Skill Rugby U19 Plays at High School Rugby Championship
Over the weekend of May 31 – June 2 Schuylkill River’s U-19 program participated in the High School Rugby Championship, part of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in Chester, PA. A huge thank you goes out to Coaches Greg Mininger and Ryan McHugh who have once again donated their time to support this initiative and provide the players with an awesome weekend!
The team was made up of players from Roman Catholic High School, the North Philadelphia Nomads, the Narberth Otters, and the Maryland Stingers. Due weather related scheduling issues the players came into the event with very little 7s experience and struggled in the early going but continued to improve throughout the weekend culminating in a 27-5 victory in the final match of the weekend.
A highlight of the weekend for many of the players was having the opportunity to watch high level collegiate 7s in person for the first time. As a result of attending this event many of them have been motivated to continue their playing careers beyond high school and we look forward to having an opportunity to help them keep developing as members of our U23 program for years to come.