We don’t need to revisit what happened during 2020, but we hope everyone and their families and friends have stayed healthy and safe during these strange and uncertain times. With that being said, the Mystic men are back at Pine Banks Park training under Massachusetts’ COVID-19 guidelines and to date, they faced off in the 1st Mystic River “Battle of the Families,” where “Team Lyons” and “Team Sullivan” battled it out in the club’s first live rugby since pre-pandemic, and then, this past Saturday, May 8th, Mystic sent two sides to Philadelphia as Schuylkill River hosted our Monsters of Malden for the first rugby match played against an opponent since November 2nd, 2019.
We hope you are as excited as we are to put an end to winter and get out to see some champagne rugby! The boys have been working hard at training for over a month now with Coach Matthew Webber to nail down their fitness and put the hard work in early. Below is the tentative spring schedule, make sure to note the big NERFU playoff game April 18th against the Wolfhounds at the ICC.
3/14 at 4pm – Lets try and get a huge crowd of Blue to the FreeJacks Home opener to show our support! The match is at Union Point in Weymouth.
3/21 Jamboree Day – from 10am-9pm, Mystic River plays at either 2:30 or 4:30 vs. Connecticut Selects @ Pine Banks with plenty other matches occurring all day long!
3/28 @ NYAC, Travers Island, NY (A& B sides)
4/11 @ Amoskeag
4/18 D2 NERFU Playoff Game vs Wolfhounds @ the ICC, Canton
4/25 NERFU Championship @ TBD
5/2 NERFU/Empire Crossover @ Union Point, Weymouth
It is with great sadness we have to report that the Mystics have lost another family member. John, Mort, and Richie’s older brother Dan passed away, surrounded by his family, on January 11th, after a long battle with cancer.
Dan was a fiercely loyal Mystic supporter for over 40 years, especially for his brothers, nephews, and all the Cambridge boys that wore blue. Dan also played a match or two for the Mystics in Braintree in the early 80s, making the Sullivan men the only four brother Mystic family to have taken the pitch for the club.
Dan will truly be remembered as a gentle giant who’s primary purpose, in a life well lived, was to help others. Dan loved nothing more than doing favors and kind gestures, small and large, for family, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. He never expected or wanted anything in return. He simply enjoyed performing thoughtful deeds.
He was really one of a kind and will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Visitation – Thursday, January 16th from 4-8pm at Brown & Hickey Funeral Home in Belmont.
Funeral Service – Friday, January 17th at 11am at Brown & Hickey Funeral Home in Belmont.
It’s that time of year again. The time has come for us to celebrate the past season, give awards, and regret most of our decisions come morning. The party will be at Anthem Kitchen & Bar on Saturday February 8th 730PM to 1030PM.
There is a cash bar, and food will be provided. Tickets are $25 per head. Bring your livers, and prepare for a night that you’ll quickly rush to forget.
Please RSVP and purchase tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2020-mystic-river-winter-party-tickets-88758514105