Monday, June 02, 2008

Western Suburbs RFC Today

2 June 2008

Tuesday and Thursday practices from 7:00-8:30 PM, on a lighted turf field at "Poplar Tree Park".
Practice consists of playing bugger for the summer months from 7:00-8:30 pm. We are STILL trying to secure Oak Marr as we have in the past for continued summer bugger and training for the players interested in playing competitive 7s.
Stay the meantime we'll continue to practice at Poplar Tree Park ***AT 7 PM***.

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.)

This coming Saturday is shaping up to be a big rugby day...

As mentioned last week, Saturday, June 7th has been declared Rugby Day in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County will host the First Virginia High School Rugby Championship on June 7, 2008.

Last Saturday, Suburbs U19 defeated West End 13-10 in the playoffs to advance to the Championship Final where they will face Nova.

The event will be held at South County Secondary School (directions here).
Kickoff time 3:30 PM

The doors will open at 11:00 AM. Tickets are available at the stadium: $4 per adult, and $1 per child under 18.

Suburbers young and old get out there to support the youths!

RUGBY LEAGUE info from Fairfax Eagle Steve Grant:
The season is finally here and our first game of the 2008 season (actually, first game ever) will be held on Saturday, June 7 at Stratton Woods Park in Herndon. Kick-off will be at 6:30 pm. Please plan on being there at 5:30. Directions to the field are on the website, in the 'fixtures and results' section.

Please make every attempt to make practice this week as we will be going over the game plan and firming-up starting positions. Right now there are several spots up for grabs and now is the time to impress the selection commitee. It is our hope to name the team on Thursday night, so if for some reason you can't make the game on Saturday please let me know now.

It will be hot on Saturday so there will be plenty of playing time for everyone.

Feel free to invite spouses, friends, family, etc. Several of our sponsors will be there so it would be good to have a good turnout on the sidelines. Post-game party will be at the Wings House, we have a keg of PBR.

Lastly, a lot of hard work has gone into getting this club off the ground and we are finally ready to take the field for the first time. Let's get the team off to a great start and go out and play hard on Saturday. The Slayers are a decent team and will come ready to play. However, I'm confident that we have enough talent on this team to compete with anyone in the AMNRL so let's get out there and give them everthing we have right from the kick-off.

Go Eagles.


And, yet another Saturday rugby event: South Africa versus Wales is on Setanta live at 9 am.

And last but certainly not least: Aiden Cleary was born to Steve and Heather on Sunday, May 25 weighing in at 8.5 pounds.