2006 & 2008 MENS DIV III PRU CHAMPIONS
10/28 and 10/30 Practices
On Tuesday, October 28, Western Suburbs will celebrate their bye weekend with an intersquad scrimmage. All players should show up and fans are welcome too. Kickoff should be just after 8 PM. On Thursday, October 30, Western Suburbs will not have practices as many players are heading to the All Blacks versus Eagles game in Chicago.
New Match Secretary
Stephen "Zimba" Cleary resigned as Match Secretary. Zimba set us up with a great fall season and the role has been passed to Carter "Hodor" Simmons.
Save the Date
On Saturday, December 13, Western Suburbs will hold their annual pub crawl. Traditionally, it begins at Uncle Julio's in Reston at 8 PM and continues for the remainder of the night. The attire is a Santa hat, a Hawaiian shirt and rugby shorts - the weirder, the better.
Round 3 Match Results
Western Suburbs hit the road this week against the Washington Renegades. The D4 side kicked off at 12 PM; the final score was 7-36. The D4 Man of the Match was Tim Bultemeier.The D3 side kicked off at 2 PM and at the end of the 80 minutes went down in defeat, 0-29. The D3 Man of the Match was Tyler Jeffords. Hardest Worker was awarded to "Slutty" Matt Goodwin.
On October 4th, Western Suburbs will take on Rocky Gorge and Prince William RFCs.
Dues and Contact Info
Please take a moment to pay your dues. Simply select Dues/CIPP to your left, go to the Dues header, choose the right drop-down option for you, and then select Buy Now.
If your contact info has changed recently or if you are new to Western Suburbs, please take a moment to complete our Roster Survey. This information helps us interact with the county when requesting fields, make selections, contact people on game day, etc.
Round 2 Match Results
This week found Western Suburbs taking it on the road against Rappahannock and Pax River RFCs in cool, rainy conditions. Holding onto the ball was problem in the D3 game so there were tons of knock-ons, bad passes and lost balls. Matthew "Lobo" Parr left the game early with an injury to his hip. In the end, the D3 side went down in defeat, 17-20. The Man of the Match was SteveO Mongin and the Hardest Worker was Big Steve Busch.
The conditions were similar for the D4 side. Additionally, they travelled light on numbers. The first half was a back and forth contest between the two teams, but injuries helped overcome our D4 side. Bushy took a knee to the kidneys and allegedly spent the next few hours urinating blood; Isaac Leeth, a new recruit, got so concussed that he wasn't sure which state he was in. While playing down, the D4 side fought the entire match, but went down in defeat, 12-51. The Man of the Match was Glen Janson.
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.