The Board of Directors would like to thank all the players, parents and volunteers for another great season! We have experienced another year of significant growth, and as we continue to meet the challenges of a growing club, field management and match scheduling, we would like to get your feedback. This is your opportunity to let us know what is working and where we can improve. We value your input and we look forward to hearing from you. Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey.
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital- Sports Medicine Team. The team consists of an Athletic Trainer, Susan Niles and Dr. Kristin Ernest. During our home matches, we will now have a dedicated team on the sidelines to assess and treat injured players. Because a child’s bones, muscles, brain and other organs are different than an adult, they respond much differently to injuries, stress and athletic training, and require comprehensive, specialized treatment.
Having the TCH med team present helps all our players who sustain any type of injury get the care they need and they will be a great resource for follow-up care, if needed.
Welcome to the pitch, Texas Children’s Hospital. We hope you enjoy our fast paced matches!
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.
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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com
“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
If you watched the Olympics this summer, you witnessed the return of rugby to the world stage. Interested in playing rugby? Then you’re in luck as Woodlands Rugby is the largest rugby club in Texas!! Our season begins in November
All new and returning players hit the pitch! If you’re new, be prepared to learn some rugby skills and practice rugby drills. During this tryout period, there is no contact. This is an opportunity for players to check it out and see if this is a game they want to learn and play.
Woodlands Rugby offers several options:
Touch league (non-contact) for younger players up to 6th grade.
Touch 2 Contact- Players begin with touch and then continue with contact play
Contact for 7th-12 grade
Boys High School Team
Girls High School Team
Co-Ed for grades 3-6th
WHEN: Every Wednesday in November Starts November 2nd!
WHERE: ALDEN BRIDGE SORTS PARK (242)
What to bring/wear: Typical work out wear, cleats (non metal), water bottle.
For fees and teams, please see our Registration and Teams tab.
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
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)
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)