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Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy 20th Anniversary Metropolis Rugby Football Club!

This weekend in Minneapolis will mark the XXth Anniversary of the birth of the Metropolis Rugby Football Club. It was born of the merger of the Minneapolis RFC and the Metropolitan RFC in 1992. There will be a huge celebration this weekend which I will miss, as I live in California now, and I work this weekend.

Metropolis RFC was my club from 2006, when I joined as a 45 year old to spring of this year. This group of people could not have been more supportive of me when I made the decision to play at an advanced age.

I cannot thank people enough like Ike, Tony, Dilley, Jester, Super Joe and so, so many others who were supportive of me and offered me their friendship through the Metropolis Rugby Football Club. There were a lot of highlights in my time with Metropolis. It has been amazing to see the club go from one A squad team with some extras to actually having 3 clubs playing Division I, II and now a full D III side. The participation levels are simply breathtaking. The DIII side were national champs last year and the DI side made the national semifinals. For me, my personal highlight was playing with a group of Metropolis, Old Laruentian and Omaha Goat over 35 players at the Aspen Ruggerfest two years ago. It was just a beautiful place to play rugby, and was just a great time. (What happens on tour, STAYS on tour)

Have a great XXth anniversary this weekend, Metropolis! Sorry I will have to miss it. You are just a fantastic group of people.

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