August 26, 2015
Harlequins Open Training Session and Youth Clinic
The Harlequins have been involved in rugby outreach efforts this week in advance of the USA Rugby Eagles match on Sunday August 30, 2015. Monday, the Harlequins conducted a coaching session with both the University of Pennsylvania Men’s and Women’s rugby teams. Today, they held an open training session and youth clinic at Neumann University, Aston, PA. Rugby PA coordinated this event with the Harlequins in conjunction with Neumann University Men’s Rugby.
Today’s event was well attended with about 200 people present. The crowd had a chance to watch a professional rugby team train followed by the Harlequins conducting a youth clinic. Both the players are coaches were accessible and actively involved in fostering the growth of rugby in the Philadelphia area.
More outreach events will occur both tomorrow and Friday. These were discussed in a prior article Harlequins Support Philadelphia Rugby on Monday.
I had the opportunity to speak with both Adam Jones, Tighthead Prop and Dave Ward, Hooker for the Harlequins. Interviews are on the DJCoil Rugby You Tube Channel and may be accessed below.
Adams Jones Interview with Doug Coil http://youtu.be/RueEgZQLQug
Dave Ward Interview with Doug Coil http://youtu.be/dMOavK4xK_s