2014 Spring Schedule
2014 Spring Schedule
News and Announcements
Please go to midamericarugby.com in order to report scores and
diciplinary issues for matches.
Referees must be a meber of the Mid-America site in order to fill out forms.
Heart of America
The Heart of America Rugby Football Union was founded in 1967. Our member clubs are located in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. We have over 30 clubs that play at every level within the USA Rugby structure, including men’s and women’s club, college, and high school rugby.
The purposes and objectives of the Union are:
To ensure that the playing of Rugby Union Football within the Union area is conducted is accordance with both the Laws of the Game of Rugby Union Football and the Declaration of Amateurism as framed by the International Rugby Football Board.
To acquire such property and monies as considered nessary to carry out these purposes and objectives and to dispose of same.
“Full Membership”-Full Membership shall comprise clubs (and individuals therein) situated within the Union area, which have been actively playing Rugby Union Football for at least one full year prior to making application for such membership.
"Sustaining Membership” -Any interested individuals, corporations or civic groups who wish to make significant contributions to the Union shall be eligible for election as sustaining members.
Many believe that rugby was born in 1823 when William Webb Ellis "with fine disregard for the rules of football as played in his time at Rugby school, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the Rugby game".
Learn more about the history of the greatest game on earth by visiting http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/originsofrugby.htm.
On bronze plaque: 'THE LOCAL BOY WHO INSPIRED / THE GAME OF RUGBY FOOTBALL / ON THE CLOSE AT RUGBY SCHOOL IN / 1823. / SCULPTOR: GRAHAM IBBSEON / 1997'
Why Join Heart of America Rugby Football Union?
By Being a Member of the Heart of America Rugby Football Union, the Heart will:
1. Provide fair and equitable standards of eligibility throughout the season for all matches leading to and including HOA Rugby Championships.
2. Provide minimum eligibility and registration standards for all matches, which helps ensure safety and liability insurance coverage.
3. Promote appropriate player movement within a club and between clubs.
4. Facilitate appropriate competition for all ages and ability levels.
5. HOA Rugby is responsible for establishing the structure of HOA Rugby Championship Events, along with minimum competition and eligibility standards, according to minimum eligibility and competition standards as determined by USA Rugby.
Why Play Rugby?
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 women and 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.
"Why Rugby" by Alex Goff for Rugby Imports
"Why Play Rugby" by Amy Perfors
"Why Rugby" by Rob Wagner