Browsing Archive: March, 2013

Penn Weekend Schedule

Posted by Your Coach on Friday, March 22, 2013,
We will leave Dwenger at 10am travelling by bus, boys are permitted to ride with parent. 

1:30 Bishop Dwenger v Penn
2:30 Bishop Dwenger JV v Penn JV
3:30 Bishop Dwenger DEV v Penn DEV (30m game)

Moose Rugby Grounds
1500 County Road 6 West
Elkhart, IN 46514
(Across from the Elkhart Airport)

The weather looks like 41 and partly sunny, so please dress for the weather. 

Thank you for snack volunteers.

Jersey Washers
Ng and Herber 

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BD Rugby News - Penn Week

Posted by Your Coach on Monday, March 18, 2013,
Tuesday and Thursday: Practice from 3:30-6:00
Saturday: Away games at Penn (Moose Rugby Grounds)
1:15-1:30. Bishop Dwenger v Penn
2:30 Bishop Dwenger B v Penn B
3:30 Bishop Dwenger C v Penn C (Tentative)

We plan to take a bus for Saturday, let us know if you'll be following us. We leave Dwenger at 10am, should be home around 6pm

We are still going through the motions waiting for the weather to break, hopefully the players are being patient, the coaches understand it's hard to keep them com...

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BD Rugby News 3/11

Posted by Your Coach on Tuesday, March 12, 2013,
Tuesday and Thursday: Practice at Northwood 3:30-6:00 pm, full kit
Saturday: Home game against Brownsburg at 1:00pm

Saturdays game is pending due to wet field conditions at McMillen, the game location may be changed or cancelled. 

We played 3 games over the weekend and outscored our opponents 105-21, we won our division and represented Dwenger very well. I couldn't be prouder of our boys. 

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Saturday March 2 volunteers

Posted by Your Coach on Saturday, March 2, 2013,
Players who wish to help at tomorrows coaching course please arrive at 11:45 and we should be done around 4:15. 

I will sign off on 5 hours of service at the next practice. 

We will feed you, bring equipment for indoor or outdoor sessions. 

St. Joseph School
2211 Brooklyn Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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"In spite of having very sore feet and tight hamstrings, I have a warm glow about the game of rugby today. 

I have just finished two days of refereeing at the UK National Schools Sevens in London.

Normally I only get to referee my own team, which, like most coaches, I hate. But the event has been running for 71 years and is the world's largest rugby tournament. So instead I felt honoured to be asked. 

It's certainly a feast of sevens action, involving more than 600 teams, overseen by some 180 volunteer officials and helpers - including this year, yours truly. 

I had a wonderful time. The standard of rugby was excellent, with some close games and no lack of endeavour. 

In these days of cynical play and aggressive touchline comments, I can safely say I witnessed none of it. 

The sidelines were universally well behaved and players were responsive to the referee's decisions. 

For me, only one player questioned a decision and he quickly apologised. I had one coach, very politely, ask me about a decision of mine which went against his team. 

On reflection, his view was correct, and if I had not been told, then I might have let it go in later games. 

At one stage, a 13 year old took a drop kick for a conversion from near the touchline. It dipped as it reached the crossbar so I wasn't sure if it had gone over. 

As I considered my decision, he turned to me to say it was short. 

All these factors prove to me that tournaments can be hard fought and yet well behaved. 

Yes, players and coaches are disappointed by losing or not going through. But I heard plenty of coaches saying as the day wore on: "Well done guys, much better than the start of the day". 

Quite simply, after a tough few weeks coaching at the semi-pro level, refereeing those boys and girls at the Schools Sevens was the perfect reminder of why I love rugby." 

written by, Dan Cottrell
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