You have to appreciate and understand the impact that rugby can have on a community. It can give you access to a network of people that you never expected, to a personal confidence growth knowing that you are pushing boundaries. However the game is presented to a person, we know that rugby has found itself influencing lives more so than we imagined.
There is no place who is proving that point as obviously as Memphis Inner City Rugby program. So much so that Nike took the time to document the Freedom High School Girls Rugby team, as they completed a perfect rugby season in Tennessee winning the championships this past year. The Nike piece not only touches on the accomplishments on the pitch, but gives some insight into the background of the women who were playing the game.
This is the kind of exposure that rugby needs and deserves. Telling the stories of the players that you don’t realize as much. Giving greater depth to the effect of the rugby culture, as well as the rugby play.
Check out the video below, but don’t miss the Memphis Inner City Rugby Freedom High School girls, and more, play at the HBCU Rugby Classic and Music Festival on March 30, 2019 in Baton Rouge, LA. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss.
You can learn more about Memphis Inner City Rugby on Facebook and Instagram @MICRugby.