After a strong Fall 2013 season it is getting close to begin training and practicing for a strong Spring 2014 season. Practice's will begin on January 8, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, location is yet to be determined (please keep checking your email and this webpage for updates). Go ahead and take the time off, if needed, for our upcoming Spring 2014 schedule. It is going to be a long and fun season and we will need everybody we can get.
We will begin 15s practice next week fellas. We will be practicing TUESDAY & THURSDAY at Renaissance Park, on the lower soccer fields, from 6:30-8:30. This schedule will last at least until our first matrix game, Sept. 14. We've got a lot of work to do and a tough new matrix. I'll see you all there.
Triad 7s tourney this Saturday 7/13/13 in Greensboro, NC. The hosts our in our matrix and a good bunch of guys. We've never played in this tournament (at least not for years) so let's show NC what they can expect from the Barbos in the fall.
The Charlotte Barbarians will be kicking off their summer 7's season with a practice on May 29th at 6:30 p.m. The practice is set to be held at Veteran's Park, but could change. Please check in with our facebook page for updates concerning potential tournaments and practice locations.
The Barbarians are expected to attend three tournaments this summer. Two are still to be determined, but the ever-so-popular Pitch-A-Tent Tournament is definite.
Now is a great time to get involved with the team. Our 7's program is a great way to get playing time, get introduced to the game of rugby and to polish your skills. If you are interested in joining, please message us on facebook or send an e-mail to Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be having no practice this Wednesday March 27, 2013. We will be practicing again on April 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Rays Splash Planet/Irwin Elementary School. Be there as we get prepared for our final match of the spring season April 13, 2013.
The Charlotte Barbarians suffered a tough home-loss last Saturday (March 2) against the Charlotte Originals 27-22. The loss knocks the Barbarians into third place in the North Carolina DIII Men's Club Matrix, a spot they will hold for the remainder of the season.
The competition between the cross-town rivals was a physical and even match up. The Barbarians pack did a great job in the scrums, in the lineouts and around the rucks. They also did a great job of supporting the backs in the open field. The back line did a great job creating space, but in the end, the Originals did a better job capitalizing on field position.
The Barbarians will now enjoy a much-needed two-week break from the pitch to refuel after a grueling 4 week Matrix Schedule.
The Charlotte Barbarians suffered a 35-7 loss to the Asheville Hellbenders at home this past Saturday. It was an overall sloppy day for the Barbarians as they fought off the freezing rain, a muddy pitch and battled for ball control. The loss doesn't help the team's chances of winning the division, but as of now, they are still in the hunt.
The Barbarians will hit the road this weekend to play Camp Lejune on February 23 at (TBD). Kick off is at 12:00). Practice attendance is very important at this time, and the team needs everyone to show their commitment as they hope to finish out the season on top.
Check out the first ever TV Commercial that the Charlotte Barbarians have created. We are going big time up in here now. Enjoy
The Charlotte Barbarians walked a way with a big win last Saturday against top seeded Triad Rugby, 29-27. After a slow start in the first 15 minutes, the Barbarians were able to kick it into gear and rely on their speed in the back line and relentless support from the pack. After leading 29-17 late in the game, Triad began their comeback only to miss their final conversion kick on the final play to allow the Barbos to escape from Greensboro with the win.
Things don't get easier for the Barbarians going forward. The team will host Asheville this Saturday at British School of America, kick off at 12:30. The win over Triad puts the Barbarians in control over their own dynasty, but getting wins against Asheville and the Charlotte Originals are defiantly needed. Come out and support your Barbos as they try to claim the conference for the Queen City.
Our first practice of the Spring is this Wednesday, 1/9, 6:30 at Ray's Spash Planet/Irwin Elementary, 329 North Irwin Avenue Charlotte, NC 28202. We have a couple of big road games so we will need numbers. This is our best chance to win matrix since I've been with this club, we need everyone pulling together to get this done.
See you on the pitch