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Opens 2/5/2018 and closes 3/18/2018

Players must register through Dublin Football League website, AND must complete registration through link provided with Rugby Ohio

A player is not registered officially, and will not be permitted to take part in practice or games unless both registrations have been completed and fees have been paid.

Scholarships are available.

2018 Schedule

Season Complete!




The store will close at 11:55pm on 3/18/2018 for delivery to each household around April 4th.

Program Description

Dublin Youth Rugby Football program summary:

  • Rookie Rugby: Pre-K / K
  • Mini League: 1-2nd Grade
  • Junior League: 3-4th Grade
  • Senior League: 5-6th Grade
  • Middle School Rugby : 7-8th Grade

K-4th grade option for non-contact flag rugby. Video clips of each age group available below

DFL Youth Rugby Executive Committee for Dublin Rugby Football Club

Chris Northup
  • Commissioner
  • USA Rugby certified level 200 coach
Sharyn Beodeker
  • Director of Coaching DRFC
  • Head Coach DRFC Senior League
  • Head Coach DRFC women's rugby
  • USA Rugby certified level 200 coach
Thoron Byrd
  • Director of Coaching DRFC Middle School Rugby
  • Head Coach Middle School
  • USA Rugby Certified Level 200 coach
Mack Swenson
  • Head Coach DRFC Junior League
  • USA Rugby certified Level 200
Michelle Swenson
  • DRFC Volunteer director
Shay Northup
  • DRFC Director of Chris Northup

Cost Summary

Cost per child / Spring Season 2017

Grade Program Registration Fee
Pre-K / K Rookie Rugby $50.00
1st - 2nd Mini League $75.00
3rd - 4th Junior League $100.00*
5th - 6th Senior League $135.00*
7th - 8th Middle School Rugby $160.00* **
*Includes jersey, shorts, socks, practice t-shirt
**opportunity to be selected to all-star team & play 2 tournaments (cost not included in registration fee)

Middle School, Senior League and Junior League Projected Uniforms

Parents / Family can purchase Dublin Rugby gear/apparel. T-shirts / Warm up suits / Socks /Jerseys / Shorts /Jackets /Sweatshirts / Duffel bags, etc

Program Outline

DFL is participating with Central Ohio Youth Rugby League aka Columbus Olympic Rugby League to ensure competition with other local communities:

  • Hilliard
  • Pickerington
  • Columbus (Polaris)
  • Watkins

Currently, we will be the only youth rugby program in central Ohio who offers full contact for kids in first grade through 6th grade. COYRL is referring the families of kids in other communities to DFL to register for tackle rugby.


Kids will be playing "7's rugby": The same game played in the Olympics.

Match Play
  • 7 players vs. 7 players
  • 7 minute halves with 5 minute halftime
  • Players will play minimum of 2 games per week
  • 30 minutes between games
  • K-4 (Junior League) - field size approximately 30 yards log, 25 yards wide
  • 7 minute halves with 5 minute halftime
  • 5th/6th grade (Senior League) - field size approximately 50 yards wide, 60 yards long.
  • 7th/8th grade ( Middle School League ) - field size approximately 50 yards wide, 60 yards long.
  • No goal posts needed on any field.
Organization/team creation

Designed to be flexible, as we don't know how many kids will register

Field Location

All practices and games will take place at the Dublin Coffman Park extension.

  • Parking lot directly off post road (newly constructed)
  • This is the field located next to the new parking lot and can be accessed from Commerce Pkwy or old Post Rd (that leads into the rec center). If travelling from out of Dublin, map the Dublin Community Recreation Center and arrive at practice/game time.

Practice Date/Time

All practices and games will take place at the Dublin Coffman Park extension.

  • First Practice will take place Friday March 16th
  • Rookie Rugby - Welcome to join mini practices on Friday nights 5:30- 6:30, but not required
  • Mini, JR, SR, MS: Friday nights 5:30 - 7:00pm

**Coaches may select additional practice dates (especially middle school rugby)

Practices will be held in "academy pool style" format for the first several weeks Based on registration numbers, individual teams may be formed

Game Date/Time

  • First game will be Saturday April 7th.
  • Youth League games will be on Saturday afternoons between 12pm and 4 pm
  • Middle school: Rugby games will be at 11am Saturdays
    • Schedule is not yet set up, but games rotate each week between Dublin, Polaris, Hilliard, Pickerington, and Watkins
  • Games will be Saturdays and staggered slightly based on age group and field space/availability
  • Each player will play minimum of 2 games each Saturday

We are expecting to work around DYA's spring sports times per age to make it as easy as possible for families who have kids playing rugby.


Ohio Health trainer will attend and observe all games

The trainer will perform any and all player evaluations for any injury (including potential concussion) Trainer has undisputed authority to pull any player out of match play at anytime at their sole discretion. Any attempt to sway trainers' decisions will result in immediate suspension of individual attempting to sway trainer's decision and will be investigated for potential expulsion from league.
  • All DFL / DRFL coaches will be submit to and pass criminal background check
  • DRFL coaches will be certified through USA rugby coaches training/certification program
  • High school students may volunteer to assist the coaches


  • Referees are certified and supplied by Ohio Rugby Union.
  • Referee has undisputed authority on the field and will be certified by ORFU. Referee has full authority to pull any player out of match play at anytime at their sole discretion. Including putting player who commits intentional infraction that could/does result in injury into a "sin bin" (like a penalty box in hockey). Any attempt to sway referee's decision to pull a player from play for any reason (including suspected injury for trainer evaluation) will result in immediate suspension of individual attempting to sway trainer's decision and will be investigated for potential expulsion from league.

Tournament Play

  • Middle school tournament on May 12 for players selected by the coaches.
  • Winning team of Central Ohio middle school tournament results in invitation to Cincinnati for State Championship Tournament hosted by Ohio Rugby Union


Youth League:

State Championship (Canton)

State Championship

  • Location: NFL HoF Youth Complex
  • Carpool/caravan will meet at Coffman Park parking lot at beginning at 6:30am and will leave no later than 7am Saturday 5/20.
  • Caravan will stop in Mansfield for a quick breakfast (restaurant tbd)
  • The first game will be at 11:30 on Football Hall of Fame Field.
  • The final game of the day should begin no later than 4pm (so people have an idea of when we get back).
  • All 5th and 6th graders are invited and we need to know if any can't make the trip.
  • Videos!

Fred Beekman Park

Fred Beekman Park

  • 2200 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210
  • Phone: 614-292-8821
  • Driving Directions
    Corner of Kenny Road and Lane Avenue
  • Park in the Carmack Lot to the south of the field