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 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!
To learn more about the WPL, visit USA Rugby’s page.
To support Beantown, click here.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All experience levels are welcome!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with all inquires.
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: https://storify.com/BeantownRFC/vs-boston-away-fall-2015
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)
In the strongest performance of the season so far, Beantown traveled to Albany to take home a big win.
Read the play-by-play: https://storify.com/BeantownRFC/vs-albany
Halftime score: 19-0
Final score: 58-0 (Beantown victory)
Beantown tries: Autumn (3), Jones, Sarah B (2), AMart, Xanni (2), unrecorded; Conversions: Jones (4)
Forward of the match went to Lili, and Back of the match went to Xanni.
Beantown hosted the Albany Sirens for a second home game of the season. Though both teams racked up a number of penalties and turnovers, Beantown put points on the board early and never gave up the lead. In the second half, the gap widened further, as Town’s high fitness level kicked in, taking Beantown to a 51-17 victory.
Read the play-by-play: https://storify.com/BeantownRFC/vs-albany-home
Halftime score: 22-12
Final score against Albany: 51-17 (Beantown Victory)
Beantown tries: Sarah B (4), Autumn, Lili (2), Jones, Duzzi, Lili; Conversions: Jones
Beantown and Albany then squared off for a B-side match, which Beantown won 17-5. Beantown’s B-side tries scored by Sophie, Autumn, EmHsieh; conversion by Jones.
Check out photos from the match here (thanks Lynne Silken for the awesome photography!)
Forward and Backs awards went to Jones and Xanni!
Beantown’s first match of the season was a fiercely fought game against long-time cross-town rivals Boston. The game opened with back-and-forth tries – Beantown took an early lead with an unconverted try, then Boston answered with their own try, converting for a slim 2 point lead. But Beantown came back with another two tries and a conversion in the first half, to go into halftime with a 10 point lead.
In the second half, Boston brought in two more tries to bring them into the lead: first, a breakaway from their half of the field brought them into the try zone, bringing the sore up to 17-14. Then, more than 30 minutes into the half, Boston turned over the ball in a Beantown scrum, leading to a try off an eightman pick – and putting Boston ahead at 17-21.
Finally, with just a few minutes left in the half, and Boston backed up against their try line, a Boston penalty for playing the ball on the ground put Beantown in good position for a score – a position capitalized on by captain Jones, who put the ball over the line for a try and finished it up with a conversion, to bring Beantown ahead to what would be the final score of 24-21.
Read the play-by-play: https://storify.com/BeantownRFC/vs-boston-home-fall-2015
Halftime score: 17-7
Final score against Boston: 24-21 (Beantown Victory)
Beantown tries: Secret, Jones; Conversions: Jones [other scorers not recorded]
Beantown and Boston then squared off for a B-side match, which Boston won 19-7. Beantown’s B-side try was scored by Hannah.