Monday, April 21, 2008

Western Suburbs RFC Today

Suburbs Alumni match this coming weekend!

The match will be at our home pitch "Lough Field", kicking off at 1 pm. ...

Saturday's after match social will be a "Pot Luck" affair.
OLD BOYS: Please bring a covered dish or something to toss on the grill for the post match event this weekend. Come one come all, and bring your family - it's the Club side versus the Old Boys for a friends and family day at Lough field! Jeff Bush is packing the Old Boys jerseys and will be exchanging them for payment at the event. The jerseys turned out great and they will be the uniform of the day.

Club practices this week will be on Tuesday & Thursday from 7:30-9:30 PM, on a lighted turf field at "Poplar Tree Park", so come on out and get a run in. Reintroduce yourself to your teammates and your opposite number before the weekend and just have some fun! Post to the SOBs board whether we'll see you there, and what you will be bringin g.

Young Boys:We need field setup crew volunteers for Saturday morning at 11 am. Also please volunteer to assist on cleanup crew, cooking crew, designated driver, etc.

Please make sure no one parks in front of the mailboxes!

Directions to game pitch at "Lough Field":

13731 Old Springhouse Ct
Lovettsville, VA 20180-2956
1.) From Points East: take the Dulles toll road to the Greenway to Leesburg.
(or take Rt. 7 West towards Leesburg).
2.) Follow the signs for Route 7 West towards Winchester/Purcellville, etc. 
3.) Take Route 9 West towards Charles Town exit, stay on Rt. 9 until you reach a traffic light for Rt. 287 and take a right, which is North.  
4.) Go 4.1 miles and make a left on to Bolington Rd. 
5.) Go a about a mile and make a left on Old Springhouse Ct. 
6.) Go all the way to the end to 13731 Old Springhouse Ct.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Western Suburbs RFC Today

Apr 2008

Coach Kris' analysis of the NOVA match:
"We started the game in great fashion, with good play, support and defence. Our handling was good and our concentration was good. When we made a mistake, we paid dearly for it. Tackling is of the essence, when we miss a tackle, we commit another player to one person and so, create a mismatch of numbers. Kicking was not good, except for one good kick the rest was mediocre at best. Our defence needs to be as sharp as it was in the first fifteen minutes, the whole game long. Individually, some players made great defensive plays, but as a team we were lacking, this however is an easy fix and we will work on it, Thursday. Overall, we had a good game against a D1 team, we should take the positives and build on them and take the negatives and fix them.
Coach Kris"

from Prez Bushy concerning the NOVA match:
"Apologies to those who did not get playing time last nite. I was under the impression we were playing more than 2 30 minute periods and had requested B side time. Having said that, we are preparing for a playoff game so we ask for understanding from everyone. Between the weather and the weak Va Beach turnout, it has been a trying spring season with game time."

This coming Saturday, April 12, We are playing OLD GAELIC RFC in our first playoff match.

WE ABSOLUTELY NEED THE FOLLOWING FROM ALL PLAYERS FOR SATURDAY'S PLAYOFF MATCH: Bring a copy of your drivers license and birth certificate or passport to either Thursday's practice or Saturday's match.

So that we can travel as a team and arrive as a team we will be carpooling from the commuter lot near Poplar Tree with a 9 am departure time. (where we have practiced before...about 1/2 mile south of Poplar Tree park on Stringfellow bordering Rt. 66 on the north side).

Unless you see a posting here stating otherwise assume a normal 1 pm kick off.

Old Gaelic has promised a B-side match.

Directions to Old Gaelic's pitch:
From the South:
U.S. 15 north to Dillsburg.
Turn left at third light (Rt. 74 North).
Go 1-2 miles.
At Exxon station on right, take first hard right (Williams Grove Rd.).
Follow about 1-2 miles.
Take first left after going under a RR overpass (this is the Williams Grove Amusement Park entrance).
Pitch is up hill and around to the left.
Allow about 2.5 hours max drive time from the Fair Lakes area.

from Match Secretary Kermit D. Frog:
"Let's get a push to travel strong this weekend. OGRFC has stated that we would have at least 2 sides. So let's give them both barrels. I know this spring has been a letdown for playing time and I sincerely apologize for that. Kris has pushed the team hard in training so let's leave it all on the field. Some of us have been talking about staying up there and visiting some old haunts, so lets do this old school: play hard, party hard."

Thursday practice from 7:30-9:30 PM, on a lighted turf field at "Poplar Tree Park".
Go to Practice link for directions.

In case of inclement weather, be sure to check the status of the Poplar Tree Park fields by calling the Fairfax County Parks status line *after 3 pm* at 703-324-5264 for updates. (We are on Poplar Tree field #2.)
Contact Coach Kris if you're going to be missing practice.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Western Suburbs RFC Today

Our match for tomorrow, Saturday April 5 is -- brace yourself -- POSTPONED due to the heavy rains.

We will play NOVA in a makeup match on Tuesday night at our practice pitch at Poplar Tree Park.

Details forthcoming.