Sacramento Police Activities League Helping Expand Girls Rugby

Sacramento Police Activities League Helping Expand Girls Rugby

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EXTRA WITH ALL OF THE POST GAME REACTION. [ MUSIC ] HERE IS A GREAT STORY, GIRLS RUGBY IS GROWING IN POPULARITY HERE LOCALLY AND THANKS IN LARGE PART TO THE SACRAMENTO POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE. KATHY BROWN JOINS US WITH WHY THEY ARE PLAYING A TEAM FROM HALLWAY THIS WEEKEND. Reporter: IS A PHYSICAL GAME AND HASN’T ALWAYS BEEN PLAYED BY GIRLS. ABOUT SIX YEARS AGO THE SACRAMENTO POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE STARTED THE RUGBY PROGRAM. BACK THEN ONLY 15 KIDS OR SO PLAYED. OUR PROGRAM IS CONSISTED OF OVER 200 KIDS. WE HAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS, WE HAVE A BOYS HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM AND A GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM. Reporter: PLAYING AT BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL, POLICE OFFICERS GET TEAMS IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES THEY MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE HAVE. WE PROVIDE REGULATION ACTUAL — WE PROVIDE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES TO KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY AND TRY TO GIVE THEM SOME MENTORING. Reporter: IT HELPS CHANGE HOW THE UC LAW ENFORCEMENT. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK OTHERWISE OF OFFICERS. BUT I THINK OFFICERS ARE JUST REALLY COOL. Reporter: THIS WEEK AND THEY WILL BE PLAYING A TEAM ALL THE WAY FROM HALLWAY. IT IS HARD FOR THEM TO FIND COMPETITION, THERE ARE NOT A WHOLE LOT OF GIRLS TEAMS. THEY HAVE TO TRAVEL OFTEN. THIS IS OUR FIRST TIME HERE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. SOME OF MY GIRLS IT IS THE FIRST TIME OUT OF THE STATE. Reporter: MAKING IT A GOOD CHANCE TO SHOW THE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT WITH THE SACRAMENTO POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT MAKES THIS TEAM POSSIBLE. WE HAVE A LOT OF RESOURCES BECAUSE OF THEM AND THEY DO A LOT FOR US. THE GIRLS WHO ARE HERE FROM HAWAII HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW COLD THE WEATHER IS.

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