Se­niors Rugby comes to town

The Drumheller Mail - - SPRING HOME & GARDEN GUIDE - Terri Hux­ley

The Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity (BCF) has of­fi­cially an­nounced its in­tro­duc­tion of Se­niors Rugby Foot­ball Club (RFC).

A se­nior men’s 3rd di­vi­sion team as well as a se­nior wom­ens 2nd di­vi­sion team have been cre­ated with the in­ten­tion of a so­cial, fun feel.

Weekly train­ing be­gins on Tues­day, May 30 at the Drumheller Val­ley Sec­ondary School (DVSS) foot­ball field, start­ing at 7:30 p.m.

Regis­trants must be 19 years of age or older to join with no ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. Re­gard­less of fit­ness or skills, it is meant to give com­mu­nity mem­bers the chance to try some­thing new as well as al­low rugby alumni to re­con­nect with the sport.

“Peo­ple of­ten think that rugby play­ers have to be a part mus­cle bound ogre but we re­ally want to in­vite ev­ery­one to come and give it a try,” said Bad­lands RFC board mem­ber Al­lan Mee.

The RFC is now reg­is­tered with Rugby Canada, Rugby Al­berta, and Cal­gary Rugby Union. Three other club teams have al­ready ex­pressed in­ter­est for ex­hi­bi­tion games and tour­na­ments.

All equip­ment re­quired is reg­u­lar sports­wear. Soc­cer boots are ac­cept­able but if not, run­ners are fine in the be­gin­ning. Re­mem­ber to be pre­pared by bring­ing lots of wa­ter and sun­screen.

Mee is ex­cited for the new teams as it gives op­por­tu­nity to peo­ple who nor­mally wouldn’t par­tic­i­pate within the area.

“Af­ter hav­ing to travel well over an hour to other clubs, it will be a real priv­i­lege to play for my lo­cal town again,” said Mee.

If in­ter­ested to learn more about reg­is­ter­ing with the club, like Bad­lands-RFC on Face­book or con­tact Bad­lands RFC vice president April Har­ri­son at 403-820-4553.

Bad­lands Rugby Foot­ball Club (RFC) be­gins on Tues­day May 30, just in time for the 150th day of the 150th year of Canada’s con­fed­er­a­tion. These re­cre­ational male and fe­male teams are for pure begin­ners or alumni of the sport. Lessons and prac­tice hap­pen weekly on Tues­day nights at 7:30 p.m. at the DVSS field.

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