Craig Hartley USA Rugby

USA Eagles 7’s Alum joins DRFC Coaching Staff

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Craig HartleyThe Dana Rugby Football Club is pleased to announce the addition of Craig Hartley to the coaching staff.  Craig joins Ian (Ibbo) Ibbetson, Matt Tinker, Mike Efthymiou, and Sam Pelham as Dana coaches for the 2014- 2015 High School Season.  “We’re delighted to augment our amazing coaching staff with Mr. Hartley said Keith Falk, Club Founder. As a second year program we consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have the benefit of our players learning from an international staff from three continents.”    Craig brings a world class rugby resume to Dana as a player and coach representing the USA national team.  Additionally, Craig is a fitness expert with a deep understanding of the conditioning required to play at the highest level of competition. Head Coach “Ibbo” plans to leverage Craig to head up the conditioning program for the team.

For more on our coaching staff check out our coaching staff’s bios in the Coaches Section of our website.

Dana Rugby Finalists

1st Season Results – League Finalists!

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The Kids are Alright….

The inaugural season for the Dana Rugby Football Club (DRFC) exceeded all expectations. After a two year effort to establish the Dana Hills High Club team, AKA DRFC made an impressive run winning their league undefeated. That success continued into the playoffs where they won two rounds including a team from a more experienced division. They met the Mira Costa High School team for the final match for their division. The Dana squad fought against a much bigger side and carried a lead into the second half. Alas, the Mira Costa side overpowered the Dana team to secure the championship.

The Dana Rugby program is firmly on the map with plans to build a stronger team for the 2014-2015 season. Last years captain and Sr. Drew Falk will be returning along with Gabe Wahl, Anton Grigoriou (who is headed to the All-American Camp) Jaxon Breckenridge, and Eddie Wood, among others.
Look for more great things coming from the boys down in Dana Point, CA.

Anton Grigoriou

Building a Legacy – Grigoriou makes Griffin Select Side

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DFRFC is proud to report Jr. Anton Grigoriou and team Flyhalf made the Southern California JV Griffins all star select side. 2014 was a big year for Anton. After a great high school season and club season with the U16 Gators from San Clemente Anton was selected for the Griffins. This all-star team went on to compete in a regional all star tournament against the best teams in the Western United States in Oregon last June. Grigoriou’s performance at the tourney caught the attention of national selectors and will be competing for a slot on the High School All-American team (HSAA) this winter!

Grant Clancy

Building a Legacy – Clancy to University of Oklahoma

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DRFC has the support of some of the best coaching to shape and grow our talent. After last season we saw Sr. Scrumhalf Grant Clancy accepted to The University of Oklahoma. Grant has already made a great impression as is the starting wing for the Oklahoma side. We will be keeping tabs on Grant and want to wish him great success in his college career!