Ten Years ago this month…

What were you doing 10 years ago this month? Four decades of Quins took to our home field and walked off victorious across the board.  Many of those players starting in the A-side against league rival Schuylkill River have gone on to help build the Harlequin Club including: Eric Jerpe- Currently Head Coach Sione Tapu – […]

Why the Sport Your Child Should be Playing is Rugby

Why the Youth Sport Your Kids Should be Playing is Rugby   08.23.2015 – ALEX GOFF GOFFRUGBYREPORT.COM If you’re a parent deciding what sport your kid should try in elementary and middle school, and you don’t have rugby on your list, then you’re making a mistake. Rugby is played as non-contact touch or flag rugby […]

Youth Mentoring Begins

On April 6th, The Pittsburgh Harlequins Youth Mentoring programs will begin their 19th year of Rugby-centric mentoring in Pittsburgh’s Inner-city neighborhoods.  The Harlequins are always looking for individuals and groups that would like to be part of the programs, which meet Monday and Wednesday nights in April and May. A membership event is scheduled for […]

Braddock vs. Garfield

The 2014 youth rugby season has kicked off for the 19th year in a row.  Garfield, the season champion for the past two years, travelled to Team Braddock at Hawkins Village in the Borough of Rankin.  The sidelines were ringed with family and friends, as well as quite a few neighbors who just wanted to […]

Mentors Honored at PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Harlequins Rugby Club has been honored by the Mentoring Partnership of SouthWestern PA in its annual “Excellence in Mentoring” awards.  Harlequin Coach Bill Schildnecht and Mentee Sencere McDonald were honored on the field of PNC Park Monday night before the Pirates took on the Padres.  Mr. Schildnecht has been volunteering in the youth […]

Harlequins Host National Championship

The Pittsburgh Harlequins, competing in the highest level of rugby in North America, were unable to secure a spot in the top 16 to compete in the National Championships- but showed class and know-how as they hosted the 2013 Emirates Airline Men’s and Women’s National 7’s Rugby Championship.  The culminating event for the sport was […]

Coast Guard Academy Visits Youth Program

The Coast Guard Academy Men’s Rugby team was in Pittsburgh for the USARugby Division 2 College Playoffs last week, and came out to have a run with the Larimer Youth Rugby Team.  The Larimer program is part of the U14 non-contact rugby-mentoring programs of the Pittsburgh Harlequins.  The Programs- including sites in Braddock, Garfield, Larimer, […]

April Fools Challenge

The Second Annual April Fools Challenge will be held at 10:00am on March 30th. This 4+ mile obstacle/mud race will begin and end at Founders Field, home of Pittsburgh Harlequins Rugby.  All proceeds from the event benefit mentoring programs for at-risk youth. The race will be launched in heats starting at 10:00am Saturday morning, with groups of racers following a […]

New Mentoring Program in Hill District

On Monday October 1 the Harlequins RFA started a new afterschool program at University Prep Academy in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.  The program features a 1-hour module of rugby instruction each Monday from 5-6.  Sponsored by the Hill House and the High Acheivers Zone grant initiative, the program will run for 9 weeks.  In total, five separate funding agencies are […]

Season Opens in Detroit March 10th

The Pittsburgh Harlequins will begin the 2012 Rugby year travelling to Michigan. The Harlequins will play the Detroit Tradesmen on March 10th in a “Friendly” warmup match in anticipation of National Championship playoff games in April. Both teams qualified for the playoffs in the fall, with winning seasons in their Territorial Unions- Detroit in the […]