2018 dues and registration

Registration this year will be handled directly on the Rugby Illinois website. In addition to the $40 registration fee that covers USA Rugby and Rugby Illinois, club dues are $125 and are payable to the Northwest Side Narwhals Rugby Club.

Please register online, but if you need assistance registering, want to register and pay your dues at the same time, or just want to meet the coaches, the Narwhals will offer in-person registration at Brooks Park from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, January 6.

2017 registration and indoor training

The U12s rushing the kicker on a Crystal Lake conversion. (Photo: Dawn Timm)

The U12s in action during the 2016 season (Photo: Dawn Timm)

Are you ready for some rugby? After a debut season that saw the U14 team win the Rugby Illinois State Sevens Championship and the U12 finish second at the state 15s finals, the Northwest Side Narwhals are back and ready for more.

Registration will take place at Brooks Park (7100 N. Harlem Ave. in Chicago) on Saturday, January 21, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. First practice is January 26 at the Brooks Park fieldhouse from 7pm to 9pm. Indoor training will take place at Brooks Park on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 and on Saturday mornings at 10am at Flahive’s F.A.S.T. Gym located at 6283 Howard St, Niles, IL.

The Narwhals will be fielding three teams during the Rugby Illinois 15s season:

  • U12 (5th and 6th grade). Registration fee $125
  • U14 (7th and 8th grade). Registration fee $125
  • U17 (9th and 10th grade). Registration fee $225

New this year, all players will need to register separately with USA Rugby and Rugby Illinois via the Rugby Illinois website. The fee for middle school players is $35 while the fee for high school players is $45. Visit http://www.rugbyillinois.us/registration/#reg-mem for more details.

Please download, fill out, and bring the following forms to registration:

The U12 and U14 sides will play on Sundays beginning April 2, with Saturday matches scheduled April 15 and May 13.

For more information, please contact Coach Dylan Farmer at dylan@narwhalrugby.org or at (773) 983-2753 or Coach Pat Hulne at hulne@patchlandscaping.com.

Give rugby a try! Sign up to play for the Narwhals


Ready to give rugby a try? Register to play with the Northwest Side Narwhals, a new middle school (5th-8th grade) rugby club serving the northwest side of Chicago, Park Ridge, Niles, Harwood Heights, Norridge, Morton Grove, Des Plaines, Lincolnwood, and more.

Sign-ups will take place January 23 at the Brooks Park field house at 7100 N. Harlem Ave. in Chicago. We’ll have all the forms available beforehand, or you can download and fill out the following forms:

Indoor training will begin on Thursday, January 28 at the Brooks Park field house and will run each Thursday and Friday night from 7:15pm to 8:30 pm.

Looking for more information? Contact club president and 7th and 8th grade head coach Dylan Farmer or check us out on Facebook.