Chillicothe Rugby Football Club 
 The Barbarians

2010 & 2011 Tier 3 State Champions

Chillicothe Rugby Football Club
Barbarians ~ Cailíní ~ Maulers

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Sunday, Apr 30 All Day
Sunday, May 7 All Day
Sunday, May 7 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday, May 7 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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CRFC Home Pitch

Our pitch is located at 1199 N Cutright St, Chillicothe, IL, behind the Chillicothe Jr. High School.
1199 N Cutright St, Chillicothe, IL 61523

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Players and Parents, Read This First

All boys and girls in grades 5-12 from the IVC district (or from nearby towns in the Peoria area without clubs) are invited to participate. 

You must be registered with USA Rugby and Rugby Illinois to engage in contact drills in practice and to play in matches. Registration with USA Rugby and Rugby Illinois is $45 for high school and $35 for middle school, which covers insurance for players and for the club.

To play or practice, you must be registered with USA Rugby: 
The new registration process implemented by Rugby Illinois starting in August 2016 uses electronic forms and therefore less paperwork. 

Once you've completed the on-line registration, the only remaining steps are to pay club dues of $50 (high school) or $40 (middle school) by cash or check (separate from USA Rugby fees, to cover costs such as uniforms, field maintenance, referees, etc.).  

Total cost for players is therefore $95 for high school or $75 for middle school. This is significantly less than the $200-$300 for most rugby clubs and other non-school sports clubs in the Chicago area and compares favorably to the fees charged at high schools to participate in sports in our area. Scholarships are available to players with financial need, and local business sponsors help to keep the costs down for players.

We recommend new players and parents visit our Rugby Guides page to learn more about the sport.

Coaches needed!

Interest in rugby is growing in Chillicothe and throughout central Illinois, and the only thing holding us back is having enough coaches and referees.

If you have rugby experience and would like to give back to the game, please consider coaching and/or becoming a referee.  

We currently have a boys high school team (the Barbarians) and a girls high school team (the Cailíní), and starting in 2017 we will have middle school teams for boys and girls in grades 5-8.  

We currently have four coaches supporting four teams, but ideally we would have 2-3 dedicated coaches per team -- a head coach and separate coaches for forwards and backs.

Time commitment is two evening practices per week January through May and one game per week through April and May.  Benefits are changed lives for the youth in our community.

Email [email protected] with questions or to volunteer.


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