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WPAL YOUTH RUGBY NEWS

 

Rugby is a favorite South African sport.
Westporter Steve Perkins was born there and wanted to find a club here for his son.

Deputy Police Chief Sam Arciola and Westport police officer Ned Batlin helped Steve organize a rugby program, through the Westport PAL.
Westport’s Parks & Recreation Department also helped.

Staples High School head rugby coach David Lyme has helped the program grow into 3 teams:
Under 10 (non-contact), and U-12 and U-14 (full contact). Very quickly, the young Westporters have become formidable ruggers.

They’ll feed into the Staples program, which currently fields 4 teams for nearly 100 players.

In the photo above, Steve’s son Ari Perkins (blue) battles Aspetuck, in U-14 action at Wakeman Field.

Hat tip:  to Dan Woog  for this coverage of  WPAL Rugby
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Due to safe tackling procedures, rugby is a safe sport, fun and the ultimate in a team experience
 
Kids grade 4 and below will play rookie rugby which is a non-contact and continuous motion
 
Rugby teaches respect and good sportsmanship
 
Our youth head coach, David Lyme is also Staples High school Rugby Head Coach,
which now has four teams, more than any other sport! 
 
Join the youth rugby program and be a part of growing rugby in Westport from the ground up.
 

Additional Registration Information
 
USA Rugby: After signing up, parents will need to register their children with USA Rugby (CIPP fees for insurance),
the governing body of rugby in the USA.  This is $25 for the U12/U14 children ("Youth Player"),
and $5 for the U10s and below ("Rookie Rugby").  Register  under the Westport PAL Rugby club
 
 
Safety: Headgear ("Scrum caps") and mouth guards will be compulsory for all players. 
You can see examples of scrum caps on Amazon if you search for "Rugby Head Gear" or "Rugby Scrum Caps" and
the brands are Barnett, Elite Tek, 
Cantebury amongst others
 
 

All you have to do is PICK UP THE BALL AND RUN WITH IT!