Ex-rugby winger Roy Denish bags a coaching stint in California | Sunday Observer

Ex-rugby winger Roy Denish bags a coaching stint in California

The “Men’s Rugby Club of CSU Fullerton
The “Men’s Rugby Club of CSU Fullerton

Former Petersons Sports Club rugby winger Roy Denish has landed a job in California, USA to coach a team called the Men’s Rugby Club of CSU Fullerton a Collegiate-level team that was introduced to rugby by Barry Jones in 1985. The “Men’s Rugby Club of CSU Fullerton,” has gone through decades of change in terms of membership, coaching staff, organizational structure and community involvement. Its current members are former players and meet at an annual match called the Alumni Match while also connecting to other events like the USA Sevens which attracts foreign teams.

Denish was a live-wire at Petersons and a leading try-scorer in the inter-club rugby tournament in the late 1980s and 1990’s before the club was disbanded. He was part of the team that caused some sensational upsets when they overcame teams like CR and FC and a star-studded Air Force team that had the likes of Nalin de Silva, Tony Wimalasuriya and Tikiri Marambe.

The Men’s Rugby Club of CSU Fullerton maintains its community presence by holding fundraisers, attending campus sporting events and participating in community service. Year-round involvement has encouraged young adults to be mentors not only to their peers, but the youth as well as the club looks to spread the game in southern California.

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