All forms and fees are due by December 1, 2014.
Clinic Dates are as follows:
Sunday September 28th and October 26 and Saturday November 15th. Times are from 10aam-12pm for all clinics. Field location TBA. This is a great way for new and returning players to come meet coaches and get a feel for the sport. Please bring soccer/rugby cleats (boots) if you have them and water. to get on our email list please subscribe to the list directly through the website link “email subscription” at the bottom of the home page! SEE YOU ON THE PITCH!!
The men’s team is hosting an informal practice session to gauge interest! Please bring boots and water!!!! Central Park (behind the Nugget Market 771 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville)! Saturday August 9th 9:30-11am
Sierra Foothills Rugby Club Announces Varsity Team to National High School Boys Rugby Championship
A first time achievement for the South Placer County club!
Placer County, March 12, 2014: Sierra Foothills Rugby Club today announced their Varsity Team will play in the National High School Boys Rugby Championship in Indiana in May 2014. This is a proud achievement for the 12 year old organization that has seen tremendous growth since its first team of 15 high school players took to the pitch in 2002.
Sierra Foothills Rugby Club is led by a dedicated Board of Directors which oversees compliance with all government regulations, as well as USA Rugby and Northern California Youth Rugby Association requirements. Players are well trained by a coaching staff that has been involved in the sport for decades.
Collegiate Coach, Jay Hanson, a former USA Eagles player, will be inducted into the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame in June 2014. Hanson toured with the Eagles in the 1970’s including playing in England, France, Australia and Japan, earning seven caps during his career. Hanson continued playing with the Pacific Coast Grizzlies through 1985 and began coaching while still a player.
Tim Russo, Head Varsity Boys Coach for three years at Sierra Foothills, has extensive coaching experience. He was Head Coach of the West Collegiate All Stars from 2007 to 2010, which produced three National Championship appearances. Russo also served as Head Coach for the University of Nebraska in 2006 and 2007. Russo played ten years in the USA Rugby Superleague and during this time, wore the cap for the Kansas City Blues from 2004 to 2006, and the Denver Barbarians from 2008 to 2010.
Said Russo, “Sierra Foothills Rugby Club offers a high caliber program for its players that I am proud to be a part of. The support for these kids extends far beyond their immediate families and encompasses the entire community at large.” Media coverage has been equally enthusiastic with Rugby Magazine recently noting of Russo’s Varsity Team that “there seems to have been a shakeup in Northern California.” The magazine currently ranks the team as fourth in the country in their division.
Rugby is a physically and mentally challenging game, but prides itself on being the sport of gentlemen. It is the second most watched sport globally and enjoys a vast fan base providing diverse marketing opportunities for sponsoring organizations to reach a global audience. As a 501(c)3 corporation, the club aims to attract the attention of major sponsors. This includes CalForce Security who has donated $20,000 over the past two years. Opportunities are now available to assist with the Varsity Team as they prepare for the National High School Boys Rugby Championship.
The inclusion of Rugby Sevens in the 2016 Summer Olympics has opened the door for athletes to compete on both a national and international level, and Sierra Foothills Rugby Club intends to be at the forefront of training players for this level of play. Their past success speaks for itself. The 2009 Under 12 team won the Cal Maritime Tournament. The 2012 Varsity Boys won the NCIT Silver Trophy and the JV Boys won the 2012 California State Cup. The 2013 Men’s DIII Team finished the season at the top of their bracket and competed in the Sweet 16 Tournament in Texas. The Varsity Girls, JV Boys and Varsity Boys teams all consistently qualify for regional finals. Individual players have been selected to All-Stars who compete nationally and internationally. Former players have gone on to play for well-regarded rugby universities like Arizona State, UNR, Cal Poly, San Diego State and San Francisco State. Some are now playing on the new Collegiate Team.
Vice President Paul Kessler noted, “Sierra Foothills Rugby Club continues to extend its reach into the surrounding communities. Our field location in Lincoln this year allowed us to maintain a high quality program for our staff and players, and we look forward to representing the South Placer area in the future. The club’s philosophy is that “Everyone can play” and we are proud to offer scholarships to families in need.” Through fundraising the club is able to keep registration fees reasonable allowing players from all socio-economic backgrounds to compete.
Based in South Placer County, California, Sierra Foothills Rugby Club welcomes players from Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Penryn, Auburn and even the Sacramento region. Sierra Foothills Rugby Club is one the area’s leading rugby organizations serving youth from Under 10, Under 12, Middle School, Junior Varsity, Boys Varsity and Girls Varsity, as well as a Collegiate Team and a Men’s Division.
REMEMBER VARSITY AND JV YOUR MATCHES VS JESUIT ARE THURSDAY MARCH 6TH AT LINCOLN HIGH 5:30PM AND 7:30PM