Beantown RFC

February 5, 2018

2018 Board Elected

On January 11, 2018 Beantown held the Annual General Meeting in downtown Boston. We met quorum and elected the 2018 board, welcoming many new faces! Thank you to everyone who ran for a position, and congratulations to those elected.

The new board is as follows:
Captains of the Club – Tats Toeldte and Claire Stingley
B-Side Captain – Olivia Benzan-Daniel
President – Izzy DeMello
Vice President – Allie Martin
Clerk – Monique Gallant
Treasurer – Ahuva Hanau
Match Secretary – Madeline Sovie
Field Secretary – Sarah Harkness
Social Secretary – Christina Hollis and Allison Gaylord
Publicity Secretary – Margaret Zimmer
Tours Secretary – Kelsey McCarty
Tournament Secretaries – Tats Toeldte and Lauren Bowser

Non-Board Positions Elected:
Sponsorship Chairs – Jess Davis
Recruiting Coordinator – Olivia Benzen-Daniel and Lauren Bowser
Alumni Liaison – Julie Wang
Equipment Manager – Emily Jones
Summer Sevens Coordinator – Al Del Brocco
Clinics Coordinator – Olivia Benzan-Daniel and Allison Martin
Medical Coordinator – Samantha Luther

We would like to remind current Beantown players that board meetings are always completely open to the team and anyone who would like to attend is encouraged to join us.

Spring 2018 practices will begin indoors on March 6 from 8:30 PM to 10 PM at the Boston Sports Club in Watertown. If you are interested in joining Beantown, please email us at All experience levels are welcome!

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for regular team updates.

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August 10, 2017

Fall 2017 Season Info

Thank you to everyone who attended our Summer AGM on August 1.

Election Results

Captains of the Club: Sam Luther and Danielle “Dollar” McDonagh

B-Side Captain: Olivia Benzan-Daniel, “OBD”

WPL Liason: Yejadai “Yeja” Dunn

General Updates

Fall 2017 practices begin Tuesday, August 15. Practice starts at 7:45 PM and will be held at Ronan Field (43 Juliette St, Boston, MA 02122).

The Fall 2017 preseason meeting will be held August 22.

September 2Atlanta HarlequinsManning Field, Lynn, MA10:00 AMW 39-22
September 9NYRCNara Park, Acton, MA12:30 PML 42-19
September 9NYRC D1Nara Park, Acton, MA2:00 PML 61-0
September 16D.C. FuriesSignal Hill Park, VA12:00 PMW 17-5
September 16D.C. Furies D2Signal Hill Park, VA2:00 PMW 53-0
October 1AmazonsAmesbury, MA1:00 PMW 27-17
October 8Atlanta HarlequinsLife University, GA11:00 AMW 15-8
October 8Atlanta Harlequins D2Life University, GA1:00 PMW 19-5
October 15NYRCAmesbury, MA12:00 PML 38-8
October 15NYRC B-SideAmesbury, MAN/AW (forfeited)
October 21Harvard FriendlyCambridge, MA2:00 PML 70-0
October 22D.C. FuriesAmesbury, MA12:00 PMW 32-5
October 28Charles RiverMoakley Park, Boston MA1:00 PMW 86-5
October 29AmazonsAfton Heights Park, Minnesota11:00 AM CTW 29-18
November 10Glendale MerlinsKino Sports Complex, Tuscon, AZ3:30 PM MTL 32-0
November 12San Diego SurfersKino Sports Complex, Tuscon, AZ3:15 PM MTL 40-14


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April 27, 2017

New Partnership with Heart to Heal

Beantown is proud to announce our new partnership with Heart to Heal Massage Therapy. Anita Kim practices massage therapy out of Be. In Union Yoga in Somerville, MA, where she is also a yoga instructor (fun fact: Be. In Union Yoga is owned by former Beanie Blanca Alcaraz!). The studio hosted a yoga fundraiser for us on April 23rd, and Anita helped the team recover from Saturday’s games.

Heart to Heal

Anita offers massages for 60-90 minutes, yoga classes, and private or small group yoga lessons. Appointments are generally scheduled on Fridays from 10 AM to 4 PM or on Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM. To learn more about Heart to Heal, visit Anita’s website.



March 19, 2017

Beantown is Joining the Women’s Premier League!

WPL promo picture

We are pleased to announce that Beantown RFC has accepted an invitation to join USA Rugby’s Women’s Premier League, or the WPL. Beantown competed in the WPL previously from 2009-2013.

The WPL includes the Atlanta Harlequins, Berkeley All Blues, D.C. Furies, Glendale Raptors, New York Rugby, Oregon Sports Union (ORSU), San Diego Surfers, Twin Cities Amazons, and now Beantown Rugby and Chicago North Shore. For the fall 2017 season, Beantown will be competing in the East region against New York,  D.C. Furies, Atlanta, and Twin City Amazons. Chicago North Shore will compete in the West region against Berkeley, Glendale, ORSU, and San Diego.

Beantown vs Chicago scrum

Beantown scrum during USA D1 quarterfinals versus Chicago North Shore

Beantown is immensely excited to return to the WPL. The team is ready and able to face higher levels of competition and represent the northeast on a larger stage. We could not have taken this step without the enthusiasm and support of our community near and far. Thank you for supporting Beantown RFC. Go Forward, Support!

Beantown at Chicago

Beantown sideline at the 2016 Gold Cup match vs. Chicago North Shore

To learn more about the WPL, visit USA Rugby’s page.

To support Beantown, click here.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

March 8, 2017

Everybody Fights Fundraiser Success!

Beantown at Everybody fights in boston

Beantown would like to thank Everybody Fights for hosting an outstanding fundraiser on Tuesday, March 7. We sold all 70 tickets and enjoyed an excellent workout thanks to the trainers at EBF. Beantown could not exist as we know it without events like this; fundraising supports everything from field space for practice and games to coaching staff and referee costs.

Beantown at Everybody fights in boston

Beantown friends, family, and supporters after our workout!

If you couldn’t make it to this event, you can donate to the team at any point this spring as we fight to the division 1 national championship in Denver, CO. We have several stops along the way; our spring schedule is available here.

We’d also like to thank our home bar, Cathedral Station, for the post-workout social! No workout would be complete without snacks after.

Flier from cathedral station for beantown rugby

Cathedral Station hosted the social after our workout.

December 21, 2016

2017 Board Elected

beantown logo

On December 20, 2016 Beantown held the Annual General Meeting in Cambridge MA. We met quorum and elected Beanies for 12 board positions and 6 non-board positions. Thank you to everyone who ran for a position, and congratulations to those elected.

The new board is as follows:
Captains of the Club – Xanni Brown and Emily Jones
B-Side Captain – Al Del Brocco
President – Julie Wang
Vice President – Emily Jones, training Allie Martin
Clerk – Maddie Sovie
Treasurer – Abby Loucks
Match Secretary – Izzy DeMello
Field Secretary – Tara Roberts
Social Secretary – Claire Stingley and Jumana Hashim
Publicity Secretary – Al Del Brocco and Izzy DeMello
Tours Secretary – Sam Luther
Tournament Secretaries – Allie Martin and Tats Toeldte

Non-Board Positions Elected:
Sponsorship Chairs – Claire Stingley and Abby Loucks
Recruiting Coordinator – Olivia Benzen-Daniel, training Emily Gaylord
Alumni Liaison – Kelly Craven
Equipment Manager – Shelby Vance
Summer Sevens Coordinator – Morgan Roberts
Clinics Coordinator – Al Del Brocco
Medical Coordinator – Sarah Harkness

We would like to remind current Beantown players that board meetings are always completely open to the team and anyone who would like to attend is encouraged to join us.

Spring 2017 practices will begin indoors on February 23rd, from 8:30-10:30 PM. If you are interested in joining Beantown, please email us at All experience levels are welcome!

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for regular team updates.

Beantown Chicago Gold Cup

Beantown in Chicago, photo by Lynne Skilken

June 2, 2016

Beantown RFC 40th Anniversary

Calling all Beanies past and present! It’s almost that time of the year!

The Beantown RFC 40th Reunion: October 8th 2016

Join us for a night or for the weekend!
Friday evening (October 7th) for a casual night of socializing at a Boston-area bar (more info on location soon to come).
On Saturday (October 8th), watch your current Beantown players take on Boston then watch our esteemed alumni play!
Saturday night, help us celebrate all Beanies past and present with games, food, drinks & dancing at Marriott in Newton, MA.
Sunday (October 9th) Join us for a final brunch to recap an amazing weekend and 40 years of red and blue success.

Buy your tickets soon for Saturday night, and keep an eye out for more information regarding the whole weekend!

For more details and to order your tickets, follow the link:

Please email Autumn Linteau with further questions.

Posted in: Events
March 14, 2016

Indoor Practice Schedule

Hello all current and future Beanies!

Our first indoor practice will be Tuesday, March 15th from 7:30-9:30. We will be holding practice at Boston Basketball (411 Waverley Oaks Rd #208, Waltham). Please join us and don’t forget your sneakers!

We will continue to have practices at the same time and location Tuesday March 21st and Tuesday March 28th. Following this we will continue outdoors at English HS in JP Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please contact

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February 16, 2016

Assistant Coaching Opportunity

Apply Now: Assistant and Technical Coaches

Beantown Rugby Football Club is seeking qualified assistant and technical coaches to complete the coaching staff of our competitive D1 15s team, located in Boston, MA. While focused primarily on filling the assistant coach role, Beantown welcomes the opportunity to work with guest coaches focused on technical expertise. Coaches will work closely with Head Coach Kelly Seary to plan and run practices; develop and execute game plans for matches; contribute to player selections; and develop the skills of athletes on the team. Beantown values a high level of communication, inclusion of players of all skill levels, and commitment to a competitive and positive playing environment.

Beantown practices every Tuesday and Thursday from late August to early November in the fall, and mid-March to mid-June in the spring. Regular season matches will take place throughout the Northeast Rugby Union region, with an additional 3-5 matches a year requiring further travel to destinations across the US and Canada for playoffs or additional competition.

Assistant Coach:

We are seeking motivated candidates with experience playing and/or coaching high-level rugby. For this position, all match travel costs will be reimbursed by Beantown. In addition, there is a modest annual stipend for this position. Assistant coaches are expected to attend the majority of practices and games.

Technical Coach:

Compensation negotiable. Interested in technical coaches for areas including (but not limited to) lineouts, scrumhalf skills, and scrummaging. Specialists will attend one to four practices per season.

Interested candidates please contact Beantown president Julie Wang at with all inquires.

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November 2, 2015

Victory over Boston to finish the league season

Bright and early on Halloween morning, Beantown met up with Boston for our league game rematch, with the earlier close game (24-21) not far from our minds. The match featured hard work from the forwards and fast footwork from the backs.

The first half was competitive, with Boston playing a large part of it the Town half, although possession was split fairly equally between the teams. Beantown’s forwards and backs all worked hard defense, making tackle after tackle. On one of the times Beantown worked its way up the field, we were able to score an unconverted try on a quick tap penalty and a terrific gumby-like stretch by Xanni over the try line around the 26 minute mark. Boston came back quickly with their own converted try up the middle. The score stayed that way until the last play of the half, when Sarah B. burst forth on a beautiful middle of the field breakaway, shaking several tackles and throwing a couple stiff arms to score a try, converted by Jones, sending Beantown into halftime with a 12-5 lead.

The second half was a very different story. Beantown scored another converted try at around 6 minutes with the forwards working several good phases and a quick penalty and Jones willing herself and a few defenders over the goal line. Throughout the game Duzzi had been making last-man tackles, but now she got to show off her speed and moves finally, scoring another converted try at about 14 minutes. Beantown never looked back. Boston did move it up the sideline at one point to score a converted try about 22 minutes in. But Duzzi made sure of a Beantown “W” off a nice backline play with a run in for the last try.

Read the play-by-play:

Halftime score: 12-5
Final score: 31-14 (Beantown victory)

Beantown tries: Xanni, Sarah B, Jones, Duzzi (2); Conversions: Jones (3)

The B-side continued to pattern for a 19-12 victory, featuring the Beantown debut of Cheta, a wicked good sevens player who scored a hat trick.

B-side tries: Cheta (3); Conversions: Anne V 92)

duzzi and claire

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