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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.

Broadcasting camps

Open MC Sports Youth Broadcasting Camps held at the MidPen Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road

Palo Alto:

Session 5, Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 6-8) Jul 25-29 at MidPen Media Center

and

Session 7, Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 6-8) Aug 8-12 at MidPen Media Center

Click the link to register.

Students learn elements of live Sports Broadcasting in a unique one-of-a-kind hands-on training experience.

Using a mobile TV production truck, each student has a chance to learn every crew position, from Director and Camera Operator to Graphics Engineer, Audio Engineer and Play-by-Play Commentators.

At the end of the week long session, the team films a live local sporting event, which will be shown on local TV.

Graduates of this camp are eligible to join the MC Sports Broadcasting Team, to cover local school sporting events during the fall, winter, and spring sports seasons annually.

Games are broadcast on local TV and on the web. Crew members receive Community Service hours, a free meal each game and the chance to work with industry professionals.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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