Youth Rugby Football Club Richmond Virginia

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Welcome, Practice and Upcoming Events

Welcome to the 2017 Spring Richmond Lions Youth Rugby Season.  We are very excited to get the season started.  As many of you know, we have entered into a partnership with Bon Secours.  Bon Secours will be providing athletic trainers for all of our home matches and during the months of January and February each of our teams will spend one night a week training at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Facility.  We will be sending out further information concerning this partnership once the season has started. We are very excited to be partnering with such a great company.

Registration and Rosters

Please make sure you have completed the USA Rugby Registration at and the Richmond Lions Youth Rugby Registration at .  Both of these need to be completed as soon as possible. If you need assistance, please let us know. Also, please help us recruit.  Our policy is to not close registration at any time and are always looking for new players.

*3rd/4th grade is now COED.  Both girls and boys will be allowed to play tackle on the 3rd/4th grade team together. Please get your girls out playing now.

Coaches and Staff

We are excited to introduce Rudy Miller as our Director of Rugby, Jeff Pilcher as our Tackle Director and Paul Speidell as our President.  The following will be our head coaches and staff. Contact information for each coach is on the attached team rosters.  If you are not listed below and are wanting to help coach, please let us know.

High School Boys- Thomas Edmunds (Head Coach), Steve Parker, John Walls and Justin Paxton

High School Girls- Stuart Willis (Head Coach) and Katie Lutton

Middle School Girls- Stuart Willis (Head Coach) and Katie Lutton

7th/8th Grade Boys- Rudy Miller (Head Coach), Steve Duke, Ed Kozusko, Greg Crandall and Jeff Pilcher

5th/6th Grade Boys- Russell McCallum (Head Coach), Scott Markham and Daniel Payne

3rd/4th Grade Coed- Daniel Payne (Head Coach)

January and February Practice Schedule

Starting Monday January 2nd thru Thursday February 23rd, each team will be at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Facility 2401 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220, one night a week.  Each team will need to be at the facility at 6:45 pm to get prepared for their workout in the training room with our assigned trainer from 7:00-8:15 pm. 

Starting Sunday January 22nd thru Sunday February 19th, ALL teams will be at Sports Reality 8137 Pine Ridge Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 for full practices Sunday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm.  We have rented the whole field giving all the teams space to run full practices.

We will have a MANDATORY Parent's meeting Sunday January 22nd starting promptly at 6:30 pm. We will discuss the upcoming season and answer any questions.  Every player must be represented at this meeting. This meeting will last 15-30 minutes.

Monday            6:45 - 8:15 pm              7th/8th boys                                         Bon Secours

Tuesday           6:45 - 8:15 pm              11th/12th HS boys, HS & MS girls      Bon Secours

Wednesday      6:45 - 8:15 pm              3rd/4th co-ed & 5th/6th boys              Bon Secours

Thursday          6:45 - 8:15 pm              9th/10th HS boys                               Bon Secours

Friday               NO PRACTICE

Saturday           NO PRACTICE

Sunday             6:30 - 8:30 pm              ALL TEAMS BEGIN JANUARY 22      Sports Reality

*If your player can't make their assigned weekly practice at Bon Secours, and space permits (workout sessions max is 20 players), they may attend another teams scheduled work out. You must communicate this change with both head coaches, approving the switch.

**All players need to bring both tennis shoes and cleats to ALL practices.  We anticipate handing out each player's rugby shorts, socks and mouthpiece the week of January 15th. Once we have done this, we expect each player to wear their assigned gear (with mouthpiece) to each practice.

March, April and May Practice Schedule

Starting Wednesday March 1st thru Wednesday May 17th, ALL teams will be practicing at our assigned Henrico County field every Monday and Wednesday evening 6:00-8:00 pm.  We anticipate being awarded the mulitpurpose field at J Sargeant Reynolds Community College at 1651 East Parham Rd, Richmond, VA.

Important Match Dates

We anticipate having our final match schedule set by our January 22nd Parent's Meeting. Important dates you need to put on your calendar now are:

February 25th   Saturday          All Teams - Rugby VA Ruggerfest

                                                  Grizzly Sports Complex, Nokesville, VA

March 4/5th       Sat/Sun           All Teams - NC Ruggerfest

                                                  Matthews, NC (OVERNIGHT EVENT)

March 18th        Saturday         3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th - VA vs NC Festival

                                                  Pouncey Tract Park/Short Pump Middle School

March 25/26th   Sat/Sun           7th/8th, HS boys, HS girls - MD Exiles Festival

                                                  Mount St Mary's University, MD (OVERNIGHT EVENT)

April 15th           Saturday         All Teams OFF FOR SPRING BREAK

May 6th             Saturday          HS boys & HS girls - VA Round 1 Playoffs

                                                  Location TBD

May 13th          Saturday           HS boys & HS girls - VA State Championships

                                                  Location TBD

May 20th          Saturday           3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th, MS girls - VA State Championships

                                                  Pouncey Tract Park/Short Pump Middle School

by posted 01/06/2017
New Partnership!!

Bon Secours

Bon Secours Physical Therapy and Sports Performance are proud to support the Richmond Lions Youth Rugby Club by providing the following services:

Athletic Training Services at all Home Games

Baseline Concussion Testing

Marketing Support

Support to Scholar Athletes in Need of Financial Ad

Sports Performance Training



Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center

Memorial Regional Medical Center

Patterson Avenue

St. Francis Watkins Centre


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by posted 10/28/2016
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