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Palatine Rugby Club Offers Programs in Palatine for Boys and Girls

Palatine Rugby Club offers fall and winter programs in preparation for the upcoming spring season.

Palatine Rugby Club is a youth rugby club serving Palatine and the surrounding area. The Palatine Rugby Club is comprised of the Palatine Middle School Pioneers boys’ teams, and the girls and boys High School Barbarians Teams. The teams play tackle Rugby Union (15-a-side) in the spring season as part of the Illinois Youth Rugby Association. In the summer, the teams play Olympic Rugby (7-a-side) in tournaments around Chicago. The high school teams play tackle Rugby Union (15-a-side) in both the spring and fall seasons.

Two of the boys’ teams will be playing beginning at 1:30pm on Saturday, October 20 at Maple Park in Palatine at the corner of Winston and Anderson. These are the final matches of the Fall Season.

But Palatine Rugby Club isn’t taking a break between seasons. There are several upcoming events that should find a place on your calendar.

Indoor Touch Rugby Clinic - Saturday, November 3|
This FREE clinic is being presented by the Palatine Rugby Club at Falcon Park Recreation Center, 2195 N. Hicks Road, Palatine, on Saturday, November 3. Although the event is free, pre-registration is required. Ages 5 to 8 will play from 9am to 10am, and the registration code is 5126-3. The clinic for 9 to 14 year olds will be held from 10am to 11:30am, and the registration code is 5127-3.

Palatine Rugby Club Trivia Night Fundraiser – Saturday, November 10
This new fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 10 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the American Legion Post 690, 122 West Palatine Road, Palatine. Trivia night will have teams of up to eight people competing for some great prizes. The fee is $10 per person. Plan your team in advance, or form a team at the event. For more information, contact Melissa at 224-587-3245 or msouden66@gmail.com.

Rugby 101 – A Spectator’s Guide to Rugby – Tuesday, November 13\
This one hour seminar is intended for parents and other adults who don’t want to be experts, but would like to understand a bit about the game. A light hearted approach will be used to explain the confusing sport of Rugby. The event will be held from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on November 13 at Falcon Park Recreation Center, 2195 N. Hicks Road, Palatine. The program will start in the banquet room for video and informational review, then the group will move to the indoor turf field to toss and kick around a rugby ball. Athletic ability is not required – this is intended to be a fun and informal introduction to the sport. The fee is $10; registration is accepted through Palatine Park District using code 5125-3.

Information Meeting for Spring Rugby – Sunday, November 18
If you are interested in learning more about Spring Rugby, 15-a-side, plan to attend this informational meeting on Sunday, November 18 at 3pm at the Palatine Public Library, 700 North Court, Palatine. Get information about all of the spring rugby options, including boys high school (Varsity, JV and Frosh-Soph) teams; Girls High School (Varsity) team; Middle School (Grades7 & 8) team; and Middle School Juniors (Grades 5 & 6) team. If you cannot attend, and have questions about the program, call 847-660-1228 or email coach@palatinepioneers.org.

Indoor Touch Rookie Rugby for Boys and Girls Ages 8 to 13 – January 14 to February 6

This non-contact program will introduce boys and girls to Olympic Rugby. Registration can be done through the Palatine Park District using code 4114-4 for ages 5 to 8, and code 4108-4 for ages 9 to 13. Each participant will be registered with USA Rugby and will receive an official rugby ball.

Registration can be done online at www.palatineparks.org or in person at Community Center, Falcon Park Recreation Center, or Birchwood Recreation Center. For more information about these rugby programs, contact Todd Ranum, Palatine Park District Athletic Coordinator, at 847-496-6238 or tranum@palatineparks.org, or visit www.palatinerugby.com.

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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