To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby

PARSIPPANY PANTHERS

PP team photo

TEAM HISTORY

Parsippany Panthers play in the Morris Youth rugby league and invite kids from kindergarten through the 9th grade to join in this exciting and fast moving sport. Running, passing, kicking, teamwork and self confidence are a few of the things you will experience in this fast growing non-contact flag version of one of the most popular sports in the world.

In the summers of 2000 and 2001, Carmine Catalano of Parsippany coached rugby while his kids were playing in the youth program in Montville. In 2002, Carmine started a youth rugby program in Parsippany. Carmine, who played a little rugby in college, was also a football coach in Parsippany and a member of the Parsippany PAL putting him an ideal position to gain the support needed for access to kids and fields.

To help out, Morris Youth juggled some coaches around freeing up Parsippany residents Alex Panas and Andy and Sue Steinberg. The result was instant success in Parsippany, where 70 kids turned out to play. With the addition of Parsippany and the contined growth of the programs in Montville, Long Valley and Denville, the Morris Rugby Youth Program grew to over 300 kids in 2002.

COME JOIN THE PARSIPPANY YOUTH RUGBY PROGRAM

The flag rugby program is intended for children entering K-9th grade.  It is a coed, non-contact “touch” form of Rugby using flags.  Skills including running, kicking, passing, space strategy, teamwork, and self-confidence will be developed.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Knollwood School Field beginning Tuesday, June 11th.
  • Morris Rugby will organize the teams and sessions along with help from parents
  • We will also offer tackle Rugby lessons after practice to those Eagles interested in learning

KNOLLWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The season starts June 10, 2019

First game June 15, 2019

Tournament July 20, 2019


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Middle and High School Girls Sneaker Drive

March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Got sneakers? Don’t throw them away! We’re running a sneaker drive and need them. We’ll earn $1.00 per every pair collected, and will go to our girls teams. Just bring your sneakers to the Dover Moose Lodge 541 on Saturday March 16, 2019 between 9 am and 2 pm.  Molded cleats are accepted too.

High School Boys Attend Carolina Ruggerfest

March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Morris Lions High School Boys travelled once again to the 16th Annual Carolina Ruggerfest. The event, with four games played over the first weekend in March, provides a great opportunity for some pre-season rugby. Of the twenty-one players in the squad there were a few experienced players along with graduates up from the U14’s,…

St Patricks Day Parade March 9th 2019

March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Morris Rugby will be marching in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Morristown on Saturday March 9th. Come along and join in the fun. Wear your Morris Gear or your Irish Green. We will be meeting at the parking lot of the  Town Hall at 11.30. Please enter from the back entrance from Franklin Street.…