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PRACTICE FOR 2014 -2015 SEASON

HELD: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

AT: Sandhill Crane Soccer Complex

        3348 7 Mile Rd

Galveston, TX 77554

***See “What it Takes To Play” tab for additional info***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 21, 2014 Galveston Beach Patrol Annual BBQ and Silent Auction Fundraiser BBQ being cooked and  catered by Galveston Rugby Football Club http://texasbeachsafety.org/galveston-lifeguarding-association/bbq/

June 20, 2014
Galveston Beach Patrol Annual BBQ and Silent Auction Fundraiser. 
BBQ being cooked and catered by Galveston Rugby Football Club
http://texasbeachsafety.org/galveston-lifeguarding-association/bbq/

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(UPDATED 6/09/14)

Summer practices are being held at Burnet Elementary School located Ave S at 57th Street, in Galveston, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm till dark

Anyone can play! Male or female, high school age and older. What you will need: pair of cheap molded plastic cleats, water for hydration, a towel for sweat, and possibly bug spray.

During Summer practices will primarily consist of playing touch rugby, no contact, in order to keep fitness and ball handling skills up. During the week of a tournament, 7s or 10s technique & game situation will be added to practice.

Current schedule of tournaments for Summer 2014:

6/21/14 – Blood Fest 7s in Austin, TX

7/12/14- Red Fish 7s in Baton Rouge, LA

7/19/14 – Cherrybones 7s in The Woodlands, TX

7/26/14 – 7s By The Sea in Corpus Christi, TX

8/16/14 – Texas 10s Festival (formally Pen Town 10s) in The Woodlands, TX

Come out to practice to learn more!

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In memory of Joe Luna,

Joe Luna Red Cross

     Joe Luna, a dedicated Red Cross volunteer, avid rugby player, decorated Vietnam veteran and beloved grandfather, died April 27, 2014. He was 64 years old.
    Joe was born July 18, 1949. He was a Texas City native and a member of St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City.
     Following high school, Joe Luna enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as a staff sergeant in the 1st Infantry Division during the Vietnam War. He earned the Bronze Star and received a citation by the direction of the U.S. President for acts of heroism.
     Joe returned to Texas City following this distinguished service where he worked at the U.S. Post Office for many years. After retirement, Joe’s good friend Jesse Ponce encouraged him to join the team at Carnes Funeral Home where he worked until he died.
     Joe once remarked at a public memorial service that he was honored to serve people at their time of need. He said he considered it a privilege to help them and their loved ones.
     Joe was also a dedicated fulltime volunteer at the Texas City Red Cross where he served on the disaster recovery team. Joe Luna drove large trucks, handled satellite systems, worked with the computers and had comprehensive knowledge of the disaster recovery team unit operations. He and his wife, Jill, were recognized numerous times for their service to disaster victims.
     Joe Luna was also an enthusiastic sportsman and served as a team player in the Galveston Rugby Football Club. He was also active in the St. Mary’s Men’s Club.
     Joe’s family was always the center of his life. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, “PawPaw”, and friend to all.  Friends and coworkers will remember him as a happy man with a servant’s heart who enjoyed festivities, parades and celebrations with gusto.

 

 

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Practices will now be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sandhill Soccer Complex:

3818 7 Mile Rd

Galveston, TX 77554

 

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The 2013-2014 season schedule is out: (updated 01/10/14)

10/19/13 DARC
11/02/13 McAllen
11/16/13 @ Corpus Christi
01/11/14 @ Austin Horde
01/18/14 San Antonio
02/01/14 @ McAllen
02/15/14 San Marcos
03/08/14 Corpus Christi
03/29/14 @ San Marcos
04/05/14 Austin Horde
04/12/14 @ San Antonio
Home games will be at the Sandhill Soccer Complex

3818 7 Mile Road @ Stewart Rd,
Galveston, TX 77554
Kick off is usually 2pm

 

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Galveston RFC holds practice at the Sandhill Soccer complex south field at 6pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. The facility is located at 1071 Stewart rd, Galveston Tx, 77554. Anyone is welcome to join in.

 

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The Galveston Rugby Football Club will practice Saturday January 5th at Burnet Elementary School on 56th Street and Avenue S at 2pm.  Normal practice will resume every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm at Sandhill Crane Soccer Complex after January 5th.

 

Wishing everybody a very Happy New Year.

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The Galveston Rugby Football Club is very sad to announce the death of fellow rugby player Mike Malone. Mike was very involved with the Galveston Rugby team both on and off the field. Mike played hooker for the Galveston rugby team. Mike also sponsored the rugby club with his bar ‘The Granite Room’. Mike was a fantastic man, a great friend of the Galveston Rugby team and will be truly missed.

 

RIP Mike

 

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In order for the Galveston Rugby Football Club to go to the playoffs this year, we need to raise money. All money raised will go directly to the Galveston Rugby Football Club non-profit organization. We are very greatful and greatly appreciate any donations.

To donate please click on the link below.

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The Galveston Rugby team will be cooking for the Galveston Island beach patrol annual barbeque Friday June 22nd from 5-10pm,we hope to see you there.

 

check out the link below for more details:

http://texasbeachsafety.org/galveston/2012/06/15/galveston-lifeguarding-bbq/

 

Galveston Rugby 45 V University of Texas Graduates 3

Referee’s match summary:

UTG, missing a few players, never gave up and finished on the attack, much to their credit. They played hard without resorting to cheating. Galveston organized well and produced tries when the opportunities came, could have had more but for some “white line fever.” Home team put on a great after match feed as usual – thanks to Otis, Fid and Mike for the hospitality.

 

Match report to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday March 10th Galveston played the Austin Horde.

Galveston  31 V Austin Horde 7

A muddy affair in Galveston was dominated by the home team in the first half, with some messy rucks early on, but everyone cleaned up pretty quick. The wet ball made for lots of knock ons and lots of scrumming, and Galveston was able to swing it out wide for 2 early tries. Horde rallied in the second half for a strong fowards punching try, but Galveston leveraged their backs for an additional 3 tries. The wet, muddy ball kept things highly interesting. A fun game.