BWRFC Heads to National Playoffs

Boston Women’s Clinches #1 Northeast Seed

 

On Saturday May 7th, BWRFC took on Beantown RFC in Saratoga NY for the Northeast seed to USA Club Rugby Nationals Playoffs Quarterfinals in Pittsburg, PA. Boston played a tight, disciplined match, with three tries, from their back three players, and two penalty conversion kicks in the second half gave Boston their victory over Beantown with a final score of 23-10. A tremendous team effort, Boston didn’t let up throughout the 80 minutes. BWRFC’s victory clinched the #1 seed from the Northeast and put Boston into the Quarterfinals National Playoffs bracket, facing Raleigh Women’s RFC in the Quarterfinal Match Saturday, May 21st in Pittsburgh, PA. 

 

Check out a write up on the Northeast Playoff match on The Breakdown

 

 USA Rugby D1 Club Championship Quarter and Semifinals take place in Pittsburgh PA the weekend of May 21st & 22. 

 

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BWRFC after winning the Northeast Seed with a 23-10 victory over Beantown RFC

 

Support BWRFC’s Trip to Nationals: 

Travel to Nationals is a cost still shouldered by individual players. Please help these players to compete at the highest levels by contributing to their travel funds. Every dollar donated goes directly to supporting the players competing at Club Championships. Click the link below to support BWRFC through their chase for a National D1 Title: 

BWRFC FUNDRAISER FOR D1 CLUB NATIONALS 

 

Summer Rugby is almost here…

 

Calling all college players – we know you’re wrapping up your collegiate semesters, returning to Boston or staying in the area and looking for opportunities to continue playing over the summer. Join BWRFC as we seek a return to the USA Club 7s National Championship. Boston Women’s competed at the National Championship last summer in 2015, and we’re looking to make it back again in 2016. Though we’re currently preparing for the Club National Playoffs in 15s – we have 7s on the horizon. Please reach out to the team to get info on joining for the summer and playing with Boston Women’s Rugby Club. Click the link above to join the team and you can email us directly at join@bwrfc.com

 

BWRFC’s First U19 Summer Team

 

Boston Women’s is currently setting up it’s first U19 Summer Team to train and compete over the summer. Interested high school players should stay tuned for more information and email Coach Kate McCabe with questions and interest. We’re excited to bring high school players together and continue to grow the game of rugby for girls in the Boston area. 

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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Spring Schedule

 

Our Spring Schedule has been updated and will continue to be updated as games are finalized! Email matches@bwrfc.com to address our Match Secretary – Casey with any questions or concerns! 

Click HERE to see our 2016 Spring Game Schedule

 

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! Click the link below to give us an accurate headcount for the April 9th alumni events: 

Click this Link – Headcount for BWRFC’s Alumni Event April 9th
 

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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