Our Mission for the Rugby Program
Promote and teach the game of rugby at its highest standard in a safe and positive environment.
We hope to develop each player to their highest potential and to instill the necessary skill to play the sport with passion.
Impart a culture of character, wherein we will advocate our core values:
Discipline, respect, integrity, humility, good sportsmanship, and teamwork.
We look to inspire Westport PAL Rugby players to represent their town, family, and friends with pride and spirit
All players, coaches, officials, parents and fans are encouraged to remember that rugby holds a unique place in American sport. It is an international fraternal sport that is based on hard but fair competition and camaraderie. The International Rugby Board (IRB), the governing body for rugby around the world, Charter states: “Rugby owes much of its appeal to the fact that it is played both to the letter and within the spirit of the Laws. The responsibility for ensuring this practice lies not with one individual -- it involves coaches, captains, players, and referees. It is through discipline, control and mutual respect that the spirit of the game flourishes and, in the context of a game as physically challenging as rugby, these are the qualities that forge the fellowship and sense of fair play so essential to the game’s ongoing success and survival.
Rugby is valued as a sport as it builds teamwork, understanding, cooperation and respect for fellow athletes...
It is because of, not despite, rugby’s intensely physical and athletic characteristics
that such great camaraderie exists before and after matches."
WPAL Athletic Director - Darryl Delia
Rugby President - Tony Nashawaty
Secretary - Duke Saltus
Finance - Eugene Havemann
Head Coach - Tony Nashawaty
Fitness Coach - Kit Jefferson
U10 Coach - Matt Oades
U10 Coach - Adam Slade
U 12 Coach - Tony Nashawaty
U14 - Eugene Havemann
Marketing - Eugene Havemann
Communications - Tony Nash
Registration / Website - Tony Nashawaty | Pam Romano