Monday, July 6, 2020

Practice Week of 7/6

Lake County RFC successfully concluded its first week of limited contact practice. We are scheduled for practice Tuesday, July 7th and Thursday, July 9th at 7 PM. Practice will be held at Hutchins Athletic Field, 36753 N. Hutchins Rd. in Gurnee. While we're on the right path towards matches, we as a team are still taking great precautions for all participants. The team takes temperatures as well as doing a routine wellness check of each player before practice, as outlined by the USA Rugby's Return to Play guidelines.

The health and safety of our players, coaches, and fans alike are of the upmost importance to us. In order to participate at practice, players must complete World Rugby's Player Welfare Awareness Course. Players who do not complete the course will not be able to participate in team activities. We're also continuing to work with CARFU as well as USA Rugby in order to keep up with the latest on developments in regards to matches, practices, and all other aspects affected by the COVID situation.

Feel free to reach out to us with questions or inquires. You can reach us via email at LakeCountyRFC@gmail.com, or find us on either one of our Facebook pages: Public page or Private group.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Practice Week and Phase 4 of USA Rugby's Return To Play

Lake County RFC successfully concluded its first week of practice. We were happy to see so many new and old faces, as we're slowly returning to the game. This week, Chicago Area Rugby Football Union has announced that we have been cleared for limited contact practice, as outlined in USA Rugby's Return to Play guidelines. We are scheduled for practice Tuesday, June 30th and Thursday, July 2nd at 7 PM. Practice will be held at Hutchins Athletic Field, 36753 N. Hutchins Rd. in Gurnee.

The health and safety of our players, coaches, and fans alike are of the upmost importance to us. In order to participate at practice, players must complete World Rugby's Player Welfare Awareness Course. Players who do not complete the course will not be able to participate in team activities. We're also continuing to work with CARFU as well as USA Rugby in order to keep up with the latest on developments in regards to matches, practices, and all other aspects affected by the COVID situation.

Feel free to reach out to us with questions or inquires. You can reach us via email at LakeCountyRFC@gmail.com, or find us on either one of our Facebook pages: Public page or Private group.

Monday, June 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Practice Restart Finalized

On behalf of the Lake County Rugby Club, all of our players, coaches, and fans, I'd like to thank everyone who have been patient with us these last few months. We hope you've been staying safe in these trying times. We're happy to announce that Chicago Area Rugby Football Union has given us the green light to restart practices! Our first week of practice begins this week. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 PM. Our first session is on June 23rd. Due to the state of Illinois' current restrictions, we will be holding non-contact practices until further notice.

The health and safety of our players, coaches, and fans alike are of the upmost importance to us. In order to participate at practice, players must complete World Rugby's Player Welfare Awareness Course. Players who do not complete the course will not be able to participate in team activities. We're also continuing to work with CARFU as well as USA Rugby in order to keep up with the latest on developments in regards to matches, practices, and all other aspects affected by the COVID situation.

Feel free to reach out to us with questions or inquires. You can reach us via email at LakeCountyRFC@gmail.com, or find us on either one of our Facebook pages: Public page or Private group.

Friday, March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Lake County RFC will cease its operations for the next 30 days. Per Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU), all rugby activities - including but not limited to practices and games - have been suspended. We will continue to update you as needed.




Feel free to reach out to us with questions or inquires. You can reach us via email at LakeCountyRFC@gmail.com, or find us on either one of our Facebook pages: Public page or Private group.

Monday, March 9, 2020

First Outdoor Practice Spring 2020

With our first tournament of the Spring season coming up this weekend, Lake County RFC is set to begin outdoor practices. Starting this Tuesday March 10th, all rugby practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday from 7 to 9 PM. Practices will be held at our home pitch, Hutchins Athletic Field (36753 N. Hutchins Rd).

Please note that Hutchins Rd will be closed going north of Grand Ave throughout the entire Spring season. The only way to get to our pitch is to take Stearns School Rd. from the north end. Take a look at the map below for more information. We apologize for the inconvenience.



We begin our season this Saturday March 14th in Chicago. Join us as we participate in the annual Whiskey 10s Tournament, hosted by South Side Irish. The tournament will be held at Dan Ryan Woods. Game schedule is still to be determined, but be sure to 'Like' us on Facebook for updates.

We're always looking for new players, regardless of rugby experience. Feel free to reach out to us with questions or inquires. You can reach us via email at LakeCountyRFC@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Indoor Practice (3/3 - 3/5)

We've reached the final week of practice at Carmel Catholic High School before returning to our home pitch (1 Carmel Pkwy in Mundelein). The team will meet on Tuesday and Thursday. Times for each day will be confirmed on our Facebook page. Because the practices will be indoors, we ask players to bring running shoes, shorts, water, etc. Do not bring cleats! The practice schedule for this week is the following:

Tuesday, March 3rd @ 7 PM
Thursday, March 5th @ 7 PM


Use the parking lot next to the turf (as marked on the map below). You will be able to enter the building via Door C. If you're interested in joining, see our team email and/or Facebook page below! 




We're still looking for not only new recruits, but friendlies to fill in a few open weekends in the Spring. Feel free to reach out to us with questions or inquires about a friendly. You can reach us via email at LakeCountyRFC@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Second Week of Practice (2/25 - 2/27)

Lake County RFC is back for their second week of training at Carmel Catholic High School (1 Carmel Pkwy in Mundelein). The team will meet on Tuesday and Thursday. Times for each day will be confirmed on our Facebook page. Because the practices will be indoors, we ask players to bring running shoes, shorts, water, etc. Do not bring cleats! The practice schedule for this week is the following:

Tuesday, Feb 25th @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, Feb 27th @ 7 PM


Use the parking lot next to the turf (as marked on the map below). You will be able to enter the building via Door C. If you're interested in joining, see our team email and/or Facebook page below! 




We're still looking for not only new recruits, but friendlies to fill in a few open weekends in the Spring. Feel free to reach out to us with questions or inquires about a friendly. You can reach us via email at LakeCountyRFC@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.