‘Hurricanes Rugby Club’ is a club for young people and adults with learning difficulties which meets on Sunday mornings at Eastleigh Rugby Club.
If you are interested in playing for the Hurricanes, please contact Matt Harvey 07743573245
Hurricanes headline at Twickenham!
Last Saturday our Hurricanes team were invited to provide the ‘Guard of Honour’, together with their Belfast contemporaries the Newforge Taggers, as England opened their Autumn International schedule against New Zealand.
Everyone had a fabulous day and enjoyed meeting the players.
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Hurricanes meet with Chris Huhne MP
Hurricanes blow away opposition!
Sunday December 14th saw the Hurricanes play their first ever competitive fixture against an ‘Eastleigh Barbarians’ team. In front of a supportive crowd the Hurricanes played well in a competitive match to take a 8 tries to 6 halftime lead. Following some solid defence and good attacking play the Hurricanes finished the match strongly and ran out 16 - 11 winners.
Hurricanes chairman Matt Harvey said “ this was a great day for the players who showed that they have developed really well since we started back in September. Having their first ever match, in their new kit, in front of a big crowd has been the perfect finish for the Hurricanes before their Christmas break’
The Hurricanes are looking to play several more matches in the New Year and hope to keep up their winning ways!
Hampshire is setting up a rugby club for young people/adults with learning difficulties. This club will be called 'The Hurricanes' and based at Eastleigh Rugby Club. The Hurricanes is the first rugby club for young people/adults with learning difficulties in the South of England. The Hurricanes first session will be Sunday September 21st 2008.
The 'Hurricanes' will play tag rugby which is a non contact version of the game. Players who join the 'Hurricanes' will train on Sunday mornings just like any 'mainstream' club. Matches/tournaments will be organised against other 'suitable' opposition, this could be against other special needs rugby teams or 'mainstream' opposition. We already have a 'twin club' in Belfast and a tour is planned for next year. Hurricanes will provide a safe and fun club environment for young people/adults with learning difficulties to play rugby and be part of a rugby club.
All volunteers for the Hurricanes work full time in Special Needs Education and are well aware of the limited opportunities for young people/adults with learning difficulties to be involved in rugby outside of schools. 'Hampshire Special Needs Rugby Program' has been running in Hampshire since 2003 and while this program has generated a real interest in rugby within special educational needs schools/establishments, there is no 'exit route' into a club for young people/adults with learning difficulties. The Hurricanes are looking to provide this 'exit route'. This rugby club will be a welcome addition to local facilities for young people/adults with learning difficulties.
Hurricanes will provide a safe and fun club environment for young people/adults with learning difficulties to play rugby and be part of a rugby club. Members will be given the opportunity to develop their rugby skills as well as improving their confidence, self esteem, team work and social skills