Raleigh Rattlesnakes Taste Success at Charlotte Rugby Fest 2010

Congratulations to all the Raleigh Rattlesnakes U19, U15 and U13 players for their participation at the Charlotte Rugby Fest 2010. This was Raleigh’s first visit to the Charlotte Rugby Fest ever in our 4 year history and all Rattlesnakes saw match time at one point or another. The “experience” was good for the youth club players young and old.

Many thanks to the parents and our Parent’s Organization who made the trip and for which without their participation, this event would not have been as successful as it was. The parents have made an impact this year.

Hats off to Coach Frank Milchuck along with John Kellerman and Kent Jeffries.

Please help us to continue to recruit for our U15 and U13 clubs that are in the making.

Raleigh Rattlesnakes U19 Rugby: Congratulations to The Raleigh Rattlesnakes U19 Rugby Club that went 3-0 at the Carolina Youth Rugby Festival in Charlotte to take the 2010 Plot Hound Division with wins over Alpharetta A, Greenville A and Chinguacousy, Canada. Under the watchful eye of Coach Frank Milchuck the Rattlesnakes exhibited great team effort with a “no superstars” team approach and attitude in almost every phase of the game. This weekend’s wins bring our new record to 0 Wins and 0 LossesJ. In other words, great job, shake it off and get prepared for the next match. Lots of rugby to play and some tough opponents to boot.

Raleigh Rattlesnakes U15 and U13 Rugby: The Raleigh Rattlesnakes U15 Club teamed with Triad on Saturday 3/13/10 with Triad to play the Cayman Islands, and then split players for the second match between Unionville, PA and Triad. Raleigh U15 players Garrett Murphy, Kent and Kurt Kozel, Matthew Padro and Ty Myatt all played and moved around at various positions during the weekend. Raleigh is still recruiting to build the ranks of their U15 program and is close to fielding a full side. This past weekend was a great experience for the U15 crew who helped to form teams for match play with the Matthews, Triad, Chapel Hill and Unionville Rugby clubs this season. At the Charlotte Rugby Fest, Speedy Garret Murphy played at wing positions, while twins Kent and Kurt Kozel played at prop/lock positions along with Matthew Padro. Ty Myatt saw play at the wing, lock, inside center and prop positions throughout the weekend.

These young men along with Noah Milchuck, Joseph “Mighty Joe” Stillwell and Chad Maskell are Raleigh’s first full contact U15 squad.

Also speaking of firsts, the trio of Noah Milchuck, Joseph “Mighty Joe” Stillwell and Chad Maskell all played in Raleigh’s first full contact match in the U13 Division teaming with South Charlotte to take on Matthews and all played stellar rugby and represented Raleigh well. Very proud of these young men.

Tommy Myatt

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