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Northeast Academy Launches Womens Program

May 20, 2015
As part of a rebranding strategy, the Northeast Olympic Development Academy (ODA) will in future be known simply as the Northeast Academy. Another exciting development will see the launch this summer of the Northeast Womens Academy, which is intended to replicate and mirror the model and success of the Mens program. “The previous name was a bit of a mouthful”, said Academy founder and Director Sean Horan, ”and we are looking to simplify the brand as we move into this, ou..

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Concussion Study Opportunity for Rugby Athletes

May 13, 2015
Have you had a recent head injury? A Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion? Dr. Teena Shetty, of Hospital for Special Surgery in collaboration with the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group (RRIPG), is conducting a research study looking for new MRI applications to better understand and diagnose concussions. If you have recently had a head injury, this may be of interest to you! You will receive prompt clinical care for your traumatic brain injury/c..

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Bay Area to Host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018

May 13, 2015
San Francisco Bay area to host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018The San Francisco Bay area will host Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 after the World Rugby Council awarded hosting rights for the prestigious event to USA Rugby.The magnificent Giants Stadium in San Francisco, supported by Avaya Stadium in San Jose, will provide an impressive stage for the world’s top female and male Rugby Sevens players to showcase their talent ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The competition dates will be announ..

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Empire Selects v British Police - Tryout & Match Information

May 05, 2015
Empire Selects v British Police Tryout / Match InformationAn Empire Select side (15s) will take on the British Police Selects on Randall’s Island on May 23rd. This is British Police Selects' second game of its tour, following a game against the Boston Barbarians on May 16.Selections are open to any CIPPed athletes in an Empire GU club. Selections for this game will be from athletes which take part in the USA Rugby National Tracking Camp on May 17 at Baker Field, Columbia Uni..

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Northeast ODA Holding National Tracking Camp & Open Combine

May 05, 2015
The Northeast Olympic Development Academy (ODA), in conjunction with USA Rugby, will be holding a National Tracking Camp and Open Combine for all players aged 18 and above on Sunday, May 17 at the Columbia University facility at Baker Field in New York, check-in 8 am.As part of this camp / combine, players for the Empire Select side (15s) which will take on the British Police will be chosen from this camp / combine. More information on selections and the match can be found here. This o..

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Credentials Committee

March 23, 2015
Empire GU is forming a Credentials Committee, whose role will be to verify rosters prior to all scheduled Empire GU playoff matches. The Board is seeking qualified and dependable individuals who have the support of their club to fill this committee. It is crucial that we get people from all corners of the GU so we can have reliable people perform this important and necessary role.  Any individual interested must obtain written consent from their club President (or equiva..

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Maccabi USA Accepting Rugby Applications for 2015 Games

March 12, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     Contact: Sam Balaban-Feld at 267.627.5647 ext. 4157sbalaban-feld@maccabiusa.com  / www.maccabiusa.comMACCABI USA ACCEPTING RUGBY APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 PAN AMERICAN MACCABI GAMESPhiladelphia, PA, March 11 – Maccabi USA Rugby coaches Aaron Davis and Dallen Stanford are seeking talented Jewish Rugby players to represent Team USA at t..

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Empire Summer 7s Date Announced

March 03, 2015
Empire GU has announced the dates of the 2015 Empire Summer 7s Series. More information will be included when available. 6/20/2015Monmouth 7sLincroft, NJ6/27/2015Tri State 7sDanbury Ct.7/11/2015Hell Gate 7sNYC7/18/2015NJ 7sSouth Brunswick, NJ7/25/2015Blazing 7sMorristown, NJ

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Union Rugby Club Starting Women's Side

February 25, 2015
Union Rugby Club is starting a Women's side. Planning is early stages, but the hope to gather interest and numbers enough to enter the social side of some summer 7s tournaments. Interested players should contact: mudturtlewomensrugby@gmail.com

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Hartpury College (UK) Informational Meeting - Oct. 28

October 16, 2014
Hartpury College is the UK's premier sport and education setting. It offers anyone looking to pursue their passion for sport the chance to study on a specialist campus.Hartpury has very strong links with Gloucester RFC (who play in the English Premiership) and the BEST Rugby that the UK has to offer with their high performance environment, coaching and facilities. Hartpury also offers a range of degree programs (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) that students can complete ..

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