Rugby is always inclusive, we welcome players from all backgrounds and origins.
Rugby is complete team sport, one or two superstars will not make a successful team. Previous teams have had violinists, debate champs, wrestlers, soccer players, swimmers, and quarter backs. The thing we do not tolerate is lack of respect, we know hazing does not build team spirit. Freshmen and Seniors all have the same responsibilities and expectations to respect all club members
Rugby turned out to be the perfect sport for my son. He struggled with committing to a sport until he started with Dexter rugby. His teammates and coaches were engaging, encouraging and inclusive of all the boys regardless of skill level. They all worked together to make the team better. My son’s confidence grew and he really enjoyed being a part of the sport and the team!
Rugby was a complete game changer for our son, who had only been a one sport athlete till be began playing rugby. Playing rugby in conjunction with playing football, improved his conditioning, speed, tackling and decision making, which was apparent on the football field as well as the rugby pitch. His coaches were amazing, and really spent time with each player making sure that each athlete was playing to the best of their ability in a position that worked for them. Our son's confidence grew and his performance improved over the 3 years he played at the high school level, which lead him to play for a season at the colliegte level. We cannot say enough about the Dexter Devils Rugby Club (now Warriors), their coaches and the parents that have become our family.
My Son came home from School and said he was going to play Rugby. I did an eye roll and said sure. When you don’t know much about the sport, your first thoughts are violent and ridiculous, though you try to remain optimistic when you kids say they want something new. Negative energy was winning until I saw my first game and the passion and determination they showed was amazing. Then another son of mine turned to me and said he wanted to play. He is a very talented baseball and football player. He loves rugby and played 3 seasons at high school and is now playing at Ferris State.
The game was coached with passion and the players responded with passion, I witnessed respect amongst each other and with opponents, acceptance of all, team work and a sense of brotherhood on and off the field. Rugby should come with a warning, it a vortex that will sweep you up and suck you in.