High School Anchor 7s

This program for high school men is a competitive and fun way to develop fundamental rugby skills and conditioning throughout the summer, with coaching by members of the 2019 Division 2 NERFU Champion Anchors. Although we focus on 7s style rugby, we continue to develop skills that will translate to 15s play as well. We also emphasize fitness, as we prepare to participate in many tournaments in our region. Young men of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to play, as we welcome both new and experienced players.

2019 Practice Information

  • When:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00pm–7:00pm, June 18 – July 25
  • Where: Derby Academy, 56 Burditt Ave, Hingham, MA 02043
  • Who:  High School boys, including graduating seniors, Age 15-19. No experience required.
  • Cost:  $142.00 Total
    • $95 Anchors Registration – Includes training, entry fees for four to five competitive tournaments, and a South Shore Anchors training jersey. Register online here or download a registration form and bring it to the first practice.
    • $47.00 MYRO High School Player Fee – Paid separately to Massachusetts Youth Rugby. Pay MYRO fee here.

Participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability. Players under the age of 18 will require the signature of a parent or guardian. Download the waiver here.

*** Financial assistance available. Please contact Nick Sullivan U19@ssrugby.com or Chris McCarthy treasurer@ssrugby.com ***

2019 Competition Schedule

(Subject to change)

Coaching Staff

Kenneth Esterhuizen

Head Coach – South Shore Anchors Men’s Rugby (2017-Present)

  • USA Rugby Level 300 Certification

Experience:

  • Head Coach – RugGlenvista High School Rugby 1st Team (1993-1994)
  • Head Coach – Harvest Christian School 1st Team (1995-1999)
  • Head Coach – Alberton Rugby U-18, U-23 & Men’s (1995-2003)
  • Head Coach – Oklahoma Gunners Rugby 1st Team (2004-06)
  • Forwards Coach – Johannesburg Bulldogs U-14 & U-23 (2009-2013) 
  • Back-Line/Defensive Coach – Parrow North Rugby Club U-23 & 1st team (2013-2015)      
  • Founder/Head Coach – Tarleton State University- (2015-2016)
  • Head Coach – Providence Men’s Rugby Club (2015-2016) 
  • Co-Head Coach/Back-Line/Defensive Coach – Boston Irish Wolfhounds Men’s Rugby (2016-2017)

Nicholas Sullivan

Head Coach – South Shore Anchors High School Rugby (2016-Present)

  • USA Rugby Level 200 Certification

Experience:

  • Coach/Captain/Player – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (2010-2014)
  • First Team Player – South Shore Anchors Men’s Rugby Club (2014-Present)
  • Guest Instructor – Hingham High School Boy’s Rugby (2018-Present)

Ryan Curtis

South Shore Anchors U-19 Forwards Coach (2016-Present)

  • USA Rugby Level 200 Certification

Experience:

  • Captain/Player – Saint Anselm College (2005-2009)
  • First Team Player – South Shore Anchors Men’s Rugby Club (2009-Present)
  • President – South Shore Anchors Men’s Rugby Club (2012-2016)
  • Captain – South Shore Anchors Men’s Rugby Club (2016-Present)

Michael Timcoe

South Shore Anchors U-19 Assistant Coach (2016-Present)

  • USA Rugby Level 200 Certification

Experience:

  • First Team Player – South Shore Anchors Men’s Rugby club (2012-Present)

Colin Dowd

South Shore Anchors U-19 Assistant Coach (2017-Present)

  • USA Rugby Level 200 Certification

Experience: 

  • First Team Player- South Shore Anchors Men’s Rugby Club (2014-Present)