MonmouthRugbyBoysPress release from Monmouth Rugby Football Club
As the spring rugby season approaches, the U-19 boys and girls teams of the Monmouth Rugby Football Club (MRFC) are preparing for their games across Monmouth County. MRFC is a non-profit rugby football club founded in 1973 that operates out of Red Bank.

The youth rugby programs, which are open to all Monmouth County boys and girls under 19, begin their season in March. The boys team — the Monmouth Maulers — is entering its fourth spring season as a team, while this spring marks the first full year for the U-19 Renegades girls team.

The Renegades and Maulers are recruiting now for the spring season. Coaches Kristen Loupassakis and Carlos Oliveira run the practices, which are held Monday and Wednesday afternoons in Long Branch beginning mid-February.

MonmouthRugbyGirlsBoth teams draw players from all across the county, from the vocational school districts to towns including Long Branch, Manasquan, Ocean, and Middletown. Playing rugby, for many high school students, means joining a county-wide community focused on camaraderie, sportsmanship, and empowerment.

“Hardly any member of the quickly-growing teams had ever picked up a rugby ball before joining MRFC,” Coach Kristen Loupassakis commented. “No prior experience is necessary — we encourage prospective players to come out and try something new.”

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