Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend Rugby

There are few great rugby events on this Saturday, which I have listed below. If you know of any others, please feel free to post them in the comments and I'll add them to the list:

New York 7s (New York, NY) - New York Rugby Club are hosting there 51st Annual Sevens tournament on Saturday. First matches kick off off at 8:20am and are played over on Randall's Island Park which is located in the East River below the RFK Bridge and the park is accessible by public and private transportation. More details can be found on the New York RFC's site


Turkey trot 7’s (Bethesda, MD) - Maryland Exiles are holding there annual sevens tournament this Saturday, Kick off is at 8:15am and is being held at Timberlawn Park in Bethesda.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Podcast Episode 6 - Lisa Lake / Willie Dominguez

Last month I posted a story on local NYC coach and high-school teacher Lisa Lake who was named as a coach of the year in a National Contest. In a follow up story, I met with Lisa and Willie Dominguez, the young man who nominated Lisa, to learn more about their stories, the award, and life with New York Rugby Club.





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Lisa Lake (in red) receiving her award in Washington DC

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Zealands Ambassdor's Shield this Sunday in Washington DC


The 13th Annual Ambassador's Shield tournament is on this Sunday November 15th.

Held at Trinity University

Held at Trinity University in Northeast Washington DC, the tournament will feature mens, women's, golden oldies and youth rugby plus the featured match between New Zealand Ambassador's XV, a team of New Zealand's best, and the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Union All-Stars XV.
Match details are below and for more information on the tournament, head over to http://www.ambassadorsshield.com/


Here's the match schedule:
9:00am - 10:15am: MARFU Women XV v. Ottawa Select Women
10:20am - 11:30am: Poltroons v. French Embassy Old Boys
11:35am - 12:40pm: Virginia Cardinals v. KEA Kiwi's Old Boys
12:45pm - 1:50pm: PRU U19s v. EPRU U19s
1:50pm - 2:15pm: Hyde School VII v. Gallaudet VII
2:30pm - 4:00pm: NZ Ambassador's XV v. MARFU XV

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

51st Annual New York Rugby Sevens on November 28

If you are in Manhattan on November 28th and fancy a spot of sevens action, New York Rugby Club are hosting there 51st Annual Sevens tournament. The tournament is the largest and longest running in the US and marks the end of the fall rugby season in the local area.

Over 106 teams are expected to participate and should be a fantastic day of rugby.

For more information, head over to the
New York RFC's site
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Samoans play for tsunami victims at GGI Sevens

One of my podcast guests and good friend, Scott Martell, is currently down in Oz for the Gold Coast International Sevens (his company, Rugby Ink , are the official kit sponsor). This is one of many stories and photos he will be sharing in the coming days.

Samoans play for tsunami victims at GGI 7's


The Samoan based team has promised to provide as much support as possible for the victims of the recent tsunami which has caused so much devastation and loss of life back home. They announced that any prizemoney they win, which includes a $20,000 reward to the winners, will be donated to the Tsunami Appeal.

Read more at
http://ur7s.com/news/588/samoans_play_for_tsunami_victims_at_gci_7s

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Village Lions Womens Calendar Release Party

The lovely ladies of the Village Lions are launching their 2010 calendar and you're all invited to join in the festivities at the launch party!
The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 19 at 8:00pm in New York city and
to see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=182594939840&mid=15c4785G2555d427G3089799G7

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