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Palatine Rugby Club

2017 Training Announcement

Training continues 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Tue and Thu at Celtic (Aspen) Field, for High School Boys, High School Girls and U14 Girls through the end of March. On Monday April 3, 2017, all training schedules change.

High School Boys

Beginning Mon Apr 3 and continuing through Wed May 24, High School Boys training changes to 4:00 - 5:30 pm Mon and Wed at Ron Beese Park, 50 Rotary Dr. Barrington  60010

U14 and High School Girls

Beginning Mon Apr 3 and continuing through Wed May 24, U14 Girls and High School Girls training changes to 6:00 - 7:30 pm Mon, Wed and Fri at Falcon Recreation Center, 2195 N Hicks Rd, Palatine, IL 60074

U14 Boys and U12 Coed

Beginning Mon Apr 3 and continuing through Fri Jun 2, U14 Boys and U12 Boys & Girls training begins: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Mon, Wed and Fri at Falcon Recreation Center, 2195 N Hicks Rd, Palatine, IL 60074

Tue Apr 11 Wine Tasting Rugby Club Fundraiser

Tue Apr 11 Wine Tasting Fundraiser to benefit the Palatine Rugby Club - Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. RSVP to Marianne (847) 338-2162

Palatine High School Girls Mutts!
2016 Rugby Illinois 15s State Champions!
2016 Olympic Rugby 7s State Champions!   

Palatine U14 Pioneers 2016 Rugby Illinois Division 2 Runner Up!

Register for Spring 2017

Club Spirit wear website

Shop the World Rugby Shop for Spirit Wear. Girl's clothing line coming soon!

Daily Herald article featuring our Palatine Mutts High School Girls Rugby Team

Well written short article about rugby that features many of our Palatine Mutts players.

Welcome to all of our new players and families.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email (, or by phone (call 847-660-1228 and leave a message) or text/call Coach Burton directly: 847-338-1587.

Founded in 2008, The Palatine Rugby Club is a member of Rugby Illinois (formerly the Illinois Youth Rugby Association) and USA Rugby which is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and World Rugby (formerly the International Rugby Board) (IRB)).

We are affiliated with the Palatine Park District and the Salt Creek Park District.

2017 Coaches

Alan Burton Coach - All Teams
Margie Musary Coach - All Teams
John Norenberg Coach - HS Boys
Grant Rudolph Coach - HS Girls & U14 Girls
Zach Kulig Coach - U12 Coed & U14 Boys
Scott Cruse Assistant Coach - All Teams
Brian Burton Assistant Coach - All Teams

Interested players and parents are encouraged to observe a training session to meet the coaches & players.

Try Rugby!  It is a challenging team sport that rewards individual creativity and demands strong teamwork. 

We welcome new players at all times.  No experience is necessary.  We will teach you to play Rugby safely and well. 
This article is a short, great read for parents with kids of all ages: My Son Didn't Start Today.
We have a World Rugby Shop online Palatine Rugby Team Store! A portion of each sale benefits the club.
This is a great blog post by a young woman who currently plays rugby: 8 Reasons You Should Let Your Daughter Play Rugby.
Parents of younger players, please take a moment to read this article: "Yes, I'm not only LETTING them play, but I'm encouraging it": Rugby is the right contact sport for life.

Fundraiser with The Continental Restaurant, Buffalo Grove

Palatine Rugby Club fundraiser! Eat at Continental Restaurant and ask for Palatine Rugby Club "Binder" and a % of the bill will go to the club. You can also specify a rugby player's named their account will be credited towards their French Tour expenses. Every dollar helps support their French Tour this July. Enjoy, and Thank you!

The Palatine Rugby Club fields these rugby teams:
Palatine Barbarians
High School (U19) Boys Rugby
Palatine Mutts
High School (U19) Girls Rugby
Palatine Pioneers
U12 Coed Tackle Rugby
U14 Boys Tackle Rugby
U14 Girls Tackle Rugby
Palatine Raptors
U23 Mens Olympic Rugby 7s
Palatine Rookies 
U13 Coed Non-Contact Touch Rugby

American Football and Rugby

Palatine Rugby Club

Palatine Rugby Club

PO Box 1651, Palatine, IL 60078-1651

Phone: (847) 660-1228