As the leaves on trees are just barely starting to change color, the WWRFC is getting ready for the start of our 2017 fall season.
Practices will start on Monday August 7 at 5:45pm at the Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex in Cottage Grove, Wis. As usual, practices will take place every Monday and Wednesday night until the end of the fall season. See our Practices page for more info. As always, practices are open to anyone new to our team or our sport; new players are always welcome!
The first week of practice will include a team meeting at the end of training on Wednesday August 9. All new and current players should plan to attend!
We’ll finish off the first week of practice by competing at Wisconsin Rugby Club’s annual Stuart Daily Memorial 10s Tournament in Cottage Grove on August 12. We’re looking forward to this fun opportunity to brush off the dust from the summer and get ready for our fall season!
Speaking of games, our fall will consist of home-and-away games against our Midwest Division 1 competition: Chicago Women, Detroit Women, and Minnesota Valkyries. The season will end with the Midwest Championship in early November. In addition, we’ll have several friendlies this fall, including home matches against Ocononomowoc and Denver Black Ice, as well as our annual alumni game on August 26. Check out our Schedule page for full match details, including times and locations. We hope to see tons of fans at our games!
And last but now least, the WWRFC is happy to announce our new head coach! Justin O’Connor will be joining us this fall to helm the club. Originally from Wales, Justin has been coaching for 10 years, from the U16 level up to seniors. We’re excited by the experience and enthusiasm for the sport that Justin will be bringing us and cannot wait to start practicing with him. If you see him at any of our games or socials, give him a friendly Wisconsin welcome!