The Pleasanton Lady Cavaliers got an invitation to the Women's Rugby Nationals in Pittsfield, Mass., on May 16-19, after earning a No. 7 ranking in the United States. The 30-member team is now raising money to pay its way, including selling baked goods at the Farmers Market, and a dinner and silent auction this Saturday (April 12) starting at 7:30 p.m. at Handles Gastropub on Main Street.
In late 2011, one girl went to the Cavaliers rugby camp to learn the sport, but soon word spread and more girls began to show up. As the new year came around, the executive team of the Pleasanton rugby club announced a girls' coach, and the Lady Cavaliers were born. The new team rose in the league rankings and took first place in the Silver League in its first year. Now it has moved up to the Elite Gold League in Northern California and has become a national contender.
For more information, visit www.Pleasantonrugbyclub.com.