The Northern Michigan University Women's Rugby Club, aka the Northstars, started in 1994. Since its establishment, the club has won several tournaments around the Midwest and has been runner-up winners in National tournaments. The team is a part of the Michigan Rugby Union, Women's Collegiate Division II. During the fall season, six regular season matches (three home and three away) are played throughout Michigan. During the spring, the team usually has friendly matches with other clubs, along with tournaments between Michigan, Wisconsin, and other parts of the Midwest. In between practice and games, the team strives to hold a strong bond with everyone who plays when off the field. Volunteering, fundraising, and general team get togethers help keep a fun yet competitive atmosphere around the club. The Northstars bases themselves on hard work, upholding traditions and team unity.
To all those who are thinking about joining, GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN!
$150 per player which includes shorts and socks. Extra money for travel and other club activities should also be kept in mind. Members are also required to purchase a PEIF pass for the year.
Participants Must Supply
Mouth guard and cleats. New players will have a chance to obtain rugby shorts and socks at the beginning of the season as a bundle for approximately $25.
The team usually travels to games that are four to seven hours away. Games are usually on Sundays at 1 p.m.
Tryouts will be Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1. Time is currently TBA. *Please note that nobody is cut from the team. Tryouts help us to find out which position best suits a player.
During the fall season, practices are Tuesday-Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the intramural field on the corner of Lincoln and Wright street.
No experience is necessary. No matter what size, shape, or athletic ability, there is a position for anyone who comes out and gives rugby a try.
Megan Kevin, President - email@example.com
Emily Hunt, Vice President - firstname.lastname@example.org