Women's Rugby

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 newly established Great Waters Women's Rugby Conference. During the fall season, eight regular season matches (four home and four away) are played throughout Wisconsin. During the spring, the team usually has friendly matches with other clubs, along with tournaments between Michigan, Wisconsin, and other parts of the Midwest. There are also try outs and camps that are hosted in WI for the Select Side Women's Team of Wisconsin.  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 together help keep a fun yet competitive atmosphere around the club. The Northstars bases themselves on hard work, upholding traditions and team unity.

$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.

We travel to Wisconsin for the weekends unless a home game. Usually leaving Friday evenings or Saturday mornings for games that are played in the afternoons on Saturdays.

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.

Mondays: 8 - 10 p.m.
Wednesdays: 6 - 8 p.m.
Practice will take place in the Superior Dome.

Additional Information
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.

Club E-mail - wnmurugby@gmail.com

Melissa Merklein, Co-President
Morgan Brigman, Co-President

View the link below for updated team stats and conference standings.​

Greatwaters Women's Rugy Conference Page