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5/26 Rookies and U13 at the Hounds Half-Time Show

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We had such a great time at on 4/21 that we want to do it again! On May 26th the Hounds will take on NOLA Gold and our rookie and U13 players will be the half-time show! Each player will receive a free ticket to the hounds game (parents can purchase at https://vivenu.com/event/chicago-hounds-vs-nola-gold-2p4q7l) Rookies will … Read more

2024 State Finals Shirt Design Contest

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Calling all creatives! Submit your shirt design for the 2024 State Finals. This contest is for all ages, we want to see them all! These will be sold online and at our state finals on 6/2. We have two categories you may submit designs for. Not only will your design be worn by many and … Read more

Joint Statement on Referee Abuse

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Dear Members of Rugby Illinois, We hope this letter finds you and your teams well as you make your final preparations to begin the 2024 XV’s Season! We are excited to see all teams make it back to the pitch and take part in another exciting year for Youth & High School Rugby in Illinois. … Read more

Steve Krause Memorial Grant

To honor the memory and legacy of Steven Krause, Rugby Illinois (RIL) and the Plainfield Rugby Club have partnered in the development of the Steven Krause Memorial Grant (SKMG) program. The goal of this program is to: Provide financial support for the development of new rugby clubs within the State of Illinois Provide a scholarship … Read more

Youth Boys ID Camp 2/18

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A partnership with Rugby Illinois, Thunderbirds and Chicago hounds is offering an identification camp for Youth Boys (grades 6 – 12) on Sunday February 18, 2024. These camps are open to all players no matter their skill level or experience, full details in flyer below. Camp Contact: Eddie Abel 317-506-6951

New Rugby Illinois Board Members Elected

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On Sunday July 30th, 2023 the club members of Rugby Illinois elected a new board.  We welcome Charles and Sal to the board. President – Sean Bracken Secretary – Jennifer Kelliher Treasure – Michael Kanzler Vice President of Competition – Theo Gilbert Vice President of Development – Charles Thorndyke Vice President of Marketing – Dave … Read more

Rugby Xplorer (RX) Administrator Seminar

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Date: August 23, 2023 at 7 PM Rugby Illinois is hosting Jamie McGregor, Sr. Director Training and Education, exclusively for Rugby Illinois Clubs.  This session will cover the following topics: Managing access for your club Payment setup Checking accreditation Team creation and Competition management Q&A will follow, Registration Required! Question send to info@rugbyillinois.us REGISTER Now!

2024 Summer AGM

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2024 Summer AGM Summer AGM is scheduled for Saturday July 20th at 9 AM location will be announced once we confirmed with the venue. Rugby Illinois holds two General Meetings (AGMs) each year, attended by representatives of all member clubs. The summer meeting is for elections and the determination of action items requiring significant preparation time for the … Read more

2023 State Finals

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Scores HS Girls PLACE TEAM SCORE TEAM SCORE 1st CRC Valkyries 24 Taft Eagles 7 HS Boys D1 PLACE TEAM SCORE TEAM SCORE 1st Glen Ellyn Ducks 36 La Salette 29 HS Boys D2 PLACE TEAM SCORE TEAM SCORE 1st Chicago Lions 40 CRC Berserkers 22 3rd Fox Valley Predators 27 LaSalette JV 23 HS … Read more