Harlequins Support Philadelphia Rugby

August 24, 2015

Harlequins Support Philadelphia Rugby


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Doug Coil

The Harlequins, are one of twelve members of Aviva Premiership Rugby, the English Professional League. They also play in the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Their visit to the United States is significant, as it is the first time the USA Eagles will be playing one of the Premiership teams. The Harlequins are setting the stage in helping the Eagles prepare for the Rugby World Cup, as well as, prepare for their own season.

The August 30th match should be exciting. Kick off is at 3pm at PPL Park, Chester, PA. It will also be streamed on ESPN3.  For Tickets click USA Rugby.

As a result of this match, it is hoped that USA Rugby and the Premiership will have many more matches in the future.

The Harlequins are also involved in outreach efforts for the Philadelphia rugby community.

Take the jump to read more.

Harlequins Press Release

Harlequins Coaching Session, Monday, August 24th, 4-5:30pm, Adams Park, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

The Professional Rugby Club, Harlequins, will coach the University of Pennsylvania Men’s and Women’s Rugby teams. This is an open session where photography is permitted. The media will have an opportunity to interview players and coaches after the session.

Players involved include, Tim Swiel, Adam Jones, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Joe Gray, Ross Chisholm and Nick Evans. Director of Rugby, Conor O’Shea, will also be there.

Phillies-Mets Game, Tuesday, August 25th, 7:05pm

The entire team and coaching staff will be at Citizens Bank Park. The Harlequins mascot, Harlev Bear will participate in a fifth inning dance off.

Open Training Session, Wednesday August 25th, Neumann University, Aston, PA.

From 10:45am-12:15pm, there will be an opportunity to view the first team Harlequins squad. This will be followed by a skills session for local children from Rugby PA.  This later session, 12:30-1:30pm, will be led by members of the Harlequins elite coaches with player involvement. Interviews of both players and coaches are available after each session.

Charity Coaching Day at Glen Mills School, Thursday August 27th 11am-2pm.

The Harlequins players will have lunch with the students followed by a rugby session. Players involved include, George Lowe, Marland Yarde, Kyle Sinckler, George Merrick, Winston Stanley, Mat Luamanu, Luke Wallace and Charlie Walker. David Ellis, Harlequins CEO, will also be there.

Improve the Individual, Improve the Team Lecture, Thursday August 27th 6-7:30pm, U. Penn, Hutchinson Gymnasium, Kozloff Room.

The Harlequins lecture will focus on elite sport and the management of professional sport. “The lecture would include exclusive insight into the development of Harlequins in the professional era and the Club’s rise to success on and off the field. It will finish with a detailed look at the forthcoming Rugby World Cup and the development of rugby union across the world.”

Presenters will include, Davis Ellis (CEO), John Kingston (Head Coach), Colin Osborne (Skills Coach), Ed Spokes (head of Analysis), and players, Dave Ward, Jack Clifford and Adam Jones.

Coach Education Session, Friday August 28th, 6:15-7:30pm, Adams Park, U. Pennsylvania

A coach education session for local coaches will be conducted by the Harlequins using local rugby players and members of the Harlequins professional squad.


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