16 Oct For a month they will be part of the Spanish squad THREE MEMBERS OF ALCATRAZ RUGBY CLUB WILL PLAY IN SPAIN
Luis Daniel López, Ramón Ruiz and coach José Arrieta will have the opportunity to participate in training
sessions and games with the Complutense Cisneros Rugby Club
El Consejo, Revenga Municipality, October 2022.- After being champions against a Spanish team in Santa
Teresa Rugby 7, the time came for three members of Alcatraz Rugby Club travel to Spain, an opportunity
to be brave, Sacar el Pecho and train with one of the oldest clubs in that country, Complutense Cisneros
“It fills us with great emotion that after the visit of the Cisneros Rugby Club, in which the Spanish team
was able to get to know Proyecto Alcatraz® and Alcatraz Rugby Club up close, the invitation arose for
three of our players to visit them in Spain and thus bring new strategies for more than 2,000 children
and young people who practice rugby at Hacienda Santa Teresa” said Andrés Chumaceiro, director of
the Santa Teresa Foundation, referring to this alliance with the Cisneros Rugby Foundation.
For a month, the athletes and coaches Luis Daniel López, Ramón Ruiz and José Arrieta will participate in
sports practices with the youth, the women's rugby under 23 and women’s categories of the Spanish
team; with this experience they will be able to acquire new game strategies and bring them to Alcatraz
Rugby Club .
“This exchange is part of the rugby philosophy and will allow us to spread rugby; this sport has helped us
transform thousands of lives through values. We came to learn organization, planning and physical
preparation to improve our skills and any other team on the pitch," said José Arrieta, founder of
Proyecto Alcatraz® and rugby developer for the Santa Teresa Foundation.
Luis Daniel López is coach of the youth category of Alcatraz; he participates in the violence and crime
prevention program, while Ramón Ruiz is in charge of visiting weekly the prisons and bringing the values
of rugby to the more than 900 prisoners that the program attends.
This alliance with Rugby Cisneros Foundation seeks to improve the preparation of the representatives of
Alcatraz Rugby Club, with a view to international tournaments that the national team may face.
The Complutense Cisneros of Madrid Rugby Club was founded in 1943 and is the only one in Spain that
has three teams participating in National Division of Honor, Division of Honor for Women and Division of
Honor B competitions. In addition, they have three other senior male teams, another female senior and
17 teams in the youth academy.
Alcatraz Rugby Club, is a six-time national league champion. It is made up of five competitive teams:
children, M-14, M-18, female and Senior Free, it was born as part of Proyecto Alcatraz®, a reintegration
program for young people with behavioral problems through work, playing rugby and training in values.
Over time, it evolved into a team made up mostly of players from school and community rugby
programs, as well as from the Children's Rugby League, which is also run by Santa Teresa Foundation.
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