Northwest Woodsmen Rugby Club

Woodsmen Rugby

The Woodsmen are a Division III Rugby Club based in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Our players hail from Palatine, Elgin, Lake Zurich, Arlington Heights, Carol Stream and everywhere in-between.

If you feel up to the challenge, come play with us. Although we play competitively, the Woodsmen are always on the lookout for new players to join our club.

No experience needed, just desire!
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Check our Schedule to see where the Woodsmen compete next! Home Field is Busse Woods, in Elk Grove, IL.


Spring & Fall Practice

We practice from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday next to Helen Keller Junior High School, at Zocher Park. Preseason Practices may differ, so please reference the Schedule to learn more.


Summer 7’s Practice

From the end of May to the end of July we focus on Rugby 7’s. Practices are Thursdays only from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Zocher Park.



Want to meet the team or learn more about Rugby? Join us 8:30 pm on Thursdays after practice at our sponsor Miller’s Ale House in Schaumburg.


Zocher Park (Practice)

931 N Salem Dr

Schaumburg, IL 60194

Busse Woods (Home Matches)

Golf Road

Elk Grove, IL 60008


High School Rugby

Interested in High School or Youth Rugby?


Visit Youth Rugby Illinois

Youth Rugby Illinois provides complete registration information and instructions.

Visit Youth Rugby Illinois

Club Contacts

Club Executives – Click name to contact


Old Boys Representative:

Rich Murphy