Thank you to everyone who attended our Summer AGM on August 1.
Captains of the Club: Sam Luther and Danielle “Dollar” McDonagh
B-Side Captain: Olivia Benzan-Daniel, “OBD”
WPL Liason: Yejadai “Yeja” Dunn
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 2||Atlanta Harlequins||Manning Field, Lynn, MA||10:00 AM||W 39-22|
|September 9||NYRC||Nara Park, Acton, MA||12:30 PM||L 42-19|
|September 9||NYRC D1||Nara Park, Acton, MA||2:00 PM||L 61-0|
|September 16||D.C. Furies||Signal Hill Park, VA||12:00 PM||W 17-5|
|September 16||D.C. Furies D2||Signal Hill Park, VA||2:00 PM||W 53-0|
|October 1||Amazons||Amesbury, MA||1:00 PM||W 27-17|
|October 8||Atlanta Harlequins||Life University, GA||11:00 AM||W 15-8|
|October 8||Atlanta Harlequins D2||Life University, GA||1:00 PM||W 19-5|
|October 15||NYRC||Amesbury, MA||12:00 PM||L 38-8|
|October 15||NYRC B-Side||Amesbury, MA||N/A||W (forfeited)|
|October 21||Harvard Friendly||Cambridge, MA||2:00 PM||L 70-0|
|October 22||D.C. Furies||Amesbury, MA||12:00 PM||W 32-5|
|October 28||Charles River||Moakley Park, Boston MA||1:00 PM||W 86-5|
|October 29||Amazons||Afton Heights Park, Minnesota||11:00 AM CT||W 29-18|
|November 10||Glendale Merlins||Kino Sports Complex, Tuscon, AZ||3:30 PM MT||L 32-0|
|November 12||San Diego Surfers||Kino Sports Complex, Tuscon, AZ||3:15 PM MT||L 40-14|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com with all inquires.
On Saturday April 4, Beantown began its Spring 2015 season with consecutive matches against the Hartford Roses and the Albany Sirens. Despite the sun, it was a cold and windy day on Russell Field in Cambridge. The wind made lineouts hard and conversions harder in both matches.
The two Beantown sides fielded rosters of mixed D1 and D2 players. This strategy allowed players from both divisional sides to maximize playing time as well as work towards their goal of a two-team national championship.
Numerous penalties and turnovers occurred on both sides and resulted in frequent changes in possession. A player from each team received a yellow card for a high tackle penalty. Competition was fierce, with several strong runs by Hartford capitalizing on defensive gaps. Ultimately, teamwork and fitness paid off with the decisive victory awarded to Beantown. Rookie debut: Chee.
Read the Storify play-by-play of the match: https://storify.com/BeantownRFC/vs-hartford-spring-2015
Halftime score: 27-10
Final score v. Hartford: 58-15
Beantown tries: Mary Sung (2), OBD (2), forwards, Kate O. (3), Jackie Hwang, Duzzi; Conversions: Rhi (3), Jackie Romper
With the start of the match against Albany, the level of play picked up. Both teams unfortunately continued to struggle with multiple penalties and turnovers. Breakaways, goal-line defense, and play on every part of the pitch made for an exciting, if low scoring, start to the game. After entering the second half tied at seven points, Beantown pulled away, racking up points with strong scrums and fast lineouts. This led to the second win of the day. Rookie debut: Shelly.
Read the Storify play-by-play of the match: https://storify.com/BeantownRFC/vs-albany-spring-2015
Halftime score: 7-7
Final score v. Albany: 40-7
Beantown tries: JP, Xanni, Kat, Jones (2), Milligan; Conversions: Jones (5)