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2011 EPRU Election of Board Member

2011 VOTING AND ELECTION

The elections are completed see the results »

Email voting can occur up until 4:00pm on September 21
- Results of the BOD election will be announced at the September 21 AGM
- The new BOD will nominate, elect and seat the new Executive Committee

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2012 USA 7's Collegiate Rugby 7's Championship

EPRU Announces its Support for USA 7's Collegiate Rugby 7's Championship for 2012

The Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union announced its support for USA 7's Collegiate Rugby 7's Championship to be held June 2nd and 3rd, 2012 at PPL Park in Chester Pennsylvania. The 2011 event drew widespread acclaim as a success and saw tremendous high-level rugby played throughout the weekend.

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USA Rugby CIPP Registration Opens for 2011-2012

All memberships (Player, Coach, Club) and Certificates of Insurance for the 2010-2011 season expire on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.  The new enrollment cycle opens as of August 15, 2011.

To view your club’s roster, please visit
 https://membership.usarugby.org/PublicRosterRpt.aspx
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NBC & Universal Sports Announce World Cup TV Schedule

NBC and Universal Sports have released their preliminary schedule of TV coverage for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. 

For the entire schedule, go to  http://rugbymag.com/storyfiles/Rugby%20World%20Cup%20Schedule%20-full.pdf 

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Nominations for EPRU Board Members Are Now Open

The EPRU Election of Board Members will be announced at the Annual General Meeting September 21st 7:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Independence North Ballroom, 220 Mall Blvd. near the King of Prussia Mall.

Please try to be in attendance.

EPRU Board Nomination Process

Nominations are due by September 17th. If you would like to run for a position on the EPRU Board of Directors please follow the process below.

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Sports Authority Coupon

Sports Authority, USA Rugby to Provide Youth Rugby Balls

Sports Authority and USA Rugby are excited to announce a new program that will launch on August 2 aimed at enabling educators to encourage their kids to pick up the ball and run with it. The “Ball for All Schools” program provides educators with a FREE Rookie Rugby ball and access to great resources like lesson plans, instructional videos and much more in order to introduce the newest Olympic sport to their students. 

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Surfside Sevens

Surfside II - Bigger, Better than ever

Stone Harbor, NJ - The tradition continues as teams from as far away as Tennessee and Bermuda came to the beach to score at the shore like they first did in 2004. Played in 95+ degree heat in the South Jersey shore town of Stone Harbor, the 2011 Surfside Sevens II attracted 60 teams and crowned champions in six different categories.

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East Stroudsburg Camp Group

Successful 10th Annual East Stroudsburg Player Development Camp

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA - Celebrating its 10th year, the East Stroudsburg Rugby Player Development Camp remains the premier co-educational rugby camp focused on improving athletes’ foundation and knowledge of the game.  The camp’s positive reputation continues to draw campers of varied experience levels. 

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Chris Henshall

Referee Appreciation Month - EPRU Referee Chris Henshall

In honor of “Referee Appreciation Month” at USA Rugby, we are profiling one of the best referees around, Chris Henshall, and his exciting and challenging path to multiple IRB appointments.

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Rugby Injuries

USA Rugby Announces Accident Insurance

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby is pleased to announce that an exciting new member benefit will be included in the price of registration dues. When the 2011-2012 membership cycle opens on August 15, 2011 all registered members will automatically receive up to $250,000 in accident insurance upon registration.

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Victory for a Cause

Victory for a Cause

In July 2011, CMI Plastics, Inc. announced that their organization, Victory for a Cause (VFC), will be partnering with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley, Inc. (PCFLV) and Kutztown Rugby, in an effort to fight childhood cancer. 

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The Rookie Rugby Camp Day

Delaware Rugby Foundation Rookie Rugby Camp

One of the best sports camp programs in Delaware, Sanford Sports Camps will host a Rookie Rugby camp from July 25 to July 29. The camp, for boys and girls, ages 10-14, is sponsored by the Delaware Rugby Foundation. Each camper will receive a rugby ball, camp t-shirt, and Rookie Rugby patch!

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Five Best Scores & Five Hardest Hits from Collegiate 7s Championship

Watch videos of the 5 Best Scores and 5 Hardest Hits from the Collegiate Rugby Championship Sevens. The You Tube videos are courtesy of Universal Sports.

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MARFU/USA Men’s 7s Individual Testing and Open Camp

MARFU / USA Men’s 7s Individual / Open Camp

On Sunday, June 26, 2011 on grounds arranged by the Delaware Rugby Foundation in Wilmington, Delaware, in Alapocas Run State Park, over 70 players showed up to participate in a one-day seven’s camp. In what is hoped to be an annual event, the 7s camp was set to showcase local rugby talent to National 7s Head Coach, Al Caravelli and Mid-Atlantic area selectors and coaches.

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Stonybrook vs Boston College

Surfside I: A Huge Success

As is so often the case, the Rugby gods shined down on the Stone Harbor New Jersey fields on Saturday, May 21, 2011. With the triple horn, Surfside was, once again, under way. 

With strong clubs and colleges participating, Surfside I enjoyed a little inter-league play in the morning to keep the competition true.

Surfside Referees

Joe Grohovsky, Referee Coordinator
Pete Hesler, Head Referee
Jack Dibble
Pat Martin
Lance Huelsmann
Joe Duffy
Gavin McCandless
Marcus Maffei

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Scholarship Winners Announced for Player Development Camp

The EPRU has announced the winners of the essay contest for a full scholarship to the 10th Annual East Stroudsburg Player Development Camp at East Stroudsburg University from July 7 to July 10.

Cara Bacher of Medford, NJ (South Jersey Girls); Megan Lynott of Doylestown, PA (Doylestown Girls); Brianna Kearse of Stratford, NJ  (South Jersey Girls) and Alexander Vogt of West Chester, PA (West Chester Boys) were chosen for their essays on the subject "Why I Should Be Chosen to Attend the Camp and What I Hope To Learn."

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USA Rugby | MARFU Sevens Clinic in the EPRU

Due to its international popularity, 7s rugby was voted into the Summer Olympic Games for 2016 and 2020. It's time we got to it. Al Caravelli, USA Rugby Head Coach, wants to test your speed and agility. If you have the talent, he wants you in the national pool. Chris Harvey, MARFU Head Coach wants you on his team. Come try out at this unique event.

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Dartmouth defeats Utah early and sets up a run

CRC 7s to Return to PPL Park - June 2/3, 2012

USA Sevens, NBC and Global Spectrum, operators of PPL Park, announced this afternoon that the Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) will return to PPL Park in Chester on June 2-3, 2012, based on the success of the 2011 event, which concluded on Sunday, June 5. The announcement was made during NBC’s live broadcast of the CRC.

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EPRU Exec

EPRU at the CRC 7s

The EPRU did their part to support the CRC. The crowds came out to PPL Park and the EPRU was there helping support the game of rugby, signing up new members and handing out useful information.

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