Saturday, October 30, 2010

Movember New York Rugby Challenge

Calling all men of the NYC Metropolitan rugbyMovember is an exciting way for NY Rugby to raise awareness for men's health issues and have a good time while doing it.  This year we would like to issue a NY Rugby challenge to you all and ask that you register on and join the New York MO-tropolitan Network. 

There are a few ways you can get involved, either individually or through a team. Each department is encouraged to start a team made up of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas. 

A team is a way to make Movember fun and engaging. Once you create a team, you gotta do some mo-recruiting because, let's face it, other than Tom Selleck no one can really wear a moustache alone.


Movember, the month formerly known as November, is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.

    •    REGISTER at:  and start your team up!
    •    RECRUIT team members by using the email, Facebook and Twitter “BUILD YOUR TEAM” tools off of your Mo Space page ... Remember to make sure your team members are registered! Believe it or not, just growing a Mo will not cure cancer!
    •    JOIN the New York MO-tropolitan Network from your Mo Space page: 
    •    CREATE a new look by starting to grow your Mo on Movember 1st
    •    MOTIVATE your friends and family to support your growing efforts by using the email, Facebook and Twitter “Ask for Donations” tools off of your Mo Space page
    •    CELEBRATE your journey at a Mo themed end of Movember Celebration:, or host your own with the office by ordering your free Movember party-in-a-box:

The Movember website provides many great resources including personalized fundraising pages and promotional materials to help your Movember cause. If you need any help along the way or need any information, you can email Katie Thiele at

Old Blue RFC helping to kick Cancer in to touch charity match (New York, NY Sat 30th October)

Old Blue RFC helping to kick Cancer in to touch!
 Mo Bros Vs Old Blue 1st XVSaturday 30th October
Columbia Baker Field Sports Complex
Kick off 1:30pm

Come one,. come all!! In anticipation for the upcoming month of MOvember (formally November ) Old Blue will be playing a charity game against the MOvember Select side in an effort to raise awareness (and money) about prostate and testicular cancer. 1 in 3 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. 
And the INTERNATIONAL effort Known as MOVEMBER is doing its part to raise awareness of this terrible disease. Every year thousands of men around the globe donate their faces to a good cause and get people to sponsor the growing of their mustache. 
So far 20 players on the Old Blue squad have signed up and pledged to grow a MO and raise some serious cash! You can donate online to our cause by sponsoring individuals in the team or our collective team Old Blue (balls) by GOING HERE, there will also be collection buckets on the day to help bolster the Old Blue support of this very worthy cause. 
Old Blue Oldish Boy Tim Fuery and his awesome company have pledged to donate $100 to Movember on behalf of the first Mo Bro to score a try and also $100 to Mo Bro of the match! Thank you Tim!!
If anyone would like to match or even better Tims generosity please contact me for details. 
We look forward to seeing you all there on Saturday to watch a memorable game of rugby and help save a bro by growing a MO!
Dom Wareing
Capt Old Blue 1st XV
Movember NYC Committee Member
Movember Invitational RFC Mo Bros Chairman

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jersey City Casino Night Benefiting the Play Rugby USA & Police Activities League Rugby Program

Registrations now open:

A Safe Bet: Play Rugby USA & Jersey City Police Activity League Team Up for Casino Night to Benefit Local Rugby Program
Jersey City, NJ, October 14 2010: Play Rugby USA and The Jersey City PAL are proud to announce their inaugural fundraising effort to expand their highly popular Youth Flag Rugby program. This last spring saw the first ever Youth Rugby program in Jersey City. SGT Frank William, PAL Director, gave the program a chance and it was found to be immensely popular with the kids. Within just a few short weeks of their first practice the JC PAL team went on to take 2nd place in their bracket at the NYC Mayor’s Cup. Off the field, the program was as successful in engaging the local kids after school and keeping them off the streets and committed to their team. Due to its popularity SGT Williams is looking to expand the program into 5 more schools for 2011. At this rate of expansion Youth Rugby could be in many more schools in just a few short years, perhaps reflecting the 1000% increase in organizations adopting rugby in New York City in under 5 years.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

2010 Rugby League Atlantic Cup - Jacksonville, Florida - Nov 16th, 18th, & 20th

For anyone who hasn't had the chance to watch rugby league live, the 2010 Rugby League Atlantic Cup  in Jacksonville, Florida, will be a real treat!

The Atlantic Cup is a full International Rugby League Tournament designed to find the best Rugby League Nation in the Atlantic Region - the 2010 event will be contested by Canada, Jamaica and the USA.

Games are scheduled to take part in November with USA v Jamaica on the 16th , Canada v Jamaica on the 18th , and USA v Canada on the 20th.  

All the details including ticket information can be found on the Axemen's website here

In related news, Redhook ESB was recently announced as the Official Beer of the Rugby League Atlantic Cup and University of North Florida Campus Paper highlighted two of the Jacksonville Axemen players who came out of the UNF Rugby program and have been named for the USA side.

Friday, October 8, 2010

NYC: Village Lions Friends and Family day, Saturday 9th October

The Village Lions invite you to their Friends and Family day being held tomorrow on Randall's Island field 74.

The old boys, ladies, and mens are all in action, so bring some food to throw on the bbq, grab a few beers, and enjoy a great day of rugby.

First game kicks off at 10:30am with the Old Boys taking on the Gents of NY.   The Leonas take the field in full force with the Old Gals v the young girls and look out for a special guest appearance by Head Coach Mary Holmes!  The mens team will be playing their 4th league game of the season against Union County RFC with both A and B sides in action.

The merchandise folks will be out with their Lions ware and I've heard the hoodies are the hot item this year!

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