Past Announcements

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Last call Mudturtle golf and gala

Be warned time is running out to sign up for the Mudturtle's 50th events. Last day to register for golf is this Sunday May 19. Last day to register for the Gala is next Thursday May 23. Click on link below to go to events page and register today. Thanks.

50th Golf and Gala

Level 1 Coaching Course

Good morning, The club is hosting a Level 1 Coaching Course in Clark on 7/14/24. This is the minimum requirement to be a certified Head Coach of a tackle program. If you are interested in becoming a certified coach, please consider registering as this is the closest course you will find. You can register here: https://usarugby.docebosaas.com/learn/course/internal/view/classroom/43/level-1-coach-course-formerly-l200 You will need a Rugby Xplorer account prior to registering for the course. Any club member (including parents of current or former players) who attends the course will be reimbursed for the cost of their certification by the club. If you register, please contact Tree for information on how to obtain your reimbursement on completion of the course. Please direct any questions on the process to him as well. You can get in touch with him via email: ryanjmurphy19@gmail.com

Coaching Course Registration

Flag Season opens soon.

Flag rugby registration is open, don't miss out on summer fun for the whole family, click the link below to sign up your players. Also tell your friends, neighbors, and family all are welcome to come join the rugby lifestyle. All of our players stay active, learn team building, and all participate each week. Rugby is one of the few games you can play for your whole life. Over the years we have had flag players move on to youth tackle, the go off and play in college, to return and play on our men and womens teams. All while making lifelong friends along the way. Practices start the first week of June. We also welcome adult participation join the fun and help coach no experience needed we will teach. Looking forward to another summer of flag rugby!!!

Flag Rugby Registration

50th Anniversary Gala Tickets

The celebration of the Mudturtles 50th Year is less than a month away, being held 6:00 PM June 8, 2024 at the Galloping Hill Golf Club. This is a formal event including cocktails, dinner, awards, and dancing. Don't miss out on what promises to be one of the most memorial nights in club history. Use the link below to register. 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.

50th Gala Dinner

LAST CALL GOLF OUTING

We need to give final number for the golf outing next Monday. Registration will close Sunday!!!! 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. Any and all Mudturtles are welcome to attend. Don't miss out!!!

Mudturtle Golf Outing

Welcome to Union Summer 7s

Welcome to the Union Men's 2024 Seven’s Program! Union will be offering a competitive Men’s 7’s program this summer beginning Wednesday June 5th 6-8:30pm @Unami · We will be offering open tryouts for our (1) competitive side. · Practice location: Unami Park · 7’s Rugby dues will be $100 for the entire program covering practices and tournament fees. We are WELCOMING NEW ATHLETES to our club! * College Rugby Players * Graduating High Schoolers * Crossover Athletes from Soccer, Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Hockey, Track, Baseball etc. All Are Welcome! NO Rugby Experience Necessary 2024 UCRFC Summer 7's Schedule Date Event Location Time Wednesday, June 5th Practice Unami 6p – 8:30p Wednesday, June 12th Practice Unami 6p – 8:30p Saturday, June 15th Tournament Rockaway, NY Wednesday, June 19th Practice Unami 6p – 8:30p Saturday, June 22nd Tournament Princeton, NJ Wednesday, June 26th Practice Unami 6p - 8:30p Saturday, June 29th Tournament Danbury, CT Wednesday, July 3rd Practice Unami 6p - 8:30p Wednesday, July 10th Practice Unami 6p - 8:30p Saturday, July 13th Tournament Stone Harbor, NJ Wednesday, July 17th Practice Unami 6p - 8:30p Saturday, July 20th Tournament New Haven, CT

Mudturtle Golf outing June 7th

Apologizes to those who tried to sign up for golf and may have gotten a sold out message seems we had a bug in the programming. This has been corrected spots are still open click the link below and register. Thank you.

Mudturtle Golf Outing

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

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 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

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!!!

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

SAD NEWS

The whole club sends condolences to Chris Herring who lost his mom, Samantha Ann Mott, this past Saturday. To offer condolences in person a memorial service will be held Wednesday March 20 from 1:00-4:00PM at Gorny & Gorny Funeral Home 215 Elizabeth Avenue, Elizabeth NJ 07206

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

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

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.

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!!!

Tour Registration - Friday Deadline

Happy Monday! - Reminder that deposits are due for the 50th Anniversary Tour to England. The last day to register is THIS FRIDAY March 1. Seats are filling up quick - don't miss your opportunity to represent your club abroad and celebrate the last 50 years of Mudturtle Rugby.

Tour Registration

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

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

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

Super Bowl Boxes

Nick Ballas is running a super bowl squares competition. $25 per entry with payouts at the end of each quarter of $150, $300, $150, and $400, respectively. Chose boxes and full rules are in the link below. He is donating the leftover money to UCRFC, which conveniently sidesteps a few gambling laws that could theoretically get UCRFC into some trouble if hosted directly. I think some people are not aware/don't understand this, which is why we're having trouble selling as many squares as prior years. Please consider entering the competition. Also, please share with whoever else you think might be interested (or old boys that may not be aware). I found this to be fairly easy to sell to around the office as well. Thank you, Tom Ross

Super Bowl Boxes

Mudturtle photos

Preparing for the big 50th Gala and asking all for some help. If you have old rugby photos from matches, tours, parties, shenanigan's please upload them to the link below. If old school picture you can take a clear shot on your phone and use that to upload. Do note what you submit may be used for all to see. Thanks.

50th photos

50th Anniversary Tour

Welcome to Union County RFC's 50th year. The biggest event we have scheduled for this year is a full on rugby tour of England. Please see the link below and fill out the tour survey. All are encouraged to go, ask anyone who has toured with a rugby club it is truly an event you do not want to miss.

50th Tour Survey

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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