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Coaches

John McCarthy Head Coach
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Ass't coaches:  James Palmieri,  Simon LowdenSimon Little, Joe Hughes, Chris Mead, Guy Sealey

Graeme Lindsay:  USA Rugby & CT SBRO liaison

 

 

Team Captains

2014-15 Captain:  TBA

Vice Captain:  TBA

 

Administrative Questions

contact Mary McCarthy
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Field Closings

The Rugby Club relies on reports from the Darien Soccer Association on the condition of the fields. Please call the following number for up to date information. 

Field Closing Hotline: 203-975-2458

Assume the fields are open unless the hotline or website says otherwise. If very last minute, call the McCarthys, listed in the DHS directory.

Announcements

November 11, 2014

Training to continue as long as weather allows. 11 am on DHS practice field on Saturdays; most Tuesdays at 3:30.

 

Annual Thanksgiving Old Boys/DHS scrimmage on Saturday, Nov 29th at 11 am. Be there at 10:30 to get warmed up. Upper Oval at DHS. All families encouraged to attend.  Fundraiser and refreshments.

 

Fall training will start SATURDAY, Sept 6th at 11 am on the field behind the stadium and continue each Saturday through October or later. Check here for weather updates to the schedule. Bring cleats, mouth guards and water, plus emergency forms (see below).

COACH'S EMERGENCY FORMS REQUIRED TO PRACTICE - no exceptions.   Coach's Emergency forms can be found here   

2013-14:

Photos from playoff game vs Fairfield Prep here

Photos from the Aspetuck match here

Photos from the Farifield Prep match here

Photos from the Staples match here

THIS WEEK additional PRACTICES:  

NONE planned

 

Please contact darienrugby@yahoo.com with questions.

 

**2014-15:  Player Commitment process

Instructions for Signing the Extra-Curricular and Athletic 

Eligibility and Participation Contract

*An Electronic Signature must be provided by both the parent/guardian and student through their respective portals

 

  1. Sign in to your Aspen portal account at http://aspen.darienps.org .  If you do not have an Aspen family portal account, please go to http://www.darienps.org/boe/portal.php to sign up for one.
  2. Upon logging in, please go to the box on the right side of the screen labeled “Tasks”.  A new screen should open up.
  3. Using the “Workflow” drop down menu, select “Commitment agreement – Parent” or “Commitment agreement – Student”.
  4. Click on the magnifying glass next to “Student” to choose the appropriate child.
  5. Click “Next” in the bottom-left of the window.
  6. Read and discuss with your parent/child the contract before providing your initials as an electronic signature.
  7. Click “Next” in the bottom-left of the window.
  8. Click “Finish” in the bottom-right of the window to confirm you signature

 

 

DHS Rugby Team Information for 2015 Spring Competitive Season

-Athletic Medical forms:     **MOST IMPORTANT**

DHS Coaches'Athletic Emergency Form and the Sports Participation Form (physical  current within 13 months) must be completed for each player every year to participate in sports at DHS. NOTE:  One sports participation form covers all sports. The Emergency Form however, must be completed for the coach of EACH sport in which the player participates.  Both completed forms are to be taken to the DHS health office for a nurse’s signature. The nurse will then keep the Sports Participation form (physical) and give the emergency form back to the player to be delivered to a coach. Forms found on the DHS website under ‘Athletics’.        http://www.darienps.org/current/index.php?option=com_content&view=articl...                       Questions to the DHS health office. 

 

-Impact concussion management:  ALL players should read and execute on an annual basis. **REQUIRED** 

 

-ELIGIBILITY AND COMMITMENT FORM   **REQUIRED**

Instructions for Signing the Extra-Curricular and Athletic Eligibility and Participation Contract

*An Electronic Signature must be provided by both the parent/guardian and student through their respective portals

  1. Sign in to your Aspen portal account at http://aspen.darienps.org .  If you do not have an Aspen family portal account, please go to http://www.darienps.org/boe/portal.php to sign up for one.
  2. Upon logging in, please go to the box on the right side of the screen labeled “Tasks”.  A new screen should open up.
  3. Using the “Workflow” drop down menu, select “Commitment agreement – Parent” or “Commitment agreement – Student”.
  4. Click on the magnifying glass next to “Student” to choose the appropriate child.
  5. Click “Next” in the bottom-left of the window.
  6. Read and discuss with your parent/child the contract before providing your initials as an electronic signature.
  7. Click “Next” in the bottom-left of the window.
  8. Click “Finish” in the bottom-right of the window to confirm you signature

-DHS PARTICIPATION FEE:  Not pertinent to 2014-15.

 

-USA Rugby Registration    **REQUIRED** 

All players must register with USA Rugby to play. Failure to do so puts the team at risk of forfeiting matches if another team challenges our compliance http://membership.usarugby.org  (cost is $30+ & now includes liability and secondary accident insurance). CT Union Dues of $8 are also payable on this site (automatically with USA registration).

 

-Socks/Jerseys:

Match jerseys & socks are provided.. We will order more and have them available before the first match.  OTHER necessary equipment:  mouth guards, white shorts for matches, and cleats. Suppliers online:  

www.rugbystore.com

www.Worldrugbyshop.com

www.soccerandrugby.com.  

Closest store:  Soccer & Rugby Imports, 42 W. Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 661-7622

-Club (& charity) Fundraising:  

it is expected that the players step forward to initiate fundraising ideas and execute them, using the Team Captains and the administrator as coordinators. Players can indicate interest in fundraising verbally, or by email. Recruitment is also an ongoing responsibility of the players.

-Website:  

the current website is www.darienrugby.org. This website is current and updated at least once a week during the spring season. Match schedule, volunteer schedule and social activities, plus announcements, are found on this website.   

-Match Fees:  

Still $5 per player applicable for home matches only. Mary McCarthy will be collecting match fees at the matches. Once our schedule is finalized we may make an adjustment based on the number of home matches/teams we are hosting & any results of fundraising we secure. 

-Game Jersey washing:  

Traditionally parents have volunteered to wash the team jerseys after each match, home or away. If you would like to help, please sign up once the match schedule is complete by sending an email to that effect to darienrugby@yahoo.com.  Please mention any dates that DON’T suit.  

-Canceled Practice or Match: 

An email and a facebook notice are sent if there is enough time when the weather is bad, but the BEST way to check if the fields are closed is to look at the www.dariensoccer.org website. They also have a hotline phone number listed. Also, the DHS website, where a scrolling item alert saying all grass fields are closed (or click on ATHLETICS to be sure) is a good (but not as reliable) source. DO NOT HESITATE to call Coach McCarthy to confirm (phone number in the DHS directory).

-Photographers:  

We have been extremely lucky with the quality of photos taken at all the matches to date. The photos are sent to the newspapers and the DHS website, and are a huge help to our recruitment and publicity. Please email some match photos that you would like to share to darienrugby@yahoo.com, or contact Mary McCarthy to arrange other delivery. 

-Contact info:    

Mary McCarthy, admin:  darienrugby@yahoo.com 

John McCarthy, head coach:   John.McCarthy@lighthousepartners.com   

Press, Results and Events

2013 SEASON photos:

Sat, Nov 30th, Annual Thanksgiving Old Boys/DHS scrimmage:  pictures http://rggiorgio.smugmug.com/DHSRugby/DHS-Rugby-Alumni-Game-2013

2013 END OF SEASON PICNIC:  2013 season video from Ray Giorgio HERE

 

 

2012:

Thanksgiving Scrimmage (year 4) - SATURDAY, Nov 24th, 2012. Food and Fundraiser:  Great result from all the players that attended. We also raised about $120 from our fundraiser. Thanks to all the parents who provided food for the hungry players and spectators. A very entertaining and enjoyable event.  Photos, courtesy of Ray Giorgio

https://picasaweb.google.com/rggiorgio/DHSRugbyAlumniGame2012?authuser=0&feat=directlink 

 

Results  for League standings, 2012:  2 - 4

MATCH vs Fairfield Prep 0 - 71 L

MATCH vs Staples H 10 - 7, 7 - 17 W

MATCH vs Simsbury 15 - 17, 0 - 7 L

MATCH vs Fairfield 10 - 19, 5 - 10 L

MATCH vs Cheshire 31 - 17, 10 - 5 W

MATCH vs Greenwich  

 

PRESS:  http://www.thedailydarien.com/sports/darien-rugby-slips-past-staples  

http://www.darientimes.com/blue-wave-high-school-sports/5002705.html  

http://www.thedailydarien.com/darien-rugby/darien-rugby-comes-age

  

 

Thanksgiving scrimmage 2011:  Thanks to all the Players, Old Boys, Parents and Friends attending the scrimmage on Saturday, 11/26/11. The weather was great and the rugby entertaining. Click here for local press coverage:  

http://www.thedailydarien.com/sports/rugby-shows-its-strength-darien-scr...

http://www.darientimes.com/blue-wave-high-school-sports/5001865-darien-h...

http://www.darientimes.com/blue-wave-high-school-sports/5001925.html

 

 

2010-11 Season:

2011 CONNECTICUT STATE DIVISION II CHAMPIONS

2011 METNY LEAGUE DIVISION II WINNERS

Thanks & congratulations to those who participated in the first New England tournament, representing CT, securing victory for the Nutmeg State!  Well done all. 

 

 

2009 - 10 season

vs Staples HS 0 - 0

Fairfield JAMBOREE* WON 2, LOST 1 / WON 0, LOST 2

vs New Rochelle HS game 1: 26 - 36 (NRHS)

vs Delbarton  to be posted

vs Xavier B side 0 - 61, A side 32 - 22

vs St Peter's Prep to be posted

vs Greenwich High School  DHS B side 10 - 48, A side 17 - 68

CT State tournament 2010 @ Yale - vs. Madison WiN; vs. Cheshire WIN; vs Stamford Academy WIN; 2010 CT DIV II Champions

 

** Our esteemed coach, Simon Lowden, has offered to entertain us with the following performance - www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg19MhVvXF0

 

 

New Players Welcome

New players interested in playing rugby in 2014/15 please email darienrugby@yahoo.com, supplying your best email address.

Almost all practice and time sensitive information is conveyed via email or facebook so it is important you are included on the email list. Players often choose to cc a parent so you may include a parent email, as well. Static information such as match schedules, kit requirements, DHS emergency card requirements and USA Rugby registration is kept up to date on this website.

We look forward to hearing from you. See our practice schedule on this site and feel free to join in at any point. Make yourself known to a coach, or contact one of the captains, or any player, at DHS during the week. ALL ARE WELCOME.

2014 Match Schedule

 

 

Updated 12 May 2014

*changes

 

 

 

 

Connecticut Division 1

Date

Venue

K.O. Time

Comments

1

Harvey School

Wednesday March 5      

   Home

3:00 PM

CANCELLED

2

Fairfield Warde 

Saturday March 15

   Away

10:00 AM

CANCELLED

3

Cheshire HS

Sunday March 30

   Home

1:00 PM

CANCELLED

4

Staples

Thursday April 3

   Home

4:00 PM

LEAGUE  L

5

Amity

Wednesday April 9

   *AWAY

5:00 PM*

LEAGUE  W

6

Ridgefield

Wednesday April 23

   Home

4:00 PM

LEAGUE 

7

Fairfield Prep

Monday April 28

   Away 2:30 bus  

4:00 PM

LEAGUE L

8

Aspetuck

Sunday May 4

   12:15 bus

2:00 PM*

LEAGUE  T

9

Greenwich B

Thursday May 8

   Home

4:00 PM

LEAGUE L

10

Fairfield Prep Varsity 2

Thursday May 15

   Home

4:45* PM

FORFEIT

ADDITION:    Fordham Prep, Thursday May 22 @ Home KO 4 pm     FRIENDLY  Confirmed  2:30 bus

*3/25 update:  Amity KO time change to 5 pm; Aspetuck KO time change to 2 pm

5/12 UPDATE:  B side match vs Greenwich make up game is Tue, May 13th at Royle at 4 pm; May 15th game vs Fairfield Prep is cancelled.

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