Earlier in the summer a new “Merchandise Committee” was formed to address a long-standing desire of many Rat men and women – having new gear to wear to show our pride in Charles River. For a number of years the absence of apparel created and offered on a regular basis had been a point of conversation between rookies, vets, and Old Boys & Gals.
Interested In Playing Rugby
Charles River Rugby welcomes all new and experienced rugby players on our men's and women's teams. Come to practice or check out a match.
By volunteering 2.5 hours on 3 different Wednesday nights, Charles River Rugby was able to help feed a family of 4 for over 5 years! The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and distributes upwards of 48 million pounds of food per year to local organizations. Their mission distribute 60 million pounds and thus be able to provide one meal a day to every person in need in eastern Massachusetts. To do this, they need over 25,000 volunteers a year.
Dan started playing with Charles River in 1976 and continued to put the boots on until the early 90’s. Around that time he also began the transition to being the man behind the whistle at practice. While, by his own admission, he wasn’t always sure of what to do as coach, he ran a practice that was described as “vicious” by the Green & Orange of the day.
Jamie Carrillo’s impressive rugby playing career began in 2008 at Bentley University, but her understanding and interest in the game began when she was attending high school in Zurich, Switzerland. Her high school did not have a women’s team, but once at Bentley she took advantage of the opportunity to begin playing herself and feel address a bit of homesickness she had of Europe after she returned to the US.
“O scrum all ye faithful” and join in our holiday card fundraiser! For the third year in a row we will be selling beautiful, hand made holiday cards. Each card is designed by our talented Charles River ruggers, Anne Beaumont and Cassie Cox, and hand made by the less-talented, but ever-faithful elves of the club. You can see some sample cards in the images here (more to come!). When we begin selling in October you’ll get an email announcement and you’ll be able to cherry-pick what card styles you want.
The men’s and women’s Fall schedules are below and you’re invited to come cheer us on! In particular, we would love to have you for Homecoming on Saturday, October 11th. Come watch the men and women battle against Seacoast at Moakley Park in South Boston. Then head to the bar to social with the teams afterwards. Hope to see you there!
As USA Rugby continues to make structural changes in their effort to field the best side possible for the upcoming 2016 Olympics, the effects are being felt in Unions across the country. Because of these adjustments NERFU has undergone yet another realignment of clubs. Charles River Men will be playing as part of a redesigned, and more competitive, Division III beginning this fall. While the change in division was not the outcome…
The Charles River women bring experience, energy, and talent to the fall 2014 season. Emerging refreshed after the best finish in club history, taking 3rd place in Northeast Rugby Union Division II last year, the Lady Rats will return most of their lineup to the pitch. Practice is underway, with head coach Brian Lottridge tuning up his band of Rats before the pre-season opener against Boston Women’s Rugby on Saturday, August 30th.