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West Hartford Black Hearts High School Rugby

Get off the Bench and Get in the GAME!

Games and Events

Monday

Team Practice

5:45pm

Sterling Field

+ Event Details

Monday

Team Practice

Running  shoes, cleats, mouthpiece, water

5:45pm

Sterling Field

Thursday

Practice Scrimmage

5:45pm

Sterling Field

+ Event Details

Thursday

Practice Scrimmage

 Running  shoes, cleats, mouthpiece, water 

5:45pm

Sterling Field

Saturday

Game Day

TBD

Home Field

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Saturday

Game Day

Come cheer us on at our home field. Stay after the game for our victory celebration! 

TBD

Home Field

Welcome

WestHartfordRugby.com home of the Black Hearts U-19 rugby club. Our club is open to high school boys ages 14 to 19, who currently live or attend school in West Hartford OR do not have a rugby club currently in their home town.

Our Home Field

Our practices are normally held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:45pm at Sterling Field, located on Flatbush Avenue in West Hartford. Prior to the fields being available we practice on turf fields & gym space for practices, as available.  

The Season

The Black Hearts season begins in March and culminates with the CT High School Rugby Championship in June.  WHRugby@Outlook.com 

860-883-0126. 

We look forward to seeing you on the pitch.

With you, 

Coach B

Contact Us

Our fans are a real part of our team. Send us a message to cheer us on, or ask us a question about our training. We look forward to hearing from you, and we will get back to you soon.

West Hartford Black Hearts Home Pitch

Sterling Field, West Hartford, Connecticut 06110, United States

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West Hartford Black Hearts - To Do List

The Basics

 This list of items must be completed prior to the first practice:

  • CIPP Registration at USA Rugby - print two copies, one for your records and one for the club records
  • Complete Club Waiver Form - print two copies, one for your records and one for the club records
  • Bring copies of both the above forms to the first practice - players will not be allowed to practice until both forms are submitted
  • Pay Club Dues of $150 - bring check made payable to West Hartford Rugby to the first practice or make other arrangements with the coaches

The following equipment is required, please bring these items to each practice:

  • Mouth Guard (buy 3 you will lose 1 or 2 over the season)  example rugby mouth piece another
  • Sneakers - if practicing indoors or in parking lot
  • Cleats (non-football, no front toe stud) - soccer cleats are good
  • BLACK Rugby Shorts  example1 example 2
  • Sturdy Practice Jersey and T-Shirt
  • Water Bottle

We look forward to seeing you on the pitch!

CIPP/USA Rugby Registration Process

 USA Rugby sanctions rugby unions throughout the U.S. and provides liability insurance (Club & Individual Participation Program - CIPP) for certified coaches and teams, up to $2 million per team. CIPP registration, through USA Rugby, is $38 per youth player, $65 for adult/volunteer and $250 per club. USA Rugby provides CIPP registered clubs, coaches and players with Certificates of Insurance necessary to schedule fields through municipalities and school districts.The following steps are a guideline for the CIPP registration process at USA Rugby.org (Membership page):

  • Be sure to have parent with you when completing CIPP Registration process
  • Go to USA Rugby.org (Membership page), you will be re-directed Membership Registration page.
  • For New Players select "Join USA Rugby" and follow instructions
  • For Returning Players (Current or Former Members) select "Login" - have your username and password ready.
  • Print two copies of CIPP Registration, one for your records and one for club records
  • Bring a copy of CIPP registration to first practice, you will not be allowed to practice until CIPP registration is complete and a copy is on file with the club

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Club History

The West Hartford Black Hearts Rugby Club was formed in the fall of 2010. A presentation was made to the Town of West Hartford All Sports Council, planting the seed to form a U-19 youth rugby team. A follow-up presentation resulted in an unanimous vote to include rugby for West Hartford’s youth.

In the Spring of 2011 two parent/player informational meetings were held to promote interest in the club. Despite the fact that fields were not yet available nine prospective players showed up to the first ever Black Hearts practice. 

After a few false starts due to inclement weather, rain and snow, in April 2011 the team was able to practice on the pitch for the first time.

The focus of those early practice sessions was to learn the fundamentals of rugby with a goal of playing a regular high school spring rugby schedule. In June 2011, the Black Hearts played their inaugural match against Simsbury.

During the Spring of 2012 the Black Hearts accomplished their goal, playing a regular high school rugby schedule, finishing the season with a record of 3-3-1. On May 27, 2012 the Black Hearts competed, for the first time, in the Connecticut State High School rugby tournament, held at the Surf Club in Madison, CT.

Further club history was made on June 5, 2012 when the Black Hearts hosted Simsbury B in their first ever home match. Over 150 spectators showed up to see both teams leave it all on the pitch, as the Black Hearts scored a hard fought 39 to 17 victory.

Rugby Links

 For more information about rugby or to learn some of the basics of the game, please visit the following links:


Interested in Black Hearts team merchandise or other rugby equipment:


​Local Rugby


Greater Hartford Youth Rugby

Ages 6 - 13 Boys and Girls Flag Rugby

Connecticut Grey RFC.

Connecticut’s Premier over 35’s Rugby Club​

Hartford Wanderers RFC.

Hartford Connecticut Men’s Club​

Hartford Wild Roses RFC.

Hartford Connecticut Women’s Club

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