Rugby Progresses; Numbers Are Up

Eli Porterfield, Staff Writer

The Rugby season is off to a solid start under second year Head Coach Tom Bremer.

Coach Bremer emphasized that being able to compete this year as opposed to only scrimmaging like last year is an important factor.  Despite this, rugby being a club sport instead of a school sport decreases the support for it.

Bremer noted that although he expects to have a good season and be competitive, he is fearful for injuries to the players participating.  Bremer hopes to limit the amount of injuries to the players throughout the course of the season. He also said that he enjoys watching the players improve and develop together.

Coach Bremer said, The team has been strong so far.”  Currently, the team stands at a record of 0-1-1.  Regarding their record, Bremer stated “They were tough matches.” Additionally, he commented on the number of injuries that have plagued the team.  He also said, “Everyone is working hard and every player has risen to the occasion when they were called upon.” Key players include Amy Ortega and Samara Mcleod.

Bremer has a positive attitude regarding the rest of the season.  He expects improvement soon, “We will be strong after our injured players return from injury.”

Coach Bremer encourages more girls to come out and experience rugby.  Anyone that is interested in joining can contact coach Bremer or any athlete that is on the rugby team.  Bremer is a frequently in the building and can often be found substituting in classrooms.  Practices are held after school at Centennial on the field by the tennis courts.