Rattlesnakes Youth Tackle Rugby (U12-U14)

Youth Tackle Rugby

In 2016, Raleigh Rugby Football Club added youth tackle rugby. It’s a safe, fun, easy way for kids to learn and fall in love with the newest Olympic sport. While playing at our gorgeous, Bermuda grass facilities, your kids are encouraged to have fun while being groomed into being the best rugby players they can be. Our youth tackle rugby teams prepare your kids for the next level. Give your kids the opportunity to move up through the teams in our organization, and be a part of the fastest growing sport in the US.

The Rattlesnakes’ youth tackle rugby teams typically include boys and girls from 5th through 8th-grade. Our U12 and U14 programs play games against other local Triangle area teams. Minimal equipment is required and fun is expected.


Age Groups/Descriptions: 
  • U-12 (5th & 6th graders) – Coed
  • U-14 (7th & 8th graders) – Coed

Practice details: 

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Poole Road Rugby Complex.
  • First practice is Tuesday, 1/23.
  • Mandatory Tackle Clinic & Meet & Greet will be held on Sunday, 1/21/18, 2PM-4PM at Poole Road Rugby Complex.
  • Mouth guard, soccer cleats, rugby shorts & water are required.

Games Schedule:

Date Time Description Host Team Location
3/3-3/4, Sat-Sun Ruggerfest* Matthews Sportsplex
1505 Tank Town Rd
Matthews, NC 28105
03/11, Sun 2-6 PM Clayton Clayton High School
600 S Fayetteville St
Clayton, NC 27520
03/17, Sat 12-6 PM Richmond Youth Tournament
03/25, Sun 2-6 PM Chapel Hill Mary Scroggs Elementary School
501 Kildaire Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
04/01, Sun Easter
04/08, Sun 2-6 PM Raleigh Poole Rd. Rugby Complex
04/15, Sun 2-6 PM Clayton Clayton High School
600 S Fayetteville St
Clayton, NC 27520
04/22, Sun 2-6 PM Raleigh Poole Rd. Rugby Complex
04/29, Sun 2-6 PM Clayton Clayton High School
600 S Fayetteville St
Clayton, NC 27520
05/05, Sat TBA Carolina Cup* National Athletic Village
201 Airtool Dr
Southern Pines
05/27, Sun Memorial Day Tournament*
All Age Groups (10U-HS)
Smithfield-Selma High School
* Statewide event

Registration & Dues:

  • $125 (includes USA Rugby Registration-CIPP & warm up t-shirt)
  • Player must be registred & dues paid no later than 1/11/18.
  • Scholarships are available. Please contact Sunny Myers for more information.
  • If you have paid family dues ($450 max) for the Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 season, please contact Sunny to let her know.


  • Players will need to wear rugby shorts, mouth guard & rugby/soccer cleats for practices & games.
  • Players will need black rugby shorts & black socks (no logos or other colors on socks) for games.
  • Tennis shoes/sneakers are NOT allowed. No exceptions.
  • Players are required to bring water to every practice & game.
  • For colder weather games, a long-sleeved black shirt worn under their jersey is allowed.
  • No jackets or sweaters are to be worn over/under their jerseys on game days.

For questions or additional information, please contact Sunny Myers.