First off, what a great showing at KOT! Thank you to our players and families for your support and sharing meals with the club.

VOLUNTEERS. We are in need of Team Managers for the U12 and JV teams, and Team Parents for the JV Gold, JV Silver, and Varsity Silver teams. Duties include entering team rosters with NCYRA before each match, match jerseys, and arranging the post match social meals for both home and away teams. The social is a key aspect to the camaraderie enjoyed by rugby as a whole, and Sierra prides itself on providing some of the best social meals around! Please contact Linda Coelho at kevcoelho@hotmail.com to help.

FIELD CHANGE. Starting next week Tues Feb 3rd, all teams will move to Foskett Park, 1911 Finney Way, Lincoln for Tuesday/Thursday practices at the same times. The JV/Varsity teams will add Lincoln High on Wednesdays. Match fields will be at McBean Park for Thursday/Friday and Joiner Park on Saturday. Please see the online calendar for updated information and map links and contact your coaches with any questions – http://sierrafoothillsrugby.com/events

MATCHES. This week is a busy one as Thursday night matches for the Silver high school teams begin. Teams at practice will work around this arrangement. Please consult the online calendar for updated times and map links, as well as any last minute changes.

U10 @ Mother Lode – Sat 1/31 @ 10AM – Christa McAuliffe Park, Cameron Park

U12 @ Mother Lode – Sat 1/31 @ 11:30AM – Christa McAuliffe Park, Cameron Park

MS @ Mother Lode – Sat 1/31 @ 1PM – Christa McAuliffe Park, Cameron Park

JV Silver v Christian Bros – Thur 1/29 @ 7:30PM – McBean Park

JV Gold v Jesuit – Fri 1/30 @ 7:30PM – McBean Park

Varsity Silver v Dixon – Thur 1/29 @ 6PM – McBean Park

Varsity Gold v Cougars – Fri 1/30 @ 6PM – McBean Park

HS Girls @ Lancers – Sat 1/31 @ 12PM – Hagan Park, Rancho Cordova

College @ Cal Maritime – Sat 1/31 @ 1PM

Men @ Google/Redwood Empire – Sat 1/31 @ 5PM


The annual Kick-off Tournament (KOT) at Cordova High School, 2239 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova is this Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th. Keep reading for more information!

There is a $10 parking fee at the gates. Once in the grounds, look for our club camp near fields 4 and 5 by the baseball diamond. See attached facility map.

Our club’s tradition is to ask all our families to bring potluck food and drinks for players and families to share. Suggested items include water, Gatorade, ice/chests, muffins, bagels, fruit, granola bars, chips, cookies, or anything else you would like to add to the table. We are no longer permitted to cook on-site. A few extra folding tables and EZ Ups are always needed. Plan to be there all day and don’t forget your lawn chairs. Food vendors will be on site, and we will have our club apparel for sale.

The current schedule can be accessed via this link – https://tournament.sportngin.com/show/54b6f9680bb83a745d019160

Please note this is subject to change even during the tournament – keep checking with your coaches. We are told a real time schedule update with scores will be available at this link – http://www.svrf.org/page/show/1245716-tournament

ALL teams are to be at the club’s camp by 8AM on their day of play dressed in Sierra practice shirt, black shorts, green socks, boots and mouth guard.

Current Schedule

JV on Saturday
Silver – 9:40AM v Danville – field 5
Silver – 11AM v Sac Eagles – field 6
Gold – 9AM v Jesuit – field 6
Gold – 12:20PM v Pleasanton – field 5
Championship matches at 1:40PM and 3PM

Varsity Gold on Saturday
9:40AM v Jesuit – field 3
11:40AM v Mother Lode – field 1
Championship matches at 1PM, 1:40PM and 3PM

Varsity Silver on Sunday (NOT Saturday)
9AM v Dixon – field 1
11:40AM v Elsie Allan – field 1
1:40PM v Sac Eagles – field 1
Championship match at 3PM

Middle School on Sunday
Silver – 9AM v Chico – field 7
Silver – 11:40AM v Carmichael – field 4
Silver – 1PM v Mother Lode – field 4
Gold – 9:40AM v Pleasanton – field 4
Gold – 11:40AM v Dixon – field 7
Gold – 1:40PM v Land Park – field 4

U12 on Sunday
Lights – 9AM v Pleasanton – field 5A
Lights – 11:40AM v Land Park – field 5A
Lights – 1:40PM or 2:20PM v Chico – field 5A
Open – 10:20AM v Pleasanton – field 5B
Open – 12:20PM v Carmichael – field 5B
Open – 2:20PM v Land Park – field 5B

U10 on Sunday
9AM v Mother Lode – field 2
10:20AM v Land Park 1 – field 2
12:20PM v Pleasanton – field 2
3PM v Land Park 2 – field 2



Team Managers
We are in need of Team Managers for our U10, U12 and HS Girls Teams! Please consider helping out with this vital role and contact Team Parent Coordinator, Linda Coelho, for more information at kevcoelho@hotmail.com.

Weekly Matches
The matches are entered in the online calendar at this link – http://sierrafoothillsrugby.com/events. Please check this regularly, including right before a match, as that is where we will post any last minute updates. Clicking on each team’s entry will bring up additional information including times, map link, and other instructions if available. Please contact your coaches with any match or practice questions. Their contact info is on each team page on the website.

U10/12/MS at Land Park – Sunday, January 18th
U10 – 12PM
U12 – 12:30PM
MS – 1:45PM

HS Girls KOT at Northwest Park Dixon – Saturday, January 17th – arrive by 9:15AM

JV/Varsity at Sac Eagles La Sierra Community Center – Saturday, January 17th
Multiple round robin matches between four clubs. Please arrive 1 hour before first match.
JV first match 11:25AM, last match 1:05PM
Varsity first match 11:50AM, last match 2:45PM

Lost & Found
Please hand in any items to the coaches to store in the box at McBean Park. A new Ireland ball has recently been lost.



We have uploaded the season match schedule to the online calendar on our website - http://sierrafoothillsrugby.com/events.

A few notes to keep in mind.  Firstly, the schedule is subject to change.  As a winter sport, our fields are in rotation, as are the teams we play against.  Many of the fields and times are To Be Determined and as soon as we have confirmation we will update accordingly.  This may not be until the day before a match.

The HS Girls Team schedule is pending the Girls KOT on Saturday January 17th, and will be entered after being finalized.

The calendar can be exported, but the plug-in does not support live updates or a feed, so it will not be automatically updated in the export you download.

We will do our best to email you once a week with weekend match info, and post updates in in the Latest News section on the website and on Facebook.  However, we urge you to keep checking the calendar for any last minute changes.

Lastly, we have not entered the practice schedule after January as we do not have field confirmation yet.  The days and times of the week should not change, but we will rotate between McBean Park, Joiner Park and Lincoln High depending on availability.

Please contact your coaches with any match questions.  Their contact info is on each team’s page online.

We look forward to another great season of rugby.  Go Sierra!!


Please see the schedule below for our Opening Ceremonies and Team Pictures on Saturday, January 10th at McBean Park in Lincoln.

All players must be in club attire for their matches and team photo, including green socks, black rugby shorts, Sierra practice jersey and mouth guard. The uniform is available at Extreme Soccer & Rugby in Roseville. Parents may also participate in a match and should wear athletic shoes.

New season apparel will be on sale! Players will be provided a post match social meal, a rugby tradition to foster camaraderie that you will see at every match from every club. We will also have BBQ food on sale for parents and visitors. Bring your chairs and settle in for a fun and thankfully rain-free day of rugby!

Parents who want to help with field set-up please be at the field at 8:30AM. All other volunteers please contact Linda Coelho at kevcoelho@hotmail.com. We want all volunteers to be able to watch their players.

Opening Day Announcements and Parent Orientation will be from 11:45AM to 12:30PM between matches.

U10 and U12 – arrive by 9:30AM
Teams will play round robin simultaneous matches
10:15AM v Elk Grove
11AM v Chico
11:30AM Team Picture
11:45AM Elk Grove v Chico

Middle School – arrive by 8:30AM
9:30AM v Elk Grove
10:15AM v Chico
11AM Team Picture
11AM Elk Grove v Chico

JV – arrive by 10AM
10AM Team Picture
2PM v McClatchy

Varsity – arrive by 10AM
10AM Team Picture
12:30PM v McClatchy

HS Girls – arrive by 10AM
10AM Team Picture
3:30PM v Bowling Green

College – arrive by 11:30AM
11:45AM Team Picture at McBean
1PM v Davis at Joiner Park

Mens – @ Blackhawks

We look forward to kicking off another great season of rugby. GO SIERRA!


Practices are moving back to McBean Park in Lincoln for the time being as of Tuesday, January 6th. All high school teams will follow the Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday schedule going forward. U10/U12 and Middle School have added the Wednesday on a week by week basis for the next few weeks to get ready for matches. Just let your coach know if you are unable to attend any sessions.

Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday
U10/U12/Middle School – 4:30PM – 6PM
JV/Varsity/HS Girls – 5:30PM – 7:30PM
College/Men – 7:30PM – 9PM

The location may change if the weather closes McBean – stay tuned for any updates.

Our Opening Ceremonies are Saturday, January 10th – the schedule will be released later this week. We are waiting for some out of town teams to confirm their match attendance and timing. We will also publish the season match schedule shortly and update the online calendars accordingly.


There will be a practice session this Saturday, January 3rd at McBean Park in Lincoln (not the high school!) as follows:

10AM – 11:30AM – U10/12/Middle School

11:30AM – 1PM – JV/Varsity/HS Girls

1PM – 2:30PM – College/Men

We will follow up with the January practice schedule and match schedule shortly.  Please make a note our Opening Ceremonies will be on Saturday, January 10th – more details to follow.


Wednesday 12/17 practice has been cancelled.  Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday practices are at Lincoln High School as follows:


U10/U12/Middle School – 4:30PM – 6PM

JV/Var/Girls – 5:30PM – 7:30PM

College/Men – 7:30PM – 9PM


U10/U12/Middle School – 9AM – 10:30AM

JV/Girls – 10AM – 11:30AM

Varsity – 11AM- 12:30PM

College/Men – TBD

We will take a 2 week break from December 22nd, but stay tuned in case coaches add any make-up days.  Practices will resume on Tuesday, January 6th.

Mark your calendars for our Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, January 10th.  The day will include several scrimmages as well as Team Pictures and a BBQ.  More details to follow.  We are still finalizing the January practice and field use schedules and will let you know as soon as we can.  We do not yet have the match schedules from the league and hope to have them to you by early January.

We would like to wish all our families a wonderful holiday season filled with love, laughter, and rugby!



In anticipation of the predicted storm, we have cancelled Thursday 12/11 practice for all teams, and added today Wednesday 12/10 for the Middle School team at Lincoln High School.  If your player has a prior commitment and cannot attend we understand.  U10 and U12 will not have practice tonight.


Wednesday 12/10 @ Lincoln High
Middle School – 4:30PM – 6PM
JV/Var/HS Girls – 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Thursday 12/11 – cancelled all teams

Saturday 12/13 @ Lincoln High (note time changes/weather permitting)
U10/U12/Middle School – 9AM – 10:30AM
JV/HS Girls – 10AM – 11:30AM
Varsity – 11AM to 12:30PM
College/Men – 12:30PM – 3PM


Our apologies for any inconvenience but the weather has not been cooperating at McBean Park. Lincoln High School has agreed to host practices starting this week. Please read below for the updated practice times for the month of December. McBean is still a possibility weather depending and we will let you know if any of the practices are moved back there.

Tuesday Dec 9th/16th (Lincoln High)
U10/U12/Middle School – 4:30PM – 6PM
JV/Var/HS Girls – 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Wednesday Dec 10th/17th (Lincoln High)
JV/Var/HS Girls – 5:30PM – 7:30PM
(additional practice)

Thursday Dec 11th/18th (Lincoln High)
U10/U12/Middle School – 4:30PM – 6PM
JV/Var/HS Girls – 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Saturday Dec 13th/20th (To Be Confirmed)
U10/12/Middle School – 9:30AM – 11AM
JV/Var/HS Girls – 10:30AM – 12PM

Mens/College – please contact your coaches for more information on fields and times.

Our Winter Break is currently scheduled from December 21 through January 4, but we may add some rain make-up practices and will update you accordingly.