Modified Rugby Program – MRP

The 2018 Modified Rugby Program (MRP) at Easts

Express your interest in becoming part of Easts’ Modified Rugby Program (MRP) tribe as an MRP Player at www.mymrp.org/mrp-players or as a PlayerMentor www.mymrp.org/player-mentors for the up-coming rugby season!

The Modified Rugby Program (MRP) is a world first modified form of touch-only rugby, established by GingerCloud Foundation, specifically developed to allow boys, girls and young adults with learning and perceptual disabilities to play rugby and belong to their local club.

These girls, boys and young adults are moved off the sidelines and into the main game, each individually matched with a PlayerMentor for support, encouragement and friendship.

Experience the thrill and witness the friendships made through the video below: Changing Lives through the MRP

Easts has hosted MRP teams since 2015 and this season will host all 3 MRP divisions: MRP, MRP 7s and MRP Colts (new in 2018).

Easts MRP Overview – Download the full MRP Flyer

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MRP Original
• Designed for MRP Players 7 -13 years who are supported one-on-one by a teenage PlayerMentor.
• 10 Week Season from Friday 20 April – Saturday 23 June 2018 (1 evening training session and 1 Saturday morning game)
• MRP Players: 1 Position Available (at time of publication)
o Registration $255
• PlayerMentors: 5 Positions Available
o No cost

MRP Colts
• Designed for MRP Players 14 – 19 years old who are supported one-on-one by a Club Colts player or a University-age PlayerMentor 18 – 24 years old.
o The field size is larger than in the MRP, the skill progression across the season is faster; however, each MRP Player is still delegated one-on-one with a PlayerMentor.
• 10 Week Season from Friday 20 April – Saturday 23 June 2018 (1 evening training session and 1 Saturday morning game)
• MRP Players: 10 positions available
o Registration $255
• PlayerMentors:10 Positions Available
o No cost

MRP 7s
• Designed for MRP Players 14 – 19 years old who are supported one-on-one by a Club Colts player or a University-age PlayerMentor 18 – 24 years old.
o A modified form of the VIVA 7s format and is a fast, more independent form of the game with a larger field size and more complex skill set required. While the PlayerMentors are of mixed ages, the support, encouragement and friendship remains unwavering.
• 14 Week Season from Friday 20 April – Saturday 11 August 2018 (1 evening training session and 1 Saturday morning game including a 3 week break for school holidays 30 Jun – 14 July)
• MRP Players: Full
• PlayerMentors: 2 Positions Available
o No Cost

Easts Rugby Club’s MRP Home Games are played at Bottomley Park, 31 Halifax St, Coorparoo QLD 4151 on Saturday from 7:30am – 8:25am. Please refer weekly to the distributed draw for further details.

For further information about MRP divisions contact Chyna Howlett, MRP New Development Lead at chyna@mymrp.org or visit www.mymrp.org

Megan Elliott
Managing Director

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