Saratoga Rugby Club Launches Boys & Girls High School Rugby

January 10, 2016

Saratoga Rugby Club Launches Boys & Girls High School Rugby


Saratoga Rugby Club Press Release: Eric Huss – Saratoga Rugby Club VP & Commercial Manager

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Saratoga Rugby Club is proud to announce the introduction of 2 new High School Rugby teams! Both the Boys & Girls teams will be part of Saratoga Rugby Club and fit in between their Youth & Collegiate programs. The teams will attract players from the Saratoga County region and their home will be the Saratoga Rugby Grounds at 5 Clement Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY.

“With the recent success of our new Youth Rugby program and the growing success of our Collegiate, Premier and college affiliates, the timing is perfect for its introduction” explains SRC VP & Commercial Manager Eric Huss. “We have received a significant amount of local interest and have full support of USA Rugby and Rugby NY in the endeavor” continues Huss. Saratoga Rugby Club’s Boys & Girls teams will compete in the already established Capital District Youth Rugby (CDYR) league, which currently boasts 8 different teams around the region, both boys & girls.

Saratoga Rugby Club President Jaco Visser speaks of the mission of the new program “We are committed to creating an enjoyable, thriving and competitive rugby environment that inspires people of all ages to participate” adding “Compared to most sports, rugby is very affordable and it allows all players, regardless of experience, to participate. We are very excited to bring these opportunities to our high school communities”

Rugby is currently the fastest growing sport in America in every age demographic across both genders…it is also featuring in the next 2 summer Olympics. It is a global game and more so a way of life…the timing is perfect for this area.   The new program has the support of Saratoga, Schuylerville & Ballston Spa High Schools and will attract players from those and other regional schools!”

Those players & parents interested in playing or learning more information are highly encouraged to attend the “call out” meeting/event on Feb. 1st at the Saratoga Rec Center (15 Vanderbilt Ave at 7pm).

Players can register online at or confirm their attendance on Facebook at

For immediate questions or to learn more about Saratoga Rugby Club’s High School Rugby program prior to the meeting, please contact;

Eric Huss, Cell: 518-496-6662 Email:

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