2023 Parent Meeting Follow-Up

1st off we enjoyed connecting with you all and a way to kick-off the great season we have ahead of us.


  • Welcome & History
  • Staying in contact
  • Matches and Practices
  • Notable Events
  • Volunteers Needed

Welcome & History

We are going on our 26th year of the club and excited to continue providing youth exposure to the great sport of rugby in the Fox Valley area. You can find more about us here.

We are members of Rugby Illinois and USA Youth and High School they are our governing bodies and we align to their goals and objectives.

Your Board Members

Reach out to any of these board members for questions, feedback etc..

Staying in Contact

Remind – Remind is our text tool where you will be sent updates of things happening but also if there is any last minute change for practice or match.

On your phone, Text the message @fvpr to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @fvpr to (484) 241-4261.

Website – You can find our calendar of events to start plugging in dates in your calendar.

Social Media – We post on on our Facebook and Instagram pages to share photos, videos and updates.

Email – If you are not getting updates via email signup for our emailing list by entering your information below

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Matches and Practice

You can find practices and match schedule on our calendar of events on the website.

  • We will have training on Saturday’s at Strikers starting at 6 PM through March, this is for all levels.
  • We will be outside beginning March 21st. For U19, U15, and U13 practice will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 7:30 PM.
  • Rookies practice will be on Thursday’s only from 6 – 7:30 PM

We will be practicing at Thompson until we get on our field at James O Breen.

Matches for U19 will be on Friday’s or Saturday’s. Middle School and rookies will be Saturday or Sunday in a festival style format where all clubs meet at the same place.

For the festivals we will have specific times closer to the match date but these festivals typically run from 9am – 1pm, but you only need to be there at the slotted time for your player.

Equipment – Rugby Shorts, Game Day Shirt, cleats (soccer cleats work just fine), long black socks, mouth guard (not for rookies) and head gear if desired.

Philosophy – Allow the coaches coach. There is plenty of time for questions after the match or at training for specifics. If there are issues on the sideline please see a board member to have it addressed but do refrain from yelling at the refs and the players.

Finals – finals will be in early June and we know there are graduation parties and vacations but please inform the coaches if you are unable to go when the dates are released. For high school please make every effort to be there for finals.

Notable Events

Try Rugby Days – We are hosting Try Rugby Days on 3/15 at Richmond 7pm and 3/18 at strikers 6pm. This is an opportunity to share with friends and family and have them give rugby a “Try”.

BBQ fundraiser – We are going old school on this one and selling plates of food to raise money for a VEO camera system that will take our coaching and player development to the next level. This will take place on 4/1 starting at 5 PM at Evergreen Pub & Grill.

We will have raffle items, great food and great people so share with friends and family.

BBQ Fundraiser

Chicago Hounds Trip – On 4/23 we will have a club trip to see a hounds game, you can purchase tickets at https://www.chicagohounds.com/tickets/ and use promo code FOXVALLEYPRED at check out. Using this code allows us to receive a kick-back from the Chicago Hounds.

Fox Valley Day Of Rugby – On 5/13 we will be hosting our middle school festival, a U19 match and our men’s/Women’s side will be playing! This will be an entire day of rugby for all Fox Valley teams.


We need help with updating our website, creating social media posts and campaigns, and overall communications. If you know anyone interested in donating some time have them reach out to Dave (dave@predatorrugbyclub.org)

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