Category Archive: News

Club Rugby Programs Become More Visible in Area

View original article from  METRO DETROIT April 30, 2013 CLUB RUGBY PROGRAMS BECOME MORE VISIBLE IN AREA By Jason Carmel Davis C & G Sports Writer Dave Huff has been around rugby most of his life. Huff, who grew up in Virginia, played rugby in high school and at Penn State University. He was …

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USA Rugby Coach Certification Requirements

Please read this memorandum from MYRA Chairman Ron Cornell regarding the USA Rugby Coach Certification requirements for 2013: MEMORANDUM TO:                  MYRA Current and Prospective Coaches FROM:             Ronald L. Cornell, Jr., Chairman MYRA Board of Directors; Coach – Northville Knights Rugby Football Club CC:                  James Wilber, USA Rugby RE:                  New USA Rugby Coaching …

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Dexter Rugby Club to host Rookie Rugby Sessions

Dexter Youth Rugby League Accepting Enrollment See original article  from Dexter Patch here   “Rookie Rugby is open to boys and girls in middle school during the winter semester. The Dexter Devils Rugby Team and Dexter Community Education will offer a rookie rugby class for middle school students this year. The program is a flag …

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2013 IRB Rugby Law Book now available!

From the IRB Laws of Rugby Union Website   “Welcome to the IRB Laws of Rugby Union web site. On this site, you can read the Laws, watch video examples and animations to build your understanding of how the Laws are applied on the field of play, and take a self-test exam to check your …

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Kalamazoo HS Rugby Club

  Source: – See original article here Richland Township board gives Kalamazoo High School Rugby Club preliminary OK to use township field RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – The Kalamazoo Bulldogs High School Rugby Club is one step closer to finding a home field for the 2013 season. The Richland Township Board of Trustees gave preliminary approval for the …

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High School Rugby Begins!

  It is spring in Michigan, which means the start of the High School Rugby season!  The first games are being played this week for both the boys and girls high school leagues.  The Boys High School League is split into the East and West, each with Division I, Division II, and Division III for …

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Level 1 Referee Course a Success

Saturday’s a…Rugby Referee Clinic Day!  On Saturday, March 10, 2012 a Level 1 Officiating Course was held at Kinewa Middle School in Okemos, MI.  The course began at 8AM and ran until 4PM and it was taught by Tom Feeny and Kevin Wornham of the Michigan Rugby Referee Society (MiRRS). Out of the 14 people …

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USA Rugby 2012 Youth Development Conference Recap

Nigel Melville, CEO USA Rugby

Last weekend over 150 rugby administrators, coaches, players, and exhibitors attended the USA Rugby Youth Development Conference in Atlanta, GA. Several people from Michigan went to the conference including MYRA officers Jarod Bisbee, Sean McTaggart, Jim Clawson, Michelle Wong, and exhibitor Fred Keeling from Packdown Scrumselds, and Dexter coach Doug Karaska. It was great being …

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2012 Officers Elected

The new officers for MYRA for 2012 were elected at the AGM on January 21, 2012. President – Jared Bisbee Vice President East – Jim Clawson Vice President West – Sean McTagert Vice President Girls – Jeff Coppes Secretary – Michelle Wong Treasurer – Brad Lusk

2012 Michigan Youth Rugby Association AGM

2012 Michigan Youth Rugby Association AGM The 2012 MYRA AGM was held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI on Saturday, January 21, 2012.  Various topics were discussed, such as new clubs voted in for probationary membership, general code of conduct for players, coaches, and parents, changes in referee fees from MiRRS, a new …

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