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Hello MARA Families,

MARA Tackle Rugby Registration Now Open (Winter Season)


Registration for Winter Tackle Rugby is NOW OPEN!   Please click the link below to register:


Select Matthews Mustangs/ Bears/ Sharks from the list of team options for MARA.

MARA rugby is a tackle sport and has teams for boys & girls in 2nd through 8th grades.

We run a Prep team (2nd-4th grade coed) a JV Middle School team (boys in 5th & 6th grades and girls in 5th-8th grades) and a Middle School Varsity team (boys in 7th & 8th grades).

The season runs from mid-November to the end of February.   MARA rugby practices for all ages/ divisions will be on Thursdays from 6-8pm this Winter season.  The first practice is November 14th.

Game days are on Saturdays and the Winter League is through CJRA – travel is minimal – all teams in the league are located in the greater Charlotte area – Cornelius to the north and Rock Hill to the south being the furthest teams away.

Rugby is the fastest growing youth sport in the USA.  Our certified coaches teach safe, head-out-of-contact tackling as well as other the other skills kids will need to learn the game and have a great time.   New player are WELCOME – we specialize in getting new players ready to play and into games.   All players WILL get playing time.   In rugby – every player plays offense & defense, every player can carry/ pass/ receive/ kick the ball and is eligible to score.  

CJRA (Charlotte Junior Rugby Association) is the largest youth rugby organization in the Southeast.   Last year their top high school team placed 2nd in the nation and their middle school all-star team (including players from MARA) won the National Championships.   Thy have a long and proud history of teaching rugby to our kids and developing them to play very high level rugby – and it’s FUN!!!

Email:   if you have any questions.



by posted 10/11/2019
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