2013 NYC Rugby Cup Overview
DEVELOPING YOUTH THROUGH RUGBY
Theme – Global Rugby and Premiership Rugby
Every year, over 3,000 students in the New York City area begin the second half of their school year working with their teammates towards lifting the NYC Rugby Cup. Out of this group, those who best exemplify the 4 A’s (Academics, Attendance, Attitude, Athleticism) will have the opportunity to represent their schools and communities in playing for the title. 75 teams across three divisions (Co-Ed Middle School, Co-Ed Elementary, and All-Girls) will converge on Randalls island on Saturday, June 8 to compete in a massive one day tournament that is the culmination of our program year. The NYC Rugby Cup features fitness challenges, obstacle courses, cultural exhibitors, and, of course, plenty of rugby!
This year for the first time we will be having a dual theme. We are continuing our Premiership Rugby Theme and are adding Global Rugby in honor of our Title Partner, AIG, and their global presence. Select Elementary and Middle School teams who are competing thanks to the support AIG has given us will be representing the major countries the company operates in. Teams will be outfitted by jerseys provided by our partner Rugby Athletic.
Once again this year Play Rugby USA will be partnering with Up2Us and other veterans oriented charities to support our troops overseas. Each team will be able to visit a booth where they can write letters to troops serving overseas.
There are a couple of different ways you can get involved in this great event:
-If you are an existing Program Partner interested in registering your team for the tournament, please click here.
-If you are a Supporter interested in donating money to support the tournament and Play Rugby USA, please click here.
-If you are an individual interested in being a Volunteer, please click here.
We would like to thank the following partners and donors for their contributions to our program and the NYC Rugby Cup:
Our Founder, Mark Griffin, has started a blog sharing his experiences in the Rugby For Good space.
Please click here to view his first entry, discussing the power of Go Forward in Rugby For Good programs!
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