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Year 2013: High School team at a tournament

Club Coaches and Staff

President & Head Coach Gary Coetzee is a longtime first division player from South Africa and France, who finally hung up his boots after 45+ years of competitive rugby to concentrate on coaching and developing rugby in Northern Virginia. He has been involved with the Club from day 1 in 2011.

Rugby is a tough sell in this world of American Football, Lacrosse, Swimming, Wrestling etc., but with the Great Falls team they are determined to build a strong rugby culture and presence, player by player!

Coach Braden Giordano started playing rugby in 1999, playing 2nd Row, with the Virginia Rugby Football club and continued until he moved to Northern Virginia in the Fall of 2003. He played one more year with Western Suburbs before hanging up his cleats.

He started helping coach the preK/K team in 2015 when his children were old enough to start playing, assisting Dave and Kathy Lett and continues to coach today. During the “off-season”, he works with all the tag kids, focusing on maintaining their base skills, and improving the overall fitness level of the team.

Year 2013: Our rugby girls taking a break