Boys and Girls Club Weekend a Big Success!
On Friday October 6, 2017 Schuylkill River visited the Northeast Frankford Boys and Girls Club with Philadelphia Women’s RFC (https://www.pwrfc.org/) as part of our ongoing joint program to engage in youth development within our community and help grow the game of rugby. What made this past weekend’s visit special was that Schuylkill, thanks to a lot of hard work and dedication from the Boys and Girls Club staff, was able to arrange for a group of kids to come to our match against Pittsburgh the following day.
Boys and Girls Club staff members Rafiq and Isaac generously donated their Saturdays and brought a bus load of kids to the match as Schuylkill River took on Pittsburgh in a battle for the Pelly Cup. The dozen kids that joined us wore their custom Boys and Girls Club Rugby t-shirts that were previously provided to them during our summer camp and were finally able to witness their first ever rugby match after spending the past year learning about the game.
After being provided a traditional Philly lunch of hoagies and soft pretzels the kids were ready to cheer us on and they were treated to a thrilling match that ended up being a 38-34 victory for Schuylkill River. After the match the Schuylkill players invited the kids to help us celebrate and take some photos hoisting the Pelly Cup.
The Boys and Girls Club had such a good time on Saturday that they have already made plans to come back out and watch us play our Friends and Family Day double header against Baltimore on October 28. A few photos of the kids enjoying their day can be found here ((http://www.skillrugby.org/photo_albums/91270-Boys-and-Girls-Club-2-17-18-School-Year-photo-album/album_photos)