The Moose Jaw Rugby Football Club is hosting four “Come Try Rugby” events at the Yara Centre for kids ages 13 to 18.
The first session took place this Monday. Other sessions are Nov. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m., Dec. 4 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 from 7 to 8 p.m.
This four-week program is open for teens who want to try out rugby and no experience or equipment is needed.
“If you have cleats, you’re more than welcome to bring them to the Yara Centre. But, otherwise, just a pair of runners and a positive attitude,” said Moose Jaw Rugby Football Club president Amy Langston.
These try rugby sessions are free of charge with support from the HSBC Canada’s Community Rugby Fund and there is no pre-registration necessary. Those interested can just stop by the Yara Centre and join in.
While rugby can be a tough and somewhat violent sport, Langston said these events are done in a safe atmosphere so that no one gets hurt.
“We don’t do as much tackling as we would if we were training for games or things like that,” she said.
The program is intended to introduce youth to rugby and booster numbers when it comes to the rugby club’s mini-rugby program.
“We’re working on our junior programs, trying to get under-14s and over that as well with the under-19s to join in for games in Regina,” Langston said.
Langston said they are always looking for new players are all age levels. She said they currently don’t have enough male and female players to put together teams in the adult divisions.
“People who are wanting to play actual full-contact games, we’ve been joining some of the teams in Regina,” she said.
You can find out more about the Moose Jaw Rugby Football Club by visiting their Facebook page.
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