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Policies

2015-2016 Eligibility Regulations General Regulations And Event-Specific Regulations

http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0081/7031/USAR_2015-2016_Eligibility-Regulations.pdf

International Gay & Lesbian Football Association IGLFA Transgender Policy 

http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0081/7031/USAR_2015-2016_Eligibility-Regulations.pdf

IAAF Regulations Governing Eligibility of Athletes Who Have Undergone Sex Reassignment to Compete in Women’s Competitions

http://www.iaaf.org/about-iaaf/documents/medical

 

Mount Holyoke College Rugby Player Contract 

Practices

Members of the MHC Rugby team are expected to attend five (5) practices a week. If three (3) or more practices are attended (at least two (2) being with the head coach), the player will be eligible to be on the week’s roster. If a player attends fewer than three (3) practices or fewer than two (2) practices with the head coach, they may still be called upon under the circumstance that there are not enough eligible players to field a full side.

Acceptable reasons to miss a practice include: class, work, professor meetings, medical appointments, and meetings of other clubs. A practice missed for one of these reasons can be made up for with a two-hour workout to maintain eligibility for that week.

Alcohol

The MHC Rugby team asks that players follow a 12-24 hour rule with regard to alcohol consumption. This means that a player is not to ingest alcohol within twelve (12) hours prior to a rugby practice or within twenty-four (24) hours prior to a rugby game.

Practice Attire

All players are expected to wear rugby shorts, spandex shorts, a sports bra, a sturdy shirt, and cleats to each on-field practice. Mouth guards must be worn at all times during.

In the case that any player does not own rugby shorts they may speak to the equipment manager and request to borrow a pair of shorts for the season.

Game Protocol

During the week before each game the Match and Field Secretary (MFS) will send out an email requesting availability for the week’s game. If a player wishes to play in the game they must respond by Wednesday at midnight. Players responding after that time will be considered for subs or for starting positions only if more players are needed to form a complete side.

On the day of an away game players are expected to show up at the time given by the MFS (this will be sent out no later than two (2) days before the game). If a player does not arrive within fifteen (15) minutes of the expected time, the team may leave without them.

On the day of a home game players are expected to arrive at the field no later than one-and-a-half (1.5) hours before kick-off time to set up the field and begin warm-ups. Any player who shows up less than one (1) hour before kick-off time may be removed from the roster. If, for any reason, a player knows ahead of time that they will be late they must email and text their conflict to the captains.

Sportsmanship

Mount Holyoke Rugby players are expected to exemplify excellent sportsmanship at all times. This includes being respectful to other players on the team, to board members and coaches, and, especially, to players, coaches, and fans of other teams.

 

http://iglfa.org/wp-content/uploads/IGLFA-TRANSGENDER-POLICY-2014.pdf

http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0081/7031/USAR_2015-2016_Eligibility-Regulations.pdf

http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0081/7031/USAR_2015-2016_Eligibility-Regulations.pdf

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Purchase T-shirts

Mount Holyoke Women’s Rugby Football Club has designed t-shirts that can be purchased for only $10.  All proceeds of this fundraiser go towards improving Mount Holyoke Women’s Rugby program. 

NOW AVAILABLE:
Black “Wanna Ruck” T-shirts

Material: 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester

Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL
Price: $10 each

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Other shirts available for purchase:

Blue “Turning Rookies Into Vets” T-shirts

Material: 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester

Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL

Price: $10 each

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To make a purchase, please contact our Treasurer, Basil Bartlett (bartl22h@mtholyoke.edu). If you need a shirt mailed to you, please add $4 for shipping.

Equipment Collection

Do you have a old pair of cleats or a new mouth guard you never got around to using sitting in the back of your closet? Just bought a new pair or knee socks that don’t fit? Don’t know what to do with them? Donate your used cleats to Mount Holyoke College Women’s Rugby Equipment Collection!

In our efforts to be inclusive of all students, regardless of their financial situation, theMount Holyoke  Rugby team is starting an equipment collection! We have made it our goal as a program to not let someone’s financial limitations prevent them from playing rugby; traditionally, that has meant working out alternative payment plans with players who are having trouble paying their dues. However, the need is still great. We want to ensure that no one misses out on being a part of the rugby family simply because they do not have the necessary equipment.

Rugby should be accessible to all players regardless of financial situations, however due to financial limitations players often cannot receive the equipment needed to participate.

You can help MHC Rugby by donating:

  • Your new or gently used cleats
  • A new or gently used pair of knee-high socks (white, light blue, or navy blue)
  • A new mouth guard
  • New or gently used rugby shorts
  • New or gently used rugby balls

Don’t have equipment collecting dust in your closet? Still want to donate? Donations of any shape or size are greatly appreciated and financial donations can make a huge difference for players.

  • $5 can buy one player a rugby shirt
  • $10 buys a brand new mouth guard
  • $20 pays for one player’s dues
  • $40-50 can buy a pair of new cleats
  • $50 can buy a new box of med tape

To donate equipment, email Ellie Viggiani at viggi22e@mtholyoke.edu to arrange a time to drop-off equipment.

Questions? Email Ellie Viggiani at viggi22e@mtholyoke.edu or Erin Murdock at murdo22e@mtholyoke.edu

To make a financial contribution online, use the directions found under the “Donations” menu or to mail a check to our president,

Mail to:

Erin Murdock

2542 Blanchard Campus Center

50 College Street

South Hadley, MA, 01075

Thanks again for all you do to support Mount Holyoke College Rugby. We couldn’t do it without you!  

Donate

Thank you so much for looking through Mount Holyoke College, Rugby Football Club’s website! As a club team,we often do not receive enough funds to completely cover the cost of our equipment, uniforms, or events in which we want to compete in. Any donations received go directly towards the costs of registration, new uniforms, equipment, transportation, or unexpected costs that come up during the semester. With your help, we hope to buy the necessary equipment and gear in order for us to become a more competitive club. Donations of any size or shape are greatly appreciated. In addition to accepting check donations, we also accept equipment donations (see our Equipment Collection tab).

To donate, please write a check payable to the “Mount Holyoke College, Rugby Football Club” and mail it to our President, Erin Murdock at

Erin Murdock

2542 Blanchard Campus Center

50 College Street

South Hadley, MA, 01075

If you have any questions, please email Erin Murdock at murdo22e@mtholyoke.edu

Thank you for donations any shape or size!

Recent Donation News:

Mount Holyoke Rugby Club is honored to thank Mr. Doug Keller for his kind and generous donation!

The Team

As of 2017-2018

Active Members: 

Emma Beck ‘18

Erin Murdock  ‘18

Jody Phelps ‘18

Julia Seiple ‘18

Nyk Lifson ‘18

Lilliana Beckman ’19

Arden Wilkinson ‘19

Basil Bartlett ‘19

Calum Gray ‘19

Catherine Tremblay ‘19

Kerstin Lindgren ‘19

Liz Tucksmith ‘19

Madison Woodley ‘19

Jami Tuttle ’19

Alexis Helgeson ‘20

Angel Ohome ‘20

Anna Stone ‘20

Anne-Gail Moreland ‘20

Claire Lunetta ‘20

Ellie Viggiani ‘20

Elyse Tunkelrott ‘20

Emily Kellogg ‘20

Taylor Chou ’20

Audrey Finlay ’20

Mikayla Henzel ’20

Haily Verelst ’21

Martha Louise ’21

Chelsea Galicia ’21

Olivia Oswald ’21

Bridget Johnson ’21

Lanie Richards ’21

Rebecca “Skyler” Shipman ’21

Hannah Summerfield ’21