Tuesday (9/27) and Thursday (9/29) @7:55PM - Practice at the CT Sportsplex (216 Foxon Rd, North Branford, CT 06471)
Saturday (10/1) - New Haven Rugby Family Day at the Boulevard! (200 Derby Ave, New Haven CT 06519)
                             NWRFC vs Danbury Women - 12PM
                             NHRFC vs
 Danbury Men
- 2PM
Drink up will be hosted at the Trinity Bar & Restaurant

Hello friends,
On Saturday, New Haven Rugby is hosting Danbury for our family day. Please come out to support the current team members with your loved ones! 
We are moving practice to the CT Sportsplex in North Branford at 8PM. The practices will be held OUTDOORS on turf, Tuesdays on Field 1 and Thursdays on Field 2.
Matja: Why did the muffin go to the doctor? Because it was feeling a bit crum(b)my.
WEEKEND SUMMARY - Ladies are obviously on a roll, looking like playoffs are in your future. Gents, unfortunately, are struggling at the moment and need to rally for a big home game.

NHRFC - Got bullied around by Greenwich and didn't do ourselves any favors. We hit every penalty known to man in the rulebook (knowing the rules is half the battle), lost the ball going into contact, were slow to the ruck, and are just not used to playing together with a varied lineup. Again, lads need to bring back the ferocity and ruthlessness that is necessary to win. 37-0 (L).
NWRFC - From what I saw in the first half: we knocked on Brooklyn's door for 15 minutes, probably were in their 22 at least four times but could not capitalize. Morgan scored the first try of the game on the wing to start the inevitable. Brandice made a great break through the middle to score the second. Matja looked like she was hunting people out there. They didn't really have an answer for New Haven women+. 57-17 (W).

Men of the match: Gave it to Pukes for finally caring about something.
Womxn of the match: Matja (forward), Carolyn (back), Tyff (Brooklyn choice)
FALL 2022 DUES - The fall season dues MUST be paid by 10/31/2022. Michael is making a list and he's checking it twice. Find out more via the following link:
TEAM STORE - Our store is only open for 5 more days! Please put your order in now:
USA RUGBY REGISTRATION - Registration with USA Rugby is mandatory. You are not stepping on the field for New Haven unless this is completed. Please let me know if you have any questions or problems doing so. - How to create a profile - How to register for the 2022-23 season (New Haven Rugby, Empire GU, Men or Women)
TEAM EVENT - OCTOBER 8th, 2022 - "CLEAN THE BOULEVARD" at 11AM - CLean up our streets, paint the trailers, destroy some invasive plant species.
                                                                "POOL, GRILL, AND CHILL"  from 1PM to 4PM - hosted by Big Jon Iannazzo at his home on 360 State St. Food and drinks will be provided by the club, but it would probably be a good idea to bring something nice for him?

FALL 2022 SCHEDULE - Only 2 games left for the boys, and 3 for the ladies+. Season end is fast approaching!

          Men vs                             Women+ vs  
8/27    Greenwich (H)                           -          
9/03                 LABOR DAY WEEKEND          
9/10    Fairfield (H)                        @Uticuse (A)
9/17    @Danbury (A)                     @Danbury (A)
9/24    @Greenwich (A)                  Brooklyn (H)
10/1    Danbury (H)                          Danbury (H)
10/15  @Fairfield (A)                       Uticuse (H)
10/22      BYE                                  @Brooklyn
10/29                     PLAYOFFS

CLUB GOALS - Have you thought about becoming an officer of the club? Maybe run for a board position? AGM will be held at the end of the calendar year!

Short term: D3 (M) / D2 (W) playoffs, 30 men / 20 women at practice (consistently), volunteering for the Greater New Haven area community, New Haven Club Vacation/Travel
Long term: Youth Programs / Flag Rugby, local high school team, university/college pathways (SCSU, UNH, QU, SHU, UCONN), New Haven U23, Director of Rugby for New Haven RFC, return to D2 for Men, D2 National Champion - Women+

Debating bringing back the "buddy" system to bolster player commitment. Or perhaps revive the old teams of Participation / Contribution / Accountability...
What will work for the club? Find out more in the next episode...

Nikita Guryakov