To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby

MORRIS U18 GIRLS

THE NEWEST OLYMPIC AND NCAA GIRLS SPORT!

WE NEED YOU!

After winning the NJ State Rugby Championship two years in a row and earning an invitation to the Girls High school Nationals where the team placed 2nd in Div II the Morris Girls U18 is on a quest to continue their NJ State Championship winning streak  and to break into the top 5 teams nationally. We are always looking for additional players to field a 15s rugby team.  Consider giving rugby a try. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to shine at this exciting sport, and we will train you from the ground up; no experience necessary.  Morris Rugby is a strong organization and some of our girls have already been selected to represent the USA on the Girls Rugby team at the Youth Olympics as well as the High School All American teams. Some of our players have also been placed on the “watch” list for inclusion on the National team. With rugby going to the Olympics in Rio in 2016….that could be a life changer. Want to get involved??? We encourage ALL girls, in 9-12th grades, experienced or not to come out and give it a try!

HISTORY:

After a few years of inactivity, the Morris Girls High School team was rekindled in 2012 when a group of 12 girls played the rugby game of 7s with great success, taking second place in their first ever tournament and then winning the remaining two. This success came against some experienced teams, and was well noted by USA rugby.  Since that time, Morris has gone on to win the NJ State Girls Rugby Championship each of the following years.

THE PLAN:

HS girls (u18) 15-a-side (15s) rugby is a spring sport. There are optional weekly indoor sessions over the winter, before starting twice a week practices and weekly games in March. We realize that girls may be playing other sports in the winter, so the fall/winter sessions are encouraged, not mandated.

Winter:  

Wednesday evening rugby-specific training sessions start on Jan. 4 from 7-8pm at the Sports Care Institute in Whippany. There is a $50/month fee for these sessions. Immediately following the strength and conditioning sessions we have team sessions from 8-9 also at Sports Care Institute. There is a one time fee of $50

Weather permitting: Sunday afternoons – outdoors - to be announced.

SPRING SCHEDULE

Outdoor practices:  TBD

March: Monday’s 6-8pm on March 7, 14, 21, 28 at Greystone and Wednesdays 6-7:30pm at Veteran’s Field.

April thru June: Mondays 6-8 at Pocono Rd. field and Wednesdays 6-7:30 at Veterans.

 

MANDATORY MEDICAL FORMS POSTED BELOW

In preparation for the upcoming season, team players will need to complete the following forms (each of which is posted below):

  • Copy of School Physical or other Doctor’s Physical
  • NJSBRO Concussion Info Form (see link below)
  • Baseline Concussion Testing Instructions

 

These forms will be kept by the coach on the sideline for use by the Athletic Trainers or Medical Personnel in case of player injury. It is also required that players provide a copy of the front and back of their medical insurance card to be kept by the coach on the sideline for use by the Athletic Trainers or Medical Personnel in case of player injury.

It is required for all members of our U18 Girls team to have a copy of their school ID (photo and Date of Birth) or other photo ID (with Date of Birth) on the sideline in case the age of the player is contested.

Shop-Rite Gift Card Fundraiser for High School Girls

December 10, 2018

If you shop at Shop-Rite this is an easy way to support our High School Girls team. They receive 5% of the gift card amount. The gift cards also make great gifts for others and/or can be used when doing your own holiday food shopping. Just email Cheryl Grimaldi at jcmgrimaldi@hotmail.com or complete the form.

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Morris Rugby Players Mentors for Pathways Flag Rugby

November 21, 2018

This past week so the completion of another successful program for Pathways Flag Rugby. Players from the Morris  Rugby High School Girls and Boys teams were Mentors for the program. (Emilia, Megan, Sophia, Rachel and Turner are pictured above) The program is run by Jan Moran and teaches kids from ages 4-8 flag rugby over…

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Gianna Caulfield Commits to Sacred Heart University

May 24, 2018

On May 1, 2018 Gianna Caulfield signed her “letter of intent” with Sacred Heart University to play Division I Womens Rugby.  A 4 year member of the Morris Rugby HS Girls team that recently placed 4th at the National Invitational Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee, High Performance Teams; Atlantis, Blaze and the NJ State All Star…

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Jenny Stumpf signed her “Letter of Intent” to play Division II rugby with St. Bonaventure

March 5, 2018

Today as the Rugby NJ College Fair & Combine Jenny Stumpf signed her “Letter of Intent” to play Division II rugby with St. Bonaventure.  The Bonnies play in the Upstate New York Collegiate Rugby Conference.Pictured here are Coach Gene Caulfield, Morris U18 Girls, Jenny Stumpf, Coach Clarence Picard, St. Bonaventure Women.

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Alie Ramage Gets 2018 Premiership Rugby Scholarship

September 28, 2017

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