Our 2013 summer 7s schedule is up and kicking off next week! Our list of tournaments is below. Practice starts May 14th and is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9pm at Cobbs Creek Park. Contact Whitney Hileman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Subaru 7s - May 18th - Wilmington, DE
Lehigh Valley 7s - June 8th - Bethlehem, PA
PICK 7s - June 15th - Washington, DC
Ruggerama - June 22nd - Washington, DC
Harrisburg 7s - June 29th - Harrisburg, PA
Cheesesteak 7s - July 13th - Wilmington, DE
MARFU Championships - July 20th - Norfolk, VA
Local Round Robin (TBD) - July 27th - TBD
National Championships - August 10-11 - Pittsburgh, PA
Pumpkinfest is Back!
Posted on Jun 05 2013 7:54 pm
SAVE THE DATE - Pumpkinfest is Back!
WHAT: Pumpkinfest Women’s Rugby Fifteens Tournament
WHEN: Labor Day weekend - August 31-September 1, 2013
WHERE: Matches - Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington, DE; Socials - Center City Philadelphia, PA
HOSTED BY: Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Football Club
Say goodbye to Summer Sevens and hello to Fall Fifteens on Labor Day weekend at PWRFC’s Pumpkinfest Women’s Rugby Fifteens Tournament. Complete details to follow.
Philadelphia Women’s Rugby invites you to attend our Pirates themed Annual Friends and Family Day as we celebrate our Spring season and welcome the summer alongside our teammates, friends, family, fans and of course, alumna. We’ll have food, drinks and games so bring the whole family out and support your favorite Philadelphia ruggers! We will be selling items from the PWRFC boutique and as always, raffle tickets for some nice prizes.
The event is all you can eat and drink!
$10 for friends and family over 21 with ID
$5 for college students with ID and for friends and family under 21.
We will be collecting canned goods to benefit Philabundance. Please bring non-perishable items and help us fight hunger in Philadelphia.
Please feel free to join us at O’neals Pub on 3rd and South Street following the day’s events. Looking forward to seeing all of you in just a few short weeks!
See here for directions to the pitch at Edgely Field.
2013 Coaching Update
Posted on Feb 22 2013 1:19 pm
Philadelphia Women’s Rugby is pleased to announce that Bob Weir will continue as the team’s head coach for the 2013 seasons. Bob has been with Philly through three Fall seasons and the team continually improves each year under his leadership. In 2012, Bob took PWRFC to both the sevens and fifteens national championships. First, Philly earned a spot at the sevens nationals as MARFU’s 4th seed. At the championship, the team competed in the shield final and defeated Belmont Shore to win the shield. The fall 15s season was even more of an excitement. After losing their first two games, Philly surprised everyone by winning the next four and securing a spot at their second championship for the year. At nationals, Philly started out the first round by defeating the defending champion Chicago North Shore in overtime. Philly finished the tournament as one of the top 4 Division I teams. With Weir’s help, the team is looking forward to even bigger things. Bob has said “2013 is our year!”
Bob Weir has been a part of the Eastern Penn rugby community for 40 years since he started playing at West Chester University in 1973. He is currently one of the most experienced rugby coaches in the area. In addition to coaching PWRFC, he is the head coach of the MARFU Senior Women 15s All Stars. Previously he has coached Wilmington RFC, the U-19 Wilmington Colts, the U-19 Delaware boys select side, the Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Super League team and the Middletown High School Boys team. He is an International Rugby Board (IRB) Coach Educator and Trainer, a Coach Development Course Leader for the USA Rugby Coaching Development Program and a graduate of USA Rugby’s first Advanced Coaching Course in Glendale.
Philly Women are thrilled to have Bob back for another year. His enthusiastic and inclusive coaching style and never-ending motivational quotes are valued by the team. Captain Emily Tunney says, “We couldn’t ask for a most qualified, enthusiastic, or inspiring coach. I am honored to play for Bob and looking forward to another successful year.” The team starts training for the Spring season in March.