Past Announcements

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Flag Rugby Registration

Good morning flag family!! Registration for the 2024 flag rugby season is open!!! Please spread the word and invite a friend to try flag rugby this season! See you on the pitch! Jessica Director of Union County Youth Flag Rugby

June 7th Mudturtle Golf Outing

Don't miss out!! Click on the link below to register for the June 7 Mudturtle Golf outing. Do note website is used for purchase of Golf & Lunch, Lunch only, and club/gear rental. To be a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze Sponsor which includes a foursome contact Mike "OG" Rotella (908) 578-4774 or Brian "Cyborg" Ludlum (908) 578-8746 direct. Also contact them if you wish to sponsor a hole or know a business that wants to sponsor a hole. This event is limited to 25 foursomes so register today before all slots fill up.

Mudturtle Golf Outing 2024

CAR WASH

Please get here for your shift. We don't have any u14s here at the moment. Don't let us down! Get here this is YOUR CLUB. COACH JOHN

Car Wash Tomorrow 4/13/24

Reminder We will be holding our annual Car Wash fundraiser for our youth teams at Brad Pak 124 South Ave Garwood Saturday 4/13 9-2 The kids at practice Thursday were given 10 tickets each @ $10 per ticket. Please have them pre sell what they can and return any money and unused tickets in an envelope with their name, tickets sold, balance unsold, at practice Thursday 4/11. (Ex. $50 / 5 unsold tickets ) This is an important fundraiser for us so please let your friends and family know. They can show up day of and get their car washed. We will also have Mudturtle Merchandise on sale for everyone who is interested. We hope to see all of you there. The teams will be working the car wash as scheduled U12. 8:00- 10am (set up) U14 10:00- 12pm (Coach will assign HS teams for car wash) HIGH SCHOOL (1) 12:00- 2 pm HIGH SCHOOL (2) 1- 3 pm ( break down) Please be early for your shifts.

GAME SUNDAY 4/14/24

Hello, Our High School BLUE side was fortunate enough to pick up another game this season against Fordham Prep JV! Thats great news!!! Unfortunately details were just finalized earlier today so we could use some help from you all fulfilling our hosting duties. Putting food up for this many people takes some time and planning which we do not have this time. Because its such short notice we're going to do bagels. Please take a look at our sign up genius and contribute if you can. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C44A4AD2AABF85-49079917-blue#/ REMINDER We will be holding our annual Car Wash fundraiser for our youth teams at Brad Pak 124 South Ave Garwood Saturday 4/13 9-2 The kids at practice Thursday were given 10 tickets each @ $10 per ticket. Please have them pre sell what they can and return any money and unused tickets in an envelope with their name, tickets sold, balance unsold, at practice Thursday 4/11. (Ex. $50 / 5 unsold tickets) This is an important fundraiser for us so please let your friends and family know. They can show up day of and get their car washed. We will also have Mudturtle Merchandise on sale for everyone who is interested. We hope to see all of you there. The teams will be working the car wash as scheduled U12. 8:00- 10am (set up) U14 10:00- 12pm (Coach will assign HS teams for car wash) HIGH SCHOOL (1) 12:00- 2 pm HIGH SCHOOL (2) 1- 3 pm (break down) Please be early for your shifts. Thank You Coach John

Mudturtles say Hello Ball

Don't miss out on what is surely to be one of the best golf outing you will ever attend!!! Register now to join the Mudturtles as they take over the course at Ashbrook on June 7. See link below, once on page scroll down for details and to purchase tickets. Not a golfer purchase a lunch ticket and join in on the fun!! Current players, old boys, ancients, parent in flag or youth program, fans, and friends all are welcome to attend.

Mudturtle Golf Outing

Mudturtle Carwash Saturday April 13

Don't forget to stop by the Mudturtle Car Wash this Saturday April 13 from 9:00AM to 2:00 PM and help support our youth tackle program. Conveniently located at Brad-Pak 124 South Ave, Garwood which is on the way to Unami Park. Pull up to Saturday's games in style in a nice shiny ride!!!!

Union Flag Fam Register Today!

Union Flag Fam I am so happy to announce that this years registration is finally open!!! Last season was so special. Have your friends and family join in the fun. Spread the word about the program!!!! Lets make this our biggest year yet and continue to grow this wonderful sport. YOU are our best recruiters! I have maintained our teamsnap from last year. Please re-download if you deleted, but keep an eye out for a zoom meeting coming real soon. Registration link included. Union on 3, Union on ME... 1,2,3 UNION!!!! Coach Dan

Sign Up Today! Youth Flag -> Union Flag

Lady Mudturtles 2nd Annual Barrel of Cheer This Saturday!

This Saturday, April 13th after the Lady Mudturtles scrimmage against Montclair State University, we will be raffling off a Barrel of Cheer (a mix of different types of beer, wine, and spirits!). Tickets are 2 for $5, 5 for $10, and a whole 20 for $20! Please help us fundraise our Regionals trip which will be taking place April 20th. If you would like to purchase tickets you can reach out to Sydlo (732-770-0077) or DM us on Facebook or Instagram. If you would like to donate a bottle/6 pack as well that would be greatly appreciated! GO UNION!

Mudturtle Day at Unami Park Saturday April 13

Good things happened for the Mudturtles this past weekend. The men went to South Jersey posting a 44-19 win. The women went to and secured their first ever victory over Morris!!! This weekend Saturday April 13 is a full day at Unami with the Ladies B side playing Montclair U at 11:00, followed by the Men D3 kicking off against Brooklyn at 1:00 and D4 kicking off against Bayonne at 3:00. We encourage all Mudturtles to come out and support lets fill up Unami Park!! Also do not forget to first drop by the Mudturtle car wash that is being run by our youth tackle program. Location is at Brad-Pak 124 South Avenue Garwood, NJ.

Mudturtles doing good work!!

Rosie Zbeda who has been heading up our Berkeley Heights Flag program for years will be part of a team for Women Unite to fundraise for Covenant house that supports teenage homelessness, this Friday April 12 at Giants stadium. Click on the link below to support Rosie a good Mudturtle doing good work!!!

Support Rosie

Game Sunday 4/7/24 @ Unami

Hello, We will be hosting this Sundays game at Unami. I have made up a volunteer list ( see link) to help out and or bring items. Please contribute if you can. Also PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PLAYER IS REGISTERED WITH THE CLUB! There are several players who still have not registered. Thanks everyone See you there Coach John

Sign up 4/7/24

Mens Practice Schedule Change

Gents, We are now officially back at Brewer Field located at 430 Westfield Ave Clark, NJ. Practice will now kickoff at 7pm and finish at 9pm sharp. Please make it to training on time and let’s have a great showing and get ready for a banner day Saturday! For the Club, Coach DeLucia

Mens Practice Cancelled Tonight

Gents, Due to the weather and temperature we are cancelling training tonight. Please get to the gym and get a fitness session in. Thursday rain or shine we will continue to build our skills and fitness to get ready for Saturday. We look forward to putting up a dominant performance on the weekend. See you boys Thursday; please be on the lookout for a possible practice location change back to Brewer Field, administrators will confirm tomorrow. For the Club, Coach DeLucia

Mudturtle carwash Saturday Aril 13

Help support the youth tackle program on Saturday April 13 from 9:00AM-2:00PM as they will be running a carwash at Brad-Pak 124 South Avenue Garwood, NJ. For a $10 donation you can get a nice shiny ride!!!

Youth Car Wash 4/13/24 9am-2pm

Hello, We will be holding our annual Car Wash fundraiser for our youth teams at Brad Pak 124 South Ave Garwood Saturday 4/13 9-2 The kids at practice Thursday were given 10 tickets each @ $10 per ticket. Please have them pre sell what they can and return any money and unused tickets in an envelope with their name, tickets sold, balance unsold, at practice Thursday 4/11. (Ex. $50 / 5 unsold tickets ) This is an important fundraiser for us so please let your friends and family know. They can show up day of and get their car washed. We will also have Mudturtle Merchandise on sale for everyone who is interested. We hope to see all of you there. The teams will be working the car wash as scheduled U12. 8:00- 10am (set up) U14 10:00- 12pm (Coach will assign HS teams for car wash) HIGH SCHOOL (1) 12:00- 2 pm HIGH SCHOOL (2) 1- 3 pm ( break down) Please be early for your shifts Thanks see you then Coach John

LAST CALL NJ DEVIL HOCKEY NIGHT

Last chance to click on the link below and join us on April 7 to watch the Devils take on the Nashville Predators. Further details also on the link. We need to give final headcount Monday so will cut off sign up Monday morning.

Mudturtle Hockey Night

Calling All Union Men

Gents, Tomorrow we open up our first game at Unami at 1pm. The first home match of the 2024 Spring season. The Albany Knicks are coming down with 2 sides to reignite an old rivalry. We need all hands on deck to help fill out our 2nd side. Calling all old boys, social players and recent retirees to bring your boots and help fill out our 2nd game, there are minutes for everyone. 1130am 1st IV Arrival 1pm 1st IV Kickoff (2nd IV Arrival) 2:30pm 2nd IV Kickoff For the Club, Coach DeLucia

Men's Practice Tonight

Gents, Thanks for the solid showing over the weekend. You boys played tough and gutted out terrible weather against a higher division playoff team. Up 10-3 at the half, I gave Monmouth back their red card loss of player and soon after our front row went down with injuries. You boys didn't give in and even after losing some backrow players and scrumhalf, you still gutted it out for a full 80 minutes. We came up short 28-10 but this baseline test was very productive. We have things to work on and improve, but we have even more to build off of. We need to finish trys, we need to finish tackles, we left 3 trys off the board with poor skills under pressure meters from the try line. Best part is all of this is easily fixable. We need everyone out at training. Tonight we will focus on skill work to begin with then progress and focus on rucking, scrums, line-outs, counter-attack, and bring it all together for a semi-opposed run through seeing players at different positions. We need everyone at training, we need all hands on deck. If you were only planning on coming Thursday please make every effort to be there tonight. Competition breeds success. Let's get after it tonight, looking forward to seeing everyone. For the Club, Coach DeLucia

Mudturtle Hockey Night!!

Don't miss out tickets are going fast, come join the club Sunday April 7th at Prudential Arena in Newark to watch the NJ Devils take on the Nashville Predators at 7:00. 34 tickets are available for this event, 20 of which will allow you to come early and meet the Devils, use link below to purchase. Included with your ticket is a $20.00 food/drink voucher. Once it has been confirmed we will let the "early tickets" know what time to be there to meet the players. Questions? Contact Cyborg (908) 578-8746 thanks.

Mudturtle Hockey Night

Game 3/24/24

We added a slot to the sign up for 2 folding tables if anyone wants to sign up. see you at the pitch!

sign up list

Sunday 3/24/24 Game at Madison Ave Rahway

Hello, We have a game this Sunday at Madison Ave Park , Rahway. 1pm A side 2:30 B side. In Rugby their is a tradition that we feed our guests ( players and coaches) its a great tradition that allows the players to socialize a bit after a game. This Sunday we will be hosting Saint Anthony's from Long Island in our last Pre -season game. Parents please take a look at the volunteer list for any items or help you can provide. As always it is much appreciated. Thank You All ! Coach John

Sign up list

MUDTURTLE NIGHT AT DEVILS HOCKEY

Come join the club Sunday April 7th at Prudential Arena in Newark to watch the NJ Devils take on the Nashville Predators at 7:00. 34 tickets are available for this event, 20 of which will allow you to come early and meet the Devils, use link below to purchase. Included with your ticket is a $20.00 food/drink voucher. Once it has been confirmed we will let the "early tickets" know what time to be there to meet the players. Questions? Contact Cyborg (908) 578-8746 thanks.

DEVILS HOCKEY NIGHT TICKETS

Reminder: We are at Madison Ave Park in Rahway this morning

Reminder: U12 and U14 teams - we are at Madison Ave Park in Rahway this AM for practice from 9-11 am (not Rahway river park). Please remember mouthguards, water and cleats You can use the parking lot for the Rahway 7th and 8th grade academy or there is street parking along Madison Avenue.

Union County Women's Rugby Spring Season Begins Saturday

SPRING SEASON IS BACK FOR THE LADIES! This Saturday at Madison Ave Turf Fields (1333 Madison Ave, Rahway NJ) the Lady Mudturtles faceoff against South Jersey and Harrisburg in a Round Robin format. Kickoff is at 11 and social to be followed at Butch Kowal's sponsored by Moaaz Mediterranean Grill (28 St Georges Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065). Come out, support, and RAISE SOME SHELL!!!

MUDTURTLE GALA TICKETS ON SALE NOW

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration. The Gala will be held on June 8, 2024 at 6pm and is a formal event including cocktails, dinner, awards, and dancing to honor and celebrate 50 Years of Mudturtle Rugby. Register prior to April 15, 2024 by using the link below. Should anyone traveling out of town require lodging for the weekend, there is a block of rooms reserved for our group at the Kenilworth Hotel. Please call the hotel directly at 800-775-3645 to make a reservation and request to book under "Union County Rugby Club 50th Anniversary Room Block." There will be shuttle transportation to and from the Gala for anyone utilizing the club room block. Finally, if you have any photographs or memorabilia you would be willing to contribute to the event, please reach out to a.e.gildea@gmail.com Thank you.

MUDTURTLE GALA TICKETS

March Schedule

Good Morning, For the rest of MARCH EVERY TUESDAY and THURSDAY. Practice at Rahway River Park HIGH SCHOOL 6-8 PM U12/U14 6:30 - 8 PM SUNDAYS this month 3/10 HIGH SCHOOL AWAY GAMES Doylestown PA U12/U14 Rahway Rec center 9-11am 3/17 & 3/24 MADISON AVE PARK RAHWAY HIGH SCHOOL ( TBD) U12/U14 9-11 3/31 EASTER SUNDAY OFF **** DAYLIGHT SAVINGS THIS SUNDAY 3/10/24 CLOCKS 1 HOUR AHEAD, SPRING FORWARD **** AS ALWAYS BE ON TIME ( 10 MIN EARLY) HAVE YOUR CLEATS ON BE READY TO GO , HAVE YOUR MOUTHGUARD AND WATER WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. GAME SCHEDULES WILL BE ON WEBSITE SOON. MARCH WITH US THIS SATURDAY 3/9 UNION COUNTY SAINT PATRICK'S PARADE.... I hope to see a lot of you there. Coach John

March with the Mudturtles

Join us at the Union County Saint Patrick's parade Sat 3/9/24. Everyone is welcome to participate players, and families. We will meet up 11am across from boys and girls club on JEANETTE AVE UNION. Parade starts at 1pm. After everyone is welcome to go the Cranford elks where Dowlings Pub will have food for sale, and free music.

St. Pat's Parade

The Mudturtles are marching this Saturday March 9 in the Union County St. Patrick's Day parade. We will begin assembling at 11:00 AM in the parking lot opposite of the Union Boys & Girls Club, 1050 Jeanette Ave Union. Noon we line up for the parade, 1:00 we begin to march. Flag, youth tackle, men, women, parents, fans, friends all are encouraged to support and march with the club, thanks.

Practice Tonight and Thursday RAHWAY RIVER PARK

Hello, Practice is on for tonight we will be at Rahway River Park ( football field center of park), going forward Tue and Thur at Rahway River Park 6:30- 8 pm. Sunday 3/10 inside Rahway Rec Center ( last Sunday ) We will be putting up a game and practice schedule on the website calender soon. See you tonight!

MUDTURTLE TOUR REGISTRATION CLOSES AFTER TODAY

Warning today is the last day to register and pay your deposit for our tour of England in August. Click on the link below and register. If anyone needs to work out a payment plan see either Tom Ross or Anna Gildea. Don't miss out on one of rugby's best experiences touring abroad. Register today and join us in August to celebrate 50 years of Mudturtle Rugby!!!

50th Tour Deposit

Mudturtle Pub Crawl 2024

All adult Mudturtless are welcome to join this years pub crawl. Assembling at Unami Park at noon this Saturday March 2 pub crawling from there, rain or shine. Players, fans, parents of flag and youth players, all are welcome. The more the merrier see you there!!!

practice tonight 2/29/24

Practice tonight RABKIN PARK UNION ( Swanstrom pl E Union NJ) please DRESS for the cold. as always... mouthguard and water High School teams 6pm-8pm U12/U14 teams 6:30- 8pm see you tonight!

MARCH OF THE MUDTURTLES

Save the date March 9 2024, the Mudturtles will be marching in the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade. All flag, youth tackle, adult players, old boys, and ancients along with parents, spouses, friends and fans are welcome. Details to follow shortly, thanks.

MENS SPRING SCHEDULE

See link below to find the men's Spring schedule. Do note pack your bags road trip to Boston for April 27 match.

MENS SPRING SCHEDULE

U12/ U14 Practice tomorrow 2/25/24

Hello, Just a reminder U12 and U14 will be at Rabkin Park Union tomorrow 9am until 11am. Please enter field through dugout entrance by snackbar/ tennis courts. make sure to have water and a mouthguard with you. Dress appropriately. See you tomorrow. Coach John ***HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS WILL BE AT RAHWAY REC CENTER 8am.***

Rabkin Park Union

Tour Registration - 1 Week Remaining

Registration for the 50th Anniversary Tour to England closes in 1 WEEK! Are you in?? Head to the link below to submit your initial deposit no later than Friday March 1

Tour Registration

Practice tonight 2/22/24

Hello, We were able to secure a practice spot for tonight we are going to keep it short one hour from 6-7pm Apologies for the short notice , we were having issues getting neccesary paperwork from USA RUGBY. We have it taken care of , so the upcoming schedule will be. 2/22/24. 6-7pm 2/25/24 9-11am 2/27/24 6:30-8 2/29/24 6:30-8 ALL @ RABKIN PARK UNION NJ enter from Stahuber Ave / Conlon soccer field to Swanstrom Dr. Please enter the pitch from the baseball dugout near the snackbar/ tennis courts. We realize this is very short notice and if you can not make it we understand. The Schedule for March will be on the club calander soon. In March we are at Rahway River Park. See you tonight Coach John

MUDTURTLE RUGBY TO INVADE ENGLAND

Greetings, To celebrate our 50th Anniversary the club will tour to England. The time has finally come to begin collecting deposits for our trip this August! Below is a link for the clubs 50th anniversary page. On this page you will find a link showing tour details and another to make your initial deposit of $500. If you are ready to go and would like to secure your spot, submit your initial deposit. Once you register, a member of the Tour Committee will reach out to you to confirm your details including any guests, rooming, and kit sizes. Deposits are being collected between February 15 and March 1. IF YOU DO NOT PAY YOUR DEPOSIT BY MARCH 1 YOU WILL NOT BE GOING ON TOUR. Can't wait for the Mudturtle UK takeover!

50TH TOUR PAGE

No practice Sunday 2/11/24

Reminder there is no practice tomorrow Sunday 2/11/24. See you next week.

SIX NATIONS RUGBY

The Six Nations rugby competition is underway and being broadcast on the Peacock Network. This is a good opportunity to tune in and be a student of the game. Watch some high level rugby study how they play and become a better player.

Practice canceled for all teams Sunday

Hello, Unfortunately we have to cancel practice on Sunday 1/28/24. We do not have access to the Rahway Rec center. We will resume Sunday practice the following Sunday 2/4/24 same times. Please encourage the kids to watch some Rugby and workout on their own. Please make sure to sign up on our website for notifications for your child's team ( U12, U14, U16, U18), I have been including flag teams on notifications but I am going to stop that. Please sign up and make sure you're in the loop. Thank You Coach John

Parents meeting tonight for Spring Rugby

Good morning, Juat wanted to remind everyone we will be having a parents meeting tonight to prepare for our Spring '24' Tackle Rugby season. It's a great opportunity to get any questions you might have answered about the upcoming season, and meet some of the coaches. Parents new to the program are strongly encouraged to make it tonight. There is a lot of information to go over. Tonight 7-9 pm Cranford Community/Rec Center 220 Walnut Ave. Coach John

PRACTICE TOMORROW

Don't forget practice tomorrow For U12 & U14 at Rahway Rec center ( 3 city hall dr ) off E Milton. Get there before 930 Dressed in gym clothes and ready to work. We have a lot to get to. Make sure you have your Mouthguard and Water at every practice. See you tomorrow Coach John

Practice Canceled for 1/7

Due to the weather, and some people expressing having issues making practice tomorrow we are canceling. We were looking forward to our first practice... We will see you all next Sunday same time same place... Register with USA RUGBY if you haven't yet, and WATCH SOME RUGBY ON TV , YOUTUBE... WHATEVER! See you next week! Coach John

Important dates

Good Morning, Just wanted to remind everyone that our indoor practices start this Sunday 1/7 @ Rahway Rec Center 3 city hall dr ( off E Milton Rahway) U16/U18 8am to 10 see Coach Tree U12/U14 9:30- 11am see Coach Dan and Coach Jaco Please register with USA RUGBY ( LINK INCLUDED) players MUST be registered. Please be ready to go at your appointed time. Bring mouthguard and water. PARENTS MEETING Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Ave Cranford. 1/18/24 7pm Please make sure to attend especially if its your first season with us. It's a great opportunity to meet some of the coaches and get any questions you might have answered. See you all soon Coach John

USA RUGBY Membership xplorer

REGISTRATION for SPRING SEASON is open NOW!

Hello, We just wanted to announce that spring tackle registration is open! You can register your player for U12, U14, U16, U18 at any time on our website. please keep in mind that you need to be registered with USA RUGBY (LINK INCLUDED) before you can register with the club, it's a two-step process. OUR FIRST PRACTICE will be indoors at Rahway Recreation Center ( 3 City Hall Plaza off E Milton Ave Rahway) SUNDAY 1/7/24 U12 / U14 9:30 am to 11 am. U16/ U18 11 am to 12:30 pm Please be ON TIME there and ready to START by 9:30 / 11am we have a tight schedule and need to get everyone as much practice time as possible. make sure you have water and a mouthguard. SEE YOU THERE.... Coach John

USA RUGBY REGISTRATION XPLORER

Union County Women's Rugby Needs Your Support

Hello Mudturtle Fam! Our first fundraiser is underway to support your Union Women on their Regionals run this coming April. To offset travel and boarding costs, we are selling popcorn that gets delivered straight to your door! You can buy single bags or check out some of their popular collections. The link to purchase can be found here and we cannot thank you enough for your continued generosity, love, and support for Women's sports: https://popup.doublegood.com/s/8bf64aq5

Popcorn Shop

MUDTURTLE LADIES POPCORN FUNDRAISER

Help support the lady Mudturtles and give yourself a treat at the same time. click on the link below and buy some popcorn a portion of each sale goes to the ladies fundraiser, thanks.

POPCORN FUNDRAISER

ANNUAL BOB SCHEURER HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CLASSIC 12/10/23

Tomorrow is the big day! It's probably going to be rainy but warmer out, don't forget your foul weather gear and umbrellas. If you have volunteered to bring food and/or help set up THANK YOU, and please be there no later than 10. We are planning on one full match kicking off promptly at 11am. see you tomorrow!

Register your player with USA RUGBY for the Winter Classic

Good Morning, Don't forget to register your player with USA RUGBY it's good for the calander year from 9/1 through 8/31. Get a jump on your spring registration and get it done before the winter classic! (If you played 7s you should be registered already) Link to register is attached. See you Sunday!

USA RUGBY Membership xplorer

SIGN UP SHEET FOR THE BOB SCHEURER WINTER CLASSIC

Hello, This event came up quick! Please take a moment to look at the signup sheet, we need help with food and labor for the day. All of our parents are always excellent and generous with time and donations of items, lets please keep that going. Hosting is a very important part of Rugby, we want to be great hosts and hold others to the same standard. The Classic is always a lot of fun for our kids and for other teams, it's a no pressure day of Rugby and comradery. So please sign up and help wherever and however you can. Thanks and see you all there! Coach John

Bob Scheurer Winter Classic sign up

ANNUAL BOB SCHEURER HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CLASSIC 12/10/23

Hello, Please join us for our annual High School team winter classic, this is always a really great day for everyone involved. The Bob Scheurer Winter Classic is a chance to have fun, play some off-season Rugby, and showcase what Rugby looks like to prospective players. We will have Food, Hot Chocolate, and of course Rugby! There will also be AWESOME club merchandise for sale, JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! One stop shopping! If you know someone on the fence about trying Rugby, or someone who is just interested please bring them. High School Players for Union Rugby, and prospective players they bring will get a free commemorative T-shirt, while supplies last! So please Join us. KICK OFF AT 11AM MADISON AVE PARK RAHWAY We hope you can make it! Coach John

2023 HOLIDAY PARTY DON'T MISS OUT

Reminding those who have not already registered, this Friday December 1 is the Mudturtle Holiday party from 7:00-11:00 PM at Costa's in Roselle Park. See link below to register, can pay online or at the door but register. Don't miss out on one of the biggest parties in years, we are close to 100 registered to attend.

MUDTURTLE HOLIDAY PARTY 2023

2023 Unions Men's Wrap Up

Good Afternoon Gents, Just wanted to send out a quick wrap up on our season. It was a year that started off with the clubs foundation rocked with departures, discipline and turnover. You all bought in to the new systems and laid a solid foundation for the club to flourish for the foreseeable future. The core of this team is rock solid and I look forward to a spirited spring season where we build on our success and write another chapter in Unions rich history. Hopefully, we welcome back some of those that were not with us this year after hearing of all your successes! Thank you to Coach Taranto, Coach Erickson and Coach Smith for making this season a success. There is no more practice this season, but stay tuned for information about touch sessions to this fall into winter. We will put together a competitive and fun spring that will see us tested in preparation for Fall 24'. Please stay the course, recruit mates and remember always be the hammer not the nail. It was an absolute pleasure leading you boys out on the pitch. Yours Truly, Coach DeLucia

SAVE THE DATE HOLIDAY PARTY

Friday December 1 is this years Mudturtle Holiday Party. We will be gathering at Costas in Roselle Park from 7:00-11:00 PM. See the link below to register, you will have the option to pay online or just register and pay at the door.

MUDTURTLE HOLIDAY PARTY

LAST CALL ON BLAZERS

Club blazer sale ends after tomorrow Sunday November 5. Order yours now, don't miss out. Be ready for our 50th next year have a blazer to wear on the 50th tour and at 50th gala.

BLAZER SALE

FREE GIRLS RUGBY CLINIC

Players from our womens team will be hosting a Free GIRLS RUGBY Clinic for girls grades 5- 12 , on Saturday 11/4 @ Unami Park ( back pitch by circle) from 11:30-1. Please bring water and a mouthguard , cleats are strongly recommended.

BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONS

The Lady Mudturtles had a great Fall season and defended their Empire Union title. They are currently running a fundraiser which will go towards financing travel and rooms to the regional championship round in the Spring. See the link below, buy some swag, support our Mudturtles!!!

LADY MUDTURTLE FUNDRAISER

Club Blazer Sale ends soon!!!!!

Club blazers are on sale till Sunday. Be amongst the sharpest dressed at club events. Don't miss out see link below and order yours now.

CLUB BLAZER SALE

UNION RUGBY SWEATSHIRTS

Hello, I will have sweatshirts for sale tomorrow at CBA. The sweatshirts are the exact same ones we gave the kids last week. We only have 11 in various sizes We will be accepting cash but would rather use our venmo account. The prices are S-XL $25 XXL $27 See you tomorrow. Coach John

Union Rugby Crewnecks

Hello, A few parents asked about the crew necks we gave the team and asked if they were available. I should be able get an order printed by Friday, we can have them for the tournament. Please fill the google doc form ( below) out by this afternoon as soon as you get this. S-XL $25 XXL $27 Thanks Coach John

UNION RUGBY CREWNECK

Clinic today!

We will be on the back pitch near the bathrooms.

FREE TACKLE RUGBY CLINIC 10/21 & 10/28

Hello, Please make sure to register your player with USA Rugby , they will not be able to do any contact without being registered. Please fill out the Google sign up sheet link below. Coaches will be there at 10:30 am so get there early and Please be completely ready to participate at 11am. Everyone needs to have a mouthguard no exceptions, and water. See you Saturday Coach John

Sign up sheet

Need Everyone at Training!

Gents, The rugby gods have smiled upon us. New Haven lost this past weekend @ Danbury leaving a huge opportunity for us to claim a playoff spot if we take care of business the next two weeks. Although this week there is only a D4 match, we need all Union Men at training. There will be a good amount of crossover of D3 reserves and D4 players making a solid team to dominate this weekend. We need everyone out to maintain the level of competition we had last week and continue to build depth and assemble powerful sides for our playoff aspirations.. See you tonight, boots on by 7pm. Always Together, Coach DeLucia

CHAMPIONSHIP RUGY AT UNAMI SATURDAY OCTOBER 21

Come support the lady Mudturtles as they defend their Empire GU title this Saturday October 21, kicking off at 11:00 for this championship match versus Long Island Womens Rugby. Put on your Mudturtle swag and come out to cheer on the ladies.

CHAMPIONSHIP RUGY AT UNAMI SATURDAY OCTOBER 21

Come support the lady Mudturtles as they defend their Empire GU title this Saturday October 21, kicking off at 11:00 for this championship match versus Long Island Womens Rugby. Put on your Mudturtle swag and come out to cheer on the ladies.

FREE U12/U14 TACKLE CLINIC Saturday 10/21 & 10/28

FREE TACKLE RUGBY CLINIC Hello, We will be hosting free tackle rugby U12/U14 clinics for Boys and Girls ages 10-14 who are interested. Our U12 / U14 teams are CO-ED. The clinics will be held 10/21 & 10/28 at Unami Park Cranford/Garwood. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USA RUGBY, LINK BELOW. Participants will have to provide their USA RUGBY registration number at the clinic. There is a USA RUGBY registration fee, but it is good until 8/31/24 ,so if your player decides to play in the spring the USA RUGBY registration will still be valid. Please try and make both dates if interested there is a lot to cover. PLAYERS MUST HAVE A MOUTHGUARD, Water, and we strongly recommend cleats. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECCESSARY we will teach you how to play Rugby. Get there early and be prepared to start promptly at 11am. See you there! Coach John

USA RUGBY Membership xplorer

MUDTURTLE CLUB BLAZERS ON SALE

Union County RFC blazers are currently on sale, we will be taking orders until November 5, 2023. Remember next year is our 50th anniversary we have a tour and gala planned be amongst the best dressed for both. Use link below to order.

MUDTURTLE BLAZER SALE

New Location for Mens Match Today

Todays match has been moved to 161 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ. The game kicks off at 1pm and we need everyone at the pitch by 11:45am. Today we show our Rivals what it means to be Union Men. Always Together, Coach DeLucia

Sign up sheet for Clinic 10/21 & 10/28

Hello, If your player will be attending our FREE TACKLE CLINIC On October 21st and 28th at Unami Please help us out and full in this sign up sheet. ( link for sign up in email) Also ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USA RUGBY! U12 and U14 are CO-ED. Thanks Coach John

Clinic sign up DOC

FREE TACKLE RUGBY CLINIC

Hello, We will be hosting free tackle rugby U12/U14 clinics for Boys and Girls ages 10-14 who are interested. Our U12 / U14 teams are CO-ED. The clinics will be held 10/21 & 10/28 at Unami Park Cranford/Garwood. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USA RUGBY, LINK BELOW. Participants will have to provide their USA RUGBY registration number at the clinic. There is a USA RUGBY registration fee, but it is good until 8/31/24 ,so if your player decides to play in the spring the USA RUGBY registration will still be valid. Please try and make both dates if interested there is a lot to cover. PLAYERS MUST HAVE A MOUTHGUARD, Water, and we strongly recommend cleats. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECCESSARY we will teach you how to play Rugby. Get there early and be prepared to start promptly at 11am. See you there! Coach John

USA RUGBY REGISTRATION ( RUGBY XPLORER)

MUDTURTLE CHRISTMAS SHOP SATURDAY OCTOBER 7

A full day of rugby in Unami Park Saturday October 7. The women kick off against White Plains at 11:00, the men D3 side then faces New Haven at 1:00. Finishing up the day will be the men D4 at 3:00 versus North Jersey. The Mudturtle Christmas village will also be open. For sale will be club ties, supporter scarves, club blankets, and plushies. Get you xmas shopping done early.

Biggest Challenge of Season

Men, You are playing great rugby, wearing your heart on your sleeve and leaving it all on the pitch. This week we will stay away from contact in training and work on pattern of play. We need all available hands on deck, we are playing to retain sole position of first place without 5-6 starters. We will not be deterred, we shall draw the line in the sand and hold the line, controlling what we can control and that is our defense. I need every player to attend training tonight, we need to put the best foot forward and assemble a team that can withstand the upcoming obstacle and continue carving our path of success. Thursday's training will be at Rutgers, making tonight very important for us to run through our pattern of play. Remember early is on-time and on-time is late. For the Club, Coach DeLucia

Food and Coat Drive 10/7

Hello Mudturtle Family, Union County Women's Rugby is hosting a Food and Coat Drive Saturday, October 7th between 11 AM and 3 PM during both Men and Women's Matches. Please bring your nonperishable food items and any lightly worn coats to be donated on behalf of the club. Thank you and happy season of giving!

Jersey fundraiser

The women's team is auctioning off our retired Blue Jersey set as a fundraiser. If you are interested in a jersey, please see the form below for the list of available numbers and corresponding sizes and to place a bid. The auction will end after our home game on October 7th (11am KO if you want to come support!) See link below.

Jersey Bids

All Hands on Deck

Gents, You've played inspiring rugby this season. You've overcome incredible odds, large roster turnover and have been incredibly coachable leading to your success. We have played good rugby and hang our hat on high quality defense. You have outscored opponents 90-18 thus far, yet we are far away from achieving our goals of an undefeated season and 1st place in our division. The next two weeks will be the most challenging as we are without 27% of our starting 15 for weddings and the world cup as we compete with Danbury and New Haven for 1st place. Now is not the time to be complacent, we will react-adapt-decide to overcome and not let it slow our aspirations. Next man up mentality, others must rise to the occasion. We will be shuffling different people at 9,10 & 15. If you feel you can play on our top side at any of these positions, please let it be known during training so we may get a proper look at you. Looking forward to getting after it tonight, please come to training, there is only 6-8 trainings left of the season. We need all hands on deck and must continue to develop and play as one. Always Together, Coach DeLucia

Mens Game vs Montclair 2pm

Good Morning Gents, 2pm kickoff today at Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ. Please be at the pitch by 12:30. Boots on ready to roll by 1pm. Goose Egg today boys, no one crosses our line. -Coach DeLucia

Order Your 2023 Mudclub Fleece - Sales End Sunday!

Our 2023 Mudclub Fleece fundraiser ends soon! Don't miss your opportunity to own this high-quality Mudturtle gear and help the organization. Sunday, September 24th is the last day of the fundraiser. Click the link to donate $100 and get your super-soft fleece today!

Donate Now

Practice Tonight

Good Afternoon Gents, We need to have a good showing at training tonight, please make every effort to attend. We are playing good rugby, have outscored opponents this season thus far 73-18. If you want to achieve all of our goals of a league championship and a national title run this spring; we need all hands on deck! Tonights focus will be on skills for 30 minutes, we'll split backs and forwards for 20 minutes, then review new penalty plays, counter attacks and kick chase structure while we have a team run through. Get to training, be a part of something special! For the Club, Coach DeLucia

High School Fall 7s tournament 9/17

Hello, We will be hosting our Fall 7s tournament at Unami Park on Sunday 9/17/23. We will be there early setting up from 7:30 am on through the day until the tournament is over. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into a tournament like this. We take hosting duties seriously at Union Rugby! There will be over 100 kids playing, a lot of teams , a lot of 7s rugby, and a lot of hungry kids to feed. Please take a look at the sign up genius sheet and sign up to bring items or volunteer to help out. Some slots have been added to help serve the food. Thank you in advance. If anyone has any questions please contact Coach Anna or Myself. Thank you Coach John.

Sign up sheet for Fall 7s at Unami

2023 MUDCLUB

As the Men's Fall season opens up so does the 2023 Mudclub, see link below. For your donation of $100 you will receive a red fleece vest to help stay warm as you come out and support the games in the Fall. Limited time offer last donations will be accepted until September 24.

2023 MUDCLUB FLEECE VEST

LAST DAY FOR CELTIC FEST DISCOUNT

For our fans who plan on attending the games at the Celtic Fest this Saturday Sept 9, do remember today is the last day to pre-purchase discount tickets for the event, see link below. $10.00 today, if you pay at the event is it $25.

CELTIC FEST FRIENDS AND FAMILY DISCOUNT

Must Watch: 20 Min Video Explanation of our Structure

Good Afternoon, Please take 20 minutes and watch this video, breaking down our 2-4-2 structure. This video explains in great detail, a step-by-step breakdown of responsibilities and options. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp4-sFpsT8c "The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching." Prepare like a Pro, give this a watch today, over the weekend and Tuesday at lunch. Regular season is here, let's earn the right to be 1-0. Next week all players are expected to know this structure so we can spend adequate time on game preparations instead of installing structure. Happy Labor Day Weekend. Go Rutgers! Coach DeLucia

Rugby at Union County Celtic Fest Saturday Sept 9, 2023

Saturday, September 9th is the First Annual Union County Celtic Festival, hosted at Oak Ridge Park in Clark (136 Oak Ridge Road Clark, NJ 07066). The Festival will be featuring rugby games during the day and the Mudturtles will be involved in ALL of them. This is the the schedule of games: 10:00am - High School Boys 7s 11:00am - Women vs Long Island 1:00pm - Youth Flag 2:00pm - D3 Men vs Morris 4:30pm - D4 Men vs Princeton While players will be admitted to the festival free of charge, there will be a fee for all others. Friends and family can use the following link to get discounted tickets to the festival for $10 rather than $25 at the gate. https://fevogm.com/event/UnionCountyCelticFestivalPiper The code is good through Wednesday, 9/6 at midnight. For $10 the event will be well worth it. There is a lot on the festival grounds but it may be better to operate under the assumption that it will be full. Everyone should expect to park in the overflow area or additional offsite lot so allow a little extra time to arrive. A shuttle will bring us to the game and it isn’t far away. That this is an unfortunate, unavoidable downside to an otherwise awesome event.

RUGBY FAMILY CELTIC DISCOUNT LINK

Intersquad Scrimmage Tonight @Unami 6pm

Good Afternoon Gents, With this weekend open and no matches, we want to get everyone out to play an intersquad scrimmage to close out tonights session. If you have not made it out but want to play either D3 or D4 ball this spring, now's your chance to knock the rust off and get on my staffs radar. Tonights Session: 6:00-6:15 Touch 6:15-6:25 Warm Ups 6:25-6:35 Column Passing 2v1 6:35-6:45 Piston Passing 6:45-6:55 Defensive Line Speed & Tackling w/ruck shields 6:55-7:00 Water 7:00-7:05 Break Into Teams- Starting IV vs D3 Subs/D4 7:05-7:30 1st Half (25 Min) 7:35-7:40 Half-Time (5 Min) 7:40-8:05 2nd Half (25 Min) Put your hand up, play for a spot in the top 22. If you're an old boy or social player, come out to help your club develop depth and game experience by filling out 2 sides for training. All are welcome! Last Night at Unami! Starting next week 9/5 and continuing for rest of season, practice will be at Brewer Field 430 Westfield Ave, Clark, NJ 07066. (6:30-9pm) 6:30-7pm Touch 7-9pm Training For the Club, Coach DeLucia

UNION CO CELTIC FEST FLAG RUGBY DEMO

Hello, On September 9th 2023 Union County Rugby will be playing Rugby as part of the UNION COUNTY CELTIC FESTIVAL. The festival will be held at Oak Ridge Park in Clark NJ. We need 25 Hawks/Eagles from ANY of our Mudturtle Flag teams, to play one game showcasing our flag rugby program. Slots are filling up quick! This is a great opportunity to get the word out about our program. Come join us and let's show everyone what Flag Rugby looks like. In addition to a Flag Game there will be High School 7s, Women's team game, Men's A and B side games. RUGBY ALL DAY! I will be emailing a discount code for player's family members to attend. Players are free to get into the festival. Please sign up and buy the discounted tickets asap. Ticket code will be taken down before festival. Players must be there at the field/track NO LATER THAN 12PM game will start 1pm. Hope to see you there! Coach John

Sign up sheet for Flag 9/9/23

High School Fall 7s Registration open now!

High School 7s registration is now open. Please make sure you are registered with USA rugby as a player before registering for 7s. All players must be registered. Register on our website. www.mudturtlerfc.com

USA RUGBY

Hawks and Eagles.. volunteer request

Union Flag Fam!!! JOIN US , we are looking for 25 HAWKS/ EAGLES volunteers (from Rahway, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Cranford, Dunellen, Berkely Heights and UNION) to play flag rugby at the Union County Celtic festival on 9/9 @ Oak Ridge Park , Clark NJ. Our Club will be participating in games all day... High School boys , Women's team, Men's team...FLAG. It should be a lot of fun. Spend the whole day at the festival... players are free we will have a discount code for tickets for parents. Please sign up on the link the first 25 will be playing.

Sign Up Today!!!

Men's AGM 2023

The Men's AGM will be this Wednesday August 9th, from 7-9PM at the Cranford Community Center- 220 Walnut Ave Cranford NJ 07016.

BH Flag Practice reminder tonight -Icecream and waterplay

BH Flag Practice will take place tonight for fun as usual for anyone around at 6:15. We will be doing water play and icecream. -Please bring a towel for your players and bring a cooler with water in it if possible to help with the fun!!! (If you have a watergun bring that too). -If this is new to your players try to keep it a secret:) See everyone later. Text if needed. Rosie 917-972-7024

Mudturtle day 7/22/23 TACKLE DEMONSTRATION.

Good morning, All U12 / U14 players who played tackle Rugby last season are invited to participate in our Rugby demonstration today at Madison Ave Park, Rahway during Mudturtle day. PLEASE HAVE YOUR MOUTHGARD, meet up with Coaches John, and Dan at the pitch nearest the concession/ bathrooms at 10AM. You can only participate as a player in this demo if you have played before. You must be U12 / U14 , and have your mouthgard. See you there Coach John

Saturday is our last game day... and picture day!!

Hey Union Flag Fam. Your coaches are super excited for our last game day this Saturday at Rahway. We would like to ask that the players be there by no later then 8:30 am so that we can take a team picture before everything kicks off. Lots of fun in store for Saturday, I hope your as excited as we are ~ Coach Dan PS see everyone at practice tonight @ 6:30.

2023 Can Am Rugby Roster

If you plan on playing in this years Can-Am Rugby tournament, July 28-30 in Lake Placid/Saranac, let Chris Keim know you are bringing your boots. Text or call letting him know 908-868-3228, thanks.

BH Flag Tonights Practice Air qualoity alert and Water reminder

BH Flag, For tonights practice, please be advised the Air quality is currently around 115 which is unhealthy for sensitive groups. It's also hot. Please ensure to bring plenty of water, and don't hesitate if you or your players are sensitive to the air to stay home/sit out if needed. We will be monitoring during practice carefully. thanks Rosie 917-972-7024

BH Flag Practice tonight as normal -additional Practice on Wed 26 Jul for icecream & water play

Hi All, re BH Flag practice will take place as normal tonight. We will add a special practice on next Wednesday 26th for fun -water play and icecream. Final Flag Fest game day this Saturday 22 July at Rahway. including Myths and Legends adult touch game. -$15 M&L t shirt needed to participate. Also Grils rule only games and BBQ etc... If anyone not at the games please let me know. thanks Rosie 917-972-7024

Saturday July 22 Myths VS. Legends flag game

It's that time of year Mudturtle Rugby Flag Fest is this Saturday July 22, kids games kick off at 9:00. Location is Madison Ave Park in Rahway, 1300 Madison Ave (behind hospital) Following the kids games we will be having our annual Myths VS Legends Flag game open to all adult Mudturtles which include current and former players from all programs, friends, fans, and anyone else who purchases a Myths VS. Legends shirt for the low low price of $15. Myths kickoff to Legends around noonish. The Mudturtle beer garden will be open during and after the game.

Game Day - Dunellen July 14th

Union Flag Fam, Just a reminder that we have our second to last game day tomorrow July 14th at Columbia Park in Dunellen (address: 200 Orange St Dunellen NJ 08812). Please try to be there by 8:30am. See everyone tomorrow morning. Field layout, schedule and any additional information will be posted in teamsnap. Coach Dan

BH Flag reminder Saturday 8th July Games Bayonne 8:30am arrival

All BH Flag families playing tomorrow: we are still waiting for the game schedule to share but we have been told to assume games will start at 9. So please try to arrive by 8:30. Games in Bayonne will be at G. Thomas Domenico Park 189 W 16th St, Ave A, Bayonne, 07002. A couple of reminders: please remember sun block and water -the fields are by the water with little shade. Parking is limited so get there early -if you can't get in the carpark it's drop off and then find a spot street parking. Any issues text me. thx Rosie 917-972-7024

Bayonne tomorrow - Info

Union Flag Fam Sorry for the late text everyone, just a reminder we're at Bayonne tomorrow G Thomas DiDomenico park. Please try to get there early as parking lots fill up fast. Please get there by no later then 8:30am. Games will start promptly at 9am. Schedule hasn't come out yet. I will post as soon as I am able to. Check teamsnap for the latest updates. - Coach Dan

BH Flag reminder no practice tonight Happy 4th July

BH Flag reminder, no practice tonight due to 4th July celerations and impending storms. Also a reminder re Saturday 8 July Games in Bayonne please let me know if you are unable to make it to the games. thanks Rosie

Practice correction. Thursday June 29

Please note it is just Westfield who does not have fields tonight, all other programs who practice Thursday are on unless otherwise advised, Thank you.

Tonight's Practice is Canceled

Due to not having a field to practice on tonight we have canceled practice. We will resume practice on 7/6 6:30-8pm at Sid Fey. Happy 4th of July!

BH Practice is on tonight! Wednesday 28 June Please check air quality for Sensitive players

Hi All, just a note to let you know I have checked the fields and the fields are not waterlogged so we will hold practice tonight at Passaic River fields on Springfield Ave, BH. Please note due to the Canadian wildfires there is another air quality advisory in place for sensitive groups today through tomorrow. If you/your player has any sensitivities, please feel free to keep them at home or sit them out if needed. Reminder too no games this weekend due to 4th July holiday. next game day is Saturday 8 July. thanks Rosie

Tonight's Practice

Practice tonight is canceled due to storms rolling in during our practice time

6.27 Practice Cancelled at Joe Collins Park

Union Flag Fam, Due to the inclement weather expected later this afternoon, I am cancelling tonight's Union Flag Rugby practice (Tuesday 6.27). See Everyone Thursday (6.29). Coach Dan

BH Flag Monday 26 June practice cancelled

BH FLAG: MONDAY 26 JUNE TONIGHTS PRACTICE IS CANCELLED due to storms. Hope to see everyone on Wednesday. Thanks. Rosie 917-972-7024

BH Practice reminder tonight and Saturday Game update

-BH Practice: See everyone tonight 6:15-7:30 (Passaic River Park on Springfield Ave BH opp. the church near Mcd's for any new joiners). -BH Flag Saturday 24 June games are at Bridgewater: Crim Road Soccer fields, across the road from Crim Primary school, 1300 Crim Rd, Bridgewater. 8:30 arrival time pls let Rosie know by Thursday AM if not going so game schedule can be made. thanks

BH FLAG Practice tonight CANCELLED tonight

Apologies, BH Flag practice is cancelled tonight due to the fields being too wet. Please report into me if your players will make it to our games on Saturday this weekend. BH will be playing again at Unami Park Cranford. Thank you. Rosie

BH Practice tonight Still Currently on 6:15-7:30

Berkeley heights: tonight's practice 6:15-7:30 will go ahead (thunder etc not expected until 8, but rain antipicated). Parents please stay close/in your cars in case we have an early finish. thank you.

Cranford Flag Practice cancelled Thursday June 8

Due to the poor air quality Cranford Flag will not be practicing tonight Thursday June 8. Games this Saturday are at Unami Park please have your players there boots on by 8:30 AM so we can form sides and be ready for kick off. Thanks.

Referee Training Tonight

The referee training that was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled to do the air quality. See you on Saturday!

Berkeley Heights 1st practice tonight 6:15-7:30

looking forward to seeing everyone at our first practice tonight 6:15-7:30 Passaic River Park, Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights near McDonalds! Bring bug spray in case you need it. We also have our host game day this Saturday June 10th at Unami Park, Cranford...I will go over that in more detail at practice. Any issues/questions please text me. thanks Rosie 917-972-7024

Welcome to our 6th season

Good afternoon Union Flag Fam. First and foremost there is still time to register, tell your friends! Sending a mass reminder for teamsnap. If you have registered for this season, you should have received an email invitation to our teamsnap. I have also sent several communications through there already about schedule and early info. If you have not received your teamsnap invite or are not already registered (it you're registered from last season - please check/re-download/sign in) - text me (coach Dan) with any problems 716-307-1012. It's important everyone is registered and active/using teamsnap asap. Teamsnap will be our primary source for scheduling (addresses/times) communication, announcements, pic sharing, We have a zoom introduction call tomorrow at 6:30pm. Should be quick and informative with a q&a. Event info and link to the meeting are in teamsnap. This is for parents, kids are always welcome though. Please try to attend. Can't wait to get the season going - first practice is Tuesday.. can't believe it's here already!!! Coach Dan

Flag Registration - Select Union

Practice on Calander for tonight

Hi everyone. There is a practice for Westfield flag on the calendar for tonight. That is a mistake our first practice will be Tuesday night 6:30 to 8. Sorry for the confusion. Jess

Golf outing Friday June 2

A reminder for those golfing tomorrow the schedule for the day is as follows: • 7:30 - 9:00: Check in at registration table and Continental Breakfast • 9:00 - 2:00: Shotgun from assigned hole (18 hole scramble with golf cart) • 2:00 - 4:00: Cookout Lunch, Awards & Raffle winner selection Do check in upon arrival so the course knows you are there and will have the proper amount of carts ready for the start. The forecast is calling for a very warm day so remember to bring something cool to drink to stay hydrated. Thanks

High School Boys Championship Match

Come support our High School boys team this Saturday May 27 as they play in the NJ State Championship 12:30 PM Kickoff. Location: Christian Brothers Academy 850 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ 07738

Flag Season opens soon.

Tuesday June 6 is the first practice for Cranford Flag Rugby, if you have not already done so please register your players for another fun summer of Flag Rugby, link below. First games are Saturday June 10. Tell your friends and neighbors all are welcome to join. Thanks.

Flag Rugby Registration

Register Today for our best season yet!

Union Flag Fam... It's not to late, register today for our best flag season yet!!! Practice starts 6.6 and season opens on 6.10. Tell your friends, bring them along, help them get registered.. the best way to grow the team is with your help!

Flag Registration - Select Union

Mudturtle 50th Anniversary Gear Sale Ends May 15th!

Monday, May 15th is the last day to place your orders on the Mudturtle Club Store for our 50th Anniversary gear. Don't miss out! Get your orders in now. For those who have made purchases, we thank you for your patience as we did extend the sale.

Shop 50th Anniversary Gear

Register For Union Youth Flag Rugby Today!

Union Flag Fam, don't hesitate, get yourself registered today for our best season yet. Registration is open now. Practice starts June 6th and games start June 10th. Click the link to sign up.

Register For Union Youth Flag Rugby

Sean MacLaney

Sean MacLaney has been playing rugby for 16 years since he started in First grade with the Westfield Owls. This upcoming weekend, he is playing in the Division1A National Championship game - Navy vs. Cal on May 6, 2023, which can be watch on therugbynetwork at 7:30 pm. During the playoffs, he was voted the "Man of the Match" in Navy's win over Army when Sean lead his team with their opening try of the game.

Watch On The Rugby Network

Car Wash April 29th Cancelled

Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate yet again. We are cancelling the car wash for tomorrow, Saturday the 29th, but will try to reschedule for a later date. If you have purchased tickets, please hold onto them. Thank you.

Youth Flag Rugby Registration Now Open

Spring is here, weather is warming, and Flag Rugby registration is open. Our season starts the week of June 5th, with first games on Saturday, June 10th. The season wraps up Saturday, July 22nd with our annual Flag Fest. We look forward to all joining us for a summer of Flag Rugby and FUN. Register today!

Register For Youth Flag Now!

Game Cancelled

Sorry for the wildly last minute bad news, but I just woke up to an email from Morris that they do not have the numbers for today and have asked to cancel. I'm sorry we'll be dropping a game, but I hope it's time for the bumps and bruises to heal and for you all to have some home time with the boys.

Classic club jacket sale ends this week

Time is running out to order you classic club jacket, we will stop taking orders Sunday April 23. See link below for details, thanks.

Buy A Jacket

Mudturtle Carwash Postponed Until April 29th

With the forecast calling for a cold front and high chance or rain tomorrow we are moving the youth tackle carwash date to Saturday April 29. Thanks for understanding.

Youth Flag Online Registration Opening Soon

Good Morning Union Flag Fam! I'm happy to report that Registration is expected to open next week. Please get your registrations in early! Tell your friends, spread the word! Lets make this the biggest squad ever! Reach out to me with any ?'s. - Coach Dan (716-307-1012) - I'll Post the new flyer to FB today

Register Here

Rugby Carwash Saturday April 15th (Cancelled)

Get your car washed and help support our youth tackle program this Saturday April 15 from 9:00AM-2:00PM at Brad-Pak 124 South Avenue in Garwood. A fun fundraiser for all don't miss out. Feel free to pass the link below to friends and family, thanks

Sending Lady Mudturtle To Super Regionals

The Lady Mudturtles will be playing in the Atlantic Super Regionals April 29-30, representing Union as the Empire GU D3 Champs. Help support the ladies by clicking on the link below, supporters have a chance to win a ball signed by the ladies team.

Saturday April 1 Double Header Home Openers!!

Put on your Mudturtle Swag and head to Unami Park today, April 1, the club has a double-header with both a Ladies and Men having their home openers. The ladies, who are the 22-23 Empire GU champs kick off at 11:00 with the men to follow. All are welcome to come support the Mudturtles.

Mudturtle Shop Sale Extended Till May 15

Please note we will be extending the sale in the Mudturtle shop sale till May 15. Tree has acquired samples of the Bomber jackets so people can try them on for size. He will be bringing them to the mens and ladies games this Saturday April 1 so you can see which size fits best.

Calling All Mudturtles

March with the Mudturtles in the Union County St. Pats parade Saturday March 11 all from our Flag & Tackle programs, Men's & Women's teams, alumni & supporters are welcome. Assemble 11:00 AM in lot across from Boys and Girls club 1050 Jeanette Ave Union. After parade we will assemble at Dowlings in Roselle Park.

Men's Practice Spring 2023

Men's practice for the Spring season starts this week 8:00 at Rahway River Park on Tuesday and Thursday, we will be in Rahway every Tuesday and Thursday until we announce moving to Unami. Be there boots on warmed up and ready to go.

New Mudturtle Swag

The Mudturtle Shop is running a March sale, included in the shop is a 50th Anniversary 63" X 63" blanket with youth logo. Perfect item to keep in the car to break out during a chilly game, or spread out and sit on to enjoy the sun on a warm day. Browse the shop on the link below, thanks.

Visit 50th Store

Mudturtle 50Th Anniversary March 6, 2023 Update

See the link below for latest update on 50th Anniversary happenings. Included is new swag on club store https://shop.mudturtlerfc.com plus details on golf outing fundraiser happening June 3, 2023.

50th Update

Rugby New York -vs- Old Glory Sunday March 5

This Sunday, March 5, you have a chance to watch a legacy of Mudturtle Rugby play professionally as Michael "Chicken" Dabulas and Old Glory of Washington DC travel to New York to take on RUNY. See link below for game and ticket information.

Rugby Defense

A little rugby homework, please read the document on how to set up a defensive structure in the link below. This will be covered i detail at practice tomorrow and is key to playing winning rugby. A good well structured defense will put massive pressure on the opposition. Thanks.

Defending The Field

High School Camo Supporters

Want to help support the High School program? See link below flyer for Camo Jersey fundraiser coach Ryan "Tree" Murphy is taking orders until February 28. Contact him, email below, to order yours today, perfect item to wear to the boys games and show support. ryanjmurphy19@gmail.com

View Flyer

Super Bowl Sunday

Looking to add fun to this Super Bowl Sunday? See link below to play Mudturtle Super Bowl Squares. Also a number of players will be gathering at the Cranford Elks to watch the game. Pre-game at 5:00 the Elks are having a Taco buffet for $15.00, in the area come join the fun!!

superbowlsquares.org

50Th Anniversary Update

See link below for an update on happenings for the 50th Anniversary. Included is a survey for a grand tour please take your time to complete. Thanks.

50th Update