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.
The Knightmare Girls and Boys Rugby teams are hosting a FREE clinic on August 1st and 8th on the Centerville ES upper field, 901 Centerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601 from 12noon to 1:30pm.
This is an open clinic for all 5th thru 10th grade girls and boys. The clinic will focus on skills and tactics for Rugby 7-a-side, the Olympic version of Rugby. Clinic will be an excellent starting point for players interested in playing for the Knightmare this fall in Rugby PA’s Fall 7s statewide competition.
For registration info email Knightmarerugby@gmail.com
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.