Alaska Rugby Union 2017 Schedule

March 15, 2017

Alaska Rugby Union 2017 Schedule

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 Photo: Alaska Rugby Union – 43rd Annual Frozen Oosik. painfully ending in a 0-0 draw.
Doug Coil
The Alaska Rugby Union begins their League schedule in June and continues through August with some other rugby events in May and September. Some teams will travel to the land of the midnight sun this Summer. The Stars Rugby has already planned a tour there.
During the winter the teams do not hibernate. On February 17 the Alaska Touch Rugby Championship was held at Eagle River, Alaska. The following weekend on February 25, the Fur Rondy / Frozen Oosik Rugby Festival was held at Delaney Park Strip. As you can see from the photo above, it was a good time for all that participated.
Alev Kelter will return to Alaska for the Alev Kelter High School and Youth Rugby Camp on
June 3rd from 7am to 4pm AKDT at the Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds, 19001 Finland St, Anchorage, Alaska 99516.


The Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds is the home of Justin Green, who has a full sized international rugby pitch in his backyard. In additional to Alaska Rugby Union events that are held there each year, the AMRG has hosted numerous touring sides, camps and clinics.
On May 5th there will be a USA Scrum Clinic at 6pm, on May 6th a USA Level 200 coaching  clinic at 9am, and on May 7th a USA Referees Course at 11pm.
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The Alaska Rugby Union will kick off the season with the Mother Tucker Rugby Ruckus on May 27th at 10am at Davis Field in Anchorage. Other tournaments will be held during the season with the 21st Annual Midnight Sun 7s Tournament On June 16-17 at the Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds, where the Stars Rugby 7s will participate and host a clinic on June 15th. In conjunction with the Midnight Sun 7s, on Saturday at 7pm the Try Dive Fundraiser will be held for Lorrie Clifford.
The Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds will also host the Peevey Memorial Ice Vipers Match on July 2nd at 1pm, an international tournament on July 15 and on July 19, a match between the Alaska Rugby Selects and the T.I.T.S. Rugby Club, a women’s touring side from Wisconsin, who are returning to Alaska for the second year in a row.
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Photo: T.I.T.S. Women’s Rugby
For more on the T.I.T.S. and the story behind their name read, Alaska Rugby, Monmouth Rugby & T.I.T.S. Women’s Rugby & More. Other articles about last year’s tour include Dipnet Fest Rugby 10’s Tournament – Kenai, Alaska, and Dipnet Fest Rugby Event Showcases Spirit of the Game. These articles should spur the interest in including Alaska as a rugby touring destination. The Alaska Rugby Union, the Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds and the member clubs are excellent hosts and will make any trip to Alaska a memorable one.
For the second year in a row there will be a touring side to the Dipnet Fest Tournament in Kenai on Jul 22 with the Boise Rugby Club attending.
Finally, the tournament season concludes on August 19th with the Alaska Rugby 10s at Davis Field in Anchorage.
More on Alaska Rugby Union from their Facebook page.
Anchorage has the largest population in Alaska with just over 300,000 people. In Alaska there are 1400 men, women, and children registered to play rugby in last two years from Anchorage, The Valley, Fairbanks, Kenai Peninsula and now Barrow. Add about 300 old boys lurking out there and another 300 adults that played in the last decade, and we approach 1% of the entire Anchorage population that participates in rugby. With improvements to the Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds, Elite 7s competitions, Youth Rugby sending three teams to the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational, a multi use facility (Rugby) amphitheater for future professional rugby, World Rugby coming to film us this March, and all our visiting clubs and much more we are setting the stage for explosive growth in the next 5 years.
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MAY
5FRIDAYUSA Rugby Technical class: ScrumTBAAMRG
6SATURDAYUSA Rugby level 200 Coach Technical: TackleTBAAMRG
7SUNDAYUSA Rugby Referee level 1TBAAMRG
27SATURDAYMOTHER TUCKER Rugby Ruckus10:00 AMDAVIS FIELD
JUNE
3SATURDAYARCTIC LEGIONBORE TIDE11:00 AMPark Strip
SATURDAYBARBARIANS907 BROTHERS1:00 PMPark Strip
SATURDAYARCTIC LEGIONFAIRBANKS3:00 PMPark Strip
SATURDAYSPARTANSMANU BEARS5:00 PMPark Strip
SATURDAYBARBARIANSFAIRBANKS7:00 PMPark Strip
8THURSDAYARCTIC LEGIONBARBARIANS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
THURSDAYARCTIC FOXESLAST FRONTIER7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
13TUESDAYMANU BEARSBARBARIANS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
TUESDAYAURORA RAMSANCHORTOWN7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
15THURSDAY907 BROTHERSBORE TIDE7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
THURSDAYANCHORTOWNLAST FRONTIER7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
THURSDAYSTARS 7s Adult clinicsTBATBA
16FRIDAYMIDNIGHT SUN 7s TOURNAMENT (pool play)TBADAVIS FIELD
17SATURDAYMIDNIGHT SUN 7s TOURNAMENT (knockouts)TBAAMRG
20TUESDAY907 BROTHERSMANU BEARS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
22THURSDAYBORE TIDESPARTANS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
THURSDAYLAST FRONTIERAURORA RAMS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
27TUESDAY907 BROTHERSARCTIC LEGION7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
TUESDAYARCTIC FOXESAURORA RAMS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
29THURSDAYBORE TIDEBARBARIANS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
JULY
1SATURDAYFAIRBANKSARCTIC LEGION1:00 PMFairbanks
SATURDAYFAIRBANKSBARBARIANS3:00 PMFairbanks
2SUNDAYICE VIPERSEveryone Else1:00 PMAMRG
8SATURDAY907 BROTHERSBARBARIANS11:00 AMAMRG
SATURDAYBORE TIDEARCTIC LEGION1:00 PMAMRG
SATURDAY907 BROTHERSFAIRBANKS3:00 PMAMRG
SATURDAYMANU BEARSSPARTANS5:00 PMAMRG
SATURDAYBORE TIDEFAIRBANKS7:00 PMAMRG
11TUESDAYOld BoysMangatainokaTBAAMRG
12WEDNESDAYMangatainokaYouth ClinicTBAPark Strip
13THURSDAYARCTIC LEGIONSPARTANS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
THURSDAYAURORA RAMSLAST FRONTIER7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
14FRIDAYAdult ClinicsMangatainokaTBAAMRG
4 person best ball golf shootoutEveryoneTBAMoose Run GC
15SATURDAYAK LadiesOpen Side Ladies9:00 AMAMRG
Alaska Old BoysUSA Old Boys11:00 AMAMRG
Dark and StormyAK Select side12:30 PMAMRG
USA ClassicsCanada Classics2:30 PMAMRG
USA/CanadaMangatainoka4:30 PMAMRG
18TUESDAYBORE TIDE907 BROTHERS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
TUESDAYANCHORTOWNARCTIC FOXES7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
19WEDNESDAYOld BoysBoiseAMRG
WEDNESDAYAK LadiesTs In TrainingAMRG
20THURSDAYBARBARIANSARCTIC LEGION7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
THURSDAYANCHORTOWNAURORA RAMS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
22SATURDAYKENAI DIPNET FESTBoise attendingTBAKENAI
25TUESDAYMANU BEARSBORE TIDE7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
27THURSDAY907 BROTHERSSPARTANS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
AUGUST
1TUESDAYMANU BEARSARCTIC LEGION7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
TUESDAYLAST FRONTIERANCHORTOWN7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
3THURSDAYBARBARIANSBORE TIDE7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
THURSDAYAURORA RAMSARCTIC FOXES7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
8TUESDAYSPARTANSMANU BEARS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
TUESDAYARCTIC LEGION907 BROTHERS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
10THURSDAYLAST FRONTIERARCTIC FOXES7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
12SATURDAYFAIRBANKSBORE TIDE1:00 PMFairbanks
SATURDAYFAIRBANKS907 BROTHERS3:00 PMFairbanks
15TUESDAYARCTIC FOXESANCHORTOWN7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
TUESDAYSPARTANSBARBARIANS7:00 PMDAVIS FIELD
19SATURDAYALASKA INVITATIONAL 10sTBADAVIS FIELD
September
8FRIDAYOld BoysSemiahmoo Old BoysTBAParty
9SATURDAYOld BoysSemiahmoo Old BoysTBAAMRG
SATURDAYAK Ladies 10sBayshore LadiesTBAAMRG

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