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Our first Summer Sevens Rugby after our club merger was great fun. Sevens rugby, is the much faster paced version of our winter game that will appear in the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. We had several veteran players lead a few new players through their first summer of rugby. The summer also marked the beginning of a new era for SVRFC, our first men's club team participated in several Palo Alto 7s weekends, and we hosted our own SVRFC Invitational.
NCYRA DIXON 7s U10 Championships:
The highlight of SVRFC's summer was our Under 10 (U10) program. Our U10's showed a lot of heart in NCYRA's Seven's Championship weekend. They were a small team composed of youngsters with a variety of experience: 5 years of rugby, to the first summer of rugby. All the lads played that day with the heart of a 30 year veteran.
They came out on the top of "easier" pool play at mid-day, moving on to the elimination rounds. In a closely fought match with Danville's open side (open weight), our young ruggers prevailed and moved on to the Championship Match. A big strong San Mateo open side came out fast and fierce, defeating our boys in a very physical match. It was a hard loss for the young lads, but a great learning experience and it was wonderful for the coaches and families to see the progress the kids had made since the beginning of the summer. Many of this summer's U10 side will move up to U12s. We're excited to see what will come of them in the future. Eagles (or Irish, French or Mexican Nationals) in the 2024 Olympics?
We can't wait for the winter season! Register soon, and we'll see you on the pitch!
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