Registration for MARA Winter Rugby is now open! The season runs from mid-November until March. We have age/ grade teams for boys and girls in 2nd-8th grades at MARA.
Click here for information and to register online: https://charlotte-junior-rugby-association.siplay.com/site/
Be sure and select Matthews Mustangs/Bears/Sharks when selecting a team.
Rugby is a fun, fast-paced, contact sport for boys and girls. In rugby, ALL players pass, catch, carry, kick and can score. Rugby is the second most played and 2nd most popular sport in the world and played in every country. Rugby is an Olympic and National team sport.
Did you know – even though no pads or helmets are used in rugby it has one of the lowest injury rates (including concussions) of ANY youth sport – well below the averages for soccer, football & hockey. In fact, rugby style tackling is now taught by USA football for ALL youth football coaches and has been adopted by most NCAA and NFL teams due to its effectiveness and use of leverage and technique instead of hard impact. Rugby invented the “Heads Up” technique.
MARA rugby has a winning tradition! Teams from Matthews have multiple city, state, and regional championship titles over the last 5 years at all age/ grade levels. We are a Nationally recognized powerhouse! MARA rugby players have already gone on to start on high school and college teams.
All MARA rugby teams practice once per week – Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. The first practice is Wednesday, November 15th (after Pop Warner Football ends). Games are played on Saturdays and rotate through game day locations within the greater Charlotte area.
Cost for the season is an all-inclusive $200
Email Erik@CharlotteJuniorRugby.com for more information. Middle School players, check to make sure rugby is not offered at your middle school before registering for MARA.