Davao, Philippines - On January 24 - 25, PRFU hosted its first L1 7s coaching course in SOS Village, Davao. PRFU Director of Rugby and national team coach Matt Cullen, together with newly certified educator and Lady Volcano Kaye Honoras, led the coaching course. Saturday was filled with the introduction of Usbong Rugby program in the Philippines, fun sessions of Get into Rugby course, and the reinforcement of the safety aspects that coaches need to know with the Rugby Ready course. Sunday was dedicated for the coaching course specific to 7s rugby.
" I really learned a lot from this course. I did not know rugby before but now I believe I can bring the sport to my baranggay and teach kids there," said one parent who attended the course.
" I believe that with the skills we acquired from the course I can now help coach and recruit more players, especially women here in Davao," shared by one female player of Davao Durians.
PRFU looks to continue its local development initiative through its Usbong rugby grassroots program and Davao has shown a remarkable increase since last year.
Great work everyone! Special thanks to PRFU development officers BK delos Santos and Rose Lanticse, also to Gray Goodwin (Davao Durians Rugby Club President and sponsor) for their assistance.
Congratulations to all the course attendees:
Paul Oliver Reyes
Gil Albert Doromal
Jeff Anthony Vazquez
Roland John Tanio
Christine Marie Lei Sajulla
Rose Mae Lanticse
Blessie Kate delos Santos
April Wayne Ramas
The British School Manila Middle School boys team won the MANSAC MS finals last Saturday, January 24, at BSM field, BGC, Taguig City. BSM had to overcome a tough International School Manila MS squad to finally win the coveted title. In the first match of the two-game finals, the BSM and ISM boys had to settle for a 19-all draw after 20 minutes of Rugby. The second match proved crucial and just as exciting as the winner will be crowned the champions. BSM showed speed with two breakaway tries out wide. ISM tried to make a comeback with a try late in the second half but time was not enough. Final score was 10 - 7 for BSM.
Hats off to both teams for an exciting and hard-fought finals series. Some of these boys will represent the country as u14 Junior Volcanoes in Kuala Lumpur on March 7 to 8, 2015. Congratulations and good luck to all the selected boys!
Get Into Rugby Festival/CBRE Juniors Tournament for the Month of January
The first Get Into Rugby Festival/CBRE Juniors Tournament for 2015 was held last Saturday, January 24, at British School Manila field in BGC, Taguig City. Sixteen juniors touch and tackle teams under the PRFU Usbong Rugby program came to the venue to compete for the top spot.
Mavericks topped the u14 touch division with a win and a draw while Clark Jets from Pampanga came in second with a draw and a loss. It was Mavericks team who also topped the u16 touch division with two wins and a draw. SOS and Clark Jets came in at second and third, respectively.
In the u16 tackle games, it was the Mavericks team again who ranked first with a win and a draw for a total of 4 points. Clark Jets came in at second with a win for 3 points. Quest SOS Children's Village - Alabang came in at third with a point from a draw. It was a win each each for the u12 Mavericks and Barbarians team.
Good job to all the teams who competed in this month's games. See you all next month!
The International School Manila (ISM) Varsity and Junior Varsity teams were crowned the MANSAC School boys league champions for the third consecutive year. The finals of the league were held last Saturday, January 17, at International School Manila campus, BGC, Taguig City. After five rounds of school boys rugby which started November last year, it was the ISM Varsity team and ISM Gold JV team who topped the points table with five and six wins respectively and no losses. They continued their dominance in the league by beating their opponents in tightly contested finals matches to secure their crown.
The 2014-2015 MANSAC School boys rugby tournament saw a record number of teams enter in the two divisions. A total of six teams played in the Varsity division with new team, University, making it's debut. A total of seven teams played in the JV division with new team, the Alabang Eagles, making it's debut.
Champion: International School Manila
First Runner up: British School Manila
Second Runner up: Faith Academy
Clark Jets Rugby Club
Brent International School
Junior Varsity (JV) teams:
Champion: International School Manila Gold
First Runner up: Brent International School
Second Runner up: British School Manila
International School Manila Green
Clark Jets Rugby Club
Here are the official match results of the Varsity and JV semis and finals:
Some players in the Varsity division has represented the country in the ARFU u19 Division 1 tournament hosted by PRFU last month. Most of the boys in the Junior Varsity division will compete as u14 and u16 Junior Volcanoes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this March. Good luck to all the selected players and congratulations to the winning teams once again. Hats off to all the the players who competed throughout the season.
The Middle School finals are scheduled this Saturday, January 24, 2015, at British School Manila, BGC, Taguig City.
Stay connected with us!