Our teammate Jerry Bryan was diagnosed on May 2nd with stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Jerry has already gone through two rounds of chemotherapy, with probably more rounds to come. With Jerry’s medical bills adding up the club is currently looking into a fund raiser to help Jerry. In the meantime, a Go Fund Me page has been set up by Jerry’s finance Katie.
If you can give, please do! Click Here to go to Jerry’s Go Fund Me page.
New Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Club Head Coach
Dean Wharekura has been named the head coach of the Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Club. Dean has been the club’s assistant coach since the Fall 2013 season and has 40 years of rugby experience as a player and coach.
Steve Elliott, who had been the club’s head coach since 2010, has decided to step down as the head coach be able to follow his son’s college rugby career and put more focus and time toward his chiropractic practice.
The club is looking forward to what Dean can bring to the club as the head coach, and we thank Steve for the excellent job that he has done as head coach these past five years.
The turf field at Essex CC is not available for practice on Tuesdays in June.
We will be practicing at Rosedale Park from 7:30-9:30pm on Tuesdays in June. Rosedale Park is located at 1246 Kendrick Rd, Rosedale, MD 21237. Use the Kendrick Road entrance because construction has closed the Philadelphia Road entrance temporarily.
Click Here for a link to Google maps for directions to Rosedale Park.
Sevens practice is at the Essex Community College's stadium turf field.
Practices on Thursdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Essex Community College is located at 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21237
Click Here for a link to Google maps for directions to the Essex Community College campus.
Click Here for a map of the Essex Community College campus.
All players must be CIPPd with BCRFC by June 16 to be eligible for the first qualifier, regardless of whether you are on the Premier or Open sides.
We will check player availability for tournaments AT PRACTICE, so you must show up!! Bring water and as many good rugby balls as you have!!
Here are the tournaments that we will be entering this season
June 6 in DC
June 13 in Philly
June 20 Richmond, VA
June 27 Wilmington DE
July 11 NOVA
July 18 MAC Championships - Wilmington, DE
Baltimore-Chesapeake RFC's 6th Annual Golf Outing
Pine Ridge Golf Course
Saturday, July 25th
1st tee time is 12:06pm (be at the course by 11:30am)
Cost: $75 per person (please use the PayPal link below for payment)
Includes: Greens & Cart fees, Food, Beverages, taxes and tip
There will be golf competitions with prizes (longest drive, closest to the pin).
The golf tournament is a fund raiser for the club. With the necessity to cancel the Rites of Spring tournament, which is also a fund raiser, we need as many people as possible playing in the tournament.
Pay for your spot in the outing today. We can increase the number of tee times we need for the next few weeks. We need everyone to pay for their spot sooner than later.
Foursomes will tee off every 8 minutes from the first tee beginning at 12:06pm.
Click on the PayPal link below to pay for your spot
in the golf outing.
2015 Peter Brock Dinner
The 16th Annual Peter Brock Awards Dinner was held on Saturday,April 11, 2015. It was a great night and congrtulations for this year's award winners:
Don McCardell Service Award - John Drury
Rookie of the Year - Eric Noonan
Most Improved - Dave (DJ) Mills
Most Valuable Forward - Evan Harkum
Most Valuable Back - Colby Buss
Players Choice Award - Evan Harkum
Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Foundation
The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Foundation has been established to promote and develop
rugby in the Baltimore area. The BC Rugby Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
To learn more about the foundation
visit the foundation page.
Click on the PayPal link below to make a donation to
the Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Foundation.
Baltimore-Chesapeake Welcome the Maori All Blacks
Click Here for a link to the You Tube channel of the New Zealand Rugby Union
and the All Blacks of video of the team performing the Haka welcoming the Maori
Click Here for a link to the photos of the team performing
the Haka welcoming the Maori All Blacks.
Click Here for Dan Rodricks' article about the club in the November 7th
Click Here for Andrew Ziebell's (BCRFC player) article about
the club in Rugby Magazine on November 8.