Okapi Wanderers featured in the Sun-Sentinel

Okapi Wanderers Rugby FC makes its mark on the Weston Turf

With over 125,000 registered players, rugby as a team sport is experiencing rapid growth throughout the United States.

Look no further than the Okapi Wanderers Rugby FC organization based in Weston as a case in point. Formed in 2014, the Wanderers includes youth and high school clubs along with its solid adult foundation.

Rugby is making such inroads not only nationally but also internationally that it will once again be an Olympic sport. That hasn’t happened since 1924, when surprisingly the United States took the gold medal.

The Okapi Wanderers, who play their home matches and practice at Tequesta Trace Park, have seen their ranks swell to 250 members. The organization includes under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, junior varsity, varsity, under-20, men’s A and Old Boys divisions.

Training sessions are underway and games begin in the middle of January.

There are approximately 50 rugby programs in Florida, and there are more youth teams in South Florida than anywhere else in the state. There are regular-season home and away games and tournament play.

Read the full article @ http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/weston/fl-wg-sp-okapirugby-1007-20171010-story.html

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