Devils' Advocate

  • December 20Congratulations to Ashley Fodor & Brandon Belgrad for winning the Cutest Couple Photo Contest!

  • December 5Follow us on Instagram and Twitter! @hcdevilsadvo

Rugby Club kicks the bucket

The+cancellation+of+the+rugby+team+creates+an+empty+void+for+former+players+and+the+field.+The+team+did+not+receive+renewal+this+school+year+with+the+absence+of+sponsors+for+the+coaching+positions.+
Back to Article
Back to Article

Rugby Club kicks the bucket

The cancellation of the rugby team creates an empty void for former players and the field. The team did not receive renewal this school year with the absence of sponsors for the coaching positions.

The cancellation of the rugby team creates an empty void for former players and the field. The team did not receive renewal this school year with the absence of sponsors for the coaching positions.

Marelena Halikias

The cancellation of the rugby team creates an empty void for former players and the field. The team did not receive renewal this school year with the absence of sponsors for the coaching positions.

Marelena Halikias

Marelena Halikias

The cancellation of the rugby team creates an empty void for former players and the field. The team did not receive renewal this school year with the absence of sponsors for the coaching positions.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






After two years, the school cut the rugby team from its list of sports.Coach Nicholas Gebhart and Coach Ann Mayhan resigned as coaches at the end of the previous school year, and with their resignations, the club could no longer run. 

“I’m really sad there’s no more rugby. I loved the fact that I was a part of a team that has done so well in the past and that we were able to make a name for ourselves and represent Hinsdale Central the best way we could,” said Ellie Margason, senior. “The rugby team brought many kids together who had a passion for the sport and working hard.”

The girls rugby team posed with a trophy last season.          Photo courtesy of Ellie Margerson

The club ran from January 2016 to June 2017 with its two unpaid volunteer coaches, who facilitated a positive environment for all members.

“This sport brought every player together, it didn’t matter if you were big or small, if you had the drive to play, you’d play,” said Noah Martinez, junior. “It was a family oriented sport.” 

Both of the team’s coaches had reasoning behind their resignations.

“Mr. Gebhart had a baby and needs to be home, and Ms. Mayhan got a full time coaching job that she is going to get paid for,” said Mrs. Sally Phillip, Activities Director. “The only way we can have a club at [school] is to have a faculty sponsor, and we don’t have a faculty sponsor anymore.”

Mrs. Phillip believed she had no choice but to discontinue the team due to an insufficient amount of coaches who could take over.

“I am so thankful for what Mr. Gebhart and Ms. Mayhan did last year, I don’t know how they sacrificed all that time and did all that,” Mrs. Phillip said. “They provided so many opportunities for kids to get involved, and I hope those kids can find something else to do in the meantime.” 

If any faculty members express an interest in sponsoring the team, rugby may return as a sport. 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment




*

Navigate Left
  • Rugby Club kicks the bucket

    Girls' Soccer

    Girls soccer seasons ends with a loss to York

  • Rugby Club kicks the bucket

    Sports

    Girls Track and Field qualify for sectionals

  • Rugby Club kicks the bucket

    Lacrosse

    Boys varsity lacrosse loses to LT

  • Rugby Club kicks the bucket

    Lacrosse

    Girls Lacrosse beats LT by 10 points

  • Rugby Club kicks the bucket

    Sports

    Students go crazy for March Madness

  • Rugby Club kicks the bucket

    Badminton

    Badminton teams play in tournament

  • Rugby Club kicks the bucket

    Lacrosse

    Girls lacrosse pulls out a win in double overtime

  • Rugby Club kicks the bucket

    News

    Head Football Coach and teacher leaving to coach rival team

  • Rugby Club kicks the bucket

    Sports

    Girls water polo faces off against LT

  • Rugby Club kicks the bucket

    Sports

    New ranking sparks age-old question about basketball allstars

Navigate Right
The news site of Hinsdale Central High School
Rugby Club kicks the bucket