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PAL 2017 Spring Rugby - Grades 5-8

 Westport PAL is proud to offer contact & non contact rugby as starting points in our nation's rugby development.  
Here in Westport we are fortunate to have the Nationally recognized rugby development programs: the Fairfield Rugby Club (FRC)

 Over 150 years ago, the game of rugby was invented when a young man at Rugby School in England ‘picked up the ball and ran with it’ . Today, over five million people in 120 countries play the game of rugby across six continents! 

FRC and WPAL are teaming up to offer the sport of Rugby.

Meet the coach

We would like to suggest that parents please come 30 minutes before first practice to meet the head coach who will introduce himself, briefly discuss and outline the rugby program and will be happy to answer any questions 


There will be some simple instruction to the sport and plenty of fun games to introduce skills and generate enthusiasm during the session.


Westport PAL Rugby 

Register for Spring 2017 Westport rugby 
Rugby ​Registration Open 


Number of teams:

Westport PAL rugby will begin with three age level teams -


Age Group

U14 7 & 8

U12 5 & 6 Grades

U10 Rookie Rugby



U14 and U12 teams will play contact rugby 


Flag "Rookie" Rugby

U10 team will play flag or "rookie" rugby
Rookie Rugby is designed with the American athlete in mind.
It is a fun, safe, team game that develops a range of ball handling, running and evasion skills.  
Participants learn the importance of teamwork and respect for opponents, coaches and referees,
which are key elements of all athletic endeavors.



Each team will have a minimum of two coaches including an independent rugby coach allocated to
team as well as one parent representative for each grade/age group David Lyme, head coach Staples High School rugby team and Fairfield Yankees rugby club, will oversee the coaching program


Practice location and schedule

There will be two practices per week per team which will be broken down according to the following days:




Saturday mornings 8 am -10  

Location: TBA

Tuesdays  5:00 -6:30

Location: TBA

Thursdays  5:00-6:30  

Location: TBA


Season practices will begin in mid March


Games information

There will be six to eight games scheduled with teams from other towns towns of which four will be held in Westport.
Game time will run about 90 minutes


Home games will be held on Saturdays at PJ Romano field 


May  27th from 12 to end of play 

June 3rd  from  12pm end of play 

June 10th from 12pm end of play

Game schedule is designed to minimize conflicts. 


Game times for all age groups to be announced and will be provided on the website


COST per registration $300 for early enrollment if you register by January 15th.
After January 15, the price will increase by $50.00




All you have to do is PICK UP THE BALL AND RUN WITH IT!