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.
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.
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.
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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!
Richard Ashfield will be stepping down as Head Coach, to be replaced by Beantown alum and top-level coach Kelly Seary. Beantown is also searching for assistant and specialist coaches.
With great regret, we announce that Richard Ashfield will be stepping down from his position as Head Coach of Beantown Rugby Football Club. Beantown would like to thank Richard for his eight years of service to the team as an assistant coach and then as head coach. Richard’s efforts have helped the team to continue a tradition of excellence on and off the pitch, and led Beantown to this year’s second place finish Division 1 Championships in Glendale, Colorado.
Beantown is proud to announce that Kelly Seary, a Beantown alumnae and experienced top-level coach, will be taking over the Head Coach role, effective immediately. We are excited to have the opportunity to welcome a coach who combines a long history of dedication to Beantown with an exemplary resume of coaching experience.
Seary’s coaching experience includes assistant coach and attack specialist for the USA Rugby AIG Women’s Junior All-Americans and assistant coach for Harvard Women’s Rugby Football Club. As a player, Seary played for the Northeast Rugby Union U23 and senior all-star teams, the Canadian U-23 15s team, the USA U-23 7s team and the USA 7s Developmental squad. She has played rugby for 21 years, 14 of them for Beantown , and has served in most positions on Beantown’s Executive Board.
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. 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.
All match travel costs are 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 Mary Sung at email@example.com with all inquires.
We are proud to announce our partnership with The Sunset Grill and Tap/Patron’s Group! The bar, located at 130 Brighton Ave, Allston will be our preferred venue for post-game socials and other celebrations! A big thank you to everyone who has been working hard to make this possible! For more information, or to stop by, visit their webpage.
Look forward to the unveiling of our new sponsorship banner coming this spring! #Town2Nationals