Saturday, December 5, 2009

Spring Season 2010

4/10 St. Louis Ruggerfest Tournament
4/17 host CMHS 10AM (Home)
04/24 @FondDuLac 1PM
5/02 host Kettle Moraine 1 PM (Home)
5/08 Midwest Tourney Indianapolis, IN River Road Rugby fields
5/15 Muskego 10 AM (HOME)
5/23 USA Rugby National Championship: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT or @ Cudahy (tentative)
5/26 host Vernon Wed. after school match unless we go to Nationals

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Finals Weekend

Here is the schedule for this Sunday's Final Match:

10am - Oak Creek v Muskego and Vernon (B) v MF
11:15am - KM v NS and DSHA (B) v FDL
12:30pm - CMH v Vernon and KM (B) v Pius
2:00pm - DSHA v Brookfield
3:30pm - Awards Ceremony - All Tournament team and Championship Trophy

Please be at Nagawukee Park no later than 12:45, so that we can warm up prior to our match.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-94 west to HWY 83 in Delafield. Nagawaukee park is about a half mile North on your left.

Congratulatiosn on making it to the finals to compete for the State Title and on earning a spot at the Midwest Tournament this Spring!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Semi-Finals Match

TIME: Kick-Off at 10:00 a.m. (be there at 8:45)
DATE: Saturday, October 17, 2009
LOCATION: Vernon Park and Recreation Department

Friday, October 2, 2009

Match Details for Satruday Oct. 3

WHERE: Dretzka Park
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. Kick-Off (Be there by 8:45)

DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy. 45 to Hwy 145. The entrance to Dretzka Park is on your right about a half mile up the road.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Match Details for Saturday

OPPONENT: Muskego RFC (A + B)
WHEN: Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (Players should be there at 9:00 a.m.)
WHERE: Bluhm Park in Muskego

DIRECTION: go South on Moorland Rd- Take Moorland Rd south until the Janesville Rd intersection. Continue south on Moorland passed Janesville Rd and come to a four-way stop (with stop signs). This is Moorland and Woods Rd. Continue south through the stop on Moorland and about a half mile down you will see McShane Dr. on your left hand side. Take a left onto McShane and go about a half mile and Bluhm Park will be on your right or the south side of the road.

See you all Saturday!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Match Details

Opponent: A-Side vs. KM; (plus we will be filling in during multiple B-side matches)
Time: 1 pm Km v Brookfield League match (be at the field by 12:45)
2:15pm KM (Brookfield combined) b’s v MF
2:50pm MF v FDL (30 min)
3:25pm FDL v KM (Brookfield or extra FDL players) (30 min)

Location: NASHOTAH PARK W330 N5113 C.T.H. Nashotah, WI 53058

Directions: Take I-94 west from Brookfield; Exit onto WI-16 (exit 293C). Continue on WI-16 to Exit 179 (Hwy. C toward Delafield/Nashota). Turn rogith at Lakeland Dr. Park entrance will be on your left.

Remember, this is a Waukesha County park. You will be required to pay park admissions to enter the park.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Oak Creek Match

Here are the details for Sunday!

Opponent: Oak Creek (We might have a short B-side match (e.g. a game of 10's or 7's depending on numbers)
Time: Kick-off at 2:00 p.m. (be there by 1:00 p.m.)
Location: Oak Cree

Car Pool: If you would like to car-pool, we will be leaving from the parking lot of the Flemings Restaurant at Brookfield Square Mall at 12:15 tomorrow. Otherwise, see you at the pitch.

Take I-94 East, South onto I894, and back onto I-94 South towards Airport/Chicago.
On I-94Take Airport exit;
Turn right on Howell Ave - going south. Keep left.
Continue south to College Ave. Turn left going east on College Ave.
Go past Nicholson Ave and turn left on 1st road on left (S. Illinois) T
urn left on S. IllinoisField is less than ½ mile up the road on the right

See you there!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Highland Games

Here are the details for this Saturday's Tournament...

WHERE: Waukesha Expo. Center Grounds (near the Waukesha County Airport)
WHEN: 9 a.m. kick-off to 2:00 p.m. (Players should be there by 7:30 a.m.)
OPPONENT: 5-team tournament
Directions: Follow This Link

This tournament is part of the Scottish Highland Festival. Admission for players is included in the team's tournament fee. Other fans, however will need to pay the admissions price.

The playing fields are a far walk from the parking lot. Players should be on the side-line ready to warm up at 8:00 a.m. Our first match is scheduled against Catholic Memorial at 9:00! Please arrive at the Expo Center no later than 7:30 a.m.!

Our matches are 1/2 hour long and are scheduled on the hour until 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Match Details for Vernon

WHERE: Town of Vernon Park and Recreation Department,W24 S8910 Center Dr. in Vernon, WI 53101.

WHEN: Sunday, August 30, 2009
TIME: Kick-off at 1:00 p.m. Be there by 12:30

We will be playing an informal scrimmage/practice against Vernon this weekend. I expect that we will be practicing for no more than 2 hours from kick-off and done by 3:00 p.m. As this is not a formal match, there will be no after-match social.


Take Greenfield Ave. west to WI-164.
Turn left onto WI-164 and follow it all they way around Waukesha, south towards I-43.
Take a right onto National Ave. (at the light before you go under I-43 when heading south)
Take a left on Center Dr. Continue on Center until you see the Vernon Park and Recration Department on your left. Enter on the second driveway to park by the field.

See you all Sunday!

Monday, June 8, 2009

FALL 2009 Tentative Schedule

  1. Aug. 17-Aug. 28: Pre-season practices (6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs.) at Brookfield Christian School
  2. Aug 30 Pre-season scrimmage v. Vernon (at Vernon Park) 1:00 p.m.
  3. Sept. 5 Highland Games Tournament (at Waukesha County Expo Center)
  4. Sept. 2 In-Season Practices begin (4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs.,) at Brookfield Christian School
  5. Sept. 13 Brookfield v. Oak Creek at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Creek
  6. Sept. 20 Brookfield v. Kettle Moraine at 1:00 p.m. at Nagawuakee Park
  7. Sept. 26 Brookfield v. Muskego at 10:00 a.m. at Blum Park in Muskego
  8. Oct. 3 Brookfield v. DSHA at 10:00 a.m. at Dretzka Park
  9. Oct. 10-11 State Quarter Finals (TBD)
  10. Oct. 17-18 State Semi-Finals (TBD)
  11. Oct. 25 State Finals at Nagawaukee Park

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Spring '09 Final Cheer

Thanks to Adriana for capturing the Seniors' final cheer! What great final games with both the A-side and B-side, not only winning, but playing some top form rugby! We will miss the seniors -- but Friday night also showed that we have a very bright future. 37-5 B-side over Oak Creek U16 and 25-0 A-side over Muskego.

p.s. Thanks for the gift. I look forward to our final summer 7s with the seniors and a very competitive fall for the rest of the team!

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Last Practice....

Brookfield Bruisers ... always well dressed for every occasion. I hope everyone enjoyed the last practice of the season!

Monday, June 1, 2009


WHERE: Brookfield Central Football Stadium
DATE: Friday, June 5, 2009
WHEN: 4:30 B-side v. Oak Creek
6:00 A-side v. Muskego
(All players should be at the field by 4:30)

DIRECTIONS: Do I really need to post directions?

Just and F.Y.I., the tentative Fall schedule will be posted by the end of the week!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Match Details for Tomorrow

Just in case anyone didn't get the email:

WHEN: Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (be there by 9:00 a.m.)
OPPONENT: North Shore (A + B)
WHERE: King Field (near Marquette University).

DIRECTIONS: Take I-94 east to 35th Street (Exit 309-A). Head North on 35th St. and take a right on W. Highland Blvd. Take a left on 17th Street... King Park is on your right hand side of the road. There is parking along the street on 17th Street.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Victory Slide...

Thanks to Kate for capturing the celebration after the 5-0 B-side victory over the DSHA-B side! You do have to celebrate every victory -- especially when they are so hard fought:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Here are the match details:

OPPONENT: Vernon A + B
WHERE: Minooka Park (we are the home team)
WHEN: May 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. (Be there NO LATER THAN 1:00 p.m.)

There will be both an A and B side match. We are the host team, so we do need to provide food for the post match. Henna will be discussing details about the post-match food at practice today.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May 9 Match Details

Here are the match details for Saturday.

DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2009
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. kick-off (Be there by 8:30 a.m.)!
WHERE: Dretzka Park

DIRECTION: Take US 45 North. Exit at Exit 48 (WI-145). Turn right at end of ramp. The Dretzka Park entrance is about .4 miles down the road on your right. The field is right by the entrance of the park.

We will play our A and B matches back to back and would anticipate that we will be done by noon -- right after the social.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

May 3 Rugby Border Battle Match Details

Here are the details for our May 3rd Matches for the Rugby Border Battle in Mauston, WI. This is approximately 2 1/2 hour drive. To be there and ready to warm up by 10:00 a.m., we will need to leave Brookfield by 7:00 a.m. -- so I wanted to get the match information out early. I anticipate that we will need drivers, so next Monday at practice, we will need an accurate count of who is going and whose parents might be willing to drive.

WHERE: Mauston, WI
WHEN: May 3, 2009
9am - Oak Creek v Armstrong
10am - Fond du Lac v Rockford
11 am - Brookfield v Wayzata
12 pm - KM v Orono
1 pm - Oak Creek v Rockford
2 pm - Brookfield v Armstrong
3 pm - Fond du Lac v Orono
4 pm - KM v Wayzata


Take I-94 to Exit 69 Mauston (just north of the WI Dells) - Head west on Hwy 82…you will go through town (2-3 miles) and the school/football field will be on your left. The address is 800 Grayside Ave, Mauston, WI 53948 (google maps is putting it on the wrong side of the street, but it's the school and easy to spot.)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Our Next Match

Here are the details for our next match

WHAT: The Founders' Cup Match
DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2009
WHERE: Minooka Park
10:00am CMH v Brookfield
11:30am CMH B v Fondy
12:45 Brook B vs Fondy B

Players should be at Minooka ready to warm up at 8:45 a.m.

  1. Head west on Bluemound Rd/US-18
  2. Turn slight left onto WI-164 S. (2.1 miles)
  3. Turn left onto CR-Y/E. Racine Ave. (0.8 miles)
  4. Turn Right onto E. Sunset Dr. (200 ft.)
  5. Minooka Park is located at 1927 E. Sunset Dr. in Waukesha

The Iowa Trip...

Thanks to all the parents for driving and coordinating and getting us all there and back again!

The Club had a very successful trip to Iowa this past weekend. We were able to play a lot of rugby and gain some valuable experience. Our final record was 2-1. We posted a 50-0 win over Edina; 10-0 win over the Orono Nightmares and a 0-5 loss against Hopkins. In all three matches, we had the pleasure of playing against quality opponents from all over the Midwest in some very physical and demanding match-ups.

In addition, our players did some fantastic extra-duty assignments filling out Omaha, Hopkins, the Kansas City Dragons and forming part of a motley side to do our part to make sure there was rugby for everyone! I am very proud of our efforts on behalf of these other teams both in the quality of our players' performances on the field and their sportsmanship in lending a hand to these other clubs.

It was a great weekend!

Monday, April 6, 2009

The First Match and some reminders!

Despite the cold, our club showed up ready to play on Sunday to put up 50 points in our first match against Pius for a 50-7 victory in a scrimmage format. Our A-team racked up 40 points in 20 minutes as they cut through the opposition! A special congratulations to our rookies who really came alive to the game -- making shoe string tackles, penetrating runs, and generally dominating play for 40 minutes as they took the field for the first time.

The club should be very proud of where they are at as they start this season. Having 2 full sides ready to play is a major accomplishment and the first step towards building a sustainable power-house club. Every member of the team should be proud of this as we continue to build the club.

PRACTICE: Just a reminder -- there will be no practice this Thursday -- but we will have regular practices over spring break in anticipation of the Iowa tournament

IOWA: At this point -- with the addition of 2 drivers volunteering to drive on Sunday -- we should have all the space in the car pool for Iowa that we need. I will be sending out more detailed information to drivers in the coming days.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Update About Sunday

A quick update about Sunday's Game: Rockford, Il. is coming up to play our B-side so there will be both an A and B side match and everyone will get an opportunity to get in a game. This is a great opportunity for the rookies to get their feet wet. The B-side game will kick-off immediately after the A-side game.

Don't forget dress warm for being on the side-line in case the weather turns cold!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sunday's Game

DATE: Sunday, April 5
TIME: Kick-off 1:30 p.m. (be at the field by 12:30)!
PLACE: Minooka Park

  1. Head west on Bluemound Rd/US-18
  2. Turn slight left onto WI-164 S. (2.1 miles)
  3. Turn left onto CR-Y/E. Racine Ave. (0.8 miles)
  4. Turn Right onto E. Sunset Dr. (200 ft.)
  5. Minooka Park is located at 1927 E. Sunset Dr. in Waukesha

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Due to the cold, we are cancelling practice today and Thursday. Practice will begin on Monday!

Just a reminder, practices are Mon., Wed., and Thrus., from 4 to 6 p..m. at Brookfield Christian School, which is located on the corner of Burleigh Rd. and Lilly Rd., just south of Brookfield East High School.

Don't forget your mouth guards and cleats!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Brookfield East Registration

For girls attending Brookfield East:

Please pick up information including registration papers, a calendar of events, and apparel order forms AFTER SCHOOL on THURSDAY, February 26th in Mrs. Simek's room across from the Library. If you can't make it, please let me (Liza Lemkuil) or Henna know so we can get you some copies.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Updated Spring Schedule

The spring schedule is now complete, barring unforeseen changes. The two big changes: First, we will traveling up to Mauston, along with Kettle Moraine and Oak Creek, on May 3 to play teams visiting from Minnesota. Second, we will be playing a round robin game against both Fond du Lac and Muskego on June 6 to end the season.

This schedule should provide us with great opportunities to play new teams and also provide everyone with a lot of good opportunities to play.

Finally, I would note that April 25, 2009 is the Founders' Cup match against Catholic Memorial. The gauntlet has certainly been thrown down by CMH and it is time for us to strike back and stake a claim to having our club's name engraved in the win column.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Spring is coming...

Behind the scenes, we are starting to make progress towards the spring season. The schedule is just about set and it looks like it should be an exciting spring season as we return to Iowa and gear up for our Founders' Cup rematch with Catholic Memorial. We have a large group of departing seniors so hopefully we will go out with a bang... bringing home the Cup and building a great new core of players for the Fall!

I have to say that I was impressed and inspired during the Catholic Memorial game when our team pulled together, chanted our motto, and pressed ahead until they finally scored. That is just the kind of spirit that can move a team forward. I was reminded of that moment when I went to see some rugby in Wales over the Christmas break. Every time the Scarlets scored the stadium burst out in song, singing the refrain to Yma O Hyd (this is a link to the YouTube Song). The refrain means:


Ry'n ni yma o hyd (We're still here )

Ry'n ni yma o hyd (We're still here)

Er gwaetha pawb a phopeth (Despite everything)

Er gwaetha pawb a phopeth (Despite everything)

Ry'n ni yma o hyd. (We're still here)

It was a completely inspirational. Perhaps we need a fight song?