Rugby ATL, Atlanta’s rugby team held their first open practice this past Saturday.
Rugby ATL is a part of Major League Rugby.
It was a chance for Metro Atlanta Community learn more about Rugby ATL during the team’s first, free, public practice at Grady Stadium (929 Monroe Drive NE) on Saturday, Feb. 1, and it lasted for two and a half hours. The day included a meet and greet and interactive skills sessions with the players, followed by several scrimmages played with Atlanta Youth Rugby (AYR).
Rugby ATL, Atlanta Youth Rugby (AYR) and Atlanta Public Schools (APS) are working together to heighten the awareness of and foster engagement within the Atlanta rugby community, especially through showcasing how it’s an all-inclusive youth sporting activity. Rugby is a popular sport around the world.
Atlanta Youth Rugby (AYR) aims to build character and athleticism in young women and men through rugby. We compete hard and clean, insist on good sportsmanship and individual responsibility, and build the sense of community that we believe is unique in our sport. In our competitive programs, we enjoy winning as much as anyone, but respect for each other, our opponents, our coaches, our match officials and our supporters comes first. In our community programs, we encourage self-initiative, accountability and fitness in a fun and safe environment.
Photo credit: Stephanie Moran