Congratulations to the winners of this year's raffle:
$1000 - Maja Radovanovic
$500 - Karen Meister
$100 - Mary Cunningham, Stacey Watson, Scott O'Tahal, Sarah Leonard, Candy Murphy
Coach Bergman will be in touch with all winners to arrange prize distribution.
Thank you to all who sold and bought tickets in this year's raffle. The club earned over $1000 as a result. This will help us be better prepared for our eventual return to competition.
Dear Coaches, Players, and Parents,
I have been with the Stallions organization for 8 years and I could not have asked for a better community to be a part of. Over those 8 years I have formed relationships with coaches and players that will last me a lifetime. I want to thank everyone who is a part of the Stallions for the kindness, respect, and the memories that we have all shared.
Players, as your teammate, I would like to thank you for giving it your all everytime we stepped onto the pitch and for always having my back. I am really going to miss wearing number 12 on my back for you guys.
Coaches, thank you from the bottom of my heart for teaching me everything I needed to know about being a great teammate, a great player, and overall a great leader. Without you I would not have the opportunity to play collegiate rugby at the University of Kentucky. Our coaches have taught each and every one of us how to play the game but most importantly you tied teaching us rugby into teaching us how to be better men.
To our parents, I feel you do not get enough credit for everything that you provide. Day in and day out you are there, supporting us as a team just as much as you are rooting for your own son. You have no idea how much it means to me as a player when walking off the pitch after a game, all of you are clapping and cheering whether we win or lose. You guys never discouraged us, just continuous appreciation. I think I speak for both the coaches and the players when I say you guys are just as big a part of this club as we are. I am really going to miss each and every one of you. Thank you!
St. Patrick High School
Class of 2020
Dear Stallions Players:
Clearly this is not how we saw our 2020 season going. Being realistic, as each day passes without some optimistic news on Covid 19, our chances of some sort of rugby this Spring diminish. That said, most of the Illinois clubs are still hoping for the best.
You need to keep preparing yourselves to be the best players you can possibly be. Rugby is a game best played while physically fit. Fitness is a lifestyle. You need to make sure that is reflected in your daily activities. The world’s best players have always been workout fanatics. It has to be how you live!
Dear Stallions Families:
It is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of the Spring/Summer 2020 Rugby Illinois competitive seasons. As much as we all wanted the season to take place, the depth and risk of Covid 19 put USA Rugby, Rugby Illinois and the Stallions management teams in a position where no other choice was acceptable. It is our hope that the club can embark on some form of normalcy as soon as possible.
Dear Stallions Families:
Weekly Spring Season Update – On March 20th, USA Rugby announced that they have suspended all rugby indefinitely. At that time, they also announced the cancelation of a number of their sanctioned national championships. In the last 48 hours, the Indiana and Ohio rugby unions have canceled their Spring seasons.
Our leadership team is hoping that this situation will improve soon. That said, any realistic evaluation of where we stand now is not optimistic. The first step back to rugby will clearly be when students are allowed to return to school. Until that happens, no return to play is possible. If that were to happen, the next step would be USA Rugby lifting its suspension of play.