With the New Year, brings the always exciting list of resolutions. This year however, for the members of Sherman College, there is the unique opportunity to add Rugby to that list. The fall of 2012 provided a "re-introduction" of the fast growing sport to Sherman College thanks in part to many people and board members, and certainly the effort of head coach, Adam Ashcraft. With an overall record of 6-4, and an undefeated 4-0 performance in the Palmetto Tournament, it proved to be a very promising start for the Pride. Perhaps even more exciting is the unique experience that was had by all members of the Sherman Rugby community.
Victories certainly weren't exclusive to the Rugger's on the pitch, but it was the integral role played by student clubs, community sponsors, and the incredible support of the Sherman faculty, staff, and student population that made the season the success that it was. So no matter what your desired role is, there is without a doubt a place for you in Sherman Rugby. As a member of the Rugby team, I can genuinely tell you how fun the game is to play. If you have any interest at all in being a teammate, I encourage you to come out to the first practice of the season on Tuesday, January 8th. No prior experience is necessary, nor does coming to practice automatically commit you to anything more than you want it to. To be fair I should warn you, it is an extremely fun game, so don't be surprised if one practice only spikes your interest even more. If being on the team isn't quite what you're looking for then grab a set of tongs and be one of the grille masters that our school club members have become. Or join the team's training staff, and learn from the team Doctors who are hands down among the top in the country when it comes to Chiropractic, and athletics. Of course, there's always the much appreciated and necessary role of team supporter. Responsibilities include: pull up a chair next to friends, grab an RJ Rocker brew, and cheer on your classmates for 80 minutes of hard hitting action.
Adding Rugby to your list of resolutions will most likely be a first this year, but it is certainly one worth checking off. I look forward to the upcoming school year, and to the highly anticipated Spring season. A warm welcome to the incoming Winter quarter, and a Happy New Year to all!