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