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Youth Rugby Program Off To A Good Start, Host Jamboree This Weekend


The Parkland Pirates youth rugby program took part in its first jamboree of the year, Sunday in Brandon.
Program co-ordinator Aaron Miner said the jamboree went very well, with Dauphin being represented by two teams in each of the four age groups.

“We were well represented. We did very well. You could see our organization, we started a week earlier than the other ones, so we were definitely a little more organized out on the field and with our players’ play, as well,” he said. “They were able to show that they had a bit more practice than the other teams.”

Miner was expecting to have lower numbers this year due to the pandemic, but that was not the case with upwards of 80 or 90 children registered and the numbers keep growing.

“Every time we show up to a practice, there’s two more kids or three more kids for each age group. With school just starting and friends telling their friends how neat the sport is, we keep getting more and more kids coming out. It’s great. It’s selling itself now,” he said.

The next jamboree is this weekend in Minnedosa. The pirates will host their own jamboree, Sept. 26, at the Kin Field at the Vermillion Park Sportsplex.

More details in this week's Dauphin Herald!

Doug Zywina