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 […]

Matt Rippin, Harlequins Youth Rugby Programs Coordinator

PSDB: First, can you tell readers how you became the coordinator for the Harlequin’s youth programs and what that entails? Matt Rippin: I played for the Harlequins until I was about 27. Every member of the Rugby Football Club (that’s the team itself) is expected to contribute to the Rugby Football Association. The RFA is […]

Charlie Batch Visits Youth Rugby Championship

On June 2nd The Pittsburgh Harlequins celebrated their 13th annual Youth Rugby Day at Founders Field in Pittsburgh. The day brought all four U-14 Rugby teams together for a day of semifinal and Final games.   Pittsburgh Steeler Quarterback, Charlie Batch was on hand to speak with each team about dedication and teamwork, as well as to congratulate each team on […]

Youth Rugby kicks off in Braddock

The Garfield “G-Force” Rugby program traveled to Braddock Wednesday night to play “The Dock” in the first contest of the Spring youth rugby season. The late day arrival of a little sun made the event a pleasure for the good showing of Coaches, players and fans in attendance.     The visitors got off to […]

2011 Harlequin Youth Rugby Begins

Youth Coaching is Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 6:00-7:30pm. The Pittsburgh Harlequins Youth Mentoring programs utilize the sport of Rugby as a mentoring tool to instill our core values of  Accountability, Responsibility, Teamwork, and School Matters.  Our mentors and coaches work with at-risk youth age 8-14 in the neighborhoods of Braddock, Homewood, Hazelwood and Garfield.  Over 200 […]

Harlequins Gearing up for Season

The Pittsburgh Harlequins began preparing for the spring season Saturday with a club meeting to discuss logistics, as well as a CPR training. The CPR training, provided by Alumni and supporters, is one of the first steps the Men’s Division 1 Club team takes to prepare for the youth mentoring programs. The youth mentoring programs […]