Registration is now open for the Powerade State Games. The rugby tournament will be held on June 17th at Hester Park, Greensboro. Follow the link below for more details and to register:
End of season rugby, fun and shenanigans at Clayton. What a great way to finish off the season and start the summer with a fun, action packed holiday weekend. Please follow the link for details and to register
In its 2d season, the Fall 7s series was essentially controlled by the Ravens for a second year. Unlike in 2015, for the 2016 Fall Series, the Ravens entered two sides for each event instead of one; 2015 saw the Ravens win the Fall 7s series and in 2016 the Ravens placed 2d and 4th with two programs competing.
Coach Brown sought to increase the overall benefit in having twice as many players compete in the Fall 7s Series, understanding that by splitting his team, he would not have as competitive of a team. The boys in Orange and Black did not upset ... they dominated each and every week, once almost facing off against each other in the finals.
Congratulations to the Ravens for the commitment and dedication they showed during this Series.
This popular annual event is a team and crowd pleaser. At the beginning of the tourney, players from all teams get together, cheer all the rugby moms, and then deliver each a Mum flower (provided). Overall, it is a great way to recognize moms and to give our JV eligible players a way to end the season with some great matches.
To get lots of variety in and to ensure we don’t go over max playing time minutes, the tourney format is 3 @ 30 minute matches per team (15 minute halves). Rolling/ unlimited subs and open rosters are fine. Players must be CIPPed and in 9th – 11th grades (NCYRU Defines JV as high school – no seniors). Many of us have struggled to get matches for our JV guys this season – the Mothers’ Day Tourney is a great way to finish out with three solid matches.
This date, Mothers’ Day - May 14th – is open on the calendar and the times leave space before and after for church, dinner for mom, etc… Plus the event itself is meant to acknowledge and thank moms for their support of our athletes…a win-win for all.
The tourney fee is a flat $100 – NCYRU only tries to cover costs (fields, ATCs, Refs, Flowers). Teams that are Title I do not need to pay the fee. Payment/ registration/ questions can be done through NCYRU Secretary Erik Saxon: Erik@CharlotteJuniorRugby.com – (704)996-3522
Please, register before May 1st so we have time to tweak the schedule and organize the event properly.
20 Mar 16. Mint Hill/Charlotte, NC. The Rocky River RFC, a School based rugby team at Rocky River High School is launching an outreach program for the surrounding elementary schools. The Rocky River Players are going to volunteer as mentors and tutors for the children at Reedy Creek Elementary, J.W. Grier Elementary and J.H. Gunn Elementary.
In addition to mentoring and tutoring, the High School Ravens will institute a community based U10 and U12 contact and non-contact Rugby programs for students at those schools to participate in the North Carolina youth rugby leagues.
For additional information, to provide words of encouragement, to offer to support this undertaking, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Derrick Brown or Robert F. Peterlin. #RavensRugbyStrong #JuniorRavensSoar