- Infinity Park Turf Field in Glendale, CO to host 2019 WPL Championship Weekend
- Comment from Former Eagle and current Glendale Merlin Coach, Jamie Burke
- Comment from USA Women’s National Team Head Coach, Rob Cain
- Comment from James Wilber, USAR Senior Events Manager
The 2019 Women’s Premier Championship Series will commence November 1st-3rd at the Infinity Park Turf Field in Glendale, CO. (1055 S Cherry St, Denver, CO 80246)
Jamie Burke, former Women’s USA Eagle, current assistant coach for the Women’s National Team and Glendale Merlins had this to say about the eventual championship weekend. “The competition has been fierce this fall with the East coast seeing all teams having wins and all teams having losses and the West Coast seeing multiple tight score lines that went down to the wire. That’s the type of exciting rugby we want the WPL to represent. It is exciting to be hosting nationals at Glendale’s Infinity Park rugby complex this fall and we’re excited to showcase the best in women’s rugby. We’re really looking to make it the pinnacle event for domestic rugby with the WPL representing but also incorporating D1 Elite programs into the weekend so that those high caliber collegiate athletes can see what the potential next steps for their rugby career.”
Infinity Park has previously hosted the championship weekend before, and the continuous opportunity to host this tournament, others like it, would not be possible if it weren’t for the stellar efforts of the WPL, its clubs and their high performance referee team. In combination with the world class support offered by RugbyTown USA’s staff and the city of Glendale, November’s contest is shaping up to be something special.
Rob Cain, the USA Women’s National team head coach, will be attending the event in Glendale and had a statement regarding the overall season, its players, the competition, and the championship weekend. “It’s been great to see the players in their club environments and seeing so many hotly contested games throughout the season. The level of rugby has evolved from last year and it’s been great to see so many players putting their hand up for international selection.” Cain added, “I am very excited to not only see the culmination of the season but also the level of rugby, collisions and tries continuing to showcase the talent we have throughout the league. For the club fans I am sure there will be lots of nail biting but for the neutral there will be Lots of high pace exciting rugby to watch , and I look forward to seeing this event unfold in person.”
James Wilber, Senior Events Manager at USA Rugby wanted to highlight the growth of the game, especially within the WPL and its potential in coming years. “Entering its second decade, the WPL continues to be a standard bearer for elite, nationwide competition. USA Rugby is excited and eager to return to RugbyTown USA this November as this storied competition lays down another exclamation point at Infinity Park, one we hope reverberates across the game with the 2021 World Cup on the horizon.”
For those teams seeking a run at the Championship title this year, they will surely have to run through a gauntlet of hungry and dedicated clubs in the upcoming months. The level of play this year in the WPL has been nothing short of incredibly competitive, with each team taking and giving its fair share of passion and effort to achieve the grandest goal. This Fall’s exciting Championship series will etch the eventual champion into WPL’s legendary status for the remainder of time.
FloRugby will be once again, proud to provide end to end coverage of all matches of the playoff and championship weekend, to all nationwide fans and supporters. Tune-in for all the games, come time of the championship in November.