Thursday, August 6, 2015

Highlights From Last Saturday's Roosevelt Island Youth Program Rugby Clinic With Pacific Island Warriors Players - Join Them Saturday Afternoons In August For The RIYP Rugby Clinic

As reported last week, the Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) Rugby Clinic:

... is organized in collaboration with the Pacific Island community on Roosevelt Island. Coaching and instruction will be led by Coach Viliame Vakasisikala and members of the Pacific Island Warriors (NY) Rugby team....
The RIYP Rugby Clinic held its first session last Saturday. Pacific Island Warriors Charles Katoanga shares these photos and reports:

It was a very successful first session. There were sixteen school age kids who participated in the introductory clinic. The session started with some basic skills sessions

followed by a game of flag rugby.

It was a first for many of the kids and they all had a great time throwing the ball around. The afternoon wrapped up with touch rugby open to all ages.

Both RIYP Executive Director Charlie Defino and Coach Vili were very happy with the first day and are looking forward to next week's session. Coach Vili sharing, "It was just great to have the kids come out, interacting and enjoying a healthy and active afternoon with their community".

Upcoming RIYP Rugby Clinics takes place starting 4:30 PM Saturday afternoons, August  8, 15, 22, and 29 at the Octagon Soccer Field. Come join us.
Call the RIYP (212) 527-2505 or check out their Facebook page for more information