Sunday Fun at the Olney Market and Crossfit Workout

Exiles!  For those interested in a fun social outing followed by a workout – we are going to meet at the Olney Farmers Market this Sunday, October 14 at noon.  Wear your jacket over workout clothes and wear workout shoes.  If you would like, bring some money for (light) food as there are lots of vendors.  We’ll be heading over to Laytonsville Crossfit Enforce for some physical training to be finished NLT 3.


Save the Date for the Exiles Annual General Meeting

Reminder for all Exiles players and parents:

Our annual general meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday, December 2, time TBD.

This meeting is for all new and returning players, parents, and coaches.  We will introduce the coaching staff, cover our spring schedule, registration, health and safety as well as answering any questions from our parents and players.

Gaithersburg Regional Library, 18330 Montgomery Village AVE, Gaithersburg, MD, US 20879   (240) 777-0311

Please share this information with any prospective players and their parents.

We look forward to seeing you in December!

Sep 30 Update to 7’s tournaments and Fall Camps

Exiles players:

Update to the post about 7’s tournaments and Fall Camps.  The fall academy is a very good resource for players to gain experience, especially new players.

There are a few opportunities to play 7’s this fall.  While the Exiles won’t field a team, players may attend these events and play with another team.  The coaches can provide POCs for the teams.


Rugby MD Girls Fall Academy: LOCATION: Lindale MS, 415 Andover Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD  21090

POC: Kelly Fay

COST: $55.00 – $200.00


*prices increased on Sept 1, and will again on Sept 15

  1. Sun. 9/23/18
  2. Sun. 9/30/18
  3. Sun. 10/14/18
  4. Sun. 10/21/18 _________________________________________________________________________

EIRA Academy – LEVEL of PLAY/GENDER: Boys & Girls with birth-year between 2000-2005

HOST: EIRA Mid-Atlantic

POC: Robin Reid (540) 207-8876

COST: $330 for all (5) sessions


*Training Jerseys and other EIRA kit can be purchased direct from the online Canterbury EIRA Store  Passcode of : EIRAOCT – Store closes Sept 30. There will be further store openings in October and November

  1. Sun. 10/07/2018 12:30 PM – 04:30PM, Gonzaga College HS (19 I St NW, Washington, DC  20001)
  2. Sat. 10/13/2018 12:30 PM – 04:30PM, Nokesville Comm. Park (12560 Aden Rd, Nokesville, VA  20181)
  3. Sun. 10/21/2018 12:30 PM – 04:30PM. West Potomac HS (6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria VA  22037)
  4. Sat. 11/10/2018 12:30 PM – 04:30PM, Morven Park (17048 Tutt Ln, Leesburg VA  20176)
  5. Sun. 11/11/2018 TIME: ???, LOCATION: tbd
  6. Sun. 11/25/2018 TIME: ???, LOCATION: tbd


7’s Events:

Sun. 10/07/2018  TOURNAMENT – LEVEL of PLAY/GENDER: HS & MS Girls, MS Boys

Baywatch 7s

08:00 AM – ???

Aberdeen HS (251 Paradise Rd, Aberdeen MD  21001)

HOST: North Bay HS Girls

POC: Scott Hoffman

COST: $100 entry fee – $50 for a second team



Sat. 10/20/2018

TOURNAMENT – LEVEL of PLAY/GENDER: HS Boys & Girls (Var and JV), MS Boys & Girls (7th & 8th), Youth Boys & Girls (5th & 6th)

Sundowner’s 7s

08:00 AM – 01:00PM

Jonathon Warner’s farm (20500 Martinsburg Rd, Dickerson MD  20842)

HOST: (Wild Geese host?)

POC: ??? EMAIL: ???

COST: No registration fee however Teams’ attending players/families are encouraged to make a donation of $10 a head to Hope in South Africa.  Players are also encouraged to bring any used rugby gear to donate to South African youth teams via the Sundowners charity collection.

REGISTRATION: Deadline to confirm participation/player numbers should be by October 13.

*Families are welcomed to stay around for the food, music and festivities that follow as well as the Old Boy rugby match later that afternoon.  


Sat. 10/27/2018

TOURNAMENT – LEVEL of PLAY/GENDER: HS Boys & Girls (Var and JV), MS Boys & Girls (7th & 8th), Youth Boys & Girls (5th & 6th)

Halloween 7s

09:00 AM – 05:00PM

Nokesville Comm. Park (12560 Aden Rd, Nokesville, VA  20181)

HOST: Rugby Va/Prince William

POC: Jon “Jake” Jacobs (703) 987-0151

COST: $130 w/ $15 discount for multiple teams.  Provisions for combined teams, and Individual Players to register & participate.



Sat. 11/17/2018

TOURNAMENT – LEVEL of PLAY/GENDER: HS Boys (Var and JV), MS Boys (7th & 8th), Youth Boys & Girls (5th & 6th) & Tag

MedStar 7s

TIME: ???

Leo Santaballa Park (9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls VA  22066)

HOST: Great Falls

POC: Gary Coetzee

COST: ???



Sat. 12/01/2018

TOURNAMENT – LEVEL of PLAY/GENDER: HS Boys & Girls (Var and JV), MS Boys & Girls (7th & 8th)

Rock Creek 7s

TIME: ???

St. John’s College HS (5700 Oregon Ave NW, Washington DC  20015)

HOST: St. John’s College HS

POC: Tom Lyons

COST: ???


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Sat. 12/01/2018

TOURNAMENT – LEVEL of PLAY/GENDER: Level of Play/Gender???

Xmas 7s

TIME: ???

Pole Green Park (8996 Pole Green Park Ln, Mechanicsville VA  23116)

HOST: James River

POC: George Durocher

COST: $125/team


*commitment for number of teams by November 15th


Sat. 12/08/2018

TOURNAMENT – LEVEL of PLAY/GENDER: HS Boys & Girls (Var and JV), MS Boys & Girls (7th & 8th), Youth Boys & Girls (5th & 6th)

Nutcracker 7s

TIME: ???

Poplar Tree Park (4718 Stringfellow Rd, Fairfax VA  22030)

HOST: Western Suburbs & Loudoun

POC: Jorge Arias

COST: ???


(2 turf fields)


Rugby Maryland 2018 Girls’ Fall Academy

Calling all Exiles:  This academy is for middle and high school aged girls (12-18) in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area to come together once a week in the fall to have fun and improve their Rugby Skills.  Instructors include national team players, as well as college coaches from the region to enhance the instruction at each session.  

Clinic Dates: 9/23; 9/30; 10/14 & 10/21

Location:  Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Register for all 4 dates and get a discounted rate!

MD Selects win the NE RCT!

Hey everyone!
In case you hadn’t heard, Maryland won the Northeast RCT Tournament this past weekend in New Jersey. It was an incredible weekend of rugby and we played every game, bar one half, down 1-2 players. You should all be proud of Lauren, Lilli, Mikayla and Mady who represented the Exiles.
Link to an article about the weekend and our win.
Go Exiles — Go Select Side!!

Dartmouth Varsity Rugby applications


Stacy Bridges is a friend of ours , shes #2 coach at Dartmouth, we have some girls who would absolutely fit into her program, let me know if you would like to connect.


From: Stacey M. Bridges
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:42:04 PM
Subject: Dartmouth Women’s Rugby – Recruiting


Hello Coach,


My name is Stacey Bridges, Assistant Coach of the women’s rugby team at Dartmouth College. As a NCAA Varsity program, we have been given a number of recruiting spots for promising high school players whose admission to Dartmouth we can support. I am on a mission to expand our recruiting outreach and cast a much wider net – in an effort to provide this opportunity to as many young, talented players as we can!


This is where you come in: Are there rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors on your team who have the drive and the character to excel at Dartmouth, who you would recommend for our recruiting spots in the coming years?  I would love to hear about them.  They do not need to be 4.0 students – please point any student with what you believe to be a B average or higher our way. If they are within range, excellent. Often, they are much closer than they may think and those are the students we are trying to reach earlier so that they know what to strive for and are inspired to make DI rugby and an Ivy League institution a reality. This is far more attainable than many players and coaches realize, and we want to see rugby open these doors for more and more athletes.


We would be grateful if you could help put us in contact with these promising students. You can simply reply with the names and details (grade, position, contact info) of any player that you think has what it takes to play NCAA Division 1 Collegiate Rugby. You can also have your players contact us directly or they can submit our Dartmouth Rugby Recruiting Questionnaire. I’ve attached a helpful guide for players interested in our program that contains some pointers for navigating the NCAA recruiting rules.


Additionally, I am planning a summer recruiting tour and would like to see your team in action. Are there any major HS girls tournaments this summer that your team will be participating in?


I look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the future. Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding our program or the recruiting process.





Stacey Bridges | Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach

6083 Alumni Gym, 118 | Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

(603) 646-6987 |

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“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the HOURS, WEEKS, MONTHS, AND YEARS they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance is merely the demonstration of their CHAMPIONSHIP CHARACTER.”


Army West Point Girls Rugby Camp


Army is offering two camps for high school girls this year, grades 7 through 12

Camp #1:  June 28 – July 1

Camp #2:  July 12 – July 15

Lilli is attending camp #2 and we can give players a ride up and back.

GIRLS RUGBY 2018 Flyer



West Point Women’s Rugby Page

West Point Camp Page

Update to Select Side for Saturday, June 9th

Instead of practice, we will kickoff our Select Side prep with a scrimmage on June 9th. A little unorthodox, but a terrific opportunity for team continuity and player evaluation. We will still train on Sunday the 10th, location TBD.

On Saturday, June 9th, we will will play Rugby VA at:

Little River Farm

22006 James Monroe Hwy, Aldie VA

Kickoff is at 11:00. We will meet at the field at 9:00 am to go over some things ahead of time. There may be a JV game for later in the afternoon.

Players need to register ASAP. You will not play on the 9th if you have not registered and paid your initial down payment, or in full.