2000-06-17 / Sports

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Joining together to support Rockaway's Rugby charity 7's Tournament are (left to right) 7's Chairman John McCann, John Donahue (Rockaway Little League), Assemblywoman Pheffer, Marty Andresen (Rockaway Little League), Ed Lafferty (Budweiser representative), and Pat Leyden. 
Joining together to support Rockaway's Rugby charity 7's Tournament are (left to right) 7's Chairman John McCann, John Donahue (Rockaway Little League), Assemblywoman Pheffer, Marty Andresen (Rockaway Little League), Ed Lafferty (Budweiser representative), and Pat Leyden.
24th Annual 7's Tournament

This Saturday, June 17, the Rockaway Rugby club will be hosting their 24th annual rugby 7's tournament. This yearly ritual, which takes place within the confines of Gateway National Park’s Ft. Tilden, is open for the entire community to enjoy. Games begin at 9 a.m. and will proceed until dusk. Teams and players from all over world will be competing, including teams from Scotland, Japan, and England. Domestic sides from all over the East Coast will also be taking part.

There will be open, social, and women’s teams in three separate brackets competing for cup, plate, and bowl honors. Rockaways team consisting of local heroes Brian, Pat, and Mikey Geraghty, Johnny O'Connor and Robby Ostrander will be competing for the overall title. Other Rockaway teams will boast local talent like Tyrone Sperling, Tom Leonard, George "Rocket" Johnson, and
Mike Connicelli. There will also be a youth rugby clinic teaching the game of rugby to elementary school children.

The entire neighborhood is invited to come down and enjoy this exciting extravaganza with proceeds going to the 69 Precinct Community Council and other local charities. There will be food and refreshments served during the course of the day and an evening party planned at the clubhouse at 113-06 Rockaway Beach boulevard. Don't miss it.


Rockaway Rugby youth program will sponsor a clinic on June 17 at 12 noon in Fort Tilden. Young men and women ages 10 to 17 years old are encouraged to attend and learn about the sport of Rugby. 
Rockaway Rugby youth program will sponsor a clinic on June 17 at 12 noon in Fort Tilden. Young men and women ages 10 to 17 years old are encouraged to attend and learn about the sport of Rugby.

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