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SYC West End Rugby

    Dan Twomey Jr

    Dan Twomey Jr

    Rugby Commissioner

    Field Closures

    For weekday weather, please check: Fairfax County hotline 703-324-5264 or hotline website.  Once Franconia Park opens in April, on practice days when the county closes Franconia Park #3 or #5, coaches switch practice to the field behind Chili's.  Weekend closures are at the discretion of the Rugby Commissioner.

    Spring 2021 Rugby

    We plan to offer off-season training on Sunday afternoons in February and March with Regular weekday practices starting in March (grade and weather dependent).  Matches will begin on 10 April and run until the weekend of 22/23 May.  After that, Rugby Virginia will offer the Performance Program (aka all-stars).

    Poinsettia Fundraiser!

    We raised almost $1700...thanks for your generosity!

    What do you get for your donation? A beautiful Poinsettia plant in a 6-inch decorative green pot and sleeve…1 plant approximately 12 inches tall with 4 – 6 blooms AND admission into our Poinsettia Party on 20 Nov at 630p!

    Please make your order by 10 Nov! There are 4 ways to participate to get your Red, White, Pink, or Marble Poinsettia(s):

    1. Email poinsettia.fundraiser@sycva.com, in the Subject line state the number and color(s) of Poinsettias.
    2. DM your number and color of Poinsettias @WESYC_Commish on Twitter.
    3. Comment on the Poinsettia Fundraiser Event in our Facebook group.
    4. Don’t want one or don’t live in the area but still want to give? Click the Poinsettia Fundraiser button on the left.

    We strive to keep rugby affordable. Your Fall 2020 Rugby registration fee covered only a portion of the cost of equipment, field permits, medical support, league fees, practice jerseys, balls, and socks.

    A generous donor has offered to purchase up to 101 plants for us so every donation goes directly to the club!

    These beautiful plants make great gifts and we’ll deliver it for you! For an additional suggested donation of $10, West End/SYC rugby players will deliver Poinsettia plants with a hand-written gift card anywhere in the DC metro area. Email poinsettia.fundraiser@sycva.com with details. Please order by 10 Nov; your gift will be delivered on 20 Nov.

    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