2018 TRU Summit

Summit on the Game

Mark your calendars! The Texas Rugby Union is holding our fourth annual Regional Development Summit on August 24-26, 2018 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria. This event is for rugby folk of all levels including Adults, Collegiate, High School and Youth, men, women, fans, coaches, referees, players and die-hards alike. This is the best opportunity to learn and share about coaching, refereeing and more in the entire year!

This year we will have an expanded program with Rugby First Aid, Strength and Conditioning and two Atavus courses along with our traditional coaching and referee courses.

The event all kicks off on Friday, August 24 at 7:00 PM. We’ll be welcoming everyone Bubba’s on Washington. We’ve combined the event with HARC’s 20th Anniversary so it’s an extra special celebration!

Saturday begins bright and early with various certification courses. Course sign-up and details are below. Saturday evening culminates with our 3rd annual Hall of Fame celebration

On Sunday the Coaching L300 and Referee L2 courses will wrap up, the Atavus coaching seminar and player training camp will take place and we’ll host the TRU AGM.

Bubba's Bar and Grill - Houston, TX

We’re kicking off our upcoming TRU Summit weekend with a welcome social at Bubba’s On Washington. It’s extra special this year as HARC is celebrating 20 years and so we’ve combined the two events. On August 24, 1998, three Clubs joined together and created the Houston Athletic Rugby Club we have today. Over the past 20 years, HARC has carried on the proud history and tradition of the Houston Rugby Football Club, the Houston Old Boys, and the Houston Herricanes. HARC’s Host Bar Sponsor, Bubba’s Sports Bar & Grill, will be hosting us with some light bites and happy hour drink prices.

We’ve reserved a space for our large group and will have appetizers and complimentary drinks starting at 7:00 PM.

Date: August 24, 2018
When: 7-10:00pm
Where: Bubba’s on Washington – 6225 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007 [MAP]
Why: An excellent networking opportunity and an excuse to hang out with your rugby community!
RSVP: RSVP on Facebook!

Join us for the TRU AGM on Sunday, August 26 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria [2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056 – MAP]. We’ll start at noon and end around 3pm.

This year we have several Board seats open and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions of the nominees. Our second USA Rugby Congress Club representative seat is also open and you’ll again have an opportunity to question the nominees. Other normal business includes reviewing the financials, the state of the union, competitive structures and more!

Lunch will be served for those that RSVP! RSVP by August 10 by emailing rsvp@texasrugbyunion.com.



  • USA Rugby Referee Level 1 Certification – Saturday | COURSE FULL
  • USA Rugby Referee Level 2 Certification – Saturday & Sunday | COURSE FULL


Strength and Conditioning

  • USA Rugby Strength and Conditioning Level 1 Certification – Saturday | COURSE FULL

First Aid

  • USA Rugby First Aid in Rugby – CANCELLED

Note that course registrations will close on August 22 and walk-ins are not accepted.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria [2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056 – MAP] for August 24 – August 25, 2018.

Booking a reservation is simple using this link: https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/I/IAHWSHH-TXRU-20180821/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

This special room rate will be available until August 10 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

For more information on the TRU Summit, go here: http://texasrugbyunion.com/summit/

For more information on the TRU Hall of Fame, go here: http://texasrugbyunion.com/tru-hall-of-fame/

TRU Hall of Fame

We will be celebrating the third class of the Texas Rugby Union Hall of Fame on August 25, 2018 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria [2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056 – MAP].

Join us for a year-long celebration of individuals whose lives or careers are inextricably woven into the fabric of our history. Established in 2016 we’ve inducted 10 members each year; 2018 will bring another group of individuals into the fold.

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and then we will move into the banquet room for a formal dinner. Attire for the event is semi-formal or “Black Tie Optional”.

More details: http://texasrugbyunion.com/tru-hall-of-fame/