Chillicothe Rugby Football Club 
 The Barbarians

2010 & 2011 Tier 3 State Champions

Chillicothe Rugby Football Club
The Barbarians ~ The Cailíní

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CRFC Barbarians/Cailíní Pitch

Our pitch is located at the Chillicothe Jr. High School, 914 W Truitt, Chillicothe, IL, 61523
914 W Truitt, Chillicothe, IL, 61523

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Players and Parents, Read This First

All high school age boys and girls from the IVC district (or from nearby towns to the north and west without clubs) are invited to participate.

To play or practice, you must be CIPP'ed: 
  1. Register on-line for USA Rugby and Rugby Illinois 
    using the link below (have a credit card or debit card ready; the cost should be $45):
                  USA Rugby Registration

  2. Print and sign the forms below and bring to practice, along with cash or check for $50 club dues:
        Under 18      Age 18-19


Coaches needed!

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

If you have rugby experience and would like to give back to the game, please consider coaching.  We currently have a boys high school team (the Barbarians) and a girls high school team (the Cailíní), and there is interest in Chillicothe for having a middle school team.  

We currently have one head coach and two assistants supporting two teams. 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 with questions or to volunteer.


High School Rugby Camp in Chillicothe!

Pass the word!  August 4-7 from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm, CRFC will be hosting a rugby skills camp on our home pitch in Chillicothe, if there is enough interest.  This is for high school students (including incoming freshmen), and no prior experience is required.  Cost is $25 and includes a custom t-shirt.  

Taught by the same coaches that led the Barbarians to two state titles and produced multiple all-stars, the camp will include an introduction to rugby with a focus on learning and improving running, passing, catching, and kicking skills.  Also included will be an introduction to basic formations (line outs, scrums, and rucks).  Each day will include flag rugby scrimmages, and the final day will include competitions for speed, quickness, passing, and kicking (drop kick, kickoff, kick off tee, etc.). 

Current dues-paying members that are CIPPed with USA Rugby can attend for free with an option to buy a t-shirt for $15.

To express interest and get on a list for future updates, email

Rugby for Research JDRF Fundraiser

Saturday, May 3, 2014 is our annual Rugby for Research fundraiser to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  Come to the CRFC Pitch (914 W Truitt in Chillicothe) for a fun day of high school girls and boys rugby as well as great food, a silent auction, and a live auction, with all proceeds to support a great cause.

10:30 AM - Chillicothe Cailíní vs. Quad City Barbies

12:00 PM - All Reds vs. Twin City Tornados

  1:30 PM - Chillicothe Barbarians vs. Peoria Area Renegades


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