There are many FYR alumni events that run throughout the season. Each spring, Yale Rugby holds its annual Yale Rugby weekend. To say it is anything short of a blast for the players, coaches, parents and alumni would be a false narrative. The weekend starts with a dinner in Mory’s on the Thursday evening. Golf tee’s off Friday morning at the Yale Golf Course. Alumni, parents and coaches play an 18 hole scramble, followed by lunch at the club.
A mentoring session is ran for the under grads courtesy of our alumni body on the Friday evening in the varsity room at RTH (video below). The rugby alumni give important tips on perspective careers, how to approach life after college and how to stand out in a competitive applicant pool. Overall, the information session is deemed a major focus point and the team gain much wisdom from the experience. This years keynote speakers were John Beekley 1983 and Conor Wiik 2015. Thanks to Greg Waldrip 1984 for driving the alumni involvement.
The Saturday morning kicks off with a competitive game between the older alumni (N.O.B’s) and the Yale Graduate school team. The Yale Women’s rugby team follow with a 7’s series v Fairfield University over 2 legs. The Younger alumni play against the Yale Development XV in the Wallbridge Wager. The Yale 1st XV conclude the days play, competing for the Nemec Cup v Fairfield University. Throughout the day there are refreshments and food available in the banquet area.
2019 Game results
NOBS 15 -17 Yale Grad Team
Yale Women 12 - 15 Fairfield University Game 1
Yale Development XV 17 - 20 Young Alumni Team (Young Alumni Wallbridge Wager winners)
Yale Women 15 - 19 Fairfield University Game 2
Yale 1st XV 39 - 17 Fairfield University (Yale Nemec Cup winners)
2019 FYR alumni weekend Gallery - A big thank you to Rick Bannerot
2018 FYR alumni weekend Gallery - A big thank you to Rick Bannerot
Photo credit - Rick Bannerot -Thank you