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Chicago LionsRelease The Chicago Lions Rugby organization, established in 1964, have joined forces to expand the Chicago Lions Youth Rugby Program to include middle school and rookie rugby. The merger is mutually beneficial, and a pooling of resources will allow a complete pathway for its players focused on development and growth. For the Lions, this will kick start their competitive youth program that started with a High School Boys team in the Spring. This will also allow their Lions Community Rugby players an opportunity to continue their rugby journeys and play contact rugby. Director of Youth Rugby- Andy Rose says…

The Gonzaga College High School Rugby team will host the Stars Rugby U19s on Sunday, January 27th at 4:30 pm at the school. The location is 19 Eye Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Gonzaga College High School has been among the top high school programs in the country, year in and year out. Stars Rugby plays select side rugby and tours are arranged by its director Liz Entwhistle. Gonzaga College High School Squad: Peter Baggetta clarified for Gonzaga that the match is part of the club’s tryouts to see who will be selected for the top squad. Gonzaga has between 180…

Seattle Saracens & Washington Loggers Seattle Saracens Rugby and Washington Loggers Formalize Partnership to Advance Development, Establish Pathway for Washington Boys and Girls Youth Rugby Players Seattle Saracens and Washington Loggers Release SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 30, 2018 / — Seattle Saracens Rugby Club and Washington Loggers Rugby announced today a unique development partnership to grow and develop the game in Washington state and provide a clear pathway for youth and high school players to continue to compete for top collegiate programs and play for the Saracens – with the potential to play professional rugby in America’s rapidly growing domestic competition.…

Play Rugby USA – Wil Snape, Executive Director Play Rugby USA Release In June, we announced that Play Rugby USA Founder and CEO, Mark Griffin, had accepted a position with USA Rugby as their new Commercial Director. Since that time, Mark has been working closely with Play Rugby’s Board and Senior Leadership Team on the execution of a succession plan, including the hiring of a new Executive Director.  Following a robust and energizing search, we are extremely excited to announce that Wil Snape, former VP of Business Operations at Atavus, has accepted that role! Wil brings extensive leadership experience and…

USA Rugby South U19 Panthers This is a USA Rugby South Panthers U19 team release by Dana Sommer Catron. The USA Rugby South U19 Panthers begin their high school All-Star player camps and try-outs next weekend in Brentwood, TN for boys and Lexington, TN for girls. The goal of these camps is to select and pool players for participation in the invitational USA Sevens Rugby tournament in Las Vegas, NV next March, the prestigious North American High School 7’s championship series, which includes events in Philadelphia, PA in June and Salt Lake City, UT in August, and the Rugby Americas…

Ted Hardy – Highlanders Rugby of Chapel Hill Youth Development Officer Highlanders Rugby Club of Chapel Hill Release: May 17, 2017 CHAPEL HILL, NC – Since being founded in 2003, the Highlanders Rugby Club has built a history of success on and off the pitch. In an effort to continue to grow the sport of rugby in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham while also continuing to build upon their rich history, Highlanders Rugby has hired Ted Hardy in a part-time role as Youth Development Officer. Ted is tasked with working with the current Highlanders leadership, local schools and community organizations…

May 9, 2017 Utah Youth Rugby & Rugby Utah Partner to Host High School Finals & MRC Match Photo: Rugby Utah Rugby Utah Release: Kimball Kjar, May 9, 2017 Salt Lake City, UT–Rugby Utah (RU), the USA Rugby recognized state organizing body for men’s rugby, and Utah Youth Rugby (UYR), the USA Rugby recognized youth and high school governing body, announced today that they are partnering to host the Youth and High School State Championship Finals and the Rugby Utah Select XV Major Rugby Championship (MRC) match against the Austin Huns at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City,…

Delmarva Rugby / Smyrna Red Storm brings High School 15s Rugby to Sussex County Delmarva Rugby Release: Tom Colucci The Delmarva/ Red Storm United team defeats Archmere B side 30-0 Lewes DE, 4/30/17 – Delmarva Rugby hosted several high school teams at their pitch on Sunday for a combined scrimmage and U19 full squad rugby match. Previous games during the spring used the “sevens” format where only seven players are on the pitch at a time. That format has allowed start up programs to begin playing competitive rugby with shortened rosters. Over the last few weeks, Delmarva Rugby and the…

Delmarva Rugby U19 Wins First Matches Ever Played Delmarva Rugby Release: Tom Colucci, March 26, 2017 Delmarva’s brand new U19 team traveled to Alopacas Park and won it’s first two games ever played High School rugby kicks off in Sussex County Delmarva Rugby’s U19 team played its first games ever on March 25th in Alopacas Park in Wilmington. Surprising many of the people at the event, the U19’s won its first game against Archmere Academy’s B side. The first half was a learning experience for many of the players as they fell behind by 15 points. Adjustments during halftime allowed…

March 13, 2017 Inaugural Bonnies HS Boys Rugby Challenge Cup Doug Coil St. Bonaventure Men’s Rugby Club is a member of the D1A Rugby East Conference. Tui Osborne, Head Coach of the program, has them improving rapidly and is one of the leading coaches in the United States. St. Bonaventure Rugby Club will host the inaugural Bonnies High School Boys Rugby Challenge Cup on March 25, 2017 with the following four teams participanting in the tournament: Kenmore, Orchard Park, Canisius, and Fairport. The teams will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience at the tournament, as well as tour the…

October 6, 2016 Charlotte Rugby Club Starts U19 High School Girls Rugby Academy Charlotte Rugby Club Release 2016 marks the beginning of a new era as the Charlotte Rugby Club with adding a U/19 Girls Academy to its growing list of teams. Rugby is currently the fastest growing sport in the nation at the high school and collegiate level. This fall CRC opens its doors to all girls High School players in search of a more dynamic and active sport. Beginning October 9 through December 11, 2016, Coach Madeline ‘Maddy’ Clark will manage, train and supervise all practices and games…

August 30, 2016 Play Rugby USA Community Olympic Development Program Next Assembly Northeast Academy Release: Ryan Trost, August 30, 2016 Following the successful first season of Play Rugby USA’s Community Olympic Development Program (CODP), the opportunity to be part of the next assembly is now available. The purpose of the CODP is to select the best 7’s players in the area and immerse them in an environment where they experience high quality coaching and 1-on-1 development. The program also includes invaluable experience within a high performance environment and the challenges that come with it reflecting & aligning with the National…

July 27, 2016 Play Rugby USA’s Community Olympic Development Program to Debut at NAI7s Photo: Play Rugby USA U18 Boys Northeast Academy and Play Rugby USA Release: Ryan Trost, July 27, 2016 Earlier this year, the U.S. Olympic Committee sanctioned its first ever Rugby specific Community Olympic Development Program (CODP) under the direction of Play Rugby USA (PRUSA) in partnership with the Northeast Academy. The first two U18 squads born of that initiative will make their elite tournament debuts next week at the North American Invitational 7s (NAI7s) in Salt Lake City, UT. The densely packed field of talent at…

March 14,2016 Xavier Rugby Celebrates 40th Anniversary Photo: Xavier Rugby Xavier High School Press Release: Xavier Rugby 40th Anniversary, March 11, 2016, Shawna Gallagher Vega Xavier Rugby marked its 40th anniversary at a spirited celebration attended by more than 300 alumni, family, and friends on March 11. Members of each of Xavier’s four national championship teams (1985, 1993, 2007, and 2010) were in attendance at the event, which began with a Mass celebrated by Rev. Vin Biagi, S.J. ’67—a trusted figure to generations of Xavier ruggers—in Xavier’s Student Chapel. Xavier Director of Rugby Joe Sweeney ’85, a member of the 1985…

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