BWRFC Heads to Club 7s National Championships

 

 

Boston Women’s Qualified for USA Rugby Club 7s National Championship

 

Throughout the summer, BWRFC’s 7s Team has taken New England by storm. With early tournament wins at Worcester 7s and Newport 7s, and an overtime second place finish at Springfield 7s, Boston Women’s cinched the New England 7s Series Title and headed to playoffs at Saratoga 7s Tournament on July 18th! After an amazing day, and a tough loss to New York Women’s Rugby Club – Boston qualified for the Club 7s National Championships on August 8-9th in Des Moines, Iowa. There Boston will be one of 15 highly competitive clubs from around the nation working to take home the USA Rugby 7s Championship Title.

 

If you’re interested in supporting the players traveling to Nationals – please donate to assist their travel at the link below! Any contribution, large or small, helps the BWRFC players compete at the highest levels in the country.

DONATE TO SUPPORT BWRFC COMPETING AT 7s NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

BWRFC after qualifying for USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships at Saratoga 7s Tournament

 

 

 

Boston Women’s Players Competing at Club 7s National Championships:

Julie Athanasiadis
Shannon Etherson
Kendra Lenz
Denise Lyn-Shue
Stacey Markovic
Deanna Nash
Elise Ordile
Margaret Reiss
Morgan Roberts
Tara Roberts
Paige Stathopoulos
Lisa Van Eerde

 

 

Boston Women’s

30th Cape Cod Sevens Tournament

 

While BWRFC sent a competitive team to Saratoga 7s, the bulk of the team cheered from the Cape while hosting the 30th Annual Cape Cod Sevens Tournament. This year’s holiday-themed fun tournament was a wild success for competitive, social, collegiate and men’s competitors alike – as it was the first time that BWRFC welcomed men’s teams into the historic tournament. It was a beautiful day, filled with tons of fun for all the participants.

 

 

Boston College Women's Rugby Club - 2015 CC7s Collegiate Champions - Dressed as "Black Friday" Holiday!

Women’s Competitive  Bracket Winners: North Shore Women’s Rugby

Men’s Competitive Bracket Winners: Boston Maccabi Rugby

Women’s Social Bracket Winners: Albany Women’s Rugby

Women’s Collegiate Bracket Winners: Boston College Women’s Rugby

 

Stay tuned for more information about the 2016 Cape Cod Seven’s Tournament! We just finished – but we wan’t wait to play with everyone again next year!

 

Northeast Olympic Development Academy Welcomes Five BWRFC Players to their Roster

In its first year of existence for female athletes, the Northeast Olympic Development Academy (ODA) has asked five BWRFC players to join the roster of this year-round olympic 7s training program. According to the website:  ”The purpose of the ODA is to identify, develop and prepare Sevens rugby players with the intention of placing ambitious athletes onto the USA [Women's] National team and the 2016 USA Olympic team. The ODA will provide athletes with top level coaching, physical preparation, and playing competition to accelerate their personal development as Sevens players in line with current USA Eagles High Performance criteria.” We’re so proud of our players and are joined by the whole Boston Women’s family in cheering their accomplishments as they work to grow, develop and compete at the highest levels.

Congratulations BWRFC Players:

 Sarah Appleton

Deanna Nash

Morgan Roberts

Lisa Van Eerde

Miranda Wakimoto

 

READ MORE HERE

 

 

 

 

BWRFC Welcomes New Players

for 2015 Fall Season

 

Boston Women’s is getting ready to return to our love of competitive 15s. We take the fields this weekend at the Saranac Pan-Am Rugby Tournament to kick off our 15s season. In August, we’ll transition from 7s to 15s as we prepare for a full fall schedule! We’ve loved a summer of playing with collegiate players from UCONN, UMASS, Boston College, Boston University, etc. But even as we say goodbye and good luck to those players headed back to their school teams, we welcome all players interested in playing rugby to come out and join us this fall! Newly graduated ruggers moving to Boston, brand new players, athletes that are looking for a new sport to embrace and women returning to the game after a break  are all welcome to join us! Learn more at our New Players Page - or send us an email at join@bwrfc.com .

 

Fall Season Games Kick-Off September 12th and we’re excited to start a new competitive season with new and returning players wearing the Navy and White! Go Boston!

SUMMER UPDATE

Cape Cod Sevens – July 18th

 

It’s almost time for the Cape Cod Sevens Tournament! This is our 30th Year of throwing a fantastic and fun tournament on the cape and to celebrate we’re inviting men’s teams to join in the fun! Our tournament is unique in that every year we embrace a new “theme” and teams pick and choose how to best depict the theme in costume on the field. Our 2015 theme is Holidays – so we hope you and your team are currently crafting holiday attire to take the field on Saturday!

 

Pick a Holiday, Craft a Costume - Get ready for FUN!

Keep checking the Cape Cod Sevens Homepage for up-to-date scheduling and information. Don’t forget to let your teammates know about the facility rules, parking guidelines, and most importantly – the SOCIAL information! We can’t wait to see you cape-side on Saturday July 18th at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham, MA.

CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE CAPE COD SEVENS PAGE! 

 

 

Boston Women’s Summer Sevens

 

BWRFC has had a fantastic start to the summer sevens season! With returning vets, new rookies and college players coming together to practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays there’s been a lot of fun and work to create a fun, cohesive, competitive summer sevens crew! And it’s been paying off…with lots of tournament hardware…

On June 20th Boston Women’s Won the Tournament Cup at the Wocester 7s Tournament

Boston Women's Rugby Club Holding the Cup at Wocester 7s!

 

On June 27th Boston Women’s again took first, winning the cup at Newport 7s Tournament!

BWRFC after winning the Newport 7s Tournament!

 

We can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer has in store for the team – but we’re having a blast playing sevens together! If you’re looking to get back into rugby – or to stay connected to rugby while you’re on summer break from college – please feel free to reach out and join us at practice! Just send us an email at join@bwrfc.com .

 

Boston Women’s U19 Summer Skills Series

 

Boston Women’s is really excited to start working with U19 Players in the Boston area this summer! For years, local high school young women have been playing rugby in the spring with little outlet over the summer to continue working on those skills. We’re excited to offer an outlet for those female players looking to improve over the summer. Come workout with other female U19 players and really build on concrete fundamentals that will only improve your play when you head back to your high school teams. All practices will be skills based and non contact – making it a great opportunity for players that are new to the game and looking to learn or improve their skills.  BWRFC is hoping to create a summer U19 team in the future, and this is our first step towards that goal to grow the game for all female players in the Boston area.

Practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:45 – 6:30pm starting the week of July 6 and will run for five weeks, with 10 skills sessions, ending Wednesday August 5th. Practices will be held at Belmont High School in Belmont MA.

To find out more information, email Coach Kate McCabe at (mccabe.kathryn@gmail.com). Kate McCabe is a former BWRFC player and a USA Rugby 200 level certified rugby coach, currently coaching both Boston University Women’s Rugby Club and the Belmont High School Rugby Club. She will be joined by BWRFC team members in working with new players and work high energy and really fun skills sessions!

Summer Updates and Spring Wrap-Up

Summer 7s Rugby with Boston Women’s

 

Interested in summer rugby?  Come join Boston Women’s Rugby for a Summer 7′s Welcome Night!  All experience levels are welcome and we will finish the practice with food over at the Bus Stop Pub.  Details for the Welcome Night are posted below!  Practices for the season will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9pm at Smith Field, and we will participate in tournaments from June through August throughout New England and New York. Follow the link below to our Facebook Event for the most up-to-date information. And you can always find out more by emailing: sevens@bwrfc.com ! See you there!
Tuesday June 2nd 7:00pm
Smith Playground, Boston MA
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Cape Cod Sevens 2015: Holiday Style



It’s our 30th year of this theme-tournament and the FIRST year of Co-Ed Cape Cod 7s! Join us again this year (or for the first time ever if you’re a men’s team) as we play in a variety of holiday attire at Nauset High School. We can’t wait to see you all there on July 18th!  Please feel free to email us at capecodsevens@bwrfc.com and click here for more information and to REGISTER YOUR TEAM!

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Boston Captain Miano Invited to the USA Rugby National All-Star Competition

Boston Women’s Rugby Club’s former captain, Danielle Miano, has been invited to the USA Rugby National All Star Competition (NASC) in June 2015. The NASC is a major selection vehicle for the Eagles, USA 7s Program, College All-Americans and Junior All-Americans. While Miano has been training with the USA 7s program in Chula Vista CA, this is an invitation to compete at the highest levels in 15s as well. Boston Women’s knows what an assest she is on the field in drive, talent and spark and we wish her all the best at NASCs.

 

To find out more about the National All Star Competitions or the Pathway to becoming an USA Eagle as a High School, Collegiate or Senior player check out the following link:

Become a Women’s Eagle


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Spring 2015 Recap

 

We’ve had an amazing first half to our 2015 and we can’t wait to start a summer of rugby together. Here are a few of our highlights:

 

Games

 

The city of Boston started the spring season under multiple feet of snow but BWRFC was not to be deterred. With our first game in late March, we marched through snowy conditions with games against teams such as the NY Village Lions, Providence, New York Women’s, and Portland. With fresh faces on the field and on the coaching staff, we embraced the opportunity to work towards Playoffs in May. At the always amazing NERFU tournament, we had the opportunity to play the teams in our division and it helped focus us for the playoff match ahead. On May 16th in Saratoga NY, the Northeast Division 1 Playoff game began between Boston Women’s and Beantown. Boston came out strong and dotted down a try within the first 6 minutes. It was a tough battle between the two squads, with much of the action being decided in the second half but at the final whistle Beantown pulled ahead 19-12. While it was an earlier end to our season than we had hoped, Boston had a great spring, playing tremendous competition, and we can’t wait to return to league matches in the fall.

 

 

Community Outreach:

 

In March, Boston volunteered at the Fenway Health Women’s Dinner Party, a fundraiser benefitting Fenway Health Initiatives. This organization’s mission is to enhance the wellbeing of the LGBT community and all people in the Boston area and beyond. They are a beacon of health  and advocacy in the Boston Community, and trendsetters in health research, outreach and care.  Every year we’re honored to be a part of this tremendous event which makes the work they do possible.

In May, Boston ran a rugby clinic for the brand new girls team at Belmont High School. BWRFC not only planned and instructed these new players in fundamentals, but also ran and worked alongside them. The session built on initiatives started by their coaching staff and offered opportunities for players at all levels to build on their skills. Belmont and Boston players alike had a tremendous time working together and growing the women’s game in Boston!

Boston Women's Clinic for the Belmont High School Girl's Rugby Team

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Up Next:

 

Summer Sevens is on the horizon! Again – all are welcome to join and play over the summer! Email us at sevens@bwrfc.com for more information! We hope to see you June 2nd.


Holiday Cape Cod Sevens Tournament is July 18th at Nauset High School in Eastham MA. This is the 30th Anniversary and the FIRST TIME Men’s teams can join this historic women’s tournament. Be a part of the fun and find out more by emailing capecodsevens@bwrfc.com !

PRE-SEASON 2015

Boston Women’s is back in 2015! With all this snow on the ground, it may be a while before we see the pitch, but we’re working together now to get to playoffs in May! Between new coaching, spring tournaments, playoffs, and an updated Cape Cod Sevens Tournament there is a LOT to look forward to in 2015! But before anything – we prepare. Practices have started and we welcome all new players to join us every Tuesday and Thursday evening as we get ready for our spring season. This is the perfect time to join the team, brush up on fundamentals and get fit for the pitch! Are YOU interested in being part of the movement?…

 

Email us to be part of the family at join@bwrfc.com and find more information in the New Players page

 

 

New Sponsors, New Jerseys, One Team

Boston is excited to unveil a new set of jerseys that come with the support of some great sponsorship partners! Here’s our NEW LOOK:

 

 

Our Sponsors:

We’re pleased to gain the support of new sponsors while maintaining the support of some great organizations. Every sponsor relationship means a lot to our team and we’re very proud to wear the logos of these organizations on our jerseys every time we step on the pitch. To find out more about any of these companies, click on their logo below!

 

 

 

Matua Valley Wines produces award winning wines from New Zealand and is taking the wine world by storm! Always looking for opportunities to support local organizations, and coincidentally run by a very big rugby enthusiast, this sponsorship opportunity was the perfect partnership! We’re thrilled to wear their logo front and center on our jerseys and you should check out Matua by clicking the logo above!

 

Boston Women’s Rugby Club has also been lucky to have the new and continued support of the organizations below. Click on each of the logos to find out about the businesses that have supported our club!