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The WPL season overlapped with the Midwest 7s series but you didn't miss your chance to catch the team in action. This Saturday, North Shore will be playing in the Midwest Championship alongside Chicago Lions, Metropolis Valkyries (MN Valks), Cleveland and Cincinnati.

Matches start in the morning and the competition should be wrapped up by 4pm, weather and field delays pending. The men's competition will be happening at the same time so there is a lot of rugby to be watched! The matches will also be streamed. Not sure of the details but I am sure if you follow the event or the Midwest on Facebook, it will tell you.

Chicago Blaze facility - 13011 W Smith Rd #4417, Lemont, IL 60439

Be prepared to pay $10 cash for parking. If you don't get there early enough to get in the lot, you will have to park down the street and be bussed down. You won't have to pay if that is the case. The facility has an air conditioned clubhouse with a full bar.

Hope to see you out and good luck to the ladies this weekend, make us proud!!

*** Late Post - The Old Girls Weekend took place May 20 - 22, 2022 ***

After pushing the event back a year due to COVID, the NS Old Girls finally got together to not only celebrate North Shore but the 10-year reunion of winning the division one national championship!

Huge shout out to Nova and Heidi for planning the weekend as well as Jenny and Alyssa who were roped in to help set-up and tear down. We all had a fabulous time learning how to build a balloon arch!

If you missed it...

Friday night there was a small meet-n-greet at Kaiser Tiger to kick the weekend off.

Saturday afternoon, we had dinner and drinks in our sparkle theme attire. We heard fun stories from old girls as well as the current team. We learned that Noby is the most tenured player (1998 - 2019ish), with Shortnay being the oldest. Current team player Meg wasn't even born when Noby and Short started playing rugby. (She was born in 2000, gasp)

After the party we took a historical tour or journey throughout Chicago. Stops included North Ave beach where Sabra walked us through how fantastic those cold winter sessions were on the windy lakefront as well as Revere Park which was home to NS training for as long as we can all remember. We sprinkled in some fun social spots like Liar's Club and Carol's where the band made an exception to play 'Fishin' in the Dark' during sound check. No trolley tour is complete without a stop at the Black Rock...or the condos that now reside where the Black Rock formerly stood. RIP.

Note: Please notice the lead singer of the Carol's band photobombing in the background...

We wrapped up the weekend on Sunday by attending the North Shore WPL match against Berkeley. North Shore wasn't able to pull out a win but it was great to see how much the team had progressed and always great to watch women's rugby at the highest level! The team dug the old NS battle axes out of storage and the Old Girls handed them out to woman of the match.

We hope to have more Old Girls events in the future. If you missed it or aren't getting emails, shoot a note over to and we will make sure you are added to all the communication channels.

Go North Shore!

Following the club's commitment to developing a rugby league section and victory at the Tampa 9s, Florida in May 2021, several players will try out for the USA National Team at a camp in Yorkville, IL the home of the Chiefs RFC. Players Lauren Trout, Kadie Sanford, Nicole Fisch (third player of the tournament), Erin Nelsen(all CNS), and Sarah Anderson (Chicago Women, player of the tournament) were identified at the Tampa event by the national team head coach, Garen Casey as prospects for the test team to play Canada in Vancouver, BC on October 9th, 2021.

Rugby League

CNS began its rugby league section to supplement its rugby union development in running with the ball, evasion, passing, and defense. The league season does not overlap the rugby union season and players from all union clubs are welcome to join CNS for its rugby league program. The goal of the program is to develop players and provide high-level playing opportunities in a positive and enjoyable club climate.

All levels of players are welcome to join the rugby league section. Field training is twice per week led by a Rugby League Level 3 coach. To learn more complete the player interest form by clicking here and a club representative will get back to you as soon as possible.

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