The Hempfield Knightmares Rugby FC boys field a U-19 and U-15 side. The Knightmares girls field a U-19 and an attached 7th & 8th grade girl’s developmental squad. The Knightmares are club teams, open to all high school boys, girls and middle school boys & girls with no residency or experience requirements.
PLAY RUGBY in SPRING OF 2022 with the KNIGHTMARE BOYS & GIRLS High School and Middle School Teams
MISSION: To provide a dynamic Rugby program for boys and girls of various age groups to develop skills, ability and promote interest in the sport by linking them with certified coaching. Along with the rules of the game, technical skills, and tactical play, players are taught rugby ethics and the value of teamwork in a disciplined environment. The sport of Rugby offers competition, fun, friendship, and playing time. The game promotes self-esteem, pride and teamwork. It teaches goal setting, strategic thinking, and cooperation and develops leadership skills. As coaches, we will take the time to teach you the basics, find the right playing position to suit your physical size, get youfit and have you playing confidently and safely.
ABOUT THE KNIGHTMARES RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB (EST 2006) The Knightmares are a member of Rugby Pennsylvania and USA Rugby. Rugby PA is a state based rugby organization formed in 2012 and recognized by USA Rugby as the official youth and interscholastic rugby administrator in Pennsylvania.
- The Knightmares boys program fields a High School and a Junior side.
- The Knightmares girls field a HS team for 7th thru 12th graders and an attached middle school/developmental side for 5'"through 9'"graders.
The Knightmares are a club team, open to all. There are no residency requirements. No experience is required.
Rugby Pennsylvania is planning for a full Rugby 15s season beginning Mid March 2022, and culminating with State championships Mid May 2022.
Practice for both teams to be at Centerville ES, 901 Centerville Rd Lancaster PA 17601 or on the Quad at Hempfield HS, 340 Mumma Drive Landisville, PA 17538. Typical practice days are Tuesday & Thursday Evenings and Sunday Afternoons starting Mid- January.
Contact coaches shown below with questions or other specific information not shown.
Club registration (PA Classics) and USA/PA Rugby are both required to attend training.
*SPRING KNIGHTMARE RUGBY club player fee is $75 for HS, and $60 of MS ($50 for each sibling). Fee includes black knightmare logo shorts, black socks and a mouthguard. ($25 deduct for no shorts or socks)
**USA/PA RUGBY FEE is $85 for HSplayers who participated in the Fall 2021 season, $110 otherwise. Fee is $40 for Youth players who played in Fall 2021, $65 otherwise.
Please complete all 3 steps:
*1. PA Classics: $(see above) Use following Link, please pay with credit card -
Note: If you don’t already have a PA Classics registration account, please create one to register.
**2. USA/PA Rugby: Use following link & please pay directly to RugbyPA with credit card at: (to come)
***3. Download and complete the following 3 documents to turn in at first practice.
Please also read the Protocol for COVID-19 Response document.
- Code of Conduct - Link
- Medical Release - Link
- COVID-19/Communicable Disease Release - Link
- Please read the Protocol for COVID-19 Response - Link
Club Rugby Administrator
Curt Walter, Ph# 717.629.8938
Girls Head Coach
Joe Capp Ph# 717.413.8549
Boys Head Coach
The PA Classic Knightmare Girls Rugby team went 3-0 at the 2022 Frostbite Rugby tournament held at Hempfield HS. Even though they played one or two players down in each match due to player unavailability, the Knightmare Girls rugby team was entertaining, inspirational, skillful, and just a lot of fun to watch.
Knightmare 15 - Fort Hunt/West End (VA) 0
Maria Newcomer 5 (one try)
Jennibelle Stringham 5 (one try)
Bella Carcamo 5 (one try)
Knightmare 12 - North Bay (MD) 5
Bella Carcamo 10 (2 tries)
Bre Wertman 2 (one conversion)
Knightmare 19 - Downingtown 17
Sophia Lasonio 15 (3 tries)
Bre Wertman 4 (2 conversions)
Their first home match is March 27th at Centerville ES, kickoff vs Downingtown at 12noon
Girls Season - Spring 2021:
Brief recap of the girls season. 23 players turned out for the girls team with their experience ranging from 1 year to 6 years. The team opted to play 7s instead of 15's in order to get everyone plenty of playing time. We fielded two teams for each tournament. The team has players from the following schools: Hempfield, Penn manor, E-town, Manheim Township, Warwick, Cocalico, and Wilson. The team is graduating 8 seniors and is looking forward to the challenge of adding new players to the team.
The overall season record through (4) 7s tournaments and one 15's scrimmage is 19-3-1, and at one point both teams had won 14 matches in a row. With the spring season over many of the girls will participate in the Roses Rugby summer 7s academy, and get ready for the start of the fall 7s season which will kick-off with pre-season training in Mid-August and culminate with the 7s state championships at the end of October.
Boys Season - Spring 2021
Recap coming soon
Annually Knightmares Rugby honors a female and male graduating high school senior a monetary scholarship award. The honors go to players that have promoted and exemplified the spirit of rugby in the greater Lancaster community and have set an example for others to follow.Knightmares rugby awards.
- Hope Campbell (Penn Manor) received the 2021 Knightmare Girls Rugby Annual College Scholarship award for Academic & Athletic Excellence. Hope played 4 years for the Knightmares excelling in both the 15's and 7s version of Rugby Union. Prior club accolades include outstanding first year player in 2018, Coaches award in 2019, and in 2021 Outstanding defensive back, and the Knightmare Fourtitude award for playing 4 or more years of HS rugby. Hope will attend Messiah University in the fall majoring in Athletic Training.
- Nate Berger received the 2021 Knightmare Boys Annual College Scholarship award for Academic & Athletic Excellence. Nate will attend Kutztown University where he will also play rugby.