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Empire GU Commits to Select Side Programs

April 22, 2016
High Performance budget will fund for 15s and 7s Men’s and Women’s Teams through June 2017. New York, April 21, 2016 —The Empire GU Board last night approved a plan which commits to a comprehensive Select Side and High Performance program for 2016/17. The goal of the program is to offer development opportunities to all disciplines within rugby including athletes, coaches, S&C coaches, managers, referees, media relations video & technical staff. The athletes and staff w..

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Reduced CIPP Fees for EGU Old Boys / Old Girls

February 17, 2016
Empire GU (EGU) is pleased to announce a new pricing and category structure for USA Rugby CIPP registration for all “Old Boys / Old Girls.” This effort is specific to EGU and the first of its kind within USA Rugby.EGU “Old Boys / Old Girls” looking to participate in social matches are now only required to pay $50 for CIPP registration (a decrease from the previous $90 annual fee) and may register under the newly-formed classification of “Empire Social.”&l..

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Womens D3 CR3 Recap

November 20, 2015
On a cool crisp November day at Shenentaha Creek Park in Malta, NY, Saratoga Rugby Club played host to the Division 3 semifinals and final for CR3. Held November 7, teams were delighted in a rugby-filled day. The first semi had Springfield versus Ithaca. It was a back-and-forth with Ithaca up by one at half. During the second half, Ithaca pulled away and won, 22-14. The other semi was South Buffalo taking on Amoskeag. A tightly-contested match in open field, South Buffalos discipline proved domi..

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Northeast Academy Women's Squad Set for Halloween 7s

October 12, 2015
Northeast Academy Women’s Squad for Cayman Islands Halloween 7’s International Invitational Tournament New York, NY; (October 9, 2015) – The Northeast Academy women’s 7’s team (NEA) will be attending the second annual Halloween 7’s Women’s Rugby Invitational at the Cayman Islands, during the weekend of Oct. 30th and 31st. After a two month hiatus from Sevens, it will be interesting to see how the USAR sancti..

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Women's Academy Elite City 7's Summary

September 04, 2015
Women's Inaugural SideDay 1Women's Academy's first time in match play together was a trial, but showed much promise, as every match was markedly improved, and by match three some real glimpses of the team's potential were becoming evident.Game 1, Academy matched against the disciplined and efficient Armed Forces women's side. After a first half of high work rates in defense for both squads, the score was 5-0 in favor of the Armed Forces. Some slick attacking by the Armed Forces ex[;oiting t..

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EGU President's Update

August 10, 2015
 August 10, 2015Hello all,The purpose of this post is to communicate with you directly on what is going on within Empire GU and give you a preview of what we are working on. There are a number of exciting new programs in the pipeline and if you see something you would like to become involved in please do not hesitate to email me and we will put you right to work along side the board members who are currently working on it.SchedulesSorry for the delay on posting the schedule we have another ..

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#pass4prostate Challenge Raising Awareness & Funds

August 09, 2015
Seeking to support men and their loved ones facing the challenges that come with a diagnosis of prostate cancer, USA Rugby, the Australian Rugby Union and Astellas Pharma have partnered to launch the #pass4prostate challenge, a social media campaign designed to generate awareness of prostate cancer and support a donation of up to  $125,000 from Astellas to four research and advocacy organizations: Prostate Cancer Foundation, Australia Prostate Cancer Research, Prostate Cancer Foundation Aus..

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Empire GU Welcomes New Haven Old Black RFC as New Member

August 03, 2015
Empire GU Welcomes New Haven Old Black RFC as New Member ClubLongtime Rugby Power to Compete at D2 & D3 in EGUNew York, NY — Empire GU today welcomed New Haven RFC as a new member club, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Ken Pape, Empire GU President, following a vote of the Board of Directors. New Haven will enter competitive sides at the Division II and Division III levels.“Empire GU is excited to welcome New Haven R..

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EGU Announces New Board of Directors

July 27, 2015
Empire GU has announced the newly-elected Board of Directors.  The following board members were elected, with their term set to expire at the next AGM:President: Ken Pape (Monmouth)VP Operations: Jorge Quintana (Brooklyn)VP Communications: Pat Moroney (Monmouth)VP Finance: Rosalie MacGowan (NYRC)ED Men: Lex Maccubbin (Buffalo)ED Women: Sarah Rutman (Morris)ED Sevens: Sean Horan (Old Blue)ED Referees: Brad Kleiner (appointed position) Empire GU would like to rec..

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USA Rugby Club Survey

July 15, 2015
The USA Rugby Club Department is conducting a comprehensive survey of senior clubs. This is American Rugby took a moment to catch up with Club Department Manager Erik Geib about the purpose of the survey, what he hopes it will accomplish, and what the data will be used for.Each EGU-member club is requested to complete the survey. Survey Link

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