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 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 high school age boys and girls from the IVC district (or from nearby towns north of Peoria 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 by cash or check (separate from USA Rugby fees, to cover costs such as uniforms, field maintenance, referees, etc.).

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 one assistant 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.

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