English rugby club to hold an event in East Palo Alto


The Harlequin Football Club, a rugby team based in London, will make an appearance at Rich May Field in East Palo Alto on Monday, August 1, 2016 between 4 pm and 7 pm., which includes a series of clinics divided by age.

"We are delighted to welcome the Harlequins Football Club from England to the Rich May Field and to share the love of rugby with area youth and we are looking forward to a very fun afternoon", said Frank Merrill, President of the Rich May Foundation.

"Our players are excited to conduct these clinics, meet players and families and sign

autographs. We continue to look for talented youth - male and female to excel in the sport we love - Rugby. We are all especially pleased that Rugby will be in the Olympic Games in Rio, and it is entirely possible that some of the clinic attendees will themselves be playing in future Olympic Games." added Will Skinner, Head of Business Development, Harlequins FC. Support for the event is provided by The Rich May Foundation and the Harlequins Football Club.

The Rich May Foundation was created to honor the mission of Officer Richard May who was killed in the line of duty in 2006 in East Palo Alto. To date the Foundation has raised $2,500,000 and built the only first-class regulation size, all-weather athletic field for soccer and rugby in East Palo Alto.

Harlequin FC was founded in 1866 and has been a stalwart of English Premiership Rugby since the sport became professional in 1995. The club is famous for its quartered shirt and expansive and exciting style of play, which dates back to the early 1900s.

The 2016-17 season will see the club celebrate its 150th anniversary where it will honor its heritage and long tradition of contributing to the top tier of domestic and international rugby.

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