Our partners at Wolff's Biergarten are ready for 6 Nations! Check out the schedule below and head over to check out some rugby! Invite your friends! We are also inquiring about any Women's broadcast, but here is the schedule for that: http://www.rbs6nations.com/en/women/live-on-tv.php#5HK85IszmD3YDvrv.97
Check out their Capital District locations:
Albany: 895 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
Schenectady: 165 Erie Blvd, Schenectady, NY 12305
Troy: 2 King St, Troy, NY 12180
The Knicks will be hosting the second annual Capital Region Touch Rugby tournament in February - sign up now!
What: 8 teams will play 7v7 touch rugby. Every team will play 5 games regardless of pool play turnout.
When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 9am-Noon
Where: Afrims Bethlehem Dome (450 Wemple Rd, Bethlehem Center, New York 12077)
Check out the Facebook event or Register now!
We will also be looking for volunteers to help run the tournament (approx. 5)! Please contact Hugh if you are available to help out.
Touch Rugby is back in session! The Albany Knicks will be back out there every Wednesday night for the next 8-10 weeks staring 1/11/17. We invite all local and college rugby teams to participate in the action! This is a great time to have players learn the game of rugby! Please see the rules/schedule below
Starts at 9:45pm
No Cleats!! Sneakers or Turf Shoes only!
$5 to participate
Teams will be split evenly based on number of participants
4 teams will play at a time
Games will be played until 11pm
Fun Fact: If you pay your year ($150 until Feb. 28th) OR spring season dues ($100/$50 for students), touch is FREE!
Bring payment to touch (cash or check made out to AKRFC) or pay online
Check the Knick's facebook for event invites and updates!
If you have any questions feel free to contact Nicole Vidro or Jason Riegert via facebook or by email
Come one, come all to the 2016 Holiday Party! Throw on your finest festive attire and join the Knickerbocker family at Wolff's Biergarten in Albany for an evening of merriment and laughs.
The bar staff has given us the OK to bring our own snacks, so please feel free to bring an appetizer or holiday treats. There will also be a full menu of food available (http://www.wolffsbiergarten.com/albany-new-york/food/).
Hope to see everyone there!
Check out the event here
What: Knicks Holiday Party
When: Sunday, December 18, 5pm
Where: Wolff's Biergarten, 895 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207
Come to the Victory Cafe in Albany to attend our Annual General Meeting! We will cover the club activities over the past year and our plans for 2017. We will also be voting on the Executive Committee and Board Members and looking for committee members.
Make your voice heard!
Location: Victory Cafe Upstairs - 10 Sheridan Ave, Albany, NY 12207
Date: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
All players must renew their CIPP Registration for the 2016-2017 USA Rugby competitive season to be eligible to play. Please return to www.usarugby.org and click on the red “Register/Login” button. On the next page click on “Login.” You will need your username and password to login. Follow the 5 steps and pay to renew at the end. Your membership will be activated and listed as current for the 2016-2017 season once you have registered.
Another year, another late thank you! We want to say a HUGE thank you to all our Banquet Sponsors from this year! We couldn't do it without all of you! Thanks to Field Goods, The Daily Grind, Honest Weight Food Co-op,C.H. Evans Brewing Albany Pump Station, CrossFit Aevitas, Nine Pin Cider, and Playdium Bowling Center for your continued support. The Knicks love these businesses and you should too! Pay them a visit! And another thanks to Brown's Rev Hall for being great hosts!
Our Annual General Meeting will be held:
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: The Victory Café (upstairs)
All club members are strongly encouraged to attend to help set the path for the club in the upcoming year.
The agenda will be provided no later than November 7th.
All interested nominees for the open positions listed below must be sent by email (jointly) to Director Charles (Director@AlbanyKnicks.org) and Secretary Chia (Secretary@AlbanyKnicks.org) prior to November 7th.
The following positions are open for nominations:
2 Board Members (3 year term)
Director of Rugby (3 year term)
President (1 year term)
Vice President (1 year term)
Treasurer (1 year term)
Secretary (1 year term)
Youth Coordinator (1 year term)
Please see page 5 of our Bylaws (found here) for position descriptions.
All members must be in good-standing (fall dues paid in full by November 12th) to hold office or vote.
All officers, including non-playing members, must pay full membership dues each season to hold office.
The Secretary will deliver to the membership the slate of nominees to be voted on at the AGM no later than November 7th.
No nominations for positions sought will be made from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.
Here is your handy guide to Albany Knicks/Sirens 15's practices for the fall!
Women's Practice: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8pm, Dick Green Field
Men's Practice, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-8pm, Dick Green Field
If you are playing this fall, please try to make both of your respective team's practices (but definitely make what you can!). Both the men's and women's sides will need numbers as we have long seasons. If you have restrictions on availability and would like to run around with the other team, please reach out! Since the more people are at practice, the more can be done, and thus the more FUN can be had.
If you know someone or ARE someone who might be interested in playing, please come check us out!!
P.S. The women will NOT be holding practice on Labor day, but will instead be hosting Rugby Olympics on 9/10. Come out and join us or cheer us on!
Here is your handy guide to Albany Knicks/Sirens 7's practices for this summer!
Mondays, 6pm, Dick Green Field- Fitness session run by the Women's team. All men and women are encouraged to attend (even if you don't intend to play 7's!) and get some good fitness in so you want to die less while running around when it's 100deg out OR so you can be sleak and sexy for 15's in the fall (or for Saranac).
Wednesdays, 6pm, Dick Green Field- This is the "main" practice each week run by our Coach Jo. For both men and women who wish to play this summer.
Thursdays, 6pm, Dick Green Field- 7's practice run by the Men's team. This, again, is open to all men and women who wish to play this summer and are looking for some good fitness.
If you are playing this summer, please attend as many practices as you can. Both the men's and women's sides will need numbers and many of the tournaments are right around the corner. Since the more people are at practice, the more can be done, and thus the more FUN can be had, come out even if you aren't planning on attending the tournaments!
If you know anyone who is even slightly interested in playing rugby, 7's is a great way to be introduced to the sport prior to 15's season so please bring them out.
Up-to-date information regarding rugby events in the Capital Region.