RUGBY (Touch Rugby)
SATURDAYS Location: Randall's Island
Grades: 4-7 (coed)
Dates: April 1, 15 May 6, 13 June 3
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rugby is the ultimate team sport combining athleticism, speed, ball handling, evasion, contact, kicking, and most of all fun! Coaches Chris Mattina and Troy Lockyear will lead Yorkville Rugby. Chris was born and raised on the Upper East Side. Coach Chris currently plays at the highest level of the sport as a member of Rugby United New York in Major League Rugby and has been a Team USA Rugby 7s team on the World Circuit. He is also the founder of the CM Rugby Academy which brings personal speed and skills training to youth, high school, and college Rugby players in the NYC area. Coach Chris looks forward to spreading the fantastic game of Rugby at Yorkville, and teaching it at a high level to all ages!
Troy grew up in England where he graduated from Eton College. After a stint with London Wasps Academy, he decided to pack his bags and head to America where he attended college at US Rugby nursery; Cal Berkeley! A member of the All-American Collegiate team, Troy was one of the rising stars in college rugby! He was then signed to Rugby United New York in the MLR and made an immediate impact on the competition.