|The Charles Hays Sports Field will be a busy place this
weekend as Youth Rugby players from across the Northwest
come to Prince Rupert for the Thunder Rugby Camp
Prince Rupert will be the centre of the Northwest BC Rugby universe this weekend as the local Youth Rugby program in the city hosts the Thunder Rugby Tour which will see participants receive instruction from a travelling group of rugby coaches and instructors.
As we outlined earlier this month, the event is free for the three days which get underway on Friday at 5 PM at the Charles Hays Secondary Sports Field.
One of the local organizers for the event, Michael Pucci noted for the North Coast Review that so far they have had fifty kids register from the weekend event, with some of the participants coming from as far away as Kitwanga.
He also explained that the hotel and flights for the coaches at the event have been covered by the Prince Rupert Mens Team, the Prince Rupert Seamen, who used money from their own funds towards building the sport in the community.
There are discount codes available for those who wish to register, if you don't wish to use the codes the cost for the two days of instruction is 23.50
The schedule is a full one with lots of activity planned for the weekend events, beyond the instruction there will be a welcome to the territory ceremony, Presentations, BBQ meet and Greet and Touch / Flag tourney to wrap up the three days on Sunday.