international festival

SUNDAY, MAY 5 

  • 🎸 Turn It Up Play Live from the Fan Fest
  • 🏉 Independents vs Quebec
  • 🍺 International Beer Fest
  • 🏉 Free Jacks take on Chicago Hounds
  • 🎉 Broken Heels Play Live at the Post Match Party

around the world, around the world. 

Rugby is played in 123 countries by 10 Million registered players across the globe! What better way to celebrate the world’s game, than with an International festival.

Free Jacks continue to develop and grow talent from the USA! 12 out of 39 contracted players are USA qualified. Alongside our continued effort to develop home grown talent the Free Jacks are proud to  represent players from 11 nations! 

Dig out that old jersey of your nation, wear the colors of your heritage and celebrate the global melting pot of New England. 

Kick off the day with an international fixture. Watch Free Jacks Academy team, The Independents take on Quebec in what promises to be an action packed game featuring New England’s up and coming rugby talent.

Grab a beer at the International Beer tasting, boogie to the Fan Zone to see live music from Turn It Up who’ll be playing all your favorite tunes. Once you’re all danced out head to the field to watch New England Free Jacks take on Chicago Hounds in a battle of the Ice Coast! After the game keep the party going and enter the field to watch The Broken Heels perform your favorite party anthems.

festival features

free jacks take on chicago hounds

Sun May 5, 2024

Chicago Hounds make their second trip to Veterans Memorial Stadium on May 5th in their second season in Major League Rugby. 

The Irish-American cities clash again, as Chicago heads back to Quincy after an impressive inaugural season. The Hounds took three strong wins in 2023 and are ready to build on a solid foundation, acquiring some fresh talent from the Toronto and New York dispersal draft, most notably, Lucas Rumball and Dylan Fawcett. 

New Chicago forwards coach Rob Webber will be glad to have Fawcett in his line up, as Fawcett was one of the New York squad standouts that beat the Free Jacks in the 2022 Eastern Conference Final, the only game ever lost at Quincy’s Veterans Memorial Stadium  by the New England Free Jacks. Will the Hounds new signings be enough to trot  away with a victory against the impressive 2024 New England Free Jacks? Be sure to watch live from Veterans Memorial Stadium.

POST GAME PARTY

There’s no better community experience in sports than a Free Jacks Post Match Party.

After the final whistle, fans, players, owners, opposition and the Quincy community are welcomed to the field to continue the fun.

From 60s, 70s and 80’s classics to modern pop anthems The Broken Heels will keep the party going.

Join the field and represent your nation for the best international party New England has to offer!

international beer fest

Prepare to raise a stein and dive into a flavor odyssey at the Free Jacks International Biere Festival, where the world’s finest brews collide in a frothy celebration of hops, history, and human connection.

Imagine passport-worthy pints, from crisp German lagers to smoky Belgian saisons, tangy Czech pilsners to hoppy American IPAs, your taste buds will embark on a whirlwind tour of the globe, one delectable sip at a time.

LIke the great game of rugby, this is a cultural extravaganza, a melting pot of merriment, and a chance to raise a toast to the universal language of good beer and great on-field action.

fAN ZONE

Taste some beers from around the world at the Free Jacks International Beer tasting, boogie to the Fan Zone to see live music from Turn It Up who’ll be playing all your favorite tunes. 

Wrap yourself in your country flag and show us the dance moves of your nation! 

independents VS Quebec

INTERNATIONAl rugby match

What better way to celebrate an international festival, than with an international rugby fixture. Watch the best of New England’s up and coming rugby talent take on Canadian rugby’s Quebec, in what promises to be a physical test for the Independents.

MERCH & COSTUMES

COSTUMES IDEAS:
– Flags
– international Jerseys
– Colors of your country!

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