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Springfield Celts Rugby Club

Springfield Celts Rugby Football Club
Union Illinois Union
Founded 1975
Ground(s) Kennedy Park, Springfield, Illinois, United States
President Mike Gillespie
Coach(es) Jim Carlberg, Steve Ellis
League(s) Division III

The Springfield Celts Rugby Club is a Division III rugby union team based in Springfield, Illinois, United States and is currently in the Illinois Union.

History

The Springfield Celts Rugby Club was established in 1975. Over the years the Celts have created a tradition of hard hitting rugby often taking the best of teams out of their game plan. This tradition has produced several tournament trophies and union victories. The legend of the "Green Jersey" has haunted the Midwestern region for many years. The young players hear of the stories of destruction and victory and continue to wear the Green Jersey with pride.

Schedule

updated 2-15-11
Date Time Event Location
March 19 1:00 pm Peoria Piggies/St. Louis Ramblers HOME
March 26 1:00 pm Champaign Flatlanders HOME
April 2 TBA All Fool's AWAY
April 16 2:00 pm Quad City Irish HOME
April 30 1:00 pm Franklin County, MO HOME
May 7 1:00 pm Belleville Rowdies AWAY
May 14 2:00 pm SMRFC HOME
May 21 1:00 pm Rockford Ravens AWAY

Sponsorship

The Springfield Celts Rugby Club's sponsors are Liquid Rugby in Petersburg, Illinois, The Springfield Shopper in Springfield, Illinois, and Robert Chic Fritz Inc. in Springfield, Illinois. All socials after home matches will be at Weebles Bar & Grill in Springfield, Illinois.

References

  • Sias, Holly, "Want to have a ball? Try Rugby", The State Journal-Register, September 23, 2008, Page 12.
  • Murphy, Michael, "RUGGED RUGBY A GAME FOR 'THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE INSANE'", The State Journal-Register, Oct. 14, 1985, Page 7.
  • Otis, Kevin C.,"Springfield Celts Sponsor Youth Academy", rugbyrugby.com, Retrieved 8-31-2009
  • Robert, Amanda, "Springfield Celts looking for new young ruggers", Illinois Times, September 17–23, 2009, Vol. 35, No. 6, Page 9.
  • Beck, Molly, "Springfield Celts hope the future of rugby lies with high schoolers", The State Journal-Register, May 28, 2010, Page 18-19.

External links

  • Springfield Celts Rugby Club
  • Springfield Celts Rugby Club MySpace Page
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