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Thank you so much for your support of our fundraiser...we didn't quite reach our goal but raised over $1300, more than last year! We will apply the funds to reduce the cost of rugby gear for rugby families in the spring.
It wouldn't have been possible without the Van Thompson...thank you!
West End/SYC Rugby players Griffin Marsans and Nathanael Fender, both high school Juniors from South County and West Springfield, respectively, were selected to attend Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) Winter Camp in Casa Grande, AZ. The selection, as well as their performance at camp, puts them on the track to be selected as High School All-Americans. Players were selected from the best clubs nationwide, and Nathanael said,” the thing I liked the most about camp was the bonding that happened throughout it. At the beginning, the players that had been there before were all stuck together, and all the new people stayed by themselves. After just the bus ride everyone started to connect.”
Griffin, selected for the 3rd time, noted how players need to push themselves to get better, but also need the good coaching that EIRA provides. “Camp was great, and I learned a lot, especially about how to train independently to be a better player. Because the camp was smaller this year, we had a lot (more) chances to get feedback from the coaches.”
Their selection says as much about how Nathanael and Griffin have worked to get better as about our program at West End/SYC. Their perseverance, stalwart focus, and coachability are great examples to all West End/SYC players who should strive to follow in their footsteps.
Congratulations, Griffin and Nathanael!
West End's strength & conditioning coach Dan Twomey has created these workouts and nutrition guidelines to help all our players play their best rugby. Follow his advice!
SYC West End offers 3 sports: 15s Tackle, 7s Tackle, and FIT Touch/Tag Rugby. 15s and 7s rugby is for girls and boys from 5th thru 12th grade; we play 15s in the spring and 7s in the summer, governed by Rugby Virginia. A House Tag league for PreK thru 4th grade runs in April and May with the opportunity to play matches against other Rugby Virginia clubs.
Help Rugby Virginia in its quest to have a RUGBY license plate created by the Virginia DMV. Fill out the application form below and submit it with a check for $25 per car to Rugby Virginia official Stuart Willis. His address is listed within the application file.
We need 450 to start this program, so please help!