Over 70 Boys & Girls Attend Youth Flag Rugby Clinic in Sudbury

Updated Wednesday April 6, 2016 by Metrowest Youth Rugby.

Youth Flag Rugby Comes to Metrowest

On April 3rd, over 70 boys & girls braved a spring snowstorm to participate in Metrowest Youth Rugby’s (“MWYRO”) first ever free clinic located at the Fieldhouse in Sudbury, MA. “It was an amazing experience”, commented Amy Skenderian, the president of MWYRO, “we had boys and girls from kindergarten through 8th grade having great fun and learning the basics of flag rugby.”

Rugby is the fastest growing sport in the U.S., according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, and the sport has been sanctioned as a varsity sport by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) beginning in May 2016.  “Rugby has enjoyed great success for many years at LS High School”, mentioned Stan Tasker, MWYRO and LS All Sports board member, “with over 50 boys and almost 30 girls playing on the LS High School rugby teams this spring.”  With that success at the High School level, youth flag rugby is starting to build a lot of momentum in grades K-8 in Lincoln, Sudbury, Concord, & Carlisle.

Flag Rugby is a safe, non-contact, easy to play game for both boys and girls of all ages! It is played in schools, parks and recreation leagues, and community organizations across the country.  The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, and minimal equipment is required. 

Registration is now open for the spring season of Youth Flag Rugby in Lincoln, Sudbury, Concord, & Carlisle, which starts on May 1st and runs every Sunday morning from 8:30-9:30am through June 12th.  On June 12th the season concludes with a Rugby Jamboree where teams from Concord & Carlisle will join teams from Lincoln & Sudbury for an end of season tournament.  It is open to boys and girls enrolled in grades K-8.  If your son or daughter is interested in playing please visit www.metrowestrugby.com to register (only $95 for the spring season).