Red Rocks Men’s and Women’s Rugby
RUGBY NOW A VARSITY PED CLASS
In other news, varsity rugby has been approved as a 1 credit PED class staring this fall semester. We have created two sections: a section for the men’s team and a section for the women’s team. If you know of any student interested in playing on a full-fledged college sports team, please encourage them to register early for these classes. The experience of playing for your school, as part of team, yields great benefits, including improved social skills, a greater sense of self-responsibility, and a chance to form lasting friendships. Plus, you get lots of cool RRR swag: t–shirts, uniforms, rugby balls, and more!
The Red Rocks Rugby Team is excited to have completed our first full season of rugby on May 4, 2013. If you are unaware, Red Rocks Rugby is a fully competitive college level team that competes in the National Small College Rugby Organization, at the D-III level. As members of NSCRO, this season we played (and at times beat), such schools as Colorado College, Adams State, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado / Colorado Springs. Mesa State, Western State, and Regis University.
We are proud to say that we fielded two mens teams and a full women's team. But remember, in rugby, there is always plenty of room for more players, spectators, and support club members. Our team is your team! Anyone who wants to play, regardless of skill or knowledge, is welcome, and there is a great position to play regardless of body size of shape. NO TRYOUTS are required. Just show up at practice!
Psychology faculty Keith Swain, Ph.D, sponsors and coaches the club. The Foxes can be seen practicing four or more days a week on the all-purpose field, and their dedication and heart is evident.
Players on the Red Rocks Foxes Rugby Club have shown amazing heart both on and off the field (also called the “pitch”) by accepting others with open arms. Students who wish to join the team can do so freely, with no restrictions based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or physical ability. Ruggers include team members from all sexual orientations, backgrounds, and levels of experience. The team is also a virtual United Nations, with players from Mongolia, Turkey, Switzerland, and Fiji.