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Photo Gallery

We are so very  fortunate to have parents show us their photographic talents and share those pictures with us.  Most notably, Chuck Macune takes some incredible action shots and we are ever grateful for his time and talent.  To check out the galleries please click here and you will be directed to our SmugMug site.

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Fixtures Are Complete

We’re pleased to announce that most of the fixtures for all sides have been posted.  Keep in mind, while these dates are set, there can be last minute changes that occur.  The calendar is laid out in agenda style, meaning each event will be listed individually. You can click on CALENDAR view to get a monthly view of events. When you hover over your team of interest, the information will be highlighted so you can see the who, what, when. Again, keep in mind last minute locations, weather issues and other circumstances may change an event status.  You can subscribe to the calendar to your iCal, Google+ , Outlook, etc. Simply change the view to calendar mode and scroll down to the bottom right side of the calendar where you will see the “Subscribe” button. To keep most up to date, follow us on Facebook and check your email from Lead Parents and Coaches.

 

Oh, What Fun…..Annual Alumni Match

Join us for the Annual Alumni Match on Tuesday, Dec.  22nd. Should be perfect weather! This will be a fun evening of rugby when alumni members reunite to take on the Houston United Rugby Team. It’s a special night when old friends reunite  on the pitch once again for auld lang syne.  No better way to celebrate the season than with a great match up between our Woodlands Rugby Alumni and the HURT! We encourage all new/current players and families to come out, especially if you’ve never been to a rugby match. Come out and support the old timers and the really old timers!

The match is scheduled for 7:30pm at Alden Bridge Sports Park on 242.

Woodlands Youth Rugby Club Sponsorship

The Woodlands Youth Rugby Club is a non-profit youth sports organization with the mission and vision to promote, encourage and facilitate access to rugby to young members of our community from the ages of ten through eighteen. While many of our players come from northern Harris and Montgomery counties, players from any and all school districts are accepted allowing players to bond with a diverse group of teammates.

Growing Popularity:

Rugby is an international sport and the fastest growing sport in the US. Our players have the opportunity to meet other players throughout the United States as well as internationally.  We have hosted teams from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chicago, Louisiana as well as many from here in Texas.  Rugby is a unique sport that accommodates players of different abilities and body types.  Male, female, tall, short, slight of build, heavily muscled they all have a place on our rugby teams. Since its inception in 2001, our club has sponsored players with financial needs as well as travel to matches, tournaments and playoffs.

Rugby makes its return to the Olympics next summer in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Both the men and women’s USA Eagles will proudly represent the US.  Meya Bizer, a Woodlands Rugby alum, will be on the women’s team.

Community Impact and Successes:

The Woodlands Youth Rugby Club impacts the community by providing its players the opportunity to interact with a very diverse group of teammates and competitors.  It fosters a love of the game and deep sense of camaraderie which lasts well into adult hood.  The Club teaches good sportsmanship and emphasizes the highest level of conduct in the players who represent it. We have an elite class of coaches who all serve on a volunteer basis.  Many of our players have gone on to play at the Texas Elite, and U.S. Junior Eagle levels, and a majority of our players have been, or are currently active on college teams around the country to include, Life University, Texas A&M, Penn State, LSU, University of Texas, Arkansas State, and Arizona State.

What your sponsorship means:

Woodlands Youth Rugby Club works hard to keep registration costs at the lowest level possible. Due to increased field costs (double) and additional fees associated with registration, referees etc., we are unable to fund scholarships at the same level.  One way we do this is through fundraising and corporate sponsorship!  Your help in regard to this mission would be greatly appreciated, and the Woodlands Youth Rugby Club Board of Directors, Coaches, and players thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Woodlands Youth Rugby Sponsorship 

Please review the sponsorship options below.

 

Club Level Sponsor                        $5,000 +

  • Premium level sponsorship plus
  • Logo identification on all new team jerseys, marketing material, game-day banners
  • Match tickets and parking for state championships
  • Flexibility based on sponsor wishes

Premium Level Sponsor                 $2,500 +

  • All platinum level activities plus…
  • Sponsor Logo on all recruiting and marketing materials (including match day banners/activities).
  • Premium sponsor mention & logo on front page of web site with link to your own pop-up page and up to 500 word description of your company/business/services (includes link back to your web site).
  • Depending on donation level and sponsorship desires, items that are sponsor-logo identified, such as jerseys or other team wear, can be included.
  • Media mentions as appropriate (“Thanks all our sponsors including…”) in club newsletter, news updates, etc.

Platinum Level Sponsor                  $1,000+

  • Logo on Woodlands Youth Rugby sponsorship page with link (prioritized by sponsor level).
  • Sponsor name/logo on match day banners
  • Broadcast email message to membership in conjunction with other platinum sponsors on a weekly basis.
  • Team photo/sponsorship plaque.

Gold Level Sponsor                         $500 +

  • Mention on the Woodlands Youth Rugby sponsorship page with link.
  • Broadcast email message to membership in conjunction with other gold sponsors

If you or your company is interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at woodlands.rugby@woodlandsrugby.org

Sponsorship Inquiry

Welcome Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands

SPONSORS 2015-2016

Woodlands Rugby welcomes all our sponsors to the 2015-2016 season! Your support is greatly appreciated!

Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands is a major sponsor for 2016 season!

“We consider ourselves servants and we feel a responsibility to give back to the community,” Milner says. “Yes, we are running a business, but our business is a gateway to serve the community and give in ways other people can’t.”  – Bob Milner, owner MBOTW

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

We are gearing up for the 2015/2016 Rugby Season!

Early Bird Registration is Open Now. To stay up to date on club news, please sign up for our e-newsletter.

 

Please note all registration will take place ONLINE ONLY. We do not accept cash or checks. Payments may be made with major credit/debit cards (with the Visa/MC logo) or PayPal

Register Now

 FEES:

New this year- Offering early registration incentives for all teams

TOUCH-Fee for Touch Rugby is $50 (includes a team T-shirt)
GRADES 1-6 are eligible for Touch Rugby League.
Players play within their team grade level. Touch Rugby is a great way to prepare those continuing on to contact to get in rugby shape.

CONTACT-Fees vary based on grade level and deadline options- Only Players from grades 3-high school are eligible for contact rugby
Grades 1-2 WOMBATS

(Touch only, there is no contact league for this age group)
$50 

CONTACT /TOUCH

Grades 3-4 WOLVERINES 

 $275 Touch and Contact by 10/15 (Early)
 $250 CONTACT ONLY by 11/30 (Early)
$275 CONTACT ONLY After 11/30-12/30 (Season)
$300 After Jan 1 (Late)

Grades 5-6   WARRATAHS      

$275 Touch and Contact by 10/15 (Early)
$250 CONTACT ONLY by 11/30 (Early)
$275 Contact Only After 11/30-12/30 (Season)
$300 After Jan 1 (Late)

Register Now

Grades 7-High School Play Contact Rugby. Contact practice and play only begins once all players are fully registered and hold their current CCIP.

 Grades 7-8 (JUNIOR HIGH)        CONTACT ONLY

 $325 Early by 11/30 (Early)
 $350 After 11/30-12/30 (Season)
 $395 After Jan. 1 (Late)
 High School Boys    CONTACT ONLY

Note: High School teams (JV and Varsity) are required to have a track suit (kit)
Track suit design will not change for 2015/2016. If you have one from a previous season, you may opt for NO KIT reg fee.

  No Kit       $475 Early by 11/30 (Early)
                       $500 After 11/30-12/30 (Season)
                       $550 After Jan 1 (Late)
     Kit           $575 Early by 11/30 (Early)
                       $600 After 11/30-12/30 (Season)
                       $650 After Jan 1 (Late)

   High School Girls     CONTACT ONLY

                      $325 Contact Only by 11/30 (Early)
                      $350 Contact Only  11/30-12/30 (Season)
                      $395 After Jan. 1 (Late)

Register Now
SPLIT PAYMENT OPTION-  First payment is due at registration, the second payment is due 30 days later. The payment is automatically charged at 30 days. 
Team Fees Under $300 are not eligible for split payment option. Fees for teams paying over $300, initial payment depends on whether you opt in for early, season or late registration.
Junior High  SPLIT PAY( $225-295)  for the first payment then, $100.00  one-time payment.)
 Note: High School teams (JV and Varsity) are required to have a track suit (kit)

You will also need to turn in the following paper forms, which are included in a confirmation email once you complete the registration process or you can follow the link below.

For High School  ONLY VERY IMPORTANT                                                     a. Copy of drivers license b. Copy of school ID

1. Copy of Birth Certificate
2. Copy of Current Physical signed by a physician (within last 12 months)
3. Copy of Insurance Card
4. Signed and initialed USA Rugby Membership Form. (All USA Rugby Fees are included in your registration)

Download/Print Here
5. Completed and signed Medical Information Form. Download/Print Here
6. Medical Release Form Download and Print Here

Download/Print Here

If you have any questions, please contact Christa Morgan via email: woodlands.rugby@woodlandsrugby.org

Register Now

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Welcome to the 2015/2016 Rugby Season!

To stay up to date on club news, please sign up for our e-newsletter.  Woodlands Rugby is constantly striving to make rugby affordable and accessible to the youth of The Woodlands and Montgomery County. We are a club sport, meaning any young person from public and private school is invited to play.  This year we are encouraging  players to sign up early in order to get a better handle on jerseys for all teams.

Please note all registration will take place ONLINE ONLY. We will not accept cash or checks.  Coaches and Lead Parents cannot take checks or cash. Payments may be made with major credit/debit cards (with the Visa/MC logo) or PayPal

Register

 FEES: New this year- Offering early registration incentives for all teams

TOUCH-Fee for Touch Rugby is $50 (includes shorts and team T-shirt)
GRADES 1-6 are eligible for Touch Rugby League.
Players play within their team grade level. Touch Rugby is a great way to prepare those continuing on to contact to get in rugby shape.

CONTACT-Fees vary based on grade level and deadline options- Only Players from grades 3-high school are eligible for contact rugby


Grades 1-2 WOMBATS
(Touch only, there is no contact league for this age group)

$50 

TOUCH 2 CONTACT – Coed

Players in this group have three options,                                                                     a. Touch Only b. Touch 2 Contact c. Contact Only

Grades 3-4 WOLVERINES – Coed
 $250 CONTACT ONLY by 11/30 (Early)
$275 CONTACT ONLY After 11/30-12/30 (Season)
$300 After Jan 1 (Late)

Grades 5-6   WARRATAHS  -Coed  

$250 CONTACT ONLY by 11/30 (Early)
$275 Contact Only After 11/30-12/30 (Season)
$300 After Jan 1 (Late)


Grades 7-High School Play Contact Rugby. Contact practice and play only begins once all players are fully registered and hold their current CCIP.

 Grades 7-8 (JUNIOR HIGH)        CONTACT ONLY

 $325 Early by 11/30 (Early)
 $350 After 11/30-12/30 (Season)
 $395 After Jan. 1 (Late)
 High School Boys    CONTACT ONLY

Note: High School teams (JV and Varsity) are required to have a track suit (kit)
Track suit design will not change for 2015/2016. If you have one from a previous season, you may opt for NO KIT reg fee.

  No Kit       $475 Early by 11/30 (Early)
                       $500 After 11/30-12/30 (Season)
                       $550 After Jan 1 (Late)
     Kit           $575 Early by 11/30 (Early)
                       $600 After 11/30-12/30 (Season)
                       $650 After Jan 1 (Late)

   High School Girls     CONTACT ONLY

                      $325 Contact Only by 11/30 (Early)
                      $350 Contact Only  11/30-12/30 (Season)
                      $395 After Jan. 1 (Late)

SPLIT PAYMENT OPTION-  First payment is due at registration, the second payment is due 30 days later. The payment is automatically charged at 30 days. 
Team Fees Under $300 are not eligible for split payment option. Fees for teams paying over $300, initial payment depends on whether you opt in for early, season or late registration.
Junior High  SPLIT PAY( $225-295)  for the first payment then, $100.00  one-time payment.)
 Note: High School teams (JV and Varsity) are required to have a track suit (kit)

You will also need to turn in the following paper forms, which are included in a confirmation email once you complete the registration process or you can follow the link below.

For High School  ONLY VERY IMPORTANT                                                     a. Copy of drivers license b. Copy of school ID

1. Copy of Birth Certificate
2. Copy of Current Physical signed by a physician (within last 12 months)
3. Copy of Insurance Card
4. Signed and initialed USA Rugby Membership Form. (All USA Rugby Fees are included in your registration)

Download/Print Here
5. Completed and signed Medical Information Form. Download/Print Here
6. Medical Release Form Download and Print Here

Download/Print Here

If you have any questions, please contact Christa Morgan via email: woodlands.rugby@woodlandsrugby.org

Register

Follow us on Twitter- @woodlandsrugby

Like us on Facebook- Woodlands Youth Rugby Club

 

Countdown Is On For Rugby Season!!

Rugby BallsBack to school is an exciting time for many for rugby fans, it indicates that rugby season is just around the corner. Look for a continuation of our Youth Rugby Program, Touch Rugby and as always, Girls and Boys High School Team.  Try Outs begin in November, every Wednesday from 6-8pm at Alden Bridge Sports Park.  To get the latest news, like us Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter. Get ready to rugby!

2015 Woodlands Rugby Season Wrap Up

2015 Season Highlights

The 2015 Woodland Rugby Season officially came to a close on May 22nd with the High School Awards Banquet taking place on Thursday and the Youth Side celebrating their season’s end with a park BBQ on Friday.  Woodlands Rugby has had the honor of much success since its beginning and this year was no exception. This is your 2015 Woodlands Rugby Season Wrap Up report!

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This year, the club was honored with  the presentation of the Youth Rugby Award by Rugby Texas, our charter organization. The Youth Development Award recognizes a club’s effort to not only grow the game of rugby at the high school level, but to promote rugby through a robust youth program.  The youth program really shaped up nicely this year under the guidance of newcomer Kevin Murphy. He, along with Phil Devos maintained an active and productive youth league. The High School Ladies squad teamed with Kingwood to host a Rugby Buddies Clinic. This is a clinic for special needs HS kids. The girls paired up with a Buddy and spent the day teaching rugby skills. Below are this season’s hightlights.

  • Gareth Jones Rugby Challenge Cup- High School JV Boys hold the cup till next year
  • Texas State Champs- JV High School Boys- Undefeated for the season!
  • South Texas Division Champions- High School Boys Varsity
  • Texas State Finalists- High School Boys and High School Girls
  • Rugby Texas Youth Development Award

This year, Woodlands Rugby graduated 17 Seniors, with several of these seniors falling in love with rugby for the first time.  This is always a bittersweet event for the club. We’ve grown to know each of these players and while we are excited to see where life takes them, we miss them just the same. In the end, we’re thrilled that Woodlands Rugby was a part of their life and we hope that they take some of the lessons learned on and off the pitch.  Good luck to you all! Graduation

Gage Aucoin  *  Brandon Barnett  *  Cody Chustz  *  Colin Gill  *
Charlie Gordon * Jacob Godail  *  Connor Mackie  *
Ian Martinez  *  Aaron Platt  * Nick Purcell  *
Nicholas Shackleton  *  Chris Sukalski  *  Dustin Wolf

INDIVIDUAL SEASON ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

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MVP – Emily Squier 
Best Back – Madison Randolph
Best Forward – Kati Morgan
Most Improved – Kasey Johnson

HIGH PERFORMANCE PLAYERS-

Emily Squier, Madison Randolph, Kati Morgan

 

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

Varsity:

MVP – Brandon Barnett
Best Back – Charlie Gordon
Best Forward – Connor Mackie
Most Improved – Jimmy Watson

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JUNIOR VARSITY:

MVP – Kieran Farmer
Best Back – Kelsey Gladney
Best Forward – Stijn Albers
Most Improved – Tyler Baker

HIGH PERFORMANCE PLAYERS:

Conner Mackie  Evan Conlon
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Kieran Farmer  Kelsey Gladney Ian Morris
Alex Rayton  Jack Holdsworth

Junior High

MVP- Matt Planos
Best Back- Jordan Bowers
Best Forward- Luke Rizzo
Most Improved- Finnegan Bishop

Grade 5&6

Most Improved – Murdo Mitchell
Best Forward – Ben Campbell
Best Back – Joseph Golden
MVP – Miles Castleman

Grade 3&4

Most Improved – Gabriel Hopkins
Best Forward – Brock Romanski
Best Back – John Wyatt Painter
MVP – Alma Clark

 

Congratulations to all~ Have a happy summer! Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

 

Woodlands Rugby Celebrates End of Season

This year, Woodlands Rugby will end the season with not one, but two parties.

 

On Thursday, May 21 at 6:00newyearrugbypm- The High School Teams (Varsity, Ladies and JV) and Junior High will hold their Awards Banquet at the beautful Belle Maison. On this evening we will award and commend the fine young men and women who have worked so hard this last year, putting forth extraordinary efforts on the pitch and behind the scenes to make The Woodlands Youth Rugby Club such a successful organization. Come share the season’s highlights, team awards and an evening of fun and fellowship. We look forward to seeing parents, players, coaches  and volunteers!

Tickets are required for the High School Awards Banquet. Cost is $25 per person including players. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Directions to Belle Maison

 

 

On May 22, the youth side (Grades 1-6) will celebrate their outstanding season and biggest growth spurt to date! The younger set will have a cookout at Shadowbend Park at 7pm. For more information contact Diane King.

Tickets are not required for the Youth Rugby Cook Out.

COOK OUT