802 Rugby Vermont State Youth Rugby Championship games June 1.
The top teams in Vermont youth rugby take to the pitch for the 2014 Vermont Youth Rugby State Championship onSunday, June 1, at Tree Farm Recreational Facility in Essex Junction, Vt.
Essex, the 2013 boys state champions, face off against South Burlington at 1 p.m., in a repeat of the 2013 finals. In the girls finals, 2013 champions Essex face South Burlington at 3 p.m.
Essex and South Burlington girls’ and boys’ teams have played each other in the regular season, each taking away one win, making this year’s championship especially interesting. With an in-season rivalry brewing, this weekend’s games are sure to be exciting for players and fans alike.
Following the boys game, Rookie Rugby players will take the field for a short game. Rookie Rugby programs have been integrated into several local schools. This program teaches young athletes the basics of rugby while playing a structured non-contact game, setting up the building blocks for high school full-contact play. The Rookie Rugby players will showcase their abilities in between the boys and girls games.
802 Rugby and VYRA would like to thank Rugby Imports, Burlington Rugby Club and the parents and volunteers who will help make this weekend great for all.
Rookie Rugby Camp: June 30th-June 3rd at South Burlington Recreation and Parks 8:30am-12:00pm.
802 Rugby and Vermont Youth Rugby Association present a Rookie Rugby Camp, a non-contact version of rugby that involves all the skill, challenge, and fun of the fast growing game of rugby in a safe environment. No experience is necessary and all campers need is water, a snack, cleats (if available or athletic shoes), active attire, and a good attitude. The camp will be taught be a collegiate all-american rugby player who has recently graduated from Norwich University’s national championship winning women’s rugby team. Take part in the game that will be returning to the Olympics in 2016! Participants will receive a VYRA Rugby t-shirt.
Questions? Check out vyra.org or VYRA’s Facebook page for more information.