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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RUGBY TRY OUTS START IN NOVEMBER

 

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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!
TIME: 6PM-8PM
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.

 

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

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High School Girls

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TRY OUTS BEGIN FIRST WEDNESDAY IN NOVEMBER 2015

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.)

– See more at: http://woodlandsrugby.org/#sthash.FUYctACJ.dpuf

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HS Boys- Registration

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

Welcome to the 2015/2016 Rugby Season!                                             We’re almost readyVArsity2015 to open up registation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To stay up to date on club news, please sign up for our e-newsletter, like us on facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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 HERE FOR RUGBY! (COMING SOON)

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

– See more at: http://woodlandsrugby.org/#sthash.rzFlBthb.dpuf

 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)

– See more at: http://woodlandsrugby.org/#sthash.J2vUkK04.dpuf

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
Tyler Gartner Sipiliano Save
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 Annual Banquet

 

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

On June 2nd- The High School Teams (Varsity, Ladies and JV) and Junior High will hold their Awards Banquet at the beautiful 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  Awards Banquet.
Cost is $30 per person including players.

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Varsity Earns Southwest Conference Title

VArsity2015Woodlands Varsity Season ReCap as seen through the eyes of a Forward- By Coach Rizzo

The Varsity season started off a bit slow in November, with a lot of new players not real sure about what they had gotten themselves into.  As is typical of the way American athletes get involved in the game goes, as the season progressed, they were all wondering why they had never played rugby before. January was the first test of new skills and while it was a bit unrefined and a little disorganized, a win against Plano saw the advent of the “Bruise Brothers” Brandon Barnett and Dustin Wolf. It also saw the potential for this team to do good things on the pitch. Next up, we took to the the road against perennial State Champion Austin Westlake. We didn’t travel well and from a scoreboard perspective the day was a disaster, but there were moments of brilliance during the course of the match. Notably, from backs Makoa Noble and Jake Rivera who kept fighting to the end as well as forwards Matt Brownell, Sean Leshe, and Nick Cruz who filled in admirably for missing regulars. The game was an eye opener to the newer players and while the score didn’t reflect the amount of energy and effort that went into the match, the coaches saw the heart of a lion in the spirit of this team.

February saw a team of potential do something good and something bad. We opened our league competition with a huge win over St. Thomas, Alex Rayton set the pace in a game that saw Austin Shaw claim his right to play in any backline, while Nick Purcell made a statement on who will dominate the front of any lineout he is in. Stijn Albers also made his debut for Varsity coming up from JV to fill in at second row and impressing the coaches with his ability to adapt to the faster pace. The second part of February was not so kind and as we lost focus, we also dropped a game against a very good Kingwood side. Phillip Walker stands out in the loss as playing above his head to mark a very powerful opposite and holding his own.

Facing elimination from the state finals, March saw a team that was focused and resolved to play to their potential. We opened the month with a match on the road against an undefeated Cy-Fair team. Friday night under the lights was good for us and the front row of Connor Mackie, Evan Smith, and Sipi Save took control of the game early, crushing their opposites and establishing a hard-nosed approach to the game. The result was total ball control and a bonus point win over a very good team. We opened our next game at home against Katy with the return of Ryan Fischer to #8 and a new look in our backline. Captain Charlie Gordon was slated back into the #9 position with Chris Sukalski making his debut at 10. The combination proved to be lethal to Katy as we were finally able to play on a field with width and use our backline to score 26 unanswered points in a hard fought match. The final match of the month was against Memorial who showed heart against a team on a mission. Gage Aucoin played well in a scrappy match, while Jimmy Watson played hard man and cleared out anything that wasn’t ours around the breakdowns. The result was another bonus point win and claim to first place in the South Division.

April is here and with a forfeit win against Strake Jesuit there was only St. Pius in the way of a Division Championship. The match was played mid-week on the road with a crowd of Woodlands supporters braving Houston traffic to see the culmination of a well played season. Kameron Gladney came into his own and ruled over the middle of the field with an iron fist. Running hard and tackling even harder it made for a long night for our opponents. Cody Chutz and Nick Shackleton saw some much needed playing time while Maurice Ruf established himself as a force to be reconed with, running hard and making sure we kept possession. James Tupes made his debut on the wing making his presence known from the moment he touched the ball. The result was an avalanche of tries in a lopsided win to claim the Division title.

Looking back on it, the season has been an amazing trip from a group of guys that weren’t sure about what they were doing, to a team that has every intention of winning a state title. As we noted early in the season, a team of potential who’s next phase of the journey starts Saturday in Dallas. That is where we will see potential realized and if we play to that potential that is when we can stop talking about the team that could be and become the team that is.

Respectfully,

Coach Rizzo