BWRFC Roaring into 2016

2016 Spring Season Starts 

 

Join Boston Women’s as we kick of 2016 and prepare for a great spring season! We’ll have indoor practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays and all players are welcome – returning, new to Boston and new to the sport! Come in sneakers, bring plenty of water and get ready to have a blast with Boston Women Rugby Club! 

When: Tuesday and Thursday Evenings – 8:00-10:00pm 

Where: Boston Sports Club (BSC) – Medford

70 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155

Email our New Player Contact, Shannon, for more info: join@bwrfc.com

 

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40th Anniversary Alumni Game – April 9th

We are looking forward to of our 40th Anniversary Alumni Weekend, Game and Party on April 9th, 2016! So mark your calendars today, book your babysitters and dust off your boots now, but plan to be in Boston April 9th to celebrate with all the women that made our club possible! 

 

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We’ll release more and more details as we gear up for the event – but make sure to put this date on your new calendar –  you don’t want to miss this! And email our Alumni Director, Kate, to make sure you’re on the alumni mailing list! 

 

Follow the Team

 

There’s lots of ways to keep in touch with Boston Women’s Rugby Club. Whatever your favorite method is, follow Boston Women’s and stay a part of the club! 

 

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Boston Women’s 40th Year Preview

2015 has been a big year for Boston Women’s Rugby Club, and we’re not done yet! Still to come we have a Season-End Banquet and awards and  the Annual BWRFC Holiday Caroling Volunteer Event, both of which make our December merry and bright…

But we’re also looking forward to 2016, as it is the 40th Anniversary of Boston Women’s Rugby Club! Founded in the spring of 1976, Boston Women’s is proud to be a big part of independent women’s rugby in the northeast. And we cant wait to celebrate with all the women who played before us…

 

 

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 Alumni Weekend- April 9, 2016

 

We are thrilled to announce the date of our 40th Anniversary Alumni Weekend, Game and Party on April 9th, 2016! So mark your calendars today, book your babysitters and dust off your boots now, but plan to be in Boston April 9th to celebrate with all the women that made our club possible! 

We’ll release more and more details as we gear up for the event – but make sure to put this date on your new calendar –  you don’t want to miss this! 

To stay up to date with BWRFC please “Like” us on Facebook.

Email our Alumni Director to make sure you’re getting club emails! 

 

 

Looking for a way to give back to Boston Women’s Rugby Club today? Be a part of our first ever full-year fundraiser to celebrate the 40th Anniversary. We’re looking for 40 individuals to commit to donating $20 for 12 months. This fundraiser will support our team as we compete at some of the highest levels, but will also support our work in growing the women’s game to collegiate and U19 players in the Boston area. Click the link below to find out more information about becoming one of the first ever participants in this fundraising event!

 

Click Here for Information on the 40 for $20

 

 

Happy Holidays and #BootKisses to all of you out there from Boston Women’s Rugby Club – we wish you and yours a joyous holiday season!

Fall 2015 Wrap-Up

BWRFC on the Pitch:

And just like that…fall matches are over. Boston Women’s Rugby ended the fall season in second place, with strong performances home and away and only two losses in the 7 game season. We hosted Philadelphia Women in a friendly home match and welcomed a new coach and new players. This season was a tremendous success, and gives us plenty of motivation in the off season to prepare for the remainder of our league matches in the spring and the road to playoffs in 2016. 

 

BWRFC at the last game of the season: a 40-10 victory over the Village Lions in NYC.

BWRFC at the last game of the season: a 40-10 victory over the Village Lions in NYC.

 

Check out the Schedule Page for our match results and a look at our fall schedule. We can’t wait to update the page for a new spring season! 

 

BWRFC off the Pitch:

 

BWRFC Skills Clinic-

Boston saw a great turnout to our fall skills clinic on October 8th. Players from Northeastern University, MIT, BC and Lincoln-Sudbury and Belmont High Schools all came out to learn some new drills, focus on skills mastery, and work with other players! We had a great time working with players to “Grow the Game” in Boston. 

We will take our skills clinics on the road in the spring! If you’re interested in having a few BWRFC players come run a practice and work with your team in the spring, please reach out in the Contact Us page, We’d love to work with you! 

 

Players from surrounding College and U19 teams running together at the BWRFC Skills Clinic

Players from surrounding College and U19 teams running together at the BWRFC Skills Clinic

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer with BWRFC:

 

For the 7th year in a row, Boston Women’s worked the 1st water station at the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on the Charles River. This event is a tremendous fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and players spent the morning welcoming, hydrating and cheering on walkers during their hike to end Breast Cancer. This volunteer event is an important tradition that we’re proud to continue each year. 

 

BWRFC working and cheering at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boston.

BWRFC working and cheering at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boston.

 

Upcoming for BWRFC…

Be on the lookout for these events coming up for Boston Women’s: 

Christmas Caroling – Dec 2015

  • This event is beloved by Boston players and alumni, as we spend a weeknight caroling at the Cambridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Players and alums bring their kids, friends, and even dogs to help spread holiday cheers in our hometown. Be on the lookout for emails about this great event! 

New England Rugby Pub Crawl – Jan 2016

  • Don’t fret that you don’t have plans yet in the new year – because you will want to be at the 5th Annual New England Rugby Pub Crawl! Welcoming teams from all over New England – ruggers take the Boston Bar Scene by STORM. Keep checking the website and Facebook for more information. 

Winter Practices – Jan 2016

  • Yes, the fall season just ended, but that means our preparation for spring has just begun! If you’re interested in joining Boston Women’s Rugby Club, it’s never too early to get in contact! Reach out to our New-Player Contact, Katie, by emailing her at join@bwrfc.com – we can’t wait to see you at practice! 

 

Thanks Goes Out To…


MIT Women’s Rugby Club for hosting BWRFC for the Fall Skills clinic

Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Club for traveling to Boston for a match! Always a great challenge to step on the field with such an established club! 

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Crossroads Irish Pub for hosting BWRFC for our home socials! It’s always great to share food and drink with teammates and opponents at Crossroads Pub in Boston! Thanks for the support!  

BWRFC Honors Roger Carter

Boston Women’s Rugby Club would like to honor the passing of Roger Carter. Roger Carter was the designer of our iconic Boston Boot logo, and a dear friend to founding members of BWRFC. Below is the logo that Roger designed and a note from Roger’s friend and Boston rugby alumna, Ruthie Scully:

 

 

Sadly,

I would like all the people in the Boston Women’s Rugby Club world to know that the artistic designer of our iconic logo, boot with lipstick, passed away Monday night. His name was Roger Carter and the lipstick belonged to his wife Betty. Roger was a friend of mine and would always be scribbling while having the odd pint at the Plough and Stars in Cambridge, where we all hung out in the early days. He showed me a sketch one day and I said that sure beats Mrs. Andy Capp(she was around for a while!) Well, he cleaned it up, made it camera ready, and off we went, with what I think is one of the best Rugby logos in the world. So, think of Roger when you don your rugby kit in the future. He was a hell of a guy, even though he never played!

Rest in peace Roger, we wear you with pride.

 

 Ruthie Scully Hall, Co-founder, Boston Women’s Rugby Club

 

With our appreciation for the impact Roger made on 40 years of Boston Women’s Rugby players, we send our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Roger Carter. It is an honor to wear the Boston Boot.

 

With love and Bootkisses,

Boston Women’s Rugby Family

 

2015 Fall Season is Kicking Off

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.

Email: join@bwrfc.com

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.