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Faith Family Academy Names Dallas Rugby President to Develop Youth and High School Rugby Programs

 

Faith Family Academy Names Dallas Rugby President to Develop Youth and High School Rugby Programs

New Club Sport Program to Begin Competition in Spring 2022

Faith Family Academy is proud to announce Jeff Robertson as Director of Rugby and Boys Rugby Head Coach. With his extensive rugby club experience in DFW, Robertson is charged with building a top-tier rugby program for Kindergarten-12th grade boys and girls.

The Faith Family Academy Rugby Club will compete against local school clubs, including Jesuit Preparatory School, Great Hearts Irving, and Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep, as well as multi-school clubs Dallas Youth Rugby, North Texas Rugby Football, Allen Eagle Rugby, Plano Rugby, Alliance Rugby, Panther City Rugby and Celina Rugby.

"I'm really excited about getting the Rugby program off the ground," said Brandon Thomas, Athletic Director at Faith Family Academy. "I look forward to working with Coach Robertson to blend his rugby experience with Faith Family Academy's winning culture."

Coach Robertson spent much of his early childhood on the sidelines of Lake Highlands Park, home of Dallas Rugby Club, where his father also played. He rediscovered rugby his Senior year of High School, playing for the Dallas Harlequins Colts and competing in the 2006 USA Rugby National Playoffs hosted by Dartmouth College. Coach Robertson continued his rugby playing career while attending the University of North Texas (UNT) where he also served one term as Recruiting Director and two terms as Club President.

Since graduating from UNT, Coach Robertson has been an active member of Dallas Rugby Club as both a player and administrator, serving as Club President since 2019. During his time as President, Dallas Rugby has become the largest adult rugby club in the U.S., with four men's sides and a women's side, and has grown its youth program from a handful of kids to nearly 100 last season.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to bring boys and girls rugby to Faith Family Academy," said Coach Robertson. "This school district's commitment to excellence in the classroom and in competition is incredible."

Rugby is yet another way Faith Family Academy provides students in Dallas and across North Texas the opportunity for personal expression and growth.  Through participation and competition students learn to expand their abilities as they excel both in and out of the classroom. 



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