Cheshire, get ready for youth flag rugby!
American Flag Rugby News and Press
We proudly welcome the Cheshire Youth Rugby to the AFR community. The Town of Cheshire is a residential community located in New Haven County, Connecticut with a population of approximately 30,000 people. This year, 2010, marks the second season of the Cheshire Youth Rugby program and it's first season associated with AFR. Cheshire is approximately 14 miles north of New Haven and 25 miles southwest of Hartford.
The youth rugby program was started to emulate the fun experienced by the Cheshire U-19 team which plays in the the spring against other Connecticut town programs. Cheshire Youth Rugby is a non-contact, youth flag rugby program for boys and girls entering grades four(4) through eight(8).
No experience is necessary, but a willingness to learn a new sport is required! The focus is on fun, skill development and teamwork. Cheshire Youth knows summer is a busy time, so players can attend around family vacation schedules.
Emphasis of the program is on the skills of running, passing, kicking and playing together as a team. Practices are scheduled for two nights a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm at the Quinnipiac Fields on Cheshire Street). The program is run by Geraint Phillips, an advanced rugby player and coach from Wales and Kris Bickell, a former player at UConn. Both coaches are presently parents of Chesire U-19 players.
Cheshire Youth Rugby encourages you to get involved with the exciting sport of youth flag rugby. Flag rugby is great for kids of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels!
American Flag Rugby is intended for youth entering first through ninth grade. Youth flag rugby is a coed, non-contact “touch” form of rugby played by youths using flags. In the process of having fun, skills including running, kicking, passing, space strategy, teamwork, and self-confidence are developed.
Cheshire Youth Rugby
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays starting June 22 (6 weeks)
Cheshire Youth Rugby is open to residents of Cheshire & surrounding communities.