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Women’s Merlins – Our Season By the Numbers

Women’s Merlins – Our Season By the Numbers

The last time I wrote about our Women’s Merlins team, it was the start of our WPL season. We had just lost our first match against Life West Gladiatrix and the team was off to a bit of a rocky start. Quickly thereafter, though, the team sat down and assessed itself. They came to some very insightful and helpful conclusions about what it really means to act as a team and, of course, win as a team. Since then, the Merlins WPL side has gone 7-0 outscoring their opponents by more than 200 points.

Glendale Kicks Off WPL Season, Looks to Start DI Women’s Competition

Glendale Kicks Off WPL Season, Looks to Start DI Women’s Competition

The Glendale Women’s Premier League season kicked off this past weekend with a very physical match against the Life West Gladiatrix at home on the Infinity Park turf fields. We knew going into this match that it would be one of our toughest of the season. Both teams are heavily stacked with capped Women’s Eagles players and both teams were eager to get started on the right foot. But, we knew that it would all come down to which team would be able to execute their game plan more effectively.

WPL Home Matches Streaming Online in 2019

WPL Home Matches Streaming Online in 2019

Photo by Justin Purdy GLENDALE – Women’s Premier League (WPL) Rugby is back! This year, the Glendale Merlins are excited to announce that the home opener against the Life West Gladiatrix will be streamed live right here on glendalemerlins.com. “We’re excited about the...

Women’s Merlins – Our Season By the Numbers

Women’s Merlins – Our Season By the Numbers

The last time I wrote about our Women’s Merlins team, it was the start of our WPL season. We had just lost our first match against Life West Gladiatrix and the team was off to a bit of a rocky start. Quickly thereafter, though, the team sat down and assessed itself. They came to some very insightful and helpful conclusions about what it really means to act as a team and, of course, win as a team. Since then, the Merlins WPL side has gone 7-0 outscoring their opponents by more than 200 points.

Glendale Kicks Off WPL Season, Looks to Start DI Women’s Competition

Glendale Kicks Off WPL Season, Looks to Start DI Women’s Competition

The Glendale Women’s Premier League season kicked off this past weekend with a very physical match against the Life West Gladiatrix at home on the Infinity Park turf fields. We knew going into this match that it would be one of our toughest of the season. Both teams are heavily stacked with capped Women’s Eagles players and both teams were eager to get started on the right foot. But, we knew that it would all come down to which team would be able to execute their game plan more effectively.

We are Glendale Rugby

Glendale Merlins Rugby represents the future of Glendale rugby. Infinity Park has been the center of American rugby for a decade, and during those years, all Glendale rugby clubs played under the same name: the Raptors. Each Raptors team contributed to building the shared culture of winning, excellence, and community involvement for which Glendale is known.

In 2017, nearly all Raptors teams will begin the next chapter of the Glendale rugby story as they begin play under a new identity — the Glendale Merlins. Named after a bird of prey known for its ferocity, aerial acrobatics, and sense of loyalty, these teams will continue to build on the tradition and reputation they’ve built for themselves. The elite men’s team will continue to use the Raptors name as they enter Major League Rugby as a founding team.

The Merlins teams consistently attract the top young rugby talent in the U.S., with many players going on to play for the U.S. national teams and other elite American rugby clubs. The players are supported by the rugby-specific facilities at Infinity Park, including the High Altitude Training Center, and a deep roster of renowned coaches and trainers.

The Glendale Merlins Rugby family includes:

Learn more about the Glendale Merlins.

Recent Results

Glendale Merlins vs Life West Gladiators

39 - 31
Women's Premier League
 - Infinity Park Turf Field

Glendale Merlins vs Atlanta Harlequins

35 - 15
Women's Premier League
 - Infinity Park Turf Field

Glendale Merlins vs San Diego Surfers

38 - 12
Women's Premier League
 - Infinity Park Turf Field

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