Student Journalist Reports That Rugby Is Popular at Campbell Middle School

Rugby was a popular Citizen Schools apprenticeship at Campbell Middle School last semester, according to this article by a student journalist.

The Campbell Middle School sixth grader who wrote this article as part of the Citizen Schools journalism apprenticeship gathered comments from her fellow students to get their reactions to learning Rugby.

What Do People Think About Rugby?

By Cynthia 

One of the apprenticeships in Citizen Schools is Rugby. Boys and girls were in it for more than 8 weeks and this is what they said:

●      I think rugby is a fun game because it mixes football and soccer.

●      I can use rugby in the future by getting a scholarship.

●      I like rugby because we get to learn a game that came from England.

●     I think it’s fun because you get to interact with other people.

●      I like rugby because we learn about its history.

●      I like rugby because it’s a sport you don’t play often

●      It’s fun because you get to play against your friend.

●      I can use rugby in the future because if anyone wants to play against me, I would already know how.

Rugby is not a dangerous sport, according to Lyle J.Micheli, M.D., who has been coaching rugby for more than 10 years. He says the only serious injury is a broken hand. In rugby, players get a lot of bloody noses, chipped teeth, and broken fingers. 

Players like to brag about the injuries they get, so others will think it’s dangerous.  Dr. Micheli said his players have had a total of one broken bone and four dislocated shoulders. 

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Keith Casey January 26, 2013 at 05:24 AM
I like rugby too. Youth rugby is one of the fastest growing youth sports. Come join us at Leland High School this Sunday to check out some rugby. If you can't make that come join us at practice. www.santaclarayouthrugby.com


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