Atlantis Rugby 7s Camp
Atlantis is an invitational rugby team whose specialty is sevens. They began in 1986 for men and expanded to women in 1992. In 2014 boys’ and girls’ teams were added. “To further these competitive goals, Atlantis has implemented a program of camps and clinics to be able to develop players in a controlled environment under the tutelage of excellent and experienced coaches.”
Atlantis Rugby will be conducting a High-Performance Rugby 7s Camp on September 30, 2018, at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, Delaware on Sunday, September 30. The camp is geared for high school boys and girls and will be used as a selection vehicle for the 2018 New York 7s Tournament held in Randall’s Island Fields in New York City in November. The team will also be participating in the Tropical 7s in Orlando, Florida, which is being held April 19-20, 2019. In August 2019 the team will return to the North American High School 7s.
Last year in the boys and girls U18 and U16 divisions, Atlantis participated in the New York 7s, the Las Vegas Invitational, and in the NAI7s.
In Las Vegas, Atlantis boys and girls competed in both the boys and Girls high school elite 7s and in the high school open divisions. The boys also competed in the U16 division. In the Boys HS Elite 7s Division, Atlantis lost to eventual champion Cannibals in the Cup semi-finals. The team participated in the Boys HS Open 7s and the Boys U16s finished in 11th place. Atlantis won the Girls high school elite 7s, beating BC Rugby 12-5 in the Final. In the Girls HS Open 7s, Atlantis won the Plate Final 15-0 over Jr. Pandas.
Most recently, Atlantis participated in the 2018 North American HS 7s in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the U18 Elite 7s Divisions, the Girls were tournament winners over Atavus Rugby and the boys were second to the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy.
Wherever Atlantis tours, whether it is the men, women, boys, or girls, the organization is a class one and is generally among the top place finishers. The coaches are outstanding and really help to develop the rugby athletes that participate.
Emil Signes is internationally known and is synonymous with rugby 7s. Biddy Boyle, Chris Ryan, and Jack Foley are longtime coaches with Atlantis. Kate Daley and Wayne DiMarco both have been fostering women’s rugby for some time.