We are invested in providing the best rugby experience for any child who wants to try rugby. This is why we are here. This Club is a rugby family, and we hope you will want to join us and participate in supporting the Trumbull High Rugby Team!
The mission of the Trumbull Eagles Rugby Club is to support and enhance the Trumbull Connecticut High School rugby program through charitable and educational means.
Our specific goals include:
a) To provide a supportive and encouraging atmosphere that promotes community involvement, personal growth and an enhanced quality of life for players;
b) To promote the growth of players, both on and off the field;
c) To promote goodwill and attendance at all games;
d) To identify and promote opportunities to financially support the rugby program.;
e) To keep open lines of communication between the parents/guardians and the Club;
f) To inform the general membership of Club activities and local news;
g) To promote and assist with the continuing education and opportunities for the players.
Head Coach: JT Smith
My love of rugby started when I started playing in High School. I was a new kid in a strange land, and the minute I joined the team I had 20 new friends. That theme would continue into adulthood. When I moved to Connecticut not knowing anyone and joined the Connecticut Yankees. Once again, I went from knowing no one to having 30 new friends and contacts. These friends and conta
President: Linda Smith
Linda’s first experience with rugby was through her husband who was a rugby player and aficionado. She didn’t become an aficionado herself until her children started playing rugby. She is the mother of four rugby players, one who plays in college, one who plays in high school, and two who play in middle school. All her boys started playing rugby around the age of 6. They are
Secretary: Sara Desautels
As a mother of 2 boys that played tackle football since the age of 6, Sara embraced the idea of them also playing youth rugby when approached in 2015. Seeing the cross-over impact rugby training had with football and wrestling, along with the positive rugby culture for players and parents alike, Sara was all in. She has been a rugby club volunteer for the past 6 years hand
IT: Tim Cooke
Tim has been a coach of many sports over the years. Once asked to help with rugby, Tim had the same opinion he thought a lot of parents have- "This sport is super dangerous and my child is going to get hurt." After coaching rugby for just one season, he realized he was wrong. Rugby is a great sport that many people have misconceptions about. Tim has experienced players getting more in