Well this Saturday, the UT Dallas Women’s Rugby Club will take the field for the very first time. They will be playing in a round robin tournament, competing with clubs like Sam Houston St. and TCU. They should get 2 or 3 games on the day.
The biggest difference will be the total time a game is each match will be no longer than 15 minutes (2 – 7 minute halves).
This is a very exciting time for all of us. Monday evening at practice, we had 15 ladies attend and we really had some fun. We worked with them on some of the basics and then split them into 2 sides and played a spirited match. It was great watching them put forth the efforts and do the things they’ve learned over the past months and weeks we’ve been at this.
The tournament starts at noon and the address to the games Saturday is: 1302 19th Street, Huntsville, TX 77340 -
this will bring you to the corner of 19th St and Ave O. Turn left on Ave O and you'll see a football/rugby field on the right. This is where we'll be playing.
NOTE: The address and directions will also be posted in the directions to venue on the web site.
One of the parents (John and Heather Bradshaw) will be attending the match. He’s the photographer who posts all the great men’s game photos. He’s coming to take pictures of the ladies matches and will post them on the web site and like the men, I’ll write the details and results of each match. So if you can’t get there, you can read all about it.
This blog is totally for the ladies, they’ve worked hard and they’re pumped up to finally get out there and play the game. So in my next blog, I’ll give out details regarding the men’s upcoming playoff/championship in San Antonio.