Player registration for the 2023-24 Winter Season opens Nov 1, 2023
Practice begins Nov 2, 2023 at Cario Middle School from 5-7pm
Eligibility: ALL area high school students (boys & girls) of high character are eligible to play with Wando Rugby. You do not need to be a student at Wando High School to practice or play with our club, and you need not have prior rugby experience. Our excellent coaches will teach you the game!
Rugby is an inclusive sport and Wando Rugby strongly believes that no one should ever be turned away from the sport due to financial constraints. If you want to play, but are unable to pay the fee at this time, please complete this fee waiver request
REGISTER (OR RENEW) USING RUGBY EXPLORER
During registrations for 2021/22 and 2022/23 rugby seasons, Wando Rugby asked you to pay and register with rugby national governing body (USA Rugby) using Rugby Xplorer AND also to pay your Wando Rugby club fee for a particular season (Fall 7s, Winter, or Spring) using TeamSnap. This routinely led to confusion as to whether a player was "fully registered". To simplify matters this year, you need only register (and pay all required fees to all rugby entities) using Rugby Xplorer.
You can register with Wando Rugby and pay for the 7s seasons using the following Rugby Xplorer link:
If you registered using Rugby Xplorer in prior seasons (even if for a different rugby team than Wando), be sure to use the same email address that you used in the past.
If you would like to learn more about Rugby Xplorer, or follow the detailed instructions that USA Rugby has published regarding how to create a member profile and register, please visit https://usa.rugby/members. If you encounter technical issues when using Rugby Xplorer, please email USA Youth & High School member support at email@example.com.
WANDO RUGBY SEASONS OF PLAY
Wando Rugby plays three seasons of rugby - Fall 7s, Winter, and Spring
Each season is separate and has its own fee; players may register and participate in any, or all, seasons
Practice for all seasons is every Tue & Thu from 5-7pm at Cario Middle School field
Registration for the 2023 Fall 7s Season begins Sept 1, 2023
Registration for the 2023-24 Winter Season begins Nov 1, 2023
Registration for the 2024 Spring season opens closer to the start of the season
Practice for the 2023 Fall 7s Season begins Sept 5, 2023
Come to practice and give it a try EVEN if you haven't registered yet!
Registration fees for the seasons are:
Fall: $175 + processing fee
Winter: $300 + processing fee
Spring: $300 + processing fee
NOTE: Your RX registration cost for your first season of play in 2023-24 will be higher due to paying your annual fees to USA Rugby, USA Youth & High School, and Rugby South Carolina.
The Wando Rugby season fees above covers the basics of making sure that Wando Rugby can:
lease a field for practices/matches
purchase equipment such as balls and tackle pads
pay referees and athletic trainers for home matches
send our volunteer coaches to away matches
other expenses needed to operate the club
Fall Season Overview
September thru October
Three Rugby 7s tournaments
Sun Oct 1, 2023 - Southern Pines, NC
Sun Oct 15, 2023 - Location TBD
Sun Oct 29, 2023 - Gastonia, NC
Winter Season Overview
November thru February
Local games along with multiple away games in Columbia, Greer, Charlotte, and likely other locations
Matches are both 10s style rugby and 15s style rugby
Spring Season Overview
March thru May
Matches are 15s style rugby only
Travel increases in the spring with games against teams in the North Carolina Youth Rugby Union (Charlotte, Raleigh, Clayton, Southern Pines, and others)
Participation in the 2-day Charlotte Ruggerfest tournament (the largest youth rugby tournament in the US)
Potential for elite, post-season play in May (which may include national-level tournaments that require air travel)
The spring season fee is not all-inclusive; please understand that most travel (including helping with player food & snacks, gas, hotel, and, potentially, even airfare) is a family responsibility. However, you will find the rugby community to be like few others - other parents and players come together to ride-share, room-share, fund-raise and enable our children to play this amazing sport. The board and coaches help facilitate this, and ask for your help and participation to make the season successful.
The club continues to look for opportunities to play closer to home; kindly keep the above travel requirements in mind. If you are unable to attend all weekend match opportunities or tournaments, the Tuesday/Thursday training sessions offer an incredible opportunity to learn or improve your rugby skills and IQ with our fantastic, volunteer coaches, improve your physical fitness, and join the rugby community - we have a unique ethos and culture unlike any other sport you have participated in.
Rugby is an inclusive sport and Wando Rugby strongly believes that no one should ever be turned away from the sport due to financial constraints. If you want to play, but are not able to pay the fee at this time, please complete this fee waiver request.
For questions about Wando Rugby registration, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For technical problems with Rugby Xplorer, please email: email@example.com