Author: Pat Moroney

Holiday Party & Coat Drive 12.12.2016

Joy to the world, Monmouth Rugby is here! We are having our annual Holiday party once again on Saturday December 12th at the Wilde Rover. Following the gathering there will be an Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl throughout Red Bank. Accompanying the festive bunch will be an Evil Advent Calendar, a list of laws to keep everyone in holiday cheer.

**Also, We Will Be Collecting Coats to be Distributed to Local Families. Drop off at the Wilde Rover from 6-9pm**

My Super Sweet 16 – NYE Party 2016

My Super Sweet 16 – NYE Party 2016

Finger foods and drinks to be provided. Tickets $40 each

Please RSVP to the party so that we are able to gather a proper headcount. If possible bring money to the Christmas pary. All of Monmouth Rugby is welcome, along with friends and family. Ring in the New Year with Monmouth Rugby!

Contact Kevin Tallon or Matt Crumedy for more details

Save the date – AGM 1/3/2016

Save the date.  The Monmouth Rugby Annual general meeting will be held on Sunday, January 3rd at the Wilde Rover.  Elections will be held for the following board positions:

– President
– Vice President
– Fundraising Chair
– Treasurer
– Secretary
Voting for elected positions is limited to full dues paying members (includes all players and those that paid non-playing dues (social not included)). If you are interested if you have any questions or are considering a nomination, please let me know or contact any of the current board members for more information.
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Monmouth at Princeton 7s

Monmouth Winners in Princeton

Happy to report on an amazing Princeton 7s Tournament to which Monmouth brought 5 teams, 60 athletes and 4 coaches. Monmouth had by far the biggest numerical presence of any club even hosts Princeton. It was a challenge to follow all the teams progress particularly given the delayed start due to a thunderstorm that came through as the tournament was beginning.

Three out of our sevens teams won silverware in the tournament and while huge congratulations should go to our Men, U19 boys and U19 girls we have to acknowledge that these were performances built upon practicing as a club for 8 weeks with shared resources and coaching. This is a format we are going to build upon over the next seasons where we maximize our coaching and facilities. We are #morethanaclub and the closer we work together the stronger we are. I am also running youth flag in CBA before practice on Thursday for kids – please get as many young rugby players out this summer so we can start local youth flag leagues in September – go to njrubgy.com for more details.

 

One of USA Rugby’s current goals is to increase the amount of rugby being played to improve the development of the game in the US – this is one of our goals also as Monmouth moves forward and it is exciting to be part of the massive growth of the game in our area. To play more games we need to improve our rugby resources.

 

Next Thursday we will have our next Rugby Committee meeting where we will be putting together our coaching and management development plans for 2015/6. One of our biggest challenges is practice facilities and we need to work hard on securing quality floodlit facilities in a long term arrangement preferably close to Red Bank and the Parkway. Those of you who have seen our practices at CBA this summer with enough space for all of us to work together can see the benefits of this process but unfortunately there are no floodlights at CBA so it is only a summer venue.

 

Please contact me if you want to join the Monmouth Rugby in a coaching or management role. If you want to join the Rugby Committee and help with the planning and management please contact me before Thursday.

 

For the players and coaches there are two practices and one tournament to go in the Summer sevens series so let’s build on our progress this summer and enter the maximum number of teams and athletes next week.

 

These are exciting times for Monmouth Rugby – join us in being part of the future of rugby!

 

Pat Moroney
Director of Rugby & Men’s Head Coach
pat@monmouthrugbyclub.com

Sevens Tournament Showdown at the Shore III

Monmouth 7s: Showdown at the Shore III

June 20th, 2015 – Register by June 1st for a $50 Disount

Monmouth 7s is back and better than ever for 2015!  Join us on Saturday, June 20th for one of the BIGGEST tournaments in the Northeast with featuring the top talent in the region competing across 6 brackets on 5 fields.

• Top competition from throughout the Northeast…………………………….Check

• Brackets for all levels of competition………………………………………….Check

• First stop on Empire 7s series and final tune up for NRU 7s………………..Check

• The BEST natural grass pitches in the region………………………………..Check

• After party at Monmouth Rugby’s Wilde Rover Pub…………………………Check

• Minutes from the best beaches and nightlife in New Jersey………………..Check

Location:

Thompson Park, Lincroft, NJ

Brackets:

  • Men’s Elite
  • Men’s Open/Empire GU 7s Series
  • Women’s Open/Empire GU 7s Series
  • Men’s Social *New for 2015*
  • Women’s Social *New for 2015*
  • High School Boys Open/Empire GU 7s Series
  • High School Girls Open/Empire GU 7s Series

Registration

  • Men/Women: $300 until June 1st, $350 after
  • High School: $200 until June 1st, $250 after

Tournament Social

  • MRFC’s Wilde Rover – 153 Shrewsbury Ave., Red Bank, NJ

Accommodations

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Registration not confirmed until payment received.  To arrange for an alternate form of payment, please email monmouthrugby7s@gmail.com.

Save the date!  Showcasing the top rugby in the country and located just minutes from some of the best beaches and nightlife in New Jersey this is the tournament you don’t want to miss!

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available – email monmouthrugby7s@gmail.com for additional information

Follow us on facebook.com/monmouth7s for the latest updates

Join the Shamrock Shuffle – MARCH 15

On March 15th, Monmouth Rugby Football Club is hosting the 1st Annual Shamrock Shuffle in support of Wounded Warrior Project in Thompson Park (Lincroft, NJ).

Registrants can look forward to a fun and scenic 5k run/walk loop, followed by a 1 mile Fun Run for kids 12 and under. After the race concludes, an awards ceremony will be hosted for our top runners in each age group.

The fun doesn’t end there! All registrants will receive a swag bag from our sponsors, an exclusive invite to our St. Patrick’s Day themed after-party (picture Guinness, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Live Music and raffle prizes for both kids and adults!) and so much more!

For additional details and to register for the event, please visit: http://www.active.com/lincroft-nj/running/distance-running-races/shamrock-shuffle-5k-and-1-mile-fun-run-2015.

Your support and participation is greatly appreciated! I look forward to seeing you on March 15th! If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

About Wounded Warrior Project

WWP is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP programs are specifically designed to engage warriors, nurture their minds and bodies, and encourage their economic empowerment. Warrior families and caregivers are provided comfort, care, and education to help support the recovery of their injured warrior. All programs are provided free of charge for warriors and their families.

Whether through caregiver retreats, combat stress recovery programs, career and education services, or inclusive sporting opportunities, WWP empowers warriors with the tools essential to not just survive their injuries but to thrive and achieve personal and professional success. This event is committed to WWP and the wounded service members WWP proudly serves.