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Rugby scholarships available

The local youth rugby season is about to start, and there are still scholarships available to cover registration fees, according to Paul Lynch of the American Youth Rugby Union based in Mountain View and Los Altos. The non-contact rugby league, which holds practices at Landels School, has teams for kids ranging in age from 15 to under 7 years old.

The $80 registration fee can be a stumbling block, so the group offers 20 scholarships each season, Lynch said.

"We deliberately made it the lowest cost rugby program in the Bay Area, but prior experience suggests that even this level is beyond the reach of many families," he said.

Like soccer, rugby's equipment needs are minimal, he said. Kids who sign up get a uniform and rugby ball, and are coached by former players. "They also get an opportunity to be ball runners for (the) Stanford and San Jose University rugby teams," Lynch said.

The season starts Jan. 18 and ends March 15. For information, contact Paul Lynch at 650-776-1599.

Comments

Posted by Great, a resident of Bailey Park
on Jan 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm

It's nice to have diversity in youth sports, not just all baseball and soccer.


Posted by Paul Lynch , a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jan 9, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Thanks for your positive comment; Yes it is great to be able to offer something new in our wonderful city. Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in America right now . It is an official Olympic sport (Summer 2016) - We focus on safe non-contact fun rugby .its a blast!! Check out our Facebook page Web Link and web site www.ayru.net


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