Published: Aug 27, 2012 12:35 PM
Modified: Aug 27, 2012 12:36 PM
August 14-16 saw 27 kids from ages 7 through 16 take to Cedar Falls Park for a Rookie Rugby Camp.
The camp was organized by the Highlanders Rugby Club of Chapel Hill. It consisted of a number of rugby specific skills sessions and games of the non-contact form of the sport known as “touch rugby.”
“We were not sure of the interest level we would get for such a camp,” said Highlanders Director of Rugby Robert Joseph. “However, we had nearly 30 kids sign up in just three weeks, which shows the growing interest level there is for the sport, both nationally and in Chapel Hill.”
The Highlanders Rugby Club runs touch rugby sessions on Sundays at 4 p.m. for all ages up to 15; Sundays at 5 p.m.; and Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. for ages 15 and older. Sessions take place on the field in front of the Lincoln Center, and all players new and old are welcome to come and try it out.
The Highlanders were formed in 2003 and have played in seven North Carolina state championship finals, four regional finals and two national finals. They have won five state U19/high school championships and were the USA Rugby champions of the South in 2009.
For further information, see www.highlandersrfc.org
or e-mail Robert Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org.