we’re still looking to track down some of our earliest members! Email might be the way we’re reaching out in 2015, but we don’t have the all the most up-to-date addresses for the groundbreaking Boston Women from the 1970s, 80s. and 90s. So we need your help!
If you’re not getting alumni emails – Email our Alumni Chair: Kate McCabe She will add you to the alumni email list so that you stay up to date on the alumni happenings of BWRFC!
If you’re getting emails, but have friends and teammates that are NOT – FORWARD this to them! It’s so much more fun to stay connected to the club when you’re doing so with your teammates!
If you’re not yet, FOLLOW Boston Women’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Facebook is one of the best ways to get the most up-to-date information about the club, games, initiatives, etc.
And finally, if you’re up to date on all the happenings of the club, be sure to SHARE the updates as we get closer and closer to alumni events. Your share makes it possible for the women you played with to reconnect with you and the club and remember the impact BWRFC has made on all our lives!
BWRFC at our 35th Anniversary Alumni Game in 2011!
THANK YOUS and Summer Close-Outs
This summer we did some amazing things. We threw the 30th Cape Cod Sevens Tournament and welcomed men’s teams to the event for the first time ever! We welcomed collegiate players into our team and competed with multiple sides a lot of summer tournaments. We won the Northeast Summer Sevens Series, topping NERFU in competitive sevens this summer. We competed for the first time ever, at the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships, and we can’t wait to go back again next year even better! With your support, we raised over 2,000 to help players fund their travel to nationals.
Boston Women's Rugby Club team at the 2015 USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships
As a club we’ve had a very successful, supportive and rewarding 2015, and it’s only September! We thank you for your continued support, and we keep working at every practice and game to make our Boston Women’s Family proud! We can’t wait to get into Fall 15s games and continue to play Boston Rugby.