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Posted on May 08 2013 8:27 am
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
Ruggers of the Caribbean
Posted on May 01 2013 12:51 pm
Posted on Apr 22 2013 8:15 am
Philly Women's Rugby needs your help to make our new jerseys one-of-a-kind. Inspired by PWRFC circa 1983, our next set of jerseys will pay homage to all of the past players, coaches, friends, and family that helped make us what we are today. That is why we are giving each of you the chance to put your name on one of our new jerseys. At Friends and Family Day we will hold a silent auction during which our supporters can bid on their favorite numbered jersey. The highest bidder for each jersey will have his or her name (or a friend's or favorite coach's name) printed on the front and the sleeve. See attached image for a mock up (not biased at all). The final set of jerseys will be ready by the fall season. Come out to a match this fall and see how your legacy continues on the arms of the current team!
On Friends and Family Day, bidding will start at $75 and open at 1:00pm and close at 4:00pm. However, you have the option to "buy-it-now" for $200 right here on pwrfc.org! Don't give anyone the chance to outbid you for your favorite number. The "buy-it-now" option opens at on April 25th and closes at 5:00pm on May 2nd. Please contact Kate at email@example.com for more information.
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.
Posted on Jan 11 2013 12:42 pm
A new newsletter is out with a recap of playoffs and end-of-season festivities. Check it out!
Collegiate Clinic Registration
Posted on Jan 22 2013 10:38 pm
Registration for our 2013 Collegiate Clinic is now open. See the clinic page for more information or to download a team application.
2013 College Clinic
Posted on Dec 18 2012 9:54 am
The 12th Annual PWRFC Collegiate Clinic will be held on February 24, 2013.
The Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Clinic emphasizes safety and fun, while coaching good individual and unit rugby skills along with team tactics. Our coaches bring with them the most up-to-date rugby skills, player-centered teaching methods, and tactics from the collegiate, all-star, and international women’s rugby game.
Players will take part in a variety of rugby games and activities that promote teamwork while teaching rugby fundamentals. Players of all experience levels are welcome!
Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Football Club in association with Schuylkill River Exiles Rugby Football Club is proud to announce on the MLK Day of Service a year-long campaign to fight hunger in the Delaware Valley. Throughout the 2012 spring, summer, and fall rugby seasons (roughly February through November) PWRFC will be collecting non-perishable food at all team events. Philadelphia Women's Rugby encourages all of our opponents, friends, family, and fans to support our cause through non-perishable food donations. All donations will be given to Philabundance through the WMMR Camp Out for Hunger at the conclusion of the 2012 fall rugby season.