Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Details on the Iowa Trip

For those of you who are interested in the details of the Iowa rugby festival, which is part of our spring schedule, you can check out the Des Moines Rugby Club website and follow the links to the U19 Festival. This should be a great opportunity to test ourselves against teams from other states.

Parents, please don't forget to contact Dan to volunteer to chaperon/drive.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tag Results

I've been a bit delayed posting scores from our tag league, but here they are.

Week 1: Scarlet defeated Gold 40 v. 17 to earn a 4 pt. win. The Blues fell to Purple in a close match 42-35, earning the Blues 1 bonus point for a loss by 7 or fewer points and 4pts. for Purple.

Week 2: Purple again edged out its competition and Gold walked away with the a bonus point for a close loss, with tine final score 35-32 in favor of purple. Scarlet posted a big win over the Blues 59-37.

Week 3: With the snow keeping a lot of players home, combined sides were the norm. A very understaffed Blues team fell to Gold 71-53. The upset of the night came a Purple defeated Red 81-44.

Current Standings:
Games Played, W, L, PF, PA, League Points
Purple: 3, 3, 0, 158, 111, 12
Scarlet: 3, 2, 1, 143, 135, 8
Gold: 3, 1, 2, 120, 128, 5
Blues: 3, 0, 3, 135, 172, 1

With 3 weeks left to play, every team will get a re-match, so the field is still wide open as the first Brookfield Tag Cup competition heads in to the second half of the season.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Spring 2008 Season

Here is our line-up for the Spring 2008 Season:


Mondays, 3:30 to 5:00
Feb. 25-March 17
Location: Brookfield Indoor Soccer Complex


Mon., Wed. 4:00 - 6:00 and Thrus. 4:00 - 5:30
Beginning Wed. March 24.
Location: Brookfield Christian School (subject to confirmation)


  1. Friday, April 4: Brookfield A v. CMH at Brookfield Central High School at 6:30 p.m.
  2. April 12-13: Iowa Invitational Tournament. (PARENTS: We will need voluntter drivers and chaperones) in Des Moines.
  3. Sunday, April 20: Brookfield A v. Oak Creek and Brookfield B v. Oak Creek/FDL; 1:00 p.m. at Oak Creek.
  4. Saturday, April 26: Brookfield v. Muskego at Brookfield Central High School at 3:00 (A + B games).
  5. Sunday, May 4: Brookfield v. Vernon and Brookfield B/FDL v. Vernon-B at Vernon. 1:00 p.m.
  6. Sunday, May 11: Brookfield v. KM and Brookfield B v. KM-B/FDL at Nagawaukee Park at 1:00 p.m.
  7. Saturday, May 17: Minnesotta v. Wisconsin Rugby Festival in Mauston, WI (hosted by KM). Details to be confirmed.
  8. Friday, May 30: Brookfield v. Northshore at Brookfield Central High School at 6:30 p.m. (TENATIVE -- may be moved to a Saturday game).

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Watching Rugby

If you are looking for ways to better visualize what we try to do on the field, the Rugby Channel plays a clip of the week. I highly recommend watching some rugby now and then on-line to help broaden your perspective and enjoyment of the game.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Announcing the New Board

We held our first board organizational meeting on Tuesday and we are moving forward with plans to incorporate the club. Our short term goal is to achieve not-for-profit status in the next 18 months. Over the long haul, I think having a formal board structure should promote growth and increase stability for a more successful club, both on and off the field.

For 2008, our board officers (and sole members of the Board) are:

President: Jeffery Faulker
Vice President: Lawrence Stitch
Secretary Treasurer: Neal Anderson

Over the course of the next season, we will be looking to fill vacant board seats. The proposed version of the by-laws call for a 7-member board. I am sure our newly appointed board would welcome volunteers.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Tag Starts On Monday

Our winter season starts on Monday, January 7, 2008 from 3:30 to 6:00. If anyone still needs directions to the Brookfield Indoor Soccer Complex (the BISC), they can be found at the BISC's website.

I hope everyone had a good holiday. Hopefully this will be a fun way to shake-off the dust from the winter and get back in the swing of things before the Spring.