Virginia Commonwealth Games to host Adaptive Rugby – THIS WEEKEND

The Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University, organized by Virginia Amateur Sports (VAS), is excited to host Adaptive Rugby on Sunday, April 10th at University of Virginia – Madison Bowl Field. The event will consist of competitions in passing for distance, kicking for distance (from a tee or punting), passing for accuracy.  This skills competition will be led by the women and men of the club rugby teams from the University of Virginia. Athletes can compete in as many or as few events as they please! If they want to complete each task then they will rotate through each station.

 Like with all VA Commonwealth Games events, Bronze, Silver and Gold medals will be awarded.  Adding this competition opens up more opportunities for even more athletes to be able to participate in the games and to learn about a sport they may not be familiar with – registration is free to participate (there is a fee if you sign up the day of the event), so be sure to sign up early. Registration is open for Adaptive Rugby as well as many other sports scheduled for the 2022 Games.  

 Alexis Ward – Adaptive Rugby Coordinator and member of the UVA Women’s Club Rugby team shared this about the event, ”Adaptive Rugby is a non contact form of rugby that allows athletes with and without disabilities to connect and play together on the rugby pitch. So far our adaptive season has consisted of only two practices, but there have been great turnouts at both! Our connection with the Commonwealth Games has further allowed our players to develop their rugby skills and gain outside experience with competing. This Sunday's CWG event is for anyone in or near the Charlottesville area who is willing to come and compete in our many events. We hope to continue this partnership with CWG as it sets a friendly, competitive, and unique environment for our athletes to compete in.”

 Visit CommonwealthGames.org for more information on Adaptive Rugby and to see the full list of sports.

For 32 years the Virginia Commonwealth Games have provided excellent opportunities for thousands of Virginians to develop and foster new relationships, establish new goals and personal bests, while at the same time learning teamwork, sportsmanship, as well as individual team responsibilities.  

Adaptive Rugby is sponsored in part by MPower Me.