Fellow coaches, parents, representatives, players and rugby enthusiasts,

Rugby camp June 15-19
There is still time for you to sign up for our summer camp.  Please do so. 

As  you will see in the attached flyer, we are conducting a YOUTH ACADEMY in  conjunction with the Glendale Raptors week of June 15thon the campus  of NC State University (Method Rd).  This is our third year.  Last
summer we had about 50 players attend and received great instruction from our  staff, including guest coach Andre Snyman. This is an opportunity for the kids to get tremendous coaching from some of the best players in the World to
have ever played the game. 

Coach Snyman,
who was is a previous USA Eagles 7’s Team Defensive Coach, is returning again this year.  Coach Snyman is the head coach of Glendale Raptors which just won the national championships. Andre had a tremendous rugby playing career with the South African Springboks (33 caps) and with professional clubs in Europe.  

Below is a video highlighting some of Andre best tries for South Africa:


Mani Delaibatiki,
ll one of our guest coaches. Mani is the head coach of the Arkansas State Red Wolves. His program has grown in prominence over the last several years. They were 15’s national semi-finalists in 2011, 2013 and 2014 with them making the championship game in 2012. Their 7’s team was 2012 and 2013 USA Rugby Sevens Collegiate National Champions. The program offers scholarships and we are extremely pleased to have him this year.

Craig Everett,
will be one of our guest coaches. Craig is still an active player with Merthyr.  He has also represented Wales at U21, played professionally for Cardiff, Carmarthen Quins, Aberafan, Scarlett’s and Worcester Warriors. He is a back row
forward who will complement greatly the coaching staff. In addition to being an active player, he is also a Welsh Rugby Development officer, responsible for  the development of the players and the game for the Welsh Rugby

Mike Stanaway,
originally played in New Zealand, then was scouted to play professional Rugby in Edinburgh Scotland. After a three year stint in Scotland Mike was again offered a contract in San Diego for the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) elite team. Mike then made the USA Eagles National Rugby team with many tours around the globe.

Campers may register for the ½ day, full day or resident option.  Those choosing the resident option will stay in the dorms at NC State with the other players and coaches so the camp will be convenient for out of town players as well as any local players who want to benefit from the extra evening training and fun that the resident option provides. 

The deadline for the Resident Option is June 6th. If you are interested, please register soon. Camp details can be found at www.redhawksrugby.com.

International Olympic 7s Qualifier Tournament in Cary June 13 and 14
At Wake Med Soccer Park, both the Women and Men’s’ US National 7s team, the Canadian National 7s team and the National teams of several Caribbean nations will square off with the men and women’s’ winners advancing to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. 

USA just won the London’s 7s tournament sevens in a thrilling match against Australia. The full game highlights are below. These same players will be in Cary on June 13-14th


The kids have the opportunity to not only witness International 7s—some of the best athletes in the World—but to also act as ball boys/girls on the side lines while cheering on the United States and likely getting their pretty faces on
television.  I can’t believe that every single kid hasn’t yet signed up to do that.  Participants for ball boy must be 10 or

Tickets for the event may be purchased at:


Please call me at 919-696-6776 if you are interested.



06/14/2015 10:07pm

Great event and opportunity to all students that love to join the team. Even thought for sure the event is nearly next to me today, I do hope that my kids can join in this good activity that they can enjoy summer through their own benefit.

11/25/2016 10:19pm

I just saw this post now. I understand this was last year. I hope you still have activities in the area similar to this. I wish my kids can join also. I know that these is very important in their social development. I want them to develop their concern for others and I want them to learn how to work in a team.


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02/21/2017 11:39am

These young players are looking very nice and healthy and we can see that they are very active. I like their uniform and i am happy to see them enjoying their because it reminds me the days of my students life.

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