Harlequin Newsletter: February 2018


The Harlequin Family


February 2018

Harlequins Help Spruce Up Atlanta! 
The Harlequins spent a balmy day in January at North Druid Hills Preschool with Trees Atlanta! This group works to protect Atlanta's forests and create new green space. Quins spent the morning putting their muscles to good use digging holes and planting new trees to support the cause! 
Spring Alumni Match 

D2 will take on Charleston in our only home game of the spring season at Old White' s field (1035 Fairburn Rd SW, Atlanta, GA).  Tentative kickoff is at 3:00pm, but please come early to watch the other youth and men's games during the day.  Rumor has it that there will also be head shaving in honor of St. Baldrick's.  Let us know If you want to participate!  There will be an alumni reception tent for all former Quins with merchandise and activities.  Please visit our website in the next weeks for more exact details about the day's agenda as times are subject to change!

Help us fundraise this Spring!
We are always working on ways to sustainably fundraise 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 getting your online shopping done. You can set your account to support "Atlanta Harlequins Womens Rugby Football Club" and the club will get money every time you shop! 
  • Order your protein and other workout supplements from Ruck Science! By using the code "ATLANTAHARLEQUINS" when checking out, a portion of your purchase will be donated to the team
  • Order some Harlequins gear. We are in the process of building our brand new online store! Any items that you want but we don't have? Let us know here what you would like to see in our new store! 
Join Us for the 18th Annual Dawn White Memorial Golf Tournament

The Harlequins' 18th Annual Dawn White Memorial Golf Tournament will be held May 12th, 2018 at Browns Mill Golf Course! You can follow our event page on Facebook to get updates, and go ahead and register your team here

If you would like to help sponsor the event to offset costs and get your business' name out there, you can find more information here
WPL Season Schedule Change
The WPL season is shifting forward to better align with the schedule of the USA Rugby Women's National Team. Matches will begin in the middle of August, and this year's nationals will be held in Atlanta from 10/26 - 10/28!

Harlequin Highlight

Name: Tiana "T" Johnson
Hometown: North Charleston, South Carolina
Occupation: Controls & Automation Engineer
Years playing rugby: 4
College rugby team: Clemson University 
Favorite rugby memory:
My favorite rugby memory is the first time I went to a rugby tournament and got to play an impromptu game with players from all different teams. 
What does being a Harlequin mean to you? It means more people decided to put up with me... but it also means I get to be a part of a bigger rugby family!

** We would love to highlight some of our awesome alumni! Send us a blurb of what you've been up to here!
D2 Spring Season
2/24   D2 @ Columbia
3/17    D2 vs Charleston @ OW
3/24   D2 @ Nash Bash

4/7     D2 @ Augusta
Spring Club Events

3/17    Spring Alumni Day 
4/14    Flip Cup Tournament 

5/12    Annual Golf Tournament
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The Harlequin Family Newsletter: January 2018

Happy New Year!

In an effort to connect with our larger Harlequin family, friends, and alumni this year, the Quins will be sending out a monthly newsletter. We are so excited to share our accomplishments and journey as a club throughout the year!
We are asking for your help as we collect contact information for all of our alumni, fans, and current players. Please take two minutes to fill out our information sheet so we can avoid double emails, mail bouncing back, and YOU missing out on exciting Harlequin news!


Harlequins Split Games at WPL Nationals

The Harlequins traveled to Tuscon, Arizona this November to complete in the 9th annual WPL National Championships. Atlanta lost a hard fought first match to Chicago North Shore, 24-5, and missed out on a spot in the 5th place playoff. The Harlequins ended the weekend on a high note with a great 34-10 win against the D.C. Furies. 

The team laughed, they cried, and in true #DWFA fashion they crushed the social! The Quins are excited to have this platform for growth in the offseason. Thank you to alumni, family, and friends that supported the Fall WPL season and trip to nationals! 


D2 Practice Starts in February

After a great Fall season that ended with a 45-10 win over the Augusta Furies, the D2 squad is kicking off practices in the beginning of February! If you would like to join them, please contact: atlantaharlequins@gmail.com

Harlequin Highlight


Name: Mo Compito
Hometown: Sterling, Virginia
Occupation: Senior Financial Analyst at American Cancer Society
Years playing rugby: 10
College rugby team: Virginia Tech
Favorite rugby memory:
The season that the Quins won D1 nationals, and being part of the rugby community that took over Chicago to watch the All Blacks vs. USA! 
What does being a Harlequin mean to you?
It means I have the opportunity to be part of something challenging but wonderful and full of growth.

D2 Spring Season

2/24 D2 @ Columbia
3/17 D2 vs Charleston @ Life
3/24 D2 @ Nash Bash
4/7 D2 vs Augusta @ Life

Spring Club Events

1/27  Trees Atlanta Volunteering
 3/3    Flip Cup Tournament
 3/17  Spring Alumni Game
5/12  Annual Golf Tournament

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Fall Season Updates

 Quins v Life

Quins v Life

WPL Week 4: Quins defeat New York 26-10 in New York.

WPL Week 3: Quins defeat D.C. Furies 19-14 at home.

WPL Week 2: Quins fall to New York 21-10 at home.

WPL Week 1: Quins fall to Minnesota Amazons 55-0 in Minnesota.

D2 Scrimmage v. Life: Quins & friends (Emory & North Georgia) fell to Life Women 38-10.

D2 Match 1: Match v. Columbia will be rescheduled due to Hurricane Joaquin. New date is TBD.

Quins Add U-19 Squad

Atlanta Harlequins Announce Creation of U-19 Team

The Atlanta Harlequins are excited to announce the creation of a Harlequins U-19 team

With many inaugural players coming from the former Kennesaw Mountain High School Girls Rugby Club, the new Atlanta Harlequins U-19 team will be the third side fielded under the AHWRFC banner after the Women’s Premier League (WPL) squad and the Division II “Deuces” squad. The U-19 team will be comprised of players from around the Atlanta metro area, regardless of high school affiliation.

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Spring 2015! Practice & Schedule


Practices for the 2015 Spring 15s season:

BEGINNING: Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Harmony Grove Soccer Complex 119 Harmony Grove Road Lilburn, GA 30047

Everyone is welcome to run around with us, regardless of age or experience! Bring cleats, a mouth guard, and water.

The Harlequins D2 squad's Spring 2015 Schedule is also set. See our Schedule page for more info.

Harlequin Patty Jervey Inducted into IRB Hall of Fame

Solidified As A Legend Candace Hall November 12, 2014

 Patty Jervey

Patty Jervey

When I look around the world, I sometimes wonder – what makes one person stand out more than another? What makes one person a celebrity – a legend even? What makes this or that person a name to be remembered?

Sometimes it’s one or two things they’ve done that makes them a remembered person and makes them famous (or infamous, in some cases). Sometimes its endorsement deals. And then sometimes it's the thing that they do day in and day out. For years. For a lifetime even. Does the recognition always come? For some, it doesn’t. But this time – finally – the recognition has come for one particular name that needs to be remembered.

This coming Monday, World Cup Champion, former USA Eagle, and Club-Level National Champion Patty “Jeeves” Jervey will be inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame – a member of the first class of women to hold the prestigious spot.

Hailing from Marietta, Georgia, Patty’s 31-year rugby career (that’s still not over, I might add) started at the University of South Carolina. She later solidified her rugby career with a transfer to Florida State University – the same university that produced other female rugby greats such as Candi Orsini and Kathy Flores – where her position as a center (and sometimes wing) really took off.

While many rugby players consider retiring somewhere in their 30s or 40s, on her 50th birthday, Patty played in a friendly match against NOVA (Northern Virginia). And just this past weekend, played with the Harlequins in the 2014 Women’s Premier League National Playoffs, where this season she’s had a go at playing both 8-man and flanker.

Over the years, Patty’s relentless and lifelong dedication to the sport of rugby has earned her: A coveted spot as a USA Eagle, with her first appearance in 1989 A World Cup title (the USA defeated England 19-6 in the first Women’s Rugby World Cup in 1991) Four additional World Cup appearances as a USA Eagle (1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006) 40 caps (only recently surpassed by USA prop Jamie Burke) A record for the most international points scored with 178 total points A Division I National Championship (2012 with her club team Atlanta Harlequins) Coaching positions with USA Rugby South Women’s All Stars and the Harlequins

Patty’s legacy is one that is well known in the women’s rugby community, and now, she’s been given her place amongst rugby greats like All Black Jonah Lomu and Springbok Francoise Pienaar – a well-deserved spot for a player that has reached the highest levels of rugby and has had a hand in cultivating the sport both internationally and domestically.

As her teammate and on behalf of the Atlanta Harlequins, I’d like to give the biggest congratulations and three cheers to Patty Jervey on this and all of her accomplishments.

Stay Frosty, PJ.

 Dummy Master

Dummy Master





Fall Season Updates

Home Fall 2014 Season Thus Far:

9/14/14: WPL @ MN Amazons: L – 38-12 | First Half Video - Second Half Video 9/21/14: WPL v. New York: W – 41-5 | Video D2 v. New York D2: L – 10-10 (Friendly)

9/28/14: WPL v. D.C. Furies: L – 24-19 | Video D2 v. Nashville: T – 15-15

10/4/14: D2 @ Jacksonville: W – 41-19

10/12/14: WPL @ New York: W – 48-5 | Video



Quins Go 8-0 in 1st Weekend

Renegades7s_2014 The Harlequins finished the first weekend of 7s competition with 8 wins and 0 losses, winning both the Elite & Open brackets at Renegades Midnight 7s!

Harlequins A (National Qual. Matches): 22-0 over Orlando 29-5 over Vice City Sting 27-12 over Orlando (Championship Match)

Harlequins B (the FarleyQuins): 34-5 over Defiant 7s 21-7 over AAA 7s 36-5 over North Georgia 7s 29-10 over North Georgia 7s 29-17 over AAA 7s (Championship Match)

WPL Update

In our 3rd WPL match, the Quins fell to the Minnesota Amazons at home, 47-5.The Quins2 side defeated the Atlanta ARC Angels 43-0.









Our 4th WPL match, the Quins defeated the San Diego Surfers at home, 45-12.









In our 5th & 6th WPL matches, the Quins fell to the Berkeley All Blues (44-14) and the Minnesota Amazons (70-0), both away matches.