April 12, 2016
NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side
Photo: National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) – 2015 NSCRO Women’s 7’s All Championship Team
National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: April 11, 2016
Medford, NJ April 11, 2016 – The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) is proud to announce the creation of the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side. The program is made possible by Penn Mutual and their continued support in the growth of women’s rugby. The program is open to all players on current NSCRO teams as well as players on teams moving to NSCRO in the fall season.
The goals of the program are to provide players from our small schools with the opportunity to compete together at the highest level, to increase the visibility of the talented players in NSCRO, and to provide these players with another pathway to our Women’s National Teams.
The first assembly for the program will be 01 – 05 June 2016 when the team will compete in the Collegiate Rugby Championships at Talen Field (formerly PPL Park) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It’s a big first test for the program as they go up against some of the top College 7’s sides in the country. The coaches for this initial assembly will be Bryn Chivers and Jeff Noe.
We encourage coaches from all of our teams to recommend players to the NSCRO Women’s 7’s Select Side by completing the Player Recommendation Form (http://bit.ly/NSCRO-womens-7s-select-side-form). We suggest that the coach provides a link to video that best highlights the skills of the player they are recommending.
Tickets for the CRC in Philadelphia can be purchased directly through NSCRO. Please support the NSCRO Women’s 7’s Select Side by using the following link to purchase your tickets: http://bit.ly/CRC-tickets-NSCRO.
Contact Bryn Chivers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 308-3430 if you have questions about the program or would like to discuss a player in more detail.
About National Small College Rugby Organization
Since 2002, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is comprised of more than 240 men’s and 105 women’s colleges and universities who participate in more than 30 leagues for an opportunity compete on a national level and showcase their abilities to a broader and larger audience.
By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.
Our goals are simple:
Foster the growth and development of men and women’s small college rugby in the United States.
Provide top-level competition and promote high-level sportsmanship on and off the field.
Be a resource for small college rugby players, coaches, trainers and staff; and, offer a sense of community for NSCRO members.
NSCRO is “The Home of Small College Rugby in America”.