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Youth Rugby Sign Ups Ages 5-14 for 716-Rugby
Posted Saturday January 28, 2017

Rugby is bursting out all over in the 716 !

Recently USA Rugby released statistics on membership that showed the Buffalo Niagara area has the highest per capita membership of all the 53 US Metro areas over 1 million.

But WNY is not resting on its laurels.

The 716-Rugby organization has recently been formed to expand the growth of rugby in WNY.

Serving as the umbrella organization for new and existing youth teams ages 5-14, 716-Rugby has created a framework for youth rugby to thrive.

Sign up your kids now, the first fieldhouse event is Weds February 1

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The 716-Rugby program runs February - March in the ADPro field house (Buffalo Bills) and Sportsplex North Tonawanda. Once, and if desired twice a week, every kid who signs up will be taught how to play rugby using fun games and drills.

Then April - May kids will break out into teams to practice in the own neighborhoods. Currently, these are the choices:

Flag Rugby Contacts ages 5-14

Orchard Park/Hamburg: Mike Ilkiwskyj -

Lancaster/Clarence: Brian Counihan -

South Buffalo/West Seneca: Matt Ramsey -

Amherst/Williamsville: Ron Astridge -

Kenmore/Tonawanda: Fred Bressette -

Modified Rugby Contacts grades 6-8

Middle School Girls: Glenn Nenoff -

Middle School Boys: Bo Minogue -

After a break, the rugby will start again after July 4 and continue once a week through Labor Day with weekly competitions.

The cost for all this is $125 a player (family discounts available) T-shirts, flags and balls provided.

Sign up your kids now, the first fieldhouse event is Weds February 1

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Here is the schedule:

Bill's Field house - 1 Bills Drive Orchard Park NY 14127

February 1


6:00pm – 7:30pm

February 7


5:00pm – 6:30pm

February 16


5:00pm – 6:30pm

February 28


5:00pm – 6:30pm

March 2


5:00pm – 6:30pm

March 6


4:00pm – 5:30pm

March 20


5:00pm – 6:30pm

SportsPlex - 90 Ridge Road North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Sundays February 5 through April 2 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Forward this to your kid's parents and get them to sign up too (car pooling is a good thing).

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