Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
Release courtesy of the Minnesota Valkyries
With the new Lingerie Football League company adding an expansion team in Minneapolis, we are keenly aware of the confusion this can create between our organizations. Although we speak respectfully of this new team, we are in no way affiliated, connected, or associated with the Lingerie Football League or its recently announced plans for a new Minnesota team.
The Minnesota Valkyries Rugby Football Club has a long and rich history within Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as, through out the United States. We have been in existence for over 30 years and had the awesome opportunity to help shape women’s rugby into the growing and popular sport it is today.
We are able to play in the USA Rugby Women’s Premier League, where we are currently ranked 4th in the country. Our athletes are top notch with representation on the Midwest Territorial All-Star team,at theIRB Women’s World Cup this past fall. With the upcoming 2016 Olympic games including women’s rugby as a debut sport, we look forward to Valkyries striving for a shot at Olympic gold.
As a non-profit organization with amateur athletes, we understand the need for energetic volunteers to help keep an organization running. Thus, not only do we maintain stellar work ethic on the field, we also volunteer our time with various non-profit community organizations within the Twin Cities, volunteer with the Minnesota Amateur Rugby Foundation to help young kids get access to rugby, and volunteer to coach various high school and college teams throughout the Midwest.
Finally, the Minnesota Valkyries Rugby Football Club would like to thank all those who have and continue to share support of our identity within the athletic community. Specifically, USA Rugby Football Union, Midwest Rugby Football Union, Minnesota Rugby Football Union and teams, USA Women’s Premier League teams, our local women’s teams, Twin Cities Amazons Rugby Football Club and Minneapolis Menagerie Rugby Football Club, our alumni, the Vintage Valks, and all of our fans who cheer us on.
If you need more information, please contact the President of Minnesota Valkyries Rugby, Jen “Trie” Triemstra via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org