For many, I would suggest that they locate a local Men’s club in their area, go out and practice with them. For a couple of reasons, one, they will continue to improve on their skills and conditioning. Two, they’ll find that they might be able to find a player or two that might be able to teach them a thing I didn’t have the opportunity to teach them and I pray that they learn good habits and not bad ones that I’ll have to break them of. Three, they’ll have some fun running around with those guys. Those Men’s clubs will introduce them around in hopes that when they finish school, maybe they’ll come back and play for them in the near future.
Our league schedule has been approved by the powers that be in the Texas Rugby Union and our league schedule is posted on our web site with times.
Next year, the TRU Collegiate Committee has combined Divisions II and III and divides them into two conferences, with the hope that this will bring about better competition. I have also listed those clubs and what conference they belong to also in the web site. For us, this is a very good situation for us, little travel and home matches to be played under the lights. This is going to be an exciting time for everyone involved.
I’m also trying to nail down some friendly matches with various clubs in Texas, that will be willing to either come to us or we travel to them. Some of those clubs are Sam Houston St, Baylor, the University of Oklahoma and TCU to name a few, there are other clubs if they get back with me with dates. As I get those dates confirmed, I’ll post them on the web site.
The club officers of the UTD Rugby Club and myself will be meeting later this month to discuss next season’s practice schedule as well as what we want to accomplish and how we’ll get to that point. After the meeting I’ll give you a brief of what was discussed.
If anyone has any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to send me a note/email with them and I’ll take them into consideration or get you an answer. Thank you everyone for all of your support last season and I’m looking to have the same if not better 2nd season.