The Dallas Rugby Football Club was established in 1968, and is the premier USA Rugby Men’s Club in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

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2017 7s SEASON

The 15s season may be over, but the fun isn’t. The 2017 7s season is upon us and the Reds want to make up for a disappointing end to the 15s season with a strong showing in the 7s. The season will run in June, July and culminating in the National Tournament in Minneapolis on August 12th-13th.

Practice starts Tuesday 16th May 6:30pm at Lake Highlands fields, 1000 N Buckner Blvd, Dallas 75218 and will continue to run every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm throughout the season. The Reds will be submitting three overlapping sides; a D1 National Qualifier team, a D2 TOLA team and a D3 social team in tournaments throughout summer so their is plenty of room for newcomers and amateurs to the sport to join the Reds.

 

Lone Star 7s Tournament

The first tournament of the season will be hosted by the Dallas Reds at Lake Highlands Field in Dallas on June 10th, the 36th annual the Lone Star 7s tournament. This year we are proud to invite Men’s Open, and Women’s sides to participate in the fun. Almost as important as the rugby, we will be hosting a social bar crawl after the tournament and encourage teams to stay the Saturday evening to join in our festivities.

DATE: Saturday, June 10, 2017
BRACKETS: Men’s Open – $500 – Winner Take All
                       Women’s* Open
ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, June 5, 2017
E-mail: Treasurer@DallasRugby.org

LOCATION: Lake Highlands Field, 1000 North Buckner Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75218

ENTRY FEE: Men’s Open Fee: $300 (Second side plays for $200)
Women’s Open Fee: $100 (Second side same price)

PAY ONLINE: http://dallasrugby.org/lonestar7s/
OR MAIL PAYMENT TO: Dallas RFC
Attn: Phillip Iuliucci
5524 Ridgedale Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75206

IMPORTANT: All players must be CIPP’d, and a roster with the names and CIPP numbers of all players must be submitted via e-mail by noon on Friday (6/9/17) before the Tournament.

* DRFC reserves the right to cancel this bracket if there is insufficient interest. In the event of cancellation, women’s teams will be given a refund.

Hotel Information:
We have secured a group hotel block at the La Quinta Dallas Uptown location for both Friday 6/9 and Saturday 6/10. The hotel is a quick 15-minute drive to the pitch Saturday morning and a 5-minute drive (or Uber/Lyft) to the after match pub crawl. The hotel surrounding the hotel features bars, restaurants, and shopping – all in walking distance! We hope you take advantage of this great hotel offer.

Please note that La Quinta has guaranteed up to 24 rooms at the price of $85.50+TAX until Friday 5/26. Please mention the “Dallas Rugby Football Club” or “Lone Star Sevens Rugby Tournament” when calling.

La Quinta Inn Dallas Uptown (La Quinta Uptown Website) 4440 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: (214) 821-4220
• $85.50+Tax Up to 24 rooms available at this price, book fast as quantity is limited!
• Rooms available both 6/9 and 6/10.
• Mention: “Dallas Rugby Football Club” or “Lone Star Sevens Rugby Tournament” when booking
• Expiration of group room block is 5/26

Bar Crawl Information
We will be featuring a 3-bar pub crawl at the conclusion of the rugby tournament. Feel free to “stink and drink” or shower up and then come down! The pub crawl will have a Texas Ranger (Cowboy Hat/Boots) Theme and we encourage all teams to participate! The Pub Crawl will start at the Barley House (5612 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75206) until everyone has arrived, then will continue to Seven Five Patio Bar, and finish at Milo Butterfingers. All bars are within walking/crawling distance of each other. Drink and Food Specials will be announced closer to the event.

*Arlington RFC- 2016 Lone Star 7s Social Winners

Here is a look at the rough 7s schedule for 2017:
6/10 – Lone Star 7s (Lake Highlands) (TOLA)
6/17 – Bloodfest (Austin) (Qualifier & TOLA) (This will be a Sat. & Sun. tournament for the Qualifier side)
6/24 – Oklahoma (Qualifier, maybe TOLA or social)
7/8 – Space City 7s (Bay Area – Houston) (Qualifier, maybe TOLA or social)
7/15 – Parrothead 7s (Tulsa) (TOLA)
7/22 – Fort Worth (Qualifier, maybe TOLA or social)
7/29 – 7s by the Sea (Corpus) (TOLA or social)
8/5 – Alliance Midnight 7s (Keller, Texas) (TOLA)
8/12 – Horseshoe 7s (Shreveport) (TOLA)
8/12-8/13 – 7s National Tournament (Minneapolis, MN)

 There may be other TOLA and social 7s tournaments added to this schedule. Stay updated through the Reds Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DallasRFC/

 

REDS

15s SEASON

The Dallas Reds 15s season ended disappointingly, narrowly missing out on the playoffs in all three divisions. The D1 side finished third in the Red River Conference, and the D2 and D3 sides finishes second, missing out of a round of 32 spot to northern Texas teams. Despite this, Reds were still able to add a trophy to the cabinet in 2017. The Reds D1 side were crowned Gold Cup Champions having only lost 1 game in the USA Rugby sanctioned, premiership-level tournament featuring the top men’s clubs from the Midwest and Red River Competitive Regions. The Reds secured the win in Minneapolis on April 2nd with a 22-21 win over the Chicago Griffins finishing the tournament with 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

Pre-season practice for the 2018 15s season will commence in October 2017 in south Dallas on a Tuesday and Thursday night at 7:30pm. Stay up to date with all the latest information and updated practice venue for the 2018 season on the Dallas Reds Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DallasRFC/

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Dallas Youth Rugby Football Club

In 2017 the Dallas Reds launched the Dallas Youth Rugby Football Club ( “DYRC”)(https://www.facebook.com/dallasyouthrugbyclub/).  The program is for at-risk youth in South Dallas and was run in conjunction with the City of Dallas Parks & Recreation Department, St. Philip’s School & Community Center, and other Dallas-area rugby clubs. Modeled after the Memphis Inner-City Rugby Club (https://www.facebook.com/MemphisInnerCityRugby/), and with the assistance of that club’s founders, DYRC focused on teaching at-risk youth in South Dallas to play rugby.  The program was focused on 7s for this season and a progression to 15s in the future.

DYRC used training facilities at the following recreational centres for the first season:

JJ Craft Rec. Center

4500 Spring Ave.,

Dallas, Texas 75210

St. Philip’s School & Community Center

1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Dallas, Texas 75215

Pleasant Oaks Rec. Center

8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, Texas 75217

Exline Rec. Center

2525 Pine St.

Dallas, Texas 75215

This is an initiative the Reds want to continue into the future to help develop grassroots Rugby in Dallas and mold future Reds superstars! In order to do that, we need help from the Rugby community. The Reds are interested in anyone willing to volunteer their time for the 2018 season or make donations for equipment and registration fees for the kids. We could also use any old training equipment (tackle bags, balls, hit shields, cones, water bottles, etc.) that you may have lying around in your garage.

Spread the Word:  If you know anyone not affiliated with DRFC who you think might be interested in getting involved or having their kids learn the game of Rugby, let them know about DYRC!

Please help DYRC grow the sport of rugby in Dallas!

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