The Western Washington University Flames will be hosting their annual Flamesfest tournament in Bellingham, WA. Flamesfest has been a staple of the Puget Sound Rugby Scene for years now and CCWRC is glad to see it at full force this year!  If you are in the Bellingham area on Feb. 2nd bundle up and watch some amazing teams battle it out in the cold of the far north. Game Schedule is below and if you want more Flames in your life check them out WWU Flames

Flamesfest 2013 Schedule






SU v Breakers


UW v Chuckanut


EWU v Breakers




WWU v Chuckanut


3rd spot v 2nd spot


1 spot v 4 spot


5 spot v 6 spot



Flamefest Team Bonding

There will be a tournament gathering in Bellingham following a long day of rugby. This is a great chance to meet the women you pummeled (or got pummeled by) and continue the strong tradition of growing the Rugby Family!  Details will be available at the tournament.

For the 21(+) crowd the local Chuckanut Bay Rugby club is also having an event that evening that is worth staying to enjoy: Live music from 6pm – midnight, Boundary Bay Beer and McKay’s Pizza.  Details will also be available at the tournament.



As I look back at the last months here with CCWRC I am excited by the growth and competition I have seen in such a young organization. There have been bumps along the way. The schedule has been changed more than once, getting our first bank account wasn’t easy, the website is still a work in progress, and the piles of paperwork seemed endless. Nonetheless CCWRC is here; a rugby conference created by collegiate women ruggers with an executive board of women ruggers. Women ruggers.

Not that long ago women’s rugby was something that made eyebrows rise and mouths drop. Ok so maybe it still does sometimes but now women’s rugby is on the international stage. It is leading the pack in new collegiate sports and driving the way for men’s rugby here in the U.S. The amazing truth is women’s rugby is growing and growing fast. It is growing because of all of you ruggers out there on frozen pitches, wiping the sweat out of your eyes and saying “Again!” It is growing because of all of you brave women who saw a flyer on campus and decided to try something completely new. It is growing because of all of you women who are sitting up late at night working on budgets, schedules, and little/big events.

It is your hard work that is paving the way for the generations of women to come. You are saying that you are not content to be a girl playing a man’s game. You are putting in the work to say I am a rugger. That is all the matters. We don’t ask for different rules or a smaller ball. We just ask for you to get out of our way. Our way.

Women ruggers are doing this our way; making our own conference, devising our own goals and our own voice. You are saying to the world that women can play contact sports and excel. Whether you realize it or not you are part of a movement and for that we thank you all. We thank the teams that are building to become a true part of CCWRC. We thank the teams that will one day grow to leave us for DI. We at CCWRC thank you for your tenacity in 2012 and are excited to see what tries you score in rugby and in life for 2013.

CCWRC has a website

Hello CCWRC ruggers and rugger huggers!

We here at CCWRC finally have our webpage up and running. It has taken a lot of volunteer hours and will continue to be a labor of love as the days go on. This page is linked to both our Twitter and Facebook account which have already been active with rugby news and happenings.

On the website, we have information and links for all your reffing needs and the schedule as well. We will update the schedule here as any changes arise. We will also post all official scores as we get them so swing by on Sundays. If you mosey on over to our Schedule and Scores page you will see that there is already a lot of competition in CCWRC and the spring half of the season is looking to be even better.

Stay tuned for information on a conference playoffs as well as USA Rugby Playoffs. If you have any ideas for information you would like to see here on the CCWRC webpage give me a holler at vicepresident.ccwrc@gmail.com

Good luck with recruiting for the Spring season!