We have a busy weekend of rugby meetings for our community. Make sure your team sends its necessary representatives.
REFEREE SOCIETY MEETING – SATURDAY
The Wisconsin Rugby Referee Society is holding fitness testing and a general membership meeting this Saturday, February 28 in Fond du Lac. You can RSVP to the event via Facebook here.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Fitness training, Beep test
Address: Marian University, 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54935
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. - WRRS Annual General Meeting
Address: Moraine Park Tech College, Room O102, 235 N. National Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54936
UNION MEETING – SUNDAY
All Wisconsin Rugby Football Union member teams must send at least one representative to this Sunday's Spring General Meeting held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. You can RSVP to the event on Facebook here.
11 a.m. – Breakout Meetings
12 p.m. – General Meeting
The meeting will be held at Union South, just a few blocks from Camp Randall Stadium.
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715
Specific meeting rooms are still being confirmed. The Union South offers several options for food, coffee, etc.
Parking Recommendations: Union South does have a pay parking ramp underneath the building. However, nearby neighborhood streets (Monroe St., Regent St.) will have free or less expensive parking options. Please also be aware that there is a UW Men's Basketball game at the Kohl Center starting at 3 p.m. Due to our start time, this shouldn't inconvenience our attendees. Just a heads up to give yourself plenty of time to park, etc., in case you of early pre-game revelry.
Six Nations: For attendees interested in watching Six Nations matches that morning, Cooper's Tavern on the Capital Square will be showing the games. Address is 20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703. You will want to drive your car to reach Union South, due to the distance.
IS THAT OLD KNEE BRACE ILLEGAL?
USA Rugby shared updated Guidelines for approved equipment and clothing this week. We've posted this to our WRFU website and recommend that all players, referees, and administrators read this to ensure your teams stay in compliance when dressing for games.
HIGH SCHOOL GAME MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES
We have added links to the USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines for adult games, high school games, and sevens to our news section here.
You can also find these links on the USA Rugby website under Referee Resources.
We encourage you to read and share these guidelines with your teams.
WINTER TRAINING MOTIVATION
This week, we're checking out a motivational training video from England Women's Rugby on basic movements for a good workout. This would be a great video to share with players new to fitness. Check out "England Women Fitness Masterclass". Have a training resource to share? Let us know.