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SYC West End Rugby

    Dan Twomey Jr

    Dan Twomey Jr

    Rugby Commissioner


    Fall Rugby happens unless  there is cold weather out of limits or lightening. Check the Twitter feed for late updates.

    MedStar Schedule

    BHS (10-12) BJR (89) MS (567+8) GHS (9-12 girls)

    Poinsettia Fundraiser

    Last year’s proceeds helped us reduce the cost of rugby gear for rugby families in the spring. We will apply the funds the same way this year. Last year, we raised about $1300…we’re going for $1500 this year. Once again, we have an anonymous donor who will buy the poinsettias so everything you donate goes directly to rugby! 

    Every pot comes with 2 plants with a decorative pot cover and protective sleeve. They are shipped to us in cardboard boxes so when they get to you, they look great! You can choose red or white

    Thanks so much to the Van Thompson family for agreeing to track the orders for us. 

    What do you do? 

    1. By 10 Nov, email the number of pots AND color of poinsettias that you want to You can choose red or white
    2. Then, make your donation by clicking on the poinsettia image that says DONATE HERE. The suggested donation per pot is $20. We can also accept donations by check or cash when the poinsettias are delivered on 11 Dec. 
    3. Finally, be prepared to accept your poinsettias when they are delivered during our Fall Rugby session on 11 Dec. Don’t worry…if you can’t make it that day, we’ll figure it out. 

    Please send questions to

    Thanks in advance for your support!

    Fall Rugby 2021

    Fall Rugby is ongoing now and continues until mid-December. See the Rugby Calendar on this page.

    This is a great opportunity for new players to learn about rugby and for returning players to hone their skills. 

    A variety of guest coaches will be at the practices to give you a well-rounded experience!


    Griffin and Nathanael Shine at EIRA Winter Camp

    West End/SYC Rugby players Griffin Marsans and Nathanael Fender, both high school Juniors from South County and West Springfield, respectively, were selected to attend Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) Winter Camp in Casa Grande, AZ. The selection, as well as their performance at camp, puts them on the track to be selected as High School All-Americans. Players were selected from the best clubs nationwide, and Nathanael said,” the thing I liked the most about camp was the bonding that happened throughout it. At the beginning, the players that had been there before were all stuck together, and all the new people stayed by themselves. After just the bus ride everyone started to connect.”

    Griffin, selected for the 3rd time, noted how players need to push themselves to get better, but also need the good coaching that EIRA provides. “Camp was great, and I learned a lot, especially about how to train independently to be a better player. Because the camp was smaller this year, we had a lot (more) chances to get feedback from the coaches.”

    Their selection says as much about how Nathanael and Griffin have worked to get better as about our program at West End/SYC. Their perseverance, stalwart focus, and coachability are great examples to all West End/SYC players who should strive to follow in their footsteps.

    Congratulations, Griffin and Nathanael!

    Rugby Fitness and Nutrition

    West End's strength & conditioning coach Dan Twomey has created these workouts and nutrition guidelines to help all our players play their best rugby. Follow his advice! 

    What is SYC West End Rugby?

    SYC West End offers 3 sports: 15s Tackle, 7s Tackle, and Tag Rugby. 15s and 7s rugby is for girls and boys from 3rd thru 12th grade; we play 15s in the spring and 7s in the summer, governed by Rugby Virginia. A House Tag league runs in April and May with the opportunity to play matches against other Rugby Virginia clubs. 

    Get Your Rugby License Plate!

    Help Rugby Virginia in its quest to have a RUGBY license plate created by the Virginia DMV. Fill out the application form below and submit it with a check for $25 per car to Rugby Virginia official Stuart Willis. His address is listed within the application file. 

    We need 450 to start this program, so please help!

    SYC West End Rugby Sponsors