Rugby Illinois supports coaches in their development of Illinois youth rugby. Parents also play a crucial role through their commitment and support.
Boys high school rugby is growing stronger every season! We welcome new clubs and players every season.
Every year is exciting in the Girls high school division. We are adding new teams and many new players every year. Girls high school rugby is developing in Illinois!
Rugby Illinois is actively reaching out to schools in Illinois to introduce non-contact Rookie Rugby into the schools PE curricula. Currently approximately 100 PE Teachers have expressed an interest to Rugby Illinois for help introducing Rookie Rugby to their students. We are in the process of following up with these PE Teachers and arranging visits.
The key to this outreach program is for youth rugby clubs to partner with Rugby Illinois in providing volunteers to visit their local schools to demonstrate Rookie Rugby to the PE Teachers and their students. The Arlington Stallions, Chillicothe Barbarians, Crystal Lake Lions, Fenwick Friars, Fox Valley Chiefs, Lake Forest Harriers, New Trier Trevians, Northwest Narwahls, Springfield Celts and West Suburban Bulls have stepped forward are partnering in this effort.
Below are two short videos of recent visits by the Stallions to Grove Elementary School in Elk Grove Village and the Chiefs to STEM Partnership School in Aurora. In addition, the Northern Illinois University Women’s Rugby Club and the Chicago Lions Rugby Club are partnering with Rugby Illinois in this outreach effort.
Rugby Clubs interested in helping Rugby Illinois with their Outreach to Schools Program are requested to email their interest to email@example.com.