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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 though April and May. Benefits are changed lives for the youth in our community.
Email ChillicotheRugby@yahoo.com with questions or to volunteer.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Cailini vs. Quad City Barbies
12:00 PM - All Reds vs. Twin City Tornados
1:30 PM - Chillicothe Barbarians vs. Peoria Area Renegades
March 11, 2014: There was a nice article about the club in the Chillicothe Times Bulletin this week.
Rugby teams prepare for season
March 8, 2014: Congratulations to the new Cailíní team captains Brittnie Dike and Molly Prewitt!
January 7, 2014: Congratulations to the new CRFC girls side, the Cailíní, joining the Barbarians as part of the CRFC family beginning in 2014. Congratulations also to new Barbarian team captains Chris Bryant, Kyle Fouts, and Jesse Holden.