2006 & 2008 MENS DIV III PRU CHAMPIONS
Sam Rowan had a lot of roles when it came to Western Suburbs RFC. He supported us on the field as a sponsor, he supported us off the field as a doctor and fan, and he was friends with many of us. On August 27th, Sam Rowan passed away. Many of us will be traveling tomorrow and unable attend his service, but take a moment to sign his guestbook here and pass on your condolences.
Sam's Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 1 PM at the Community Church, 19790 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147.
The schedule has been updated to reflect kickoff times, pitches and socials for this week's away games against Rappahannock and Patuxent. Go ahead, click on Schedule and Practice to your left. You know you want to.
Western Suburbs Music
What songs get you pumped up to take the pitch on Saturday? Send a couple of favorites to WesternSuburbsRFC@gmail.com and we'll add it to the Western Suburbs Rugby Football Club 2014 playlist on Spotify so you can listen to it whenever.
Round 1 Match Results
Western Suburbs kicked off their matrix season with a double home game against North Bay RFC. The D4 side faced temperatures over 90 degrees and a solid North Bay D4 side; our side went down in defeat 0-38. The D3 side kicked off around 2 PM and the heat was still a factor, but the team was firing on all cylinders. The backs and the forwards were putting in the work all over the field and we emerged victorious with a score of 17-5. The Man of the Match for the D4 game was Alex "Pie" Galcius, he played passion the entire game and urged his teammates on as well. Rob Ware, the new team captain, earned Man of the Match for the D3 game with strong runs and powerful tackling. The Hardest Worker was awarded to "The Blair" Hubbell for his amazing 80 minutes of effort on the pitch.
Field Officer Election Results
Western Suburbs would like to thank the outgoing Field Officers, Jeff "Stax" Carrington, John "OD" O'Donnell, Drew Cartwright, and Rob Ware, for faithfully performing their duties to the club for the last year.
Our coaching staff, Stax and OD, received a strong vote of confidence when they were reelected to their positions as head and assistant coach, respectively. Several players were nominated to serve as captain, they were Patrick "Turtle" Robinson, Rob Ware, Bryan "Snooki" Dyer, and Matt "Lobo" Parr; after the votes were counted, Rob Ware emerged victorious as captain. The position of selector also saw several nominees including Danta "D" Moore, "Big" Steve Busch, Lance Nichols, Jon Carter, "Steve-O" Mongin, Tim "Teabag" Bultemeier, Blair Hubbell, Turtle, and Jeff "Bushy" Bush. In the end, Patrick "Turtle" Robinson emerged as team selector. Thirty-six club members attended the team meeting.
Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM at Poplar Tree Park for the remainder of 2014.
The field status is updated daily at 3 PM here. If Poplar Tree Park is closed, then we will have practice at Panzer Pitch at 6 PM.
Thinking about playing rugby?
Great! Rugby is an excellent sport with a long tradition. You'll have a great time on and off the pitch with our club. Why should you play with us? Well, you will have fun, learn rugby, and improve your fitness. Most of our games are local so that means that you won't be spending several hours in the car on Saturdays. Instead, you'll be playing rugby and having fun with the club. If you're in, simply email us at WesternSuburbsRFC@gmail.com
Build the club
Click here to view and print the team flyer. Put them up all over the place e.g., coffee shops, grocery stores, gyms, bars, etc.