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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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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