Fall 15s will officially kick off today!
Both the Men and the Women will start their seasons HOME on September 9th.
Men's practices will start TODAY (8/15), 6-8pm at Dick Green Field! Practices will continue through November on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For the complete schedule click here.
The women will kick off their practice schedule TOMORROW with RUGBY OLYMPICS! An annual tradition to start the season off on a fun foot! Everyone is welcome, old players and new, active, social, retired, ALL ARE WELCOME! The games will begin at 6pm at Dick Green Field.
Normal women's practices will begin Monday, 8/21, 6-8pm and will continue through October on Mondays and Wednesdays. For the complete schedule click here.
We look forward to seeing everyone! All skill levels (even if you have never played) are welcome to join the Knicks. Fill out our recruiting form, or just show up to a practice if you are interested!
Open invite to play rugby with the Albany Sirens this summer!!!
After a year hiatus, our annual Poker Crawl Returns!
Come out and support your favorite ruggers and try your hand at winning best or worst hand!
Schedule is still under construction, but here's the start:
4:30: The Hollow Bar + Kitchen (79 N. Pearl Street, Albany, NY)!! - Drink Specials
6pm-ish: McGeary's Irish Pub (4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY) - Food Specials to keep you going!
Wolff's Biergarten (895 Broadway, Albany, NY) - Drink Specials
WOLFF's is also having a steinholding contest for a prize!! Make sure you get there by 7:30 in order to participate!
Graney's Stout (904 Broadway, Albany, NY) - Drink Specials
$25/ person - Buy your ticket now!
If you bring 1-4 friends, you only pay $20
If you bring 5 friends your admission is free.
Purchase in advance for guarantee of a shirt the day of
$25 includes a pub crawl t-shirt, drink specials and a chance to win a cash prize for best and worst hand.
Please invite your friends to this FB event! Get the word out!
All proceeds go to support the Albany Knickerbocker's Rugby Club!
Knicks: We will need some volunteers, so reach out to Ally Seney if you want to help deal cards!
We are happy to formally announce a number of club affiliates to help you prepare for (and recover from) the 2017 season!
45 Railroad Ave
Albany, New York
Gabe at Powerhouse Athletics has set up a great space with tons of training options including a turf area (sprint work and sled pushes!), free weights, and tires to hit or flip! Stop in and try out one of their classes, or reach out to Gabe (email@example.com) to set up a time to check them out. The have a limited number of classes now, but are looking to expand based on interest as their membership grows. You can also check them out on Facebook.
1 Charles Blvd
Guilderland, New York
Not a new affiliation, but now an official one! A number of the women's team members have been training here since we held group training sessions there a few years ago and love it! And they are in the process of expanding, adding yoga classes and eventually chiropractic and massage services. Contact Chad (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a trial run and see what they offer. You can also check them out on Facebook.
Dr. Kerry Deyo
Elevate Albany Wellness
407 Albany Shaker Road Suite 200
Loudonville, New York
Dr. Kerry has signed on to support us at our home games providing athletic training services including taping up all of your wonky joints! We look forward to having her, she comes highly recommended from a number of Knicks who have used her and her business's services. Albany Total Wellness is an integrative healthcare practice that brings together chiropractic, acupuncture, and naturopathic services all under one roof. So if you have some aching lingering ailments, check them out!
We are also happy to announce that we have partnered with Stout to host our post game socials!
Albany, NY 12207
In addition to these excellent businesses, the following companies have helped us out through sponsorship:
785 Central Ave,
Albany, NY 12206
Albany, NY 12207
(Or any of their other locations! - Troy, Schenectady, Syracuse)
Albany, NY 12207
We love to support our local business who help to support us, so take some time and check these guys out!
Please contact us for more info on special offers for Knicks members!
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
Up-to-date information regarding rugby events in the Capital Region.