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Amazons Women’s Premier League and Division Two 2018 Season Kicking Off

The 2018 fall season kicks off with matches for both DII and WPL sides starting on the weekend of August 18-19. DII will be competing at home against the Chicago Lions on Saturday, August 18 and WPL will be at DC Furies on Sunday, August 19.

As part of the Red Conference, the WPL side competes against the Atlanta Harlequins, New York Rugby Club, D.C. Furies, and Beantown.

The DII side competes in the Midwest Union, which is divided into four divisions. As part of the Midwest DII West division, the DII side will be competing against Milwaukee Scylla, Palmer College Dragons, Minneapolis Menagerie, County Will Morrigans and a recent addition of the Chicago Lions to the division for the 2018 season.

2017 Recap: The Amazons WPL side placed 6th at the 2017 WPL playoffs. The DII side placed first in the Midwest DII West 2 division.

All home matches will be held at the Eagan Community Center with kickoff at 11:00 AM.

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Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121

 

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Thank You to the Sponsors of the 27th Annual Hacker Classic!

The Twin Cities Amazons Rugby Club would like to thank all of our hole sponsors and those who donated a raffle item or product for the 27th Annual Tiffany’s Hacker Classic Golf Tournament! Without the support from our local businesses and community, this event would not have been a success.

The hole sponsors received a promotion of their company’s logo at their hole on the course, their logo on the event t-shirt, social media promotion, and the opportunity to include a promotional item in the event goodie bags for all golfers. Their logo is also highlighted on the club website’s sponsorship spotlight page.

The money raised from the tournament will cover the operating costs of the rugby club including but not limited to travel costs, practice and match field reservations, referee fees, medical staff fees, and coaching expenses.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Tiffany’s Sports Lounge for hosting, including the brunch and steak dinner for golfers, and for our continued partnership with this event. We would also like to thank the Highland National Golf Course for their support and wonderful venue.

Below is the complete list of sponsors that made this event possible:

Adam’s Pest Control
Ax Water
Bell Bank Mortgage
Brett Greene
Brother Justus Whiskey Company
BSN Sports
C. Bain Builders, LLC.
Chuck and Don’s – Roseville
Clancey’s Meats & Fish
Closets by Design
Coley Gas Appliances
CW Technology
Dewey’s Appliance and Repair
ETS Performance
Holmans Table
Inspire Life Chiropractic
Jan and John Anderson
Katie Sjeklocha
Key Surgical
Kim and Patty
Laurie Kumerow
Lucky’s 13 Pub
Minnesota Twins
Motion
Neco Engineering
Optimal Wellness Solutions
Pearle Vision
Polar Seltzer
Riverstone Salon & Spa
Sociable Ciderwerks
Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists
Style Trolley
T-Rex Cookie Company, LLC
Tamara
Tangletown Gardens
Thelin Trucking
Twin Cities Movement
Twin Spirits Distillery
Twin Town Fitness
UP Coffee Roasters
Wander North Distillery
Wise Acre Eatery
Zumba

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Zons represent on 2018 WPL ALL-STARS

WPLALLSTAR2.jpgAli Gillberg (Hometown: Drummond, WI) and Kaelene Lundstrum (Hometown: Bird Island, MN) from the Twin Cities Amazons will be competing on behalf of the East for the Women’s Premier League All-Star Match in Denver, Colorado on July 28. The selection of our Amazons as All-Star players showcases they are the best of the best chosen through a process of nominations by coaching staff from the league.


Gillberg makes her second appearance this year for the WPL All-Star Match. She has been a consistent starter for the Amazons for over 5 years, starting her commitment to the Zons after she graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2010. Prior to her years with the Zons, Gillberg represented Minnesota on the U23 select side and has also appeared in the Women’s select side for Wisconsin.

Lundstrum, who is a 2010 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, will be making her debut at the 2018 WPL All Star Match. On top of being a consistent starter for the Amazons since 2010, she is a capped USA Eagle for both the US 7’s and 15’s teams. She has also participated on several select teams ranging from Midwest Selects for 7’s and 15’s, Atlantis 7’s, Scion 7’s, and Stars 7’s.

Gillberg offered some insight on the history of the WPL All Stars matches, “Last year, the All-Star Match was a great time and an awesome opportunity to play the women’s national team just before they left for the World Cup. This year will be a little different since it’s East vs. West, but it is a cool opportunity to compete at a high level.”

Lundstrum also adds, “Select teams are always a great opportunity to learn more about the game and get different perspectives from other high level players and coaches.”

 

Competing at a higher level allows our players to bring their experience back to our Zons community and grow the game.  Both players are excited to represent the Zons and the East conference in this opportunity and we are proud to have them represent our team.

 

The complete roster for the WPL All Star game can be found at this link: 

WPL All-Stars Roster

 

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Save the Date: Hacker Classic August 10, 2018

The Twin Cities Amazons Rugby Club and Tiffany’s Sports Lounge will host the 27th Annual Hacker Classic on August 10, 2018.
Proceeds from the event, which will be held at Highland National Golf Course (check out the course’s website here), will be donated to the rugby club to cover operating costs for the year.

The Amazons are a senior women’s rugby club based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and competes locally and nationally. The club has sides compete in two different divisions: DII and Women’s Premier League (WPL). For DII, matches are within driving distance in the Midwest division that includes WI, MN, IA and IL. The WPL matches are played against teams around the country. The WPL is the highest level of domestic rugby in the country, so costs are higher, but competition is also higher. The Amazons placed 6th in the 2017 WPL playoffs and were WPL Champions back in 2013. The Zons are also active in the rugby community, many players are involved as referees or coaches for high school and collegiate teams as well as youth programs.

The tournament format will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM. Players may form their own team or golf individually. Players sign in before 11:30 AM on day of the event. Foursomes can also pay at Tiffany’s Sports Lounge the week before the event.
Entry fee for the event is $115 per player and there is room for 120 players in the tournament. Entry fee includes a good time, brunch, cart, greens fees, hole prizes, goodie bag, commemorative t-shirt, and steak dinner. The day will begin and also end at Tiffany’s Sport Lounge (http://www.tiffanysportslounge.com/)  in Highland Park. Brunch will start at 10:00am and the steak dinner will immediately follow the tournament. The dinner will also include raffle prizes.
Register for tickets to golf here: https://m.bpt.me/event/3448276?cookie_header=1
The Amazons are currently looking for hole sponsors and raffle donations for the event. Hole Sponsors promotion of their company’s logo at their hole on the course, their logo on the event t-shirt, social media promotion the day of the event, and the opportunity to include a promotional item in the event goodie bags for all 120 golfers. Your logo will also be highlighted on the club website’s sponsorship spotlight page. Further sponsorship information can be found here.
Highland National Golf Course Info:
Highland National offers amenities of the modern course with the feel for a grand old traditional City course. This is an 18-hole, 3,200-6,600 yard, par 72 course with a 71.2 rating. Highland’s signature hole, the 15th, features a large “Snoopy” shaped bunker constructed with the permission of Mrs. Jean Schulz in honor of her late husband, Charles Schulz, who learned to play golf here.
Have questions about participating or sponsoring a hole? Contact us at info@amazonsrugby.org.
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Twin Cities Amazons Announce Summer Skill Sessions

Minneapolis, MN – The Twin Cities Amazons are excited to announce their 2018 Summer Sessions.
Open to all, each session (details below) will be hosted in Maplewood, MN and will be led by the Amazons’ coaching staff and will feature basic skill instruction and small sided games.
2018 Summer Session Schedule
Wednesday, June 6th (6:30 – 8:30pm) @ Geranium Park
Wednesday, June 13th (6:30 – 8:30pm) @ Afton Heights Park
Wednesday, June 20th (6:30 – 8:30pm) @ Afton Heights Park
Wednesday, July 11th (6:30 – 8:30pm) @ Afton Heights Park
Session Locations
Geranium Park
2568 Geranium Ave. East
Maplewood, MN 55119
Google Maps Link
Afton Heights Park
63 Sterling St. North
Maplewood, MN 55119
Google Maps Link
Follow the Amazons on social media (@TCAmazonsRugby) for reminders of each event.