Alumni News

Last Week for Golf Registration (8/10/2019 Deadline)

The 5th Annual Brad Bark Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, August 16th, 2019 | Majestic Oaks Golf Course | Ham Lake, MN

Registration starts at 11:30
Shotgun start at 1:00
Dinner and program and 6

The Minnesota Rugby Golf Tournament, open to all fans of Gopher Rugby, is an annual fundraiser in support of the growth and stability of the Men’s Rugby program.

Your golf entry fee includes an exclusive Gopher Rugby gift, green fee & golf cart, practice facility with range balls, personalized cart signs, tournament scoring, hole contests, BBQ dinner buffet and - of course - a day with friends and teammates! 

So hurry! Round up your friends and family and register today! Please also consider a tee and/or green sponsorship, which are 100% tax deductible. 

Registration buttons direct you to MoonClerk, our online payment processor

Largest Single Allocation to Team in Alumni History!

This month the University of Minnesota Men's Rugby Alumni Association Board of Executives approved $ 7,000 to be allocated to the team to be put towards various expenses.

The UMN Rugby Team officers sat down with the Alumni Board to discuss how the organization can best contribute it's available funds. The team presented their predicted budget for the 2018-2019 as well as requested items that would require additional funding. After discussion the Alumni Board moved to allocate,

$3,000 for two sets of practice jerseys and 30 practice balls

$3,000 for busing subsidies for the 2018-2019 season

$1,000 for a camera and elevated camera stand to be used for game film

For a total of $7,000. The goal of which is to maintain a professional environment during practice, reduce dues by addressing the largest team expense (travel), and provide consistent game film for analysis.

This marks the largest single allocation of funds to the team in alumni history so please help us continue to give back to the program by joining the monthly Excellence Fund at

Registration For The 4th Annual Brad Bark Memorial Golf Tournament Is Now Live!

Friday, August 17th

 Majestic Oaks Golf Club

701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE Ham Lake, MN 55304 Phone: (763) 755-2140

Join us for the 4th Annual Brad Bark Memorial Golf Tournament and celebrate 130 years of Gopher Rugby, hosted by the University of Minnesota Men's Rugby Alumni Association!

Open to all alumni, players, coaches, parents, friends, and associates!

Program Schedule:

11:30-12:45   Registration and Use of Driving Range

1:00              Shotgun Start

6:00-7:00    Social Hour and Buffet Dinner

7:00             Awards and Program

Online Registration is Available Here!

More information can be found on the flyer here!

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April 2018 Alumni Monthly Meeting Minutes

This month's meeting reviewed both the alumni Organization and the University Team's budgets and current holdings to lay a foundation for discussing potential ways for the Alumni to support the team.  The team presented an itemized list of requests for potential funding and the board approved significant allocation of funds to the team for the 2018 fiscal year.

For more information the full meeting minutes are available here!

Next month's meeting is scheduled for May 31st at Stub and Herb's at 6:30, all are welcome to attend!


2018 Rugby Alumni Weekend Banquet and Match Photos, March Meeting Minutes, Golf Tournament

Another alumni weekend has come and passed but pictures last forever!

The monthly alumni board meeting for march included discussion on the 2018 Golf Tournament planning, appointment of special projects committee head, and prevention of coaching staff-board conflict of interests. See minutes here.

The 4th Annual Brad Bark Memorial Golf Tournament will be on Friday August 17th, 2018 at the Majestic Oaks Golf Club. Online sign up will be available soon, we hope to see another outstanding show of Alumni this year!

View the flyer!