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Belmont Shore Rugby Club has become the ‘Rugby Family’

By Ed Robinson For the Sun 04/03/2019, 2:30pm PDT

The Sun Newspaper's Ed Robinson wrote a great article of Belmont Shore Rugby Club and the family culture. It touches on some of the local people and families that work behind the scenes to make this club successful. People like Stu & Paula Ledsam,  Adam Charlesworth, and the Dowgiewicz family.

Below is the article from the Sun Newspaper:

Seal Beach residents Stu and Paula Ledsam fondly refer to Belmont Shore Rugby Club as “family.” As president of the Rugby Club, Stu is the “face of the operation” and Paula is his biggest supporter. And it is indeed a proud, successful family.

Over the last couple of weeks, the senior men’s team beat San Francisco/Golden Gate 51-0 and San Diego/OMBAC 55-15. Also the club hosted over 700 young players (5-16 years) for a Juniors’ Tournament at Long Beach City College where most of our local teams proved invincible. As emphasized in previous columns, however, values of civility, respect and discipline are equally paramount in the youth program and are a constant focus for coaches, players and parents. All junior players are given tee shirts displaying the New Zealand/Maori mantra “Whakaraupapa” (which means “Discipline”) and spectators at their games or practice sessions often comment on the players’ remarkable personal citizenship qualities as well as their athleticism.

Typical of dedicated group leaders is Adam Charlesworth who coaches the Belmont Boys and Girls Under 12 years teams. Adam is a medical technology executive who hails from Toronto and was captain of the SMU rugby team before starring in the Dallas Harlequins rugby program then moving on to Southern California and joining the prestigious, nationally recognized Belmont Shore squad.

Like several of the junior team coaches, Adam’s son and daughter also play (and love!) the game of rugby. An increasing number of boys and girls here in the Long Beach/Seal Beach area are choosing rugby over other sports and continuing to play at the High School level and beyond.........

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https://www.sunnews.org/belmont-club-has-become-the-rugby-family

 

Belmont Shore Rugby Club has become the ‘Rugby Family’

By Ed Robinson For the Sun 04/03/2019, 2:30pm PDT

The Sun Newspaper's Ed Robinson wrote a great article of Belmont Shore Rugby Club and the family culture. It touches on some of the local people and families that work behind the scenes to make this club successful. People like Stu & Paula Ledsam,  Adam Charlesworth, and the Dowgiewicz family.

Below is the article from the Sun Newspaper:

Seal Beach residents Stu and Paula Ledsam fondly refer to Belmont Shore Rugby Club as “family.” As president of the Rugby Club, Stu is the “face of the operation” and Paula is his biggest supporter. And it is indeed a proud, successful family.

Over the last couple of weeks, the senior men’s team beat San Francisco/Golden Gate 51-0 and San Diego/OMBAC 55-15. Also the club hosted over 700 young players (5-16 years) for a Juniors’ Tournament at Long Beach City College where most of our local teams proved invincible. As emphasized in previous columns, however, values of civility, respect and discipline are equally paramount in the youth program and are a constant focus for coaches, players and parents. All junior players are given tee shirts displaying the New Zealand/Maori mantra “Whakaraupapa” (which means “Discipline”) and spectators at their games or practice sessions often comment on the players’ remarkable personal citizenship qualities as well as their athleticism.

Typical of dedicated group leaders is Adam Charlesworth who coaches the Belmont Boys and Girls Under 12 years teams. Adam is a medical technology executive who hails from Toronto and was captain of the SMU rugby team before starring in the Dallas Harlequins rugby program then moving on to Southern California and joining the prestigious, nationally recognized Belmont Shore squad.

Like several of the junior team coaches, Adam’s son and daughter also play (and love!) the game of rugby. An increasing number of boys and girls here in the Long Beach/Seal Beach area are choosing rugby over other sports and continuing to play at the High School level and beyond.........

To read the rest of the article please click on this link:

https://www.sunnews.org/belmont-club-has-become-the-rugby-family

 

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By Belmont Shore Rugby 02/22/2019, 12:30pm PST

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Viliame Iongi wins MVP of the 2018 PRP season

By Belmont Shore Rugby 05/16/2018, 9:45am PDT

What a season for Belmont's fullback Viliame Iongi. On his way to scoring the most tries  in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, 15, he also picked up the MVP award. The ex-Tongan international had an innate ability to score tries in bunches. Iongi did the unprecedented by scoring 4 tries in back-to-back games.

"Iongi is an international player and he should punish defenses,  frankly," Belmont Shore head coach Ray Egan said. "He's a very intelligent player and a very balanced runner.” 

In the PRP finals against Ombac Iongi was a handful for the defense all game. His try right before half was a tremendous individual effort that helped keep Belmont in the game.

Iongi will look to keep up his try scoring as Belmont Shore faces the Austin Blacks in the USA Rugby National Semi-Final.

Click below to watch Iongi's try against Ombac in the PRP Championship Game.

Watch Iongi Try

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PJ's as it's often referred to by club members has been a long standing partner of the club.  We appreciate everything they do for us!  If you're a supporter of the club please tell them that at PJ's and you'll receive a 30% discount on your food and drinks.  Additionally you'll be supporting the club as they share a percentage of those purchases with us.