Cianci 7s 2023 Collegiate Rugby Tournament Has the Largest Turnout to Date​

Providence Rugby Football Club (PRFC) held the Cianci 7s, an annual collegiate rugby tournament, which achieved the highest attendance from colleges across New England to date. The one-day event was held in Seekonk, MA on November 19th.  Cianci 7s offers several competition brackets for men’s and women’s teams: women’s, men’s competitive, and men’s social. This … Read more

Pittsburgh Forge Women seeking Head Coach!

Pittsburgh Forge

The Pittsburgh Forge Rugby Club (PFRC) consists of four (4) competitive sides; Men’s Division II, III, IV and Women’s Division II all competing in the Midwest Competition Region (MCR). The women’s side consists of forty-nine (49) registered players with thirty-five (35) regularly attending training and games. The Forge women went undefeated in their inaugural regular season (2018) and made it to Midwest Playoffs in each of their first two seasons. They are also actively developing a second side while searching for a Head Coach for immediate hire.

The Head Coach is expected to make a commitment of time, energy, and effort to the development of our women’s side. All of the club’s sides compete in a fall XV’s season. Due to MCR seasonality, the spring season is a mixture of friendly matches, tours, tournaments, ‘Select Side’ competition and qualifying matches (if the USAR playoffs are achieved).

The Forge trains twice per week in the evenings and plays approximately six (6) league matches per season (per side). Away fixtures could be as far as five (5) hours in some cases. Friendly matches, tournaments, and playoff competition have taken us to places like Tennessee, the Carolinas, Florida and Iowa. The team would require the coach to also attend team meetings, serve on some committees, and be available to conduct individual feedback sessions at the coach’s discretion. The Head Coach would also have the ability to build a coaching staff for assistance.

The Head Coach would be expected to lead the team in providing development to all of the players, regardless of level and skill.

Expectations include:

Must USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Certification (Level 300 is preferred);
Ability to create game strategies and develop players of all skill levels;
Ability to coach both forwards and backs;
Regularly attendance at games and training sessions;
Possess strong leadership and communication skills;
Possess a motivation to continue rugby education and to build one’s knowledge set;
Research opponents for appropriate game prep;
Be accessible for players to request feedback regarding game play, fitness, rugby IQ, etc.
What we have to offer to you:

A seasonal stipend commensurate with experience;
An atmosphere of competitive players willing to constantly learn;
A large alumni network for professional connections (see “Note” below);
A professionally ran club with an active Board of Directors.
If interested, please provide the following to PGHForgeRugby@gmail.com:

Professional Resume;
Rugby Resume;
At least one (1) rugby reference;
An explanation of coaching style, strategy, and any additional information you deem necessary to share.
We will be accepting coaching applications throughout the winter months in hopes or hiring a permanent coach for the Spring 2020 season. Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis once appropriate documents are received. We thank you in advance for your interest in coaching our club and look forward to learning about what you can bring to our organization.

Sincerely,

PFRC Coaching Committee

PghForgeRugby@gmail.com

Note: We understand that coaching is a serious commitment and other factors affect your ability to coach. We are ready to supply access to our rugby network within the city if necessary for job placement. Please inform us of what assistance, if anything, you would be looking for from the club.

Boston 7s Annual Tournament — June 15, 2019

Boston Women's Rugby

Join us this summer for an awesome 7s tournament for women and men, high school through club teams hosted by Boston Women’s Rugby Football Club. This year our theme is Battle Ready – so register now and start gathering your warrior gear for June 15th! See https://www.bwrfc.org/registration-1 for all tournament details.

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2019 Six Nations Betting Preview

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WANTED: Village Lions RFC (NYC) Women’s 15’s Head Coach

The Village Lions RFC is recruiting a new head coach for its Women’s 15s D2 program. This NYC squad has an established playing group and is looking forward to playing in the competitive Empire League Season for 2018-2019. This is a great opportunity for an experienced coach to help shape and develop the women’s 15s … Read more