Trivia Night: Monday July 28th

Please join us for a fun night of trivia, prizes, and an all you can eat taco bar!

  • When: Monday July 28th - Trivia registration begins at 7:30 and Trivia starts at 8:00
  • Where: McNally's Irish Pub 5352 College Ave. Oakland, CA
  • What: A multi-round general knowledge trivia to support the All Blues.  Raffles for All Blues Gear.  Prizes for the winning teams.  $10 All You Can Eat taco bar.  Drink specials.  

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All Blues Announce Summer 7's Coach

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Jake Nelson Takes the Lead on All Blues 7s.

The All Blues would like to extend a warm welcome to Jake Nelson, 2014 Summer 7’s Head Coach. A Premiere league prop for SFGG, Jake first heard of rugby through a friend during his senior year of high school. Nearly two years after playing football for Humboldt State, Jake attended a practice on Wednesday, played in a game on Friday, and “thought rugby was the cat’s meow.”

As a member of the Northern California Rugby community, Jake is very familiar with the All Blues reputation and has gotten to know several of the players over the years.This is Jake’s first head coaching position, and he is “very excited to be a part of a first class rugby club and intends to keep the standard of All Blues Rugby.” Returning veterans Sarah Davis and Irene Gardner are heading the squad this year as captains. An additional 5 athletes will return along with the aforementioned ladies from the National Championship 2013 squad.

With goals set high, Jake hopes to enter 2014 and defend our National Championship. Jake  hopes to find areas of the game in which we can improve upon as individuals as well as a team.

By Lisa Dombroski

Job Listing: Berkeley All Blues Fall Head Coach Search

The Berkeley All Blues Women’s Rugby Club is currently seeking a Head Fall Coach beginning mid-August through Women’s Premier League Nationals November 7-9, 2014. The ideal candidate is both able and committed to maintaining the club’s history of excellence and building a championship-level team. 
 
The Team 
 
Founded in 1978, the Berkeley All Blues is an elite women’s rugby team. The Club has won a combined total of 16 National Championships in both 15’s and 7’s, and is currently ranked second in the United States following the conclusion of the Fall 2013 Women’s Premier League season. 
 
The All Blues consist of approximately 40 athletes, dedicated to the club and the sport of rugby. The Club welcomes athletes of all levels and current players range from elite to novice in experience. Several players regularly compete on the Women’s National Team and territorial select sides. The emphasis of fall season is to compete at the highest level in the Women’s Premier League with the aim to secure a National Championship. The WPL is composed of the top eight teams in the country, and is structured to provide the highest level of competition in the US. 
 
Key Responsibilities 
 
• Development of overall team and sub-unit strategies 
• Development of athletes in the WPL pool, Providing effective feedback to individuals and the team 
• Plan and execute twice weekly practices 
• Attending all league matches and tournaments (overnight domestic travel is required) 
• Coordinating match selections with team captains 
• Assisting the Exec Board with team management and related efforts 
• Assistance with upholding of club policies set by the club’s Exec Board 
 
Schedule 
 
Practices are held twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Berkeley, California. The Women’s Premier League consists of six league matches and a two---day national championship tournament. The 2014 league schedule is from September 14 through November 9, 2014. Specific match dates are TBD; league match travel will include San Diego (CA), Glendale (CO), and Washington D.C. 
 
Qualifications 
 
A level 200 coaching certificate is required. Previous playing and/or coaching experience is required; specific experience coaching women is preferred. This is a part time position. Compensation includes a stipend. It is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Match travel related expenses will be paid by the club. 
 
To Apply 
 
Please submit a coaching resume as well as a brief statement of coaching philosophy to 
allbluespresident@gmail.com . The deadline for applications is June 30th, 2014.