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WEST HOUSTON RUGBY CLUB SIGNS UP ITS 100th MEMBER!
Alexander Ankrah becomes 100th player to register with Houston’s fastest growing rugby club
Houston, Texas, November 12th 2017 – West Houston Rugby Club, who play as the West Houston Lions, passed a significant milestone this week with the signing of its 100th registered player.
Alexander Ankrah, who plays for the West Houston Lions Men’s Team, was recognized at a special presentation on Sunday during the Youth and High School regular practice session where he was presented with a special club shirt by Nigel Saunders, Youth and High School President.
Alexander started playing rugby seriously at age 20 with Moray House RFC in Scotland and has continued his passion by joining the West Houston Lions Men’s Team.
While at the practice, Alexander had a chance to meet Ethan Rubens who plays for the West Houston Lions Under 11s team, and who was the first player to register this year.
Alexander did not know that the Club was offering a prize for the 100th player to register. He said: “I was really surprised when I learnt that I was the 100th player to join the Club! I love rugby and I'm really pleased to be playing with the Lions. Rugby has always been my escape zone, my passion. I wanted to come to the Youth and High School practice session to get my prize so I could see some of the younger players in action – players, like Ethan, who one day might join the Men’s team.”
Nigel Saunders, Youth and High School President and former UK Premiership player said: “We are really pleased to have passed this significant milestone of 100 registered players. The club has been growing at an astonishing rate and we have attracted a large number of players from West Houston who are new to the sport of rugby.
Interest in Rugby as a sport in the US is growing day by day – and with the arrival of the Houston Sabercats as our local team playing in the National League, we believe that this interest will continue to build - with more and more Youth, High School and Senior level players wanting to learn and enjoy the sport.”
West Houston Rugby Club accepts registrations from youth players (M/F) from the age of 3 to 18, and Senior players post High School. Youth teams are grouped according to age, with girls competing at the same level as boys until 13. As well as a Senior Men’s team, the club is actively planning to form a Senior Women’s team.
West Houston Rugby Club is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) registered organization in Texas.
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