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We are building a sustainable model for Yale Rugby, and we can only do it with your support! Thanks for coming back and joining the effort. We will have a lot of fun and build a better program for Yale Rugby working together!

We are asking everyone to register in advance for the weekend using Eventbrite, to help us better gauge numbers, & assure everyone has a fantastic time.

There is a free embroidered "YALE RUGBY" hat for all who attend or make a donation!

While there is no fixed charge for the weekend, this is an expensive event to put on. If you can, please contribute to the expenses and/or donate to what will be a fun weekend of rugby camaraderie via Eventbrite's green & white "Tickets" icon link.

As part of this special weekend, we will have a tent, lights, heat and tailgate lunch.

(This year we will also have a rugby shuttle van running in the evening from the Yale pitch back to campus.) We welcome your suggestions and comments.

If you CAN'T make the weekend, there are sponsorship options to make donations to the event's operating costs, and/or a tax deductable donations to support the development & growth of Yale Rugby on the Eventbrite "Tickets"page.



FRIDAY, 4/20/18:

9.00 AM: Yale Alumni Rugby Golf Scramble/LunchYale Golf Course (Optional: Hole Sponsorship $200, Yale Rugger caddy fee $50) Call/e-mail Coach Greg for sponsorship details: 203.909.2458, greg.mcwilliams@yale.edu )

5:30PM-7:00 PM: Alum/Undergrad Mentoring SessionLinsley-Chit Hall, Room 102 (Old Campus)

7 PM-11 PM: "Kick-Off Welcome Reception" @ Cask Republic;179 Crown Street, (Food & drinks a la carte)


9 AM-10 AM: "A Celebration of the Life of Coach Malcolm Cormack" @ Payne Whitney Gym, Trophy Room 

11:00 AM: Gather at Yale Rugby Pitch, (corner of Central & Derby Ave. to get jersies, taped, & loosen-up) 

Tailgating Lunch & Full Bar in Tent @ Yale Rugby Pitch:

Noon: NOBs vs. Yale Grad School (20 min. halves)

1:00 PM: First YWRFC vs. Alumni 7's exhibition match

1:30 PM: "The Wallbridge Wager" young alums play Yale Development Side players (30 min. halves)

2:45 PM: Second YWRFC vs. Alumni 7's exhibition match

3:00 PM: "NEMEC CUP", Yale "A" Side vs. Fairfield University for Inaugural (35 min. halves)

4:30-6:00 PM: Post-match hospitality @ the event tent (showers available at Payne Whitney Gym)

Annual Awards & Merriment: 

6:00 PM-10:00 PM: In the tent: food, music, lights, heaters, A/V, (police security provided) 

7:00 PM: Annual Awards

10:00 PM: Last rugby shuttle departs for campus




What can I bring into the event?

Daytime: Sunscreen, cleats, rugby socks, dark blue/black rugby shorts, scrum cap. There is a full tailgate as part of the event, including lunch, ice, soft drinks, bottled water, beer, etc. (Bring umbrella/foul weather gear in case of rain), towel, soap, shampoo.

After 4 PM: Casual

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to/from the event?

Yale shuttle buses leave from Payne Whitney for athletic fields Saturday. New this year will be a designated "Yale Rugby" van to loop between Yale Rugby Pitch and the campus from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM (10 is last departure from pitch). Parking available along street and by the pitch near intramural fields.

How can I contact the organizers with questions?

Jonathan Warner, jonathan@warnercommercial.com, 301.717.0911; Ralph Bosch, boschland@aol.com, 203.943.1569; Rick Bannerot, Rbannerot@gmail.com, 203.321.5013; or Coach Greg McWilliams, greg.mcwilliams@yale.edu, 203.909.2458

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Open to all ages, but please note: University policy forbids serving alcohol to undergraduates/minors