Brujos go 2-1 at High Dirt, host El Paso on the 12th. New Practice Location! Movember! Rookie camp!
Photo courtesy of M Sarson at NM Rugby FanAddict
Happy November NM Brujos bloggers! Fall rugby marched on last week as the New Mexico Brujos went 2 and 1 and the 50th annual High Desert (Dirt) Tournament at its new location. Two of the Brujos wins came at the expense of a 36 to 0 win over UNM and a 14 to 10 win over the El Paso Scorpions. The Scorps will get a shot at revenge in two weeks (more on that below). The Brujos loss came at the hands of the tournament host Aardvarks. Thanks to the Varks for putting on the tournament and to all the teams that participated.
Next up for the New Mexico Brujos is a home match against the El Paso Scorpions on November 12th. The match is tentatively scheduled to be hosted at Phil Chacon Field South at 1 PM, but stay tuned to this blog next week for more details.
NM Brujos Rugby Practice has moved!!!!
It's getting darker earlier and with the time change right around the corner (fall back people!) it's time to take NM Brujos rugby practice under the lights! Until further notice Tuesday and Thursday rugby practice is moved to UNM's Johnson Field located at 2401 Redondo Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 East of Johnson Gym.
NM Brujos practice is every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 PM
New Players are always welcome! Cleats, mouthguard, and water very much recommended.
AYRU Rookie Rugby Camps start this Saturday!
AYRU will be running rookie rugby clinics every Saturday starting this Saturday, November 5th! North Domingo Baca Park, far east field. The clinics start at 9 and will finish by 11, but be there by 8.30 please. Onsite registration for only $10! Plus, every child gets a free ball! November 5th, 12th, and 19th! Cost is only $10 for the 3 weeks! Ages 7- 19! Come learn and grow with this great sport!
Checkout their Facebook page for more info. The rugby players of tomorrow are today's youth, so get out there and support AYRU anyway you can!
In addition, Albuquerque Youth Rugby has announced the date for this year's Turkey Touch Tournament. This year's tournament will take place on November 26th at 9 AM at North Domingo Baca Park. For more information as well as the registration link and team rules, please check back on the AYRU facebook page.
Atomic Sisters Fundraiser Tonight!
TONIGHT! Please come out to the Chipotle across from UNM located at 2608 Central SE, 87106 for the Atomic Sisters fundraiser! You can also order online from this location using code YPJFF8Q. Our awesome fiends the Atomic Sisters have been on a roll as of late, taking first at both the Santa Fe 10s in September, and High Desert last weekend and 2nd place in Flagstaff in October, thus cementing their place as THE premier women's team in the region, so your support for this great group of local athletes is more important than ever!
It's Movember time again! Movember is a cause that raises awesomeness of men's health and aims to reduce some of the biggest health crises that affect men, specifically mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Last year the New Mexico Brujos raised $275, but in past years have raised as much as $600! Let's see if we can top that this year!
Remember If you can't grow a mustache there are other ways to get involved. You can pledge to Movember every day during the month or you can just fundraise and pass on info. Whatever you can do, please do. Let's see those stashes BruMos!