Colorado has shown renewed interest in nationals / Photo: Broadgauge Media @broadgauge
The 22nd Annual Girls High School Rugby National Tournament (GHSNC) for single school programs will take place the weekend of May 21-22, 2022 at Notre Dame College in Ohio.
“Notre Dame College, whose women’s rugby team finished 3rd in the NCR Women’s National Collegiate championships this past fall, is excited to host the GHSNC here close to Cleveland, Ohio on our beautiful campus. We have hosted many events in the past, such as the Rugby Ohio State championships along with many youth, high school, and college tournaments,” said Jason Fox, NDC Director of Rugby.
Fox added, “The NDC administration has been extremely supportive of all levels of rugby in the area. Along with Jack Nece, women’s head coach, our teams are looking forward to working with all the athletes and coaches that attend.”
The women’s collegiate program will host matches on Mueller Field and Normandy Field.
National Girls Coaches Committee (NGCC) schools chair John Klein noted, “Bringing the national tournament to another new location is important to the girls’ rugby community, especially when it helps bring in new competitors. We are encouraged whenever rugby can help rugby at different levels and are thankful for the program at NDC for hosting all these girls teams. They’ve planned this for going on three years and are ready to put on an excellent event.”
Single School teams will compete in a quarterfinal and semifinal Saturday, May 21 with final matches Sunday, May 22. Developing programs are encouraged to compete against teams they might not normally ever compete against. Organizers are once again planning multiple brackets of competition; an eight-team division one competition, along with an eight-team second division. Planners are considering a JV Bracket pending interest.
Organizers are encouraged by the expectation of renewed participation from Colorado in addition to single school hotbeds throughout the Midwest and South. Organizers have already been working with new programs from the East and West coast.
“Having teams represent different territories makes this tournament a National event,” noted Klein.
Questions regarding registration and policies should be directed to NGCC member John Waliszewski. Venue and city information should be directed to Jason Fox at NDC.
Tournament HostNGCC Registration Contact
Jason FoxJohn Waliszewski
NDC Women’s Rugbywisconsingirlsrugby@gmail.com