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WEST HOUSTON LIONS MENS 1st XV PROMOTED TO COMPETE IN RED RIVER RUGBY CONFERENCE DIVISION 1 FOR 2018/2019 SEASON

By Hunter Nezat/Nigel Saunders, 06/20/18, 5:00PM CDT

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Houston, Texas, June 20th, 2018 – West Houston Rugby Club (WHRC) are pleased to announce successful promotion to Men’s Division 1 Red River Rugby Conference’s (RRRC) competition for the coming 2018/2019 season.

Agreement came last week after a proposal for expansion into Division 1 had been unanimously approved by the board of RRRC. In addition, the Club will continue to compete in RRRC’s Divisions 2 and 4 as played in previous season 2017/2018.

Senior Club President, Hunter Nezat, said: “A rugby city like Houston is in need of Division 1 competition, and the West Houston Lions are excited to take on that role. This is another step towards a more clearly defined player development pathway for our club and city.”

In 2017, West Houston Rugby Club added Youth and High School programs growing club membership by more than 140, more than 40% of whom were newcomers to the game.

Youth & HS President, Nigel Saunders said: “To establish a solid growth plan for rugby is vital for Houston and the surrounding areas and this promotion is a major strategic goal for us as a club. In taking this step we aim to identify and develop the next generation of local players looking to advance into professional rugby creating a solid platform for progression in Houston”.

For more information contact:

Brooke Rubens, WHRC Secretary

Phone: 713-906-3697

Email:  info@westhoustonrugby.com