Harlequins Newsletter: December 2018

*|MC:SUBJECT|*

The Harlequin Family

Newsletter

 

Happy New Year!

As 2018 comes to a close, I just wanted to share a few stats and thank you all for the hard work you put in, on and off the pitch, repping the crest.

The WPL squad finished in 7th place (up from 9th in 2017) in the league with a 4 and 4 record. Highlights include ending the season with a win over North Shore to secure 7th place, the first ever win against the Twin City Amazons and scoring 320 points across the season, 2nd only to league runner-up Glendale. There are 33 active players for the squad and full rosters were carried into each and every match.

The Deuces currently stand in 1st place in the Carolinas-Georgia Division having amassed 258 points over 4 matches versus 5 allowed. There are 49 active players for the squad.

We had 35 rookies don the red, blue, green and yellow for the first time this season. Several of the new players came from local universities, often coached by former Quin players.

We had 3 Quins called up to represent the USA for the fall tour and have another 2 selected for the NA4 competition in February. 6 more Quins have been selected for the USA Rugby South squad.

We hosted another successful, well-received national event with the October WPL Championship.

All staff coaches are continuing their educations by attending the Women in Rugby Conference in NC this month.

All contracted coaches are currently, or will be within the next month, Level III certified.

As always, there are things to improve upon; there are issues to address; there are conversations to be had. But, it all should start with taking a good look back at where we have come from so we can map out where we want to go next.

Thanks to all who have shown up, all who have led, all who have followed, all who have coached, all who have volunteered, all who have washed jerseys, all who have fed the masses, all who have completed paperwork, all who have RSVP’ed, all who have swept the locker room, all who have pumped up balls, all who have turned out the lights, all who have given rides to the opposition or teammates or refs, all who have hosted, all who have filmed, all who have worked on skills, all who have worked on fitness, all who have encouraged a mate, all who have, even on down days, brought yourselves to the pitch, all who have shown up. Yes, I intentionally circled back around. Your mates appreciate it. The coaches appreciate it. The admins appreciate it. The club cannot function without you.

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

Here’s to believing and achieving in 2019.

- Patty Jervey,
Club President
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL! 
Winter Fundraising

The Quins are working this off-season to raise money for the D2 spring season, summer 7s, and next year's WPL season! Please consider some of these fundraising opportunities to support us: 

  • Use Amazon Smile whenever you're shopping on Amazon. You can set your account to support "Atlanta Harlequins Womens Rugby Football Club" and the club will get 0.5% every time you shop. We already have 75 unique Amazon supporters! 
We've raised over $500 through our Amazon Smile donations! 
  • Order your protein and other workout supplements from Ruck Science! Use the code "ATLANTAHARLEQUINS" when checking out and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the team.
  • Need to max out your donations by the end of the year to lower your tax burden? Does your company have some ideas about sponsorship or do a donation match?  The Harlequins are a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS and we can happily help with acceptance of those 2018 funds before the end of the year. Please consider us in your annual giving.
Forward this newsletter to a friend

Want to donate to the cause?
You can set up a monthly gift or a one-time donation here through our PayPal: atlantaharlequins@gmail.com


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can unsubscribe from this list here.

 






This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
*|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|*

*|REWARDS|*

Harlequins Newsletter: November 2018

*|MC:SUBJECT|*

The Harlequin Family

Newsletter:


November 2018

Harlequins Abroad
Kaitlyn "KB" Broughton, Cortney Kuehl, Darian Lovelace, and Megan Rom all recently returned from their first tour overseas with USA Rugby!
KB and Rom earned their first caps, battling tough matches against New Zealand, England, and Ireland. Cortney and Darian made a HUGE impact on the pitch with the USA Selects against England Academy, with Cortney scoring the game winning try for the select side! 
D2 Finishes Fall with Two Big Wins
D2 finished out their successful Fall season with a 72-0 win over Columbia, and a 91-0 win over Augusta! If you want to get involved this spring, D2 will start practices in February. Get connected with us by sending an email here
WPL Uncapped All-Tournament Team
 Congratulations to Christina Swift and Corinne Heaver, who were named to the 2018 WPL Un-capped All Tournament Team! Both of these amazing rookies were recognized for their strong skill sets and impact on the field. Read about their honors here
Quins Holiday Swag


Outfit all of your loved ones with Harlequins gear for the holidays! Check out our online store. Do you have an amazing Quins gear idea but don't see your vision in the store? Reach out to us here and we can make it happen!
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL! 
Winter Fundraising

The Quins are working this off-season to raise money for the D2 spring season, summer 7s, and next year's WPL season! Please consider some of these fundraising opportunities to support us: 

  • Use Amazon Smile whenever you're shopping on Amazon. You can set your account to support "Atlanta Harlequins Womens Rugby Football Club" and the club will get 0.5% every time you shop. We already have 75 unique Amazon supporters! 
We've raised over $500 through our Amazon Smile donations! 
  • Order your protein and other workout supplements from Ruck Science! Use the code "ATLANTAHARLEQUINS" when checking out and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the team.
  • Need to max out your donations by the end of the year to lower your tax burden? Does your company have some ideas about sponsorship or do a donation match?  The Harlequins are a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS and we can happily help with acceptance of those 2018 funds before the end of the year. Please consider us in your annual giving.
Forward this newsletter to a friend

Want to donate to the cause?
You can set up a monthly gift or a one-time donation here through our PayPal: atlantaharlequins@gmail.com


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can unsubscribe from this list here.

 






This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
*|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|*

*|REWARDS|*

Harlequins Newsletter: October 2018

*|MC:SUBJECT|*

The Harlequin Family

Newsletter:


October 2018

WPL Finishes 7th at Nationals

With a tough 19-12 loss to the Berkley All-Blues on Friday, the WPL Quins came back with a huge 42-17 win over Chicago North Shore. This leaves the Quins with a 7th place finish--two spots up from last year!

Thank you to all of our players, sponsors, volunteers, and fans for their support throughout the weekend!

Happy Halloween from D2!
D2 had a blast last night with their spooky Halloween practice! Catch them for their final matches of the season:
- November 10 at Columbia
- November 17 at Augusta
If you can't make it in person, follow our twitter feed - @AHWRFC!
Congrats to our new Eagles
Congratulations to Kaitlyn "KB" Broughton, Cortney Kuehl, and Darian Lovelace who were chosen for this fall's USA Eagles tour! These three WPL rookies have made a huge impact on the field this year, and we can't wait to see them on the international pitch. Watch them take the field this weekend versus the Black Ferns at 12:00pm CDT on FloRugby!
Quins Represent at the WPL Legends Match
Front Row (L-R): Pat Neder (Quins, Nashville Gypsies), Shelley Wilson (Quins, Olde Girls), Dre Khoury (Furies, Eagles, former WPL commissioner), Dana Jackson (Quins, Gypsies, Olde Girls)
Back Row (L-R): Lisa Durham (Quins), Kittery Wagner-Ruiz (Beantown, Glendale, Eagles, current Quins WPL coach), Sharon Gamble (Quins), Phaidra Knight (NYRC, Eagles), Dana Richens (Furies), Nancy Dennis Campbell (Memphis, Gypsies), Patty Jervey (FSU, Quins, Eagles, current Quins club director), Irene Gardner (Quins, Berkley, Eagles), Rosalind Chou (Beavers, Quins, current Quins and Life coach), Joanne Bader (Furies, current Furies coach and her son Oakley, Carly Harrington (Quins), Kim Semiglia (Life, Quins)
Support Cape Fear Rugby
Cape Fear Rugby Football Club was hit hard by Hurricane Florence. While they've spent hours helping with relief efforts in their community, their fields and club house have significant damage. Please consider donating to their rebuilding efforts here!
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL!
Fall Fundraising

The Quins are working hard year-round to offset costs for both WPL, D2, and 7s! Please consider some of these fundraising opportunities to support us:

  • Use Amazon Smile whenever you're shopping on Amazon. You can set your account to support "Atlanta Harlequins Womens Rugby Football Club" and the club will get 0.5% every time you shop. We already have 75 unique Amazon supporters!
We've raised over $500 through our Amazon Smile donations!
  • Order your protein and other workout supplements from Ruck Science! Use the code "ATLANTAHARLEQUINS" when checking out and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the team.
  • Rock Quins gear wherever you go! You can shop our online store here. Any items that you want but we don't have? Let us know here what you would like to see!
Forward this newsletter to a friend

Want to donate to the cause?
You can set up a monthly gift or a one-time donation here through our PayPal: atlantaharlequins@gmail.com


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can unsubscribe from this list here.







This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences
*|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|*

*|REWARDS|*

Harlequins Newsletter: September 2018

*|MC:SUBJECT|*

The Harlequin Family

Newsletter:


September 2018

WPL Sitting 1st in the Red Division!

With all of our amazing alumni cheering us on this weekend, the WPL side beat Beantown 43-12 to take first place in the Red division! This follows a September full of growth and wins over the Furies and the Amazons. WPL will face NYRC on Sunday, September 30th before the final push to nationals in October!
D2 Faces Augusta in First Match
D2 is taking on Augusta for the first match of the season this weekend! You can follow updates on the match through our twitter - @AHWRFC

While the trek might be far for a lot of our fans, mark your calendars for the first D2 home match on October 6th. Deuces will kick off against Savannah at 12:00pm @ Life.

Alumni Weekend Fun
Thank you to all of our former and current Quins for joining us for an amazing alumni weekend! We had a blast sharing stories at Tucker Brewing Company, and cheering on WPL during the match. Make sure you follow our Facebook to see photos from the weekend!
WPL Nationals in Atlanta
WPL Nationals is Oct 26-28th at Life University! The club is looking for sponsors for an alcohol tent, photo booth, training services, and party food. Sponsors will receive recognition on the team website and at the event, as well as during the live stream on FloRugby. If you have ideas or connections, please reach out here.
We are planning lots of fun activities, including Saturday, so block your calendars for the weekend. We will be celebrating the 10th season of the Women's Premier League!
Harlequins Represent!
An outstanding group of Harlequins represented the club this past weekend at the USA South Rugby camp! This mix of WPL and D2 players had a great showing at the game vs. Life University JV on Sunday. Look out for this crew as USA South begins playing matches on the road!
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL!
Fall Fundraising

The Quins are working hard year-round to offset costs for both WPL, D2, and 7s! Please consider some of these fundraising opportunities to support us:

  • Use Amazon Smile whenever you're shopping on Amazon. You can set your account to support "Atlanta Harlequins Womens Rugby Football Club" and the club will get 0.5% every time you shop. We already have 75 unique Amazon supporters!
We've raised over $500 through our Amazon Smile donations!
  • Order your protein and other workout supplements from Ruck Science! Use the code "ATLANTAHARLEQUINS" when checking out and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the team.
  • Rock Quins gear wherever you go! You can shop our online store here. Any items that you want but we don't have? Let us know here what you would like to see!
Forward this newsletter to a friend

Want to donate to the cause?
You can set up a monthly gift or a one-time donation here through our PayPal: atlantaharlequins@gmail.com


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can unsubscribe from this list here.







This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences
*|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|*

*|REWARDS|*

Harlequins Newsletter: August 2018

*|MC:SUBJECT|*

The Harlequin Family

Newsletter:


August 2018

ATL Places 7th at USA Club 7s Nationals!

A huge congratulations goes out to the Quins players who placed 7th at USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals in New York this month.
ATL fought hard to make their way out of their pool on Saturday and into the top 8 for Sunday play. After two tough losses to start the day, the Quins came back and beat Rocky Mountain Magic to finish 7th overall! On top of a great team performance, our own Chi Chi Chukwueke earned a spot on the 2018 Women's Dream Team!
WPL Season is In Full Swing
WPL has shown up and showed out with huge numbers this season! The first match of the season ended in a tough 17-15 loss to Beantown. After a great week of practice, WPL faced NYRC at home. In a scoring rally, NY came away with the win, 50-38.
WPL is ready to bring it next week to the Twin Cities Amazons! The game starts this Saturday at 6:00pm at Life University--follow our event for updates.

D2 Rugby is Here!
The Quins D2 side has started up practices! After an awesome kick-off meeting, the Deuces are out training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-10:00pm. Watch out for their first game on September 15th at Augusta!
Save the Date for Alumni Weekend
Harlequins Alumni Weekend is September 21-23rd! We will kick off the weekend with a social at Tucker Brewing Company - RSVP here. On Saturday, WPL will take on Beantown at 6:00pm at Life, complete with activities for kids and a social for alums! We will have a Sunday send off, with details soon to come.
WPL Nationals

WPL Nationals is Oct 26-28th at Life University! The club is looking for sponsors for an alcohol tent, photo booth, training services, and party food. Sponsors will receive recognition on the team website and at the event, as well as during the live stream on FloRugby. If you have ideas or connections, please reach out here.
We are planning lots of fun activities, including Saturday, so block your calendars for the weekend. We will be celebrating the 10th season of the Women's Premier League!

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL!
Fall Fundraising

The Quins are working hard year-round to offset costs for both WPL, D2, and 7s! Please consider some of these fundraising opportunities to support us:

  • Use Amazon Smile whenever you're shopping on Amazon. You can set your account to support "Atlanta Harlequins Womens Rugby Football Club" and the club will get 0.5% every time you shop. We already have 75 unique Amazon supporters!
  • Order your protein and other workout supplements from Ruck Science! Use the code "ATLANTAHARLEQUINS" when checking out and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the team.
  • Rock Quins gear wherever you go! You can shop our online store here. Any items that you want but we don't have? Let us know here what you would like to see!
Forward this newsletter to a friend

Want to donate to the cause?
You can set up a monthly gift or a one-time donation here through our PayPal: atlantaharlequins@gmail.com


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can unsubscribe from this list here.







This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences
*|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|*

*|REWARDS|*

Harlequins Newsletter: July 2018

*|MC:SUBJECT|*

The Harlequin Family

Newsletter:


July 2018

WPL Kicks Off July 31st!

After an awesome meeting this past week, WPL is all gassed up and ready to go for the season. This year is a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Women's Premier League! The Quins are excited to get this season started with our new coaching duo - head coach Kittery Wagner Ruiz and assistant coach Rosalind Chou.
Guided by our new coaches, we will being playing our normal competitive schedule in the WPL East, along with a special friendly match against Life West on September 8th. You can stay updated with our schedule and season by following us on Facebook.
Thank You to Our 7s Supporters
A big thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts for our 7s team who is competing at USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals! Make sure to tune in to the live stream August 11-12 to cheer on the Quins!

We had a great time at The Whelan watching the championships matches of the Rugby World Cup. Congratulations to our raffle winners:
1st: Keta Sutton, signed Jonah Lomu ball
2nd: Mangala Kanayson, Quins swag bag #1
3rd: Udarius Blair, Quins swag bag #2

Calling All D2 Players!

The D2 kick off meeting will be held Thursday, August 16th at 7:30pm at the NeuroLIFE Institute (across from our fields). This meeting is for ANYONE interested in playing this year!
Practices will start on Tuesday, August 21st - all practices and games are in TeamApp, so please start getting your RSVPs in.
Odds & Ends with the Quins!
Odds and Ends with the Quins is our new, year-round fundraising program! Now, when you have a task or odd job that needs to be completed, such as moving, painting, or gardening, you can hire a qualified Harlequin or two to help you out. When you pay, part of fee will go to the club, and the other part will go towards that player's account, which they can use for dues, team flights, and more. Information on how to hire a Harlequin can be found here!
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL!
We are always improving - that includes our social media! We are looking for new hashtags (like #TackleTuesday) to show off all that the Quins have to offer - tweet us your best hashtag and you could win a brand new Atlanta Harlequins baseball cap!
Summer FUNdraising

We're always working on sustainable fundraising for the club so we can continue to grow. There are a couple different (easy!) ways that you can support the Quins:

  • Use Amazon Smile whenever you're shopping on Amazon. You can set your account to support "Atlanta Harlequins Womens Rugby Football Club" and the club will get 0.5% every time you shop.
  • Order your protein and other workout supplements from Ruck Science! Use the code "ATLANTAHARLEQUINS" when checking out and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the team.
  • Rock Quins gear wherever you go! You can shop our online store here. Any items that you want but we don't have? Let us know here what you would like to see!
Upcoming WPL Events
7/31 First WPL Practice @ Life
8/19 WPL @ Beantown
8/25 WPL vs NYRC @ Life
9/21-23 Alumni Weekend

10/26-28 WPL Nationals @ Life
Upcoming D2 Events

8/16 Pre-Season Kick Off Meeting
8/21 First D2 Practice @ Life

*Interested in joining us for an upcoming event but have questions on how to join? Send us a quick note here and we will get you signed up!
Forward this newsletter to a friend

Want to donate to the cause?
You can set up a monthly gift or a one-time donation here through our PayPal: atlantaharlequins@gmail.com


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can unsubscribe from this list here.







This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences
*|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|*

*|REWARDS|*

Harlequins Newsletter: June 2018

*|MC:SUBJECT|*

The Harlequin Family

Newsletter:


June 2018

Win An Autographed Jonah Lomu Ball! 

AHWRFC is hosting a raffle over the next month  to support our 7s squad who has earned the South #1 seed to compete at Nationals on August 11 & 12, 2018!

Grand Prize is a ball autographed by rugby star Jonah Lomu from the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. Second and Third prizes include a Harlequins swag package and gift cards. You can purchase raffle tickets for $10 each online here