MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A Memphis school will soon have its own rugby field. Republic Services and Memphis Habitat for Humanity surprised Gestalt's Power Center Academy students with plans for new rugby field at the school.
The rugby field will be built this summer, funded by Republic Services through its National Neighborhood Promise Community Engagement initiative, in collaboration with Memphis Habitat.
The field will also serve as a community resource for all members of the New Eden Square development,
The PCA Knights rugby team has to travel to practice and play games. Soon, they will have a place to call home.
"It's amazing because for one it's gas money. It's expensive cause gas prices go up and down and then it's like something we call home. We feel like we don't have to go somewhere else to play. That we have somewhere we can come ourselves where we can get better at Rugby and get better at ourselves by just staying at home,” says player Samuel Johnson.
The PCA Knights lost nearly every game their first year in 2011. But in 2014, the team competed in the state championship. Three players have gone on to become national All-Stars.
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