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Collegiate and Senior Women's Rugby Clinic

Posted by carfunews on February 12, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (2)

The Chicago Women's Rugby Club is excited to host guest coach Nancy Fitz (see her bio below) for a late winter Rugby Clinic. The clinic will be geared for all senior and collegiate women players. It will be a great opportunity for these players to learn new rugby tricks and techniques from a U.S. level coach. It will also be a great opportunity to have fun and play some rugby during the winter!

Date: Saturday March 1st

Time: 8am-4pm

Location: Roosevelt High School, 3436 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago IL, 60625


Cost: $15 pre-registration, $20 at the door

Registration fee also covers: Water Bottle, T-Shirt, and Light Lunch

What to Bring: Mouthguard, Gym shoes, General rugby attire


*E-mail Charli Jacoby, [email protected] to register or register at

*Register by 2/15 to guarantee sizing for your T-Shirt

*All players must be CIPPed


About Nancy Fitz:

Nancy Fitz is one of the 10 most capped Eagles in national team history. "Fitz" was named "lock of the decade" by Rugby magazine in 2010 and has over a decade of experience coaching forwards and backs.


Her coaching and playing highlights include...

*U.S. National 7s Team 1997, Co-captain in 1999

*Played in 1998 and 2002 World Cups

*12 National Team Caps

*Instructor/Course Leader for USA Rugby Coaching Courses 2003 - present

*U.S. National Team Player 1996-2002

*Captain of 15s National Team 1999-2002

Hosting 7s Qualifier Matches

Posted by carfunews on February 12, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Please find the Hosting Application for the 2014 Midwest series on the Midwest web site:

Applications are due by Feb. 28.


Victor Drover

President, Wisconsin RFU


Midwest AGM

Posted by carfunews on January 29, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

If you weren’t aware, the Midwest AGM is being held this weekend here in Chicago.

Below you will find a hint at what the topics will be this weekend, but we are still awaiting a final agenda defining times for each topic. When the agenda is released, I will send it out to you.

CARFU will be well represented by your union officers, but clubs are invited to participate and make your voice heard.

If you have anything that you feel needs to be discussed regarding any administrative topics, please feel free to contact me.




The Annual General Meeting of the Midwest Rugby Union will be held at the Courtyard Marriot-Midway, in Chicago, IL, and in conjunction with a conference/workshop to discuss a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

USA Rugby's Geographical Union restructure

The role of the Midwest in the Collegiate game

Senior Competitions restructure - what worked/what didn't?

Midwest Sevens Series - possible rework

Player-based dues

Centralized Discipline reporting

Midwest Referees Society role

The conference will start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31st, and will continue at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1st. The business portion of the AGM will be held on the afternoon/evening on Saturday, February 1st.

As always, Midwest AGMs are open to individual clubs. For the conference portion of the weekend, attendance of individual clubs is encouraged. If there are changes that need to be made, this will be a good place for discussion about them.

Courtyard Chicago Midway Airport

6610 South Cicero Ave

Bedford Park, IL 60638


Posted by carfunews on January 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This year's CARFU AGM will be held Saturday February 15th at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago). There is parking available on site. We will start with a college meeting and move on to the general meeting. College representatives need to be present for both meetings.


College Meeting - 11am

General Meeting - Noon


It is mandatory for every CARFU club to have a representative at the meeting.


Please send me any agenda requests, comments or ideas hat you would like to see presented at the AGM.



The following positions are up for election this year:

- VP Clubs (currently Bill Weckstein)

- Treasurer (currently Tim Harn)

- Secretary (currently Becky Roberts)


If you would like to be considered for any of these positions, or nominate an individual please let me know.


Thank you,


Becky Roberts - CARFU Secretary

[email protected]