North Bay Rugby kicks off its spring schedule this weekend

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The North Bay Rugby club sent along this information about their upcoming season:

North Bay Rugby Announces Spring Schedule

Reigning PRU Champs Stampede into Playoffs

(Aberdeen, MD) – – North Bay Rugby Football Club, a Division III Men’s club based in Harford County, Maryland, has announced its schedule for the spring 2011 season.  Highlights for the season include the annual Grey Ghost Cup tournament in Aberdeen on March 26, as well as a highly-anticipated home playoff game on April 30.

“Our spring schedule was designed to prepare us for our playoff games that start at the end of April,” stated club president Eric Dymond.  “We’ve scheduled matches against teams that will test our abilities and our fitness, in order to ensure that we are playing at our best as we make our push for Nationals.”

The fall 2010 season was the most successful in the club’s 14 year history.  North Bay posted a perfect 10-0 record, including going 9-0 in Potomac Rugby Union (PRU) matches, earning the team the #4 seed in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union (MARFU) playoffs.

The first playoff match will be on April 30 at DeMarco Park in Aberdeen, when North Bay hosts #5 seed Blacksburg (Va).  Should North Bay win that game, they will advance to the MARFU semifinals in Richmond the following weekend, and keep alive the team’s hopes of a national championship.

DeMarco Park, North Bay’s home pitch, is located behind the Aberdeen Home Depot in the Beards Hill Plaza.  North Bay players hail from Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore Counties, as well as Baltimore City and York County, Pennsylvania.  The club was founded in 1997, and also has highly successful Under-19 boys and girls programs for Harford County high school students.

Anyone interested in joining the club is encouraged to visit www.NorthBayRugby.com for contact information and a practice schedule.  No experience is necessary – cleats, a mouthguard, and a good attitude are all that are needed.

North Bay Rugby – Spring 2011 Schedule
Date Opponent Match Location
March 12 Frederick Frederick, MD
March 19 Western Suburbs Lovettsville, VA
March 26 Grey Ghost Cup Tournament DeMarco Park, Aberdeen
April 9 Harrisburg DeMarco Park, Aberdeen
April 16 PA College of Osteopathic Medicine DeMarco Park, Aberdeen
April 30 Blacksburg

(MARFU Quarterfinals)

DeMarco Park, Aberdeen
May 7-8 MARFU Championships

(Semifinals/Finals)

Richmond, VA
May 21-22 Nationals

(1st & 2nd Rounds)

Manassas Park, VA
June 4-5 Nationals

(Semifinals/Finals)

Glendale, CO

All scheduled games are subject to change.  For more information, visit www.NorthBayRugby.com.