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WPL season is finally here! Welcome to your September 2017 team newsletter!
Berkeley All Blues Women's Rugby Club

WPL 2017 Schedule

9/24    Away v. North Shore (Chicago,IL--Sunday)
9/30    Home v. Surfers
10/7    Away v. Glendale (Glendale,CO)
10/15  Away v. ORSU (Portland,OR--Sunday)
10/21   BYE
10/28   Home v. North Shore
11/4     Away v. Surfers (San Diego,CA)
11/10-12  Nationals (Tucson,AZ)


WPL season practices are Tues. and Thurs. 7:30-9:30 PM at Gabes Field (4th St. and Harrison, Berkeley)

The All Blues are turning 40! 
(in 2018!)

Save the date! July 20-22nd, 2018 is the Rugby 7s World Cup in San Francisco AND the All Blues 40th Anniversary Party!

Are you a former or current player?  Fill out this short survey!

Get excited about the 7s World Cup in SF with this trailer! Coordinate with your besties/family/friends and GO GET YOUR TICKETS!

Shopping online?

Instead of shopping at amazon.com, shop at smile.amazon.com and select "Bay Area Youth Rugby Inc" as your charity of choice (they are our non-profit fiscal sponsor). It's the same website/products/prices, but a portion of every purchase goes to the club! As always, thank you for your support!

Write for the team!

Our community has so much talent. Is writing one of yours? Got an idea for a community-related or rugby-related article we can include in the next month's newsletter? We'll help you develop it! (and reward you princess hours in the process too!). Reach out to us here.


Hey there, All Blues Nation!

Cathy Cai breaking through the ORSU defense during our latest home game. Photo credit: Vic Abrenica
 
We're working hard to keep you up to date on the latest and greatest from the WPL. Our team is facing the WPL's newest competitor (Chicago North Shore!) in an away game this Sunday, 9/24. Send us some good vibes!

Here are your latest community news:
 
Building Greatness From The Inside Out. Dot Mittow sits down with head coach Theo Bennett to talk about what it takes to build individual players and a great team.

CPC Player Profile: Emma Clery. Emma's brand-spanking new to the All Blues this season, but has already made quite the impact on the team. Nominated by Bosko (our last month's featured player), this player "runs hard! And it's always cool to play with someone who has grown up in a rugby country!" Get to know her in this interview!

Aye Aye, Captains! Congratulations to our newly-elected captains, Allie Byrne, Alyssa Baccarella, and Katie Chou. Collectively, they have played 34 years of rugby, of which 19 have been with the All Blues. We hope to know more about them as the season goes on! 

Welcome new board members! Shoutouts to our newest exec board members: Serena Liu (recruitment chair), Cathy Cai (rookie coordinator), Sarah Clay (social chair), and Tess Thorman (treasurer). Our club can only run so smoothly with hella work in the background. Thank you for stepping up!
 
Game Day Coverage: All Blues vs. Glendale Merlins Match 1. We've got your game day video and photos from that super close game. Jackie Finlan from TRB wrote a match report you can check out here.

Game Day Coverage: All Blues vs. ORSU Match 1. We've got a match report written by our own Elena Cuadros, game day video, and photos!

 

 

Upcoming Events

We've got a beer bust coming up Halloween weekend! Come have some fun!

SF Beer Bust! | Sunday, October 29
@The Cafe
2369 Market St., San Francisco, CA

4-8 PM
Theme: Halloween!


We are stoked to have our 2nd beer bust fundraiser at The Cafe! This is still a new bar for us and a great opportunity to earn money for our team. Let's come in numbers and show how awesome hosting us can be! Invite your friends, family, and neighbors! $10 unlimited beer! Jell-o shots for sale! Plenty of fun (priceless)!


We still need volunteers. Please contact Kedra for opportunities to get princess hours while hanging out with your team!


Team Lifting | Ongoing: Wednesdays, August 9 through November 11
@ UC Berkeley Rec Sports Facility
2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

8 PM

Heather Lockwood, All Blues alum and an amazing lifting instructor working out of Cal Berkeley, is going to continue coaching our team lifts for the fall season. Sessions are open to ALL players in good standing with regards to regular and fundraising dues. Questions? Please get in touch with Evan!



 
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