Thursday, February 11, 2016

SATURDAY FEB. 13 GAMES

     The u14s and u16s play at Hawaiian Gardens this Saturday. The u14s play at 8 am and the u16s play at 9 am. The u14s must be at the field by 7:15 am. The u16s must be at the field by 8 am. The games will be played at Fedde Sports Complex, 21609 Elaine Avenue, Hawaiian Gardens CA 90716. Rides will be provided from Colton HS at 6 am. Space is limited. Please send a message to reserve a space 
     The u8s, u10s and u12s are playing at Pasadena this Saturday. The u10s first game is at 9:30 am and the u12s and u8s first games are at 10 am. All players must be at the field one hour before their first games. If any u8 player wants to play in a u10 game, they must be at the field one hour before the first u10 game, which means they need to be at the field by 8:30 am. The field is located at Hahamonga Watershed Park, located at 4550 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena CA 91103.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WEEKEND RECAP AND UPCOMING WEEK

      It was an eventful weekend.  The Mens team suffered its first loss of the season, dropping a tough match to the Ghurkas.  The u18s lost another tough match to Santa Monica Rugby at UCLA.  Due to numerous no-shows and late arrivals, the u18 went down big to Santa Monica in the first few minutes of the game.  They stabilized the situation, and closed to 21-15, but were not able to stay with a seasoned Santa Monica team.  The u14s had a frustrating day, receiving last minute notification of a change in field locations.  The change meant only 8 players showed up for the game against Beaumont.  The u12s played tough games against Fullerton and Belmont Shores.  Though they lost both games, they are definitely improving.  The u10s split their games between Fullerton and Belmont Shores.  I salute the u8s/younger u10s who played tough against a large Belmont Shores team during the first half of their u10 game.  The u8s again won their games.
     This Saturday, the u16s and the u14s are at Hawaiian Gardens.  The u8s. u10s and u12s will be at Pasadena.  Times and locations will be announced by Wednesday. 





Sunday, February 7, 2016

PROBLEM WITH FACEBOOK

     We are having a problem with our Facebook Account.  Specifically, Facebook has asked us to verify the identity of the Empire Rugby-Club, but only accepts ID as if Empire Rugby-Club was an individual.  We are trying to resolve this issue.  In the meantime, we will post all current news on our blog.  Please communicate with me through email (empiresilverbacksrugby@gmail.com) and texts (951) 858-5576.  Please identify yourself in your texts.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

GREAT START TO 2016 GAMES

Empire Rugby: Quick recap of Saturday's games:

Mens Team won in convincing fashion 55-5 against Armada; u14s lost to Back Bay and Temecula; u12s lost tough games to Back Bay and Fullerton; u10s won hard-nosed games against Back Bay and Fullerton; and u8s lost to Back Bay and beat Fullerton. Good first weekend of rugby.  We are only going to get better!





Sunday, December 27, 2015

GREAT FIRST DAY OF RUGBY AT BEAUMONT
     
     The Empire Youth u14s, u12s, u10s and u8s took the field for the first time during the 2016 season against Beaumont on Saturday, December 26, 2015.  All teams had a great introduction to rugby and the rugby culture. The first regular season is scheduled for Saturday, January 9, place and time to be announced.  Practice will be held on Tuesday, December 29 next week. Then the regular practice schedule will resume during the week of January 5, 2016.




Wednesday, December 9, 2015

FIRST YOUTH PRACTICE A SUCCESS

       Great First Practice for the Empire Youth Teams. A little disorganized. but a lot of fun. Everyone was working hard and learning the game. Also, we started to lay down the foundation for Empire's u18 girls team (The Girl-rillas. Well, they are not yet sure what the name will be). Go Empire!

    

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

EMPIRE YOUTH RUGBY STARTS PRACTICE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015

     Empire Youth Rugby will start practice for the 2016 season on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm at Colton High School Football Stadium. Players should wear cleats, shorts(sweatpants) and a sweatshirt. Players should also bring a mouthpiece and water.  Registration for the 2016 season will start on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. 
     Practice will continue for the rest of the season every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm. However, there will be no practice on December 24 and December 31 due to the holidays.