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  • New Haven Rugby :: Service
    pilot program is a partnership between the New Haven Public Education Fund New Haven Rugby and Urban Youth Elementary School Pablo Perez a New Haven rugby player and youth director of the camp said the goal was to enhance teamwork respect and discipline The program seeks to improve both academic achievements and classroom behavior of students at the transitional school After three days of practice the students got a chance to show folks what they learned during a half time scrimmage at a New Haven rugby game on April 20 On April 27 the teams squared off once again with the help and assistance of New Haven rugby players Since the children knew little about rugby Perez said he decided to focus on teaching them the basics Lydia Bornick executive director of New Haven Education Fund said Perez and other New Haven rugby players approached them with the idea for the touch rugby camp You could really see how they were willing to work with the kids and the school in a meaningful way said Bornick about Perez and the other players Bornick hopes the relationships formed between the players and the kids will continue beyond this month She said companies and corporations are always welcome to create or take part in a program that benefits the children As for the game it was the green team walking away with a 7 5 victory although official scoring wasn t kept Ten year olds Benji Alexander and William Winfrey of the green team had the score slightly more in their favor We won 10 4 they both said arm and arm After the game some friendly roughhousing occurred but both teams lined up and shook hands Then they proceeded to run through a tunnel created by the New Haven rugby team

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