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Beantown Women Drop from WPL

Women Senior Rugby

Beantown Women Drop from WPL

Boston Mass. — Beantown RFC today announced its decision to withdraw from the Women’s Premier League and enter New England Rugby Football Union’s Division 1 for the fall 2014 season. Beantown, as one of the original 8 teams during WPL’s inception in 2009, will continue to strive to be at the forefront of Women’s rugby in the USA. While Beantown has enjoyed and succeeded playing in the WPL, membership in the WPL is no longer in the best interest for the Club.

Withdrawal from the WPL will allow Beantown to focus on financial stability, recruitment and retention, and development of quality players which will allow us to compete to be the best women’s teams in the country. Beantown feels confident that NERFU D1 will provide solid competition in a nurturing and financially appropriate environment for the club. Alongside our D1 team, Beantown will continue to compete in NERFU D2 as well.

Beantown Women’s Rugby Football Club is a 501c-3 non-profit organization devoted to the development of women’s rugby both in the New England Area and nationally. Beantown Rugby Football Club was founded in the fall of 1976 and quickly established itself as one of the nation’s preeminent women’s rugby teams. The Club has compiled a distinguished record at the National Championship Tournament, placing top-five in every appearance since 1980, including six National Championship titles.