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2nd annual NYC Mayors cup of co-ed Flag Rugby


2nd annual NYC Mayors cup of co-ed Flag Rugby

Second annual non-contact, flag rugby tournament for elementary and middle schools. 


06/06/2009 00:00


New York City, USA
The Mayor's Cup

The Mayor’s Cup will provide young budding rugby players with their first taste of competition against the other participating schools and offers education leaders, politicians and fitness professionals a chance to witness the positive impact that rugby has had on the students and participate first hand in this growing sport. The tournament  is city wide.

Following on from the success of the first tournament in 2008 this years is shaping up to be bigger and better with more opportunities for students from a wider selection of schools, 32 teams (23 in 2008) to partake.

An onsite health fair will also be run on the day.

Ten core values
While learning the sport participants develop ten core values - caring, citizenship, commitment, discipline, fairness, leadership, respect, responsibility, teamwork, and trustworthiness. Promoting these values is critical in combating rising obesity ratesand gang membership in the USA.

More than 7,000 young people and 450 teachers from over 70 after school sites throughout NYC’s 5 boroughs have already participated in the program with overwhelmingly positive feedback.

About Play Rugby USA
Play Rugby USA focuses on “developing youth through rugby” and places careful emphasis on having fun, improving fitness and developing life skills through delivery of specially designed curriculum.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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