Past Announcements

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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

No practice Sunday 2/11/24

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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.

Youth Tackle Board AGM - Monday, June 6th 7:30 pm @ Brad-Pak

We will be having our Youth Tackle Board AGM on Monday, June 6th 7:30 pm at Brad-Pak, 124 South Ave Garwood. The board will be going over several items parents and coaches are welcome to attend. Agenda Recap of the year for 7s, U12/U14 , U16 U18 teams. Budget present/ future. Plan for next year ( 7s, Winter Classic, fundraising, recruitment, and our plan for next year) Bylaws Coaching If there are any other items that should be added to the agenda please email me unionflagrugby@gmail.com See you there, Coach John

Correction: Youth Tackle Board AGM - Monday, June 12th 7:30 pm @ Brad-Pak

Correction: We will be holding our Youth Tackle Board AGM on Monday, June 12th 7:30 pm at Brad-Pak, 124 South Ave in Garwood. Please update your calendar. Apologies for the mistake. Thank you, Coach John

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.

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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

Games for Sunday, April 30th

Tomorrow's U12/U14 games will be held at Franklin High School in Somerset, NJ. We will be on turf again, so we recommend leggings and long sleeves. U12 have a 10am warm-up and 11am kick-off time. U14 have an 11am warm-up and 12pm kick-off time. Let's go Mudturtles!

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.

Car Wash April 29th 9am-2pm

Get your car washed and help support our Youth Tackle program this Saturday, April 29th from 9am - 2pm at Brad-Pak, 124 South Avenue, Garwood, NJ. A fun fundraiser for all! Don't miss out.

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.

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

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