ILLIANA MISFITS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB PROVIDING NORTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTH CHICAGO WITH THE GREAT SPORT OF RUGBY SINCE 2003
The goal of the Illiana Misfits Rugby Club is to grow the sport of rugby in Northwest Indiana (NWI) and the South Suburban Chicago area. Founded in 2003 by a bunch of gung-ho Marines, as a Division 3 USA Rugby Club, the team was formed to create a competitive, social atmosphere for both experienced ruggers and those who have never played before. Our home field is located at Riverside Park in Hammond, Indiana.
Starting June 9th, and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday until the start of Fall practice on August 4th (Player Combine), we will be holding structured training sessions at 6:15PM in Riverside Park. The sessions will be led by a certified trainer and are open to anyone looking to get in to shape this summer. In addition, there will be 7s rugby practice for those playing 7s with us over the summer. We will be doing tournaments on June 13th, June 27th, and July 11th.
All are welcome to join, no matter your experience level! We have both men's and women's clubs for ages 18+, and many of our players come from other athletic backgrounds, such as football, soccer, and wrestling, and we introduce them to the great sport of rugby.
For more information, contact Jim Hauber at (219) 218 - 7007, email email@example.com, or use the "Contact Us" form below.
This season we are starting up a women's rugby team in the region! If you are interested, we are in the process of recruiting female players. Come on out to training sessions and be a part of building the only women's club in NWI! Official practices will start up in the summer on Mondays and Wednesdays in Riverside Park. Contact Jaime Walker at 219-776-1019 for more information or use the "Contact Us" form to the right.
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"In our country, true teams rarely exist... social barriers and personal ambitions have reduced athletes to dissolute cliques or individuals thrown together for mutual profit... Yet these rugby players with their muddied, cracked bodies, are struggling to hold onto a sense of humanity that we in America have lost and are unlikely to regain. The game may only be to move a ball forward on a dirt field, but the task can be accomplished with an unshackled joy and its memories will be a permanent delight. The men who play on that rugby field are more alive than too many of us will ever be. The foolish emptiness we think we perceive in their existence is only our own." --Victor Cahn