The Palatine Rugby Club offers rugby for boys and girls from the rookie level through high school.
The club will offer Powder Puff Rugby for high school girls in April. The program will meet from 6-7 p.m. Mondays, April 1-29, at Falcon Park Recreation Center. The fee is $20 for residents and $30 for nonresidents, which includes a powder puff rugby T-shirt, rugby ball, and registration with USA Rugby. Register through Palatine Park District using code 5126-9.
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The club also offers a High School Rugby Team that will play tackle rugby in the spring, summer and fall. Practices for this team will begin in March. Palatine Rugby Club encourages young women to try the team for a few weeks before committing to joining the program.
For younger boys, the club offers Palatine Pioneers Rugby. The season runs April through May, and the team participates in the iYRA Middle School Division with two sides: the Pioneers for seventh- and eighth-graders and the Junior Pioneers for younger or smaller players. Matches are generally played Sundays in a festival format, with all clubs playing at the same venue.
For high school boys, the club offers Palatine Barbarians Boys High School Rugby. These teams participate in the iYRA competitive season from March through May. Barbarians participate in the East Division of the Tier 2 Boys High School League with a Varsity and a Junior Varsity side, and they also compete in the iYRA Freshman-Sophomore Division.
Preseason training is already under way, and new players are encouraged to contact the league for more information, www.palatinepioneers.org.
The Palatine Rugby Club welcomes new players at all times. No experience is necessary, and new players are encouraged to try the program for two weeks prior to joining. For details, visit www.palatinepioneers.org, email Palatine Rugby Club programs are offered through the Palatine Park District. The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.
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